Detailed information about the course
Ancient DNA: A Time-machine to Study Evolution
August 29 - September 01, 2018
While the sequencing of DNA extracted from fossils has been attempted since 1983, several technological revolutions such as rigorous lab practices and the availability of next-generation sequencing now make it possible to obtain high-quality ancient DNA data for many organisms. This opens up an unprecedented opportunity to include data from multiple time points when studying evolutionary processes such as past demographic events or the action of selection.
Wednesday August 29
Thursday August 30
Friday August 31
Saturday September 1
Active participation and presentation of own work (either poster or short talk)
The workshop is aimed at students in evolutionary biology that are using or are planning to use genetic data for their research.
Optional practical course @ University of Bern (see here).
The workshop will take place on the Gemmi Pass, an alpine location on 2350 m asl. To get there, take the train / bus to Leukerbad, from where it can only be reach by foot or cable car (included). Check here from timetables.
The registration fees cover full board from Wednesday evening to Saturday lunch (3 nights).
The ESEB ITN "ADAPT" is co-organizing this course and offers up to 10 Stipends of CHF 300 to join this course. To apply, send a motivation letter as well as your CV to Daniel Wegmann (email@example.com) and indicate your application in the registration using the comment box.
All applications must be submitted by Saturday July 14 and the decisions will be communicated within the following week.
Reimbursement (DPEE PhD students only):
PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class).Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) with the reimbursement form to Marta Bellone (see contact details below).
Deadline: August 5, 2018
Optional (yet, warmly recommended) participation to the hands-on training on August 29 in Bern (register here).
Mandatory abstract submission, address to submit to be communicated
|Deadline for registration||15.08.2018|
Phone: +41 (0)26 300 88 91
Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution