Population and landscape genomics workshop

The CBA is hosting an intensive 4-day workshop on Population and Landscape Genomics that will combine talks with practical training by invited international experts.

Our main goal is to provide a broad and compressive introduction to analysis of signatures of natural selection and demographic processes using large genomic data sets.

Target audience The workshop is aimed at students and researchers with previous experience in population genetics and currently using, or planning to use, genomic data to analyse population structure and selection. The workshop will have both a strong theoretical and practical component. Students will be able to analyse real data in all sessions, either provided by themselves or from the instructors.

The workshop

Venues: ANU Commons Function Centre (Tues, Wed & Fri) and University House (Thurs).

Daily sessions will run from 8.30am-5.30pm:

  • 8:30am: Theoretical lecture
  • 10:30am: Morning tea break
  • 11:00am: Practical session 1
  • 12:30pm: Lunch break
  • 2:00pm: Practical session 2
  • 3:30pm: Afternoon tea break
  • 4:00pm: Practical session 3

* on the first day (Tues) try to be there a bit earlier (by 8:15am at the latest) so we can register everyone and hand out documentation and campus maps.

You will need to bring your own laptop with the required software to the workshop. 

Before the workshop commences we will contact you with the software downloads you will need to install prior to the workshop. We have put all the relevant information in a GoogleDrive folder. You can also find this information in the daily Program:

  1. Tues 25 March From raw NGS data to SNPs (ANU Commons)
  2. Wed 26 March Population structure and inference of demography (ANU Commons)
  3. Thurs 27 March Selection scans and admixture analysis (University House)
  4. Fri 28 March Landscape Genomics (ANU Commons)

There will be WIFI in the workshop rooms.  ANU staff/students can use their own Uni ID number to log in or we can provide a guest log in on the ANU network. But it is highly recommended that you come to the workshop with all the required downloads on your computer.

A light morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided each day, but you will need to bring your own lunch or you can purchase it at various nearby cafes, etc. on the ANU campus.

For more information, please contact the workshop coordinator Rosa Agudo or CBA coordinator Claire Stephens.