martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

Summer school in Genome Biology and Evolution, Lisbon, Portugal

We would like to announce a summer school in Genome Biology and Evolution, to be held this sumer (Aug 1-19) in Lisbon, Portugal. (

This summer school targets mid MSc. students to interest them in this exciting research area - thanks to generous funding from the Volkswagen and Gulbenkian foundations, there will be excellent financial support for participants.
The summer school will include daily seminars by an international faculty - we are lining up an exciting list of speakers, including Sydney Brenner, Michael Lynch, Eduardo Rocha, Francois Balloux, Andrew Clark, among many others; open-ended experimental and/or bioinformatics research projects conducted in small groups with close support of faculty, leading to a scientific workshop where participants can discuss the results of their experiments; tutorials on basic concepts and methodologies used in genome analysis early in the summer school to enable full participation by students from diverse scientific backgrounds. A rich social program is designed to maximize the exposure of students to the faculty.
The Summer school will happen at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia ( in Oeiras, a science-intensive sea-side village, located a few miles away from Lisbon (Portugal). It is being organized by Jose Pereira-Leal and Thiago Carvalho from the IGC, and Thomas Boehm from the Max Plank Institute.
Registrations open on May 15th and will remain open until June 15th - candidate will be selected on scientific merit and life experience.
We ask you to please forward this message to students whom you think can be interested, or lecturers in MSc. programs.

Thank you very much
Jose Pereira Leal, PhD
Computational Genomics Laboratory & Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Unit
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência Apartado 14 P-2781-901 Oeiras Portugal
phone: +351 21 446 4528
fax: +351 21 440 7973