Promoting Conifer Genomics
Training Workshop 2015 Vienna, Austria
The third training workshop was held in Vienna, Austria from 11th – 12th Mar. 2015. The theme was "Bioinformatic and trees". Eight invited speakers from Europe, Canada and the USA, and about 32 participants on an average/day attended this event. The audience comprised of project members, local researchers and students. Due to advancements in next generation sequencing there is a flood of data that needs special computing to give meaningful information for application in various fields of biology especially breeding and genotype-environment interactions. This workshop brings together advancements in bioinformatics, its applications as well as shortcomings.  >>>
Training Workshop 2014 University of Alcala, Spain
The second training workshop was held in Spain in the historic town of Alcalá de Henares from 19th - 21st Feb. 2014. The theme of the workshop was "Conifer Functional Genomics: analysis of gene networks involved in conifer adaptation". The workshop was attended by 40 people on an average, which included the project members, local researchers and students. Fifteen distinguished speakers were invited from Europe, Canada and the U.S.A. to present at this event. The speakers familiarised the participants with the latest technological advancements in sequencing, and bioinformatic tools available for gene and genome annotation. They also introduced concepts of epigenetics and epigenomics, and applications of functional genomics. The main attractions of this event were the recent advancements in functional genomics of conifers, especially from the recent and ongoing European and Trans-Atlantic initiatives.  >>>
Training Workshop 2013 University of Umea, Sweden
A two day training workshop was held this year in Umea, Sweden from 30th Jan. - 1st Feb., to mark the first hand-on-initiative of this project. A total of nine invited experts, two from the project consortium, two from Spruce Genome initiative in Sweden and five scientists from trans-Atlantic institutions shared their experiences and views on "Genome Sequencing and Gene Discovery" in 50 minute presentations followed by a 10 minute discussion (ref. TWS Programme below). The topics of the presentations extended from sequencing, gene annotation, genome evolution, and comparative genomics to population genetics.  >>>

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.

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