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Molecular Population Genetics Training course 2021


14-20 January 2021

Responsable de l'activité

Alicia Sanchez-Mazas


A joint course with the University of Geneva

Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva


Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, UNIGE

Dr Estella Poloni, UNIGE

Dr Mathias Currat, UNIGE

Dr José Manuel Nunes, UNIGE


This training course provides students with basic knowledge in population genetics through computer-assisted analyses of different molecular datasets provided by the teachers. The practical work consists in carrying out the different steps of a study aiming at defining the genetic structure of populations: data management, data analysis using usual computer programs in population genetics, graphical representations, interpretation of the results. The theoretical concepts are introduced at the beginning of each course and trained during the practical sessions. One or several scientific conferences are also given by invited speakers. This training course is for students following the master in biology and for DPEE PhD students.


University of Geneva


Full attendance and personal work: students are required to write a report at the end of the course

Make sure to sign the attendance list each and every day!




14-15 and 18-20 January 2021

9h00-⁠12h00 & 13h30-17h30



University of Geneva

Sciences II, 4th floor, room 419 at Anthropology Unit, or via Zoom (to be announced)


The course is taught in English. The handout is in English.




PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for the reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class).

The online reimbursement system is now in place, so once the course is over you will be able to request the reimbursement via MyCUSO, without sending the paperwork to me.


Please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program (ecologie-evolution(at) BEFORE the beginning of the course. NO reimbursement of accommodation without the coordinator of the doctoral program agreement prior of the course. In case of overnight stay, please post the original tickets and original bills along with the reimbursement form to:

Marta Bellone
Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution
Department of Biology
University of Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 10
CH-1700 Fribourg

NO reimbursement of meal expenses


Priority is given to PhD students of the DPEE until 9 December 2020. After this deadline, first comes, first serves!

Deadline for registration is 20 December 2020

To register, please use your myCUSO account!



Deadline for registration 01.01.2021
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