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    Comparative Genomics

    Lausanne, 29 October - 2 November 2012

    Dr. Evgeny Zdobnov, UNIGE and SIB
    Dr. Marc Robinson-Rechavi, UniL and SIB
    Dr. Philipp Bucher, EPFL and SIB
    Dr. Bernard Moret, EPFL and SIB
    Dr. Laurent Falquet, UniL and SIB
    Dr. Evgenia Kriventseva, UNIGE and SIB
    Dr. Tom Petty, UNIGE and SIB
    Dr. Charles Vejnar, UNIGE and SIB
    Dr. Thomas Junier, UNIL and SIB
    Dr. Pilar Junier, UniNe
    Matthieu Bueche, UniNe

    Course Description:

    The purpose of the course is to give students an overview of the methodology and of current problems in comparative genomics.
    The availability of increasing numbers of complete or near-complete genome sequences from all kingdoms of life is making it possible to compare organisms at the DNA rather than the phenotypic level. These comparisons are already enabling our understanding of the processes of evolution and speciation at the molecular level.


    A laptop with wireless connectivity is mandatory.

    Practical organization - Location

    Sessions runs from 9:00 to 17:30 approximately, with a lunch break.
    This week course is held at the Genopode building - University of Lausanne.


    Registration is closed.

    Cancellation Policy

    Please note that there is a waiting list of participation. Give a chance to others to benefit from this course by announcing any change related to your participation as soon as possible, but not later than August 30, 2012.

    There is no registration fee for this course, but there will be a cancellation fee of 200 Sfr for no-show or unexcused cancellations after August 30. Extenuating circumstances are accepted (personal illness, family emergency, etc) but may require a documented excuse in order to waive the cancellation fee. After August 30, 2012, the cancellation fee will be charged to the participant’s SIB Group Leader or CUSO supervisor.