Workshop on Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics

The Workshop on Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics will be held in the stunning natural setting of the Blue Mountains, NSW, within the heart of the historical town of Katoomba, August 4th-9th.

The workshop will provide training in a select suite of recent approaches using modern genomic sequencing data in the fields of ecology and evolution. Topics covered will include landscape genomics, detecting selection, genomic structural variants, and DNA metabarcoding. Each day of the workshop is dedicated to a particular topic, with international and national academic presenters who are experts in their fields. 

Workshop attendees will gain theoretical knowledge combined with analytical skills to produce results that are relevant for conservation biology and understanding evolutionary processes. The content is aimed at PhD and Masters students, post-docs, including all levels of faculty. The workshop assumes a basic understanding and working knowledge of population and evolutionary genetics and modern sequencing technologies.

Keynote presenters:

  • Ary Hoffman (University of Melbourne, VIC)
  • Brenna Forester (Colorado State University, USA)
  • Niko Balkenhol (University of Goettingen, Germany)
  • Maren Wellenreuther (University of Auckland/ Plant and Food Research, New Zealand)
  • Michael Bunce (Curtin University, WA)

Places are limited, and registration is via application only. A statement of interest and a brief 1-page CV should be sent to by the 26 April 2019 (see full details here). Successful applicants will be invited to register within 1-2 weeks of the closing date. The workshop registration fee is $250, which includes all workshop activities.

This workshop is sponsored by a NSW Chief Scientist Conference Sponsorship Grant, The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis and, and supported by Macquarie University.

Workshop director: Dr Rachael Dudaniec (Macquarie University).

Date & time

4–9 August 2019


Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW


 Rachael Dudaniec

Updated:  22 July 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator