This course provides a survey of the concepts, methods, and software used in conservation genomics research. Participants review theory and methods and perform hands-on tutorials using the tools necessary for conservation genomics science. Throughout the course we’ll be working with sample data from the Red Siskin genome project (redsiskin.org). Participants learn how to design conservation genomics projects, how to choose which software packages best fit their data, how to use common software packages, and how to interpret the results. By the end of the course, participants will be able to conduct sophisticated genomic analyses and critically evaluate current conservation genomics research literature.
This course is designed for graduate students and early-career researchers interested in designing conservation genomics projects or already generating genome data to acquire the skills necessary to: assemble and annotate a genome and transcriptome, estimate demographic history and signatures of natural selection, and compare to existing genomic resources.
To complete an application, first review the course information on the website provided, then follow links to apply. Otherwise proceed directly to our application site here and begin by creating a profile: https://provapps.gmu.edu/SMSC/
Note that we have extended the application deadline for this course, and applications received before September 2 will be considered.