TRAINING on Introduction to Genomic Data Analysis using HapMap and 1000 Genomes projects- 3rd Edition - Monday 26th to Friday 30th January 2015:
Organiser: Transmitting Science
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, Sabadell, Spain
The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the second call for applications of the SYNTHESYS3 project under the current European Commission's FPVII European-funded Integrating Activities funding scheme.
RSA Early Career Grant Scheme
Submission deadline: 8th September 2014, 10am GMT
The RSA Early Career Grant Scheme is open to single applicants in their early career (those within five years after finishing their PhD). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education institution (HEI) and must be a current, early career member of the Regional Studies Association and throughout the duration of the grant.
This Course is organized by Dr. Luca Bartolozzi, Head of Zoology Department "La Specola" of the Natural History Museum University of Florence, in the framework of the project COLLMAP.
This one day workshop “Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science” is aimed to bring together participants from various disciplines to enable an in-depth dialogue focused on Open Access , Open Data and Open Education for building synergies and collaboration opportunities for Open Science and also with the "Geo for All" http://www.geoforall.org initiative.
This course is entitled to teach the main concepts of shape analysis based on landmark coordinates and its multivariate procedures, and how they can be put into practice across any biological discipline in which the phenotype (form) and its variation are the principal sources of information.
R is an open-source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is widely used by statisticians all over the world, and researchers from many different fields use R for data analysis. The aim of this course is to give an introduction to R addressed to people that has never used R.
Approaching the subject from the perspective of the philosophical foundations of scientific inquiry, this course offers critical examinations of the principles required to judge the scientific merits of systematic/taxonomic procedures by way of the following topics:
Taxonomists need a common language worldwide. This is provided by the international codes of nomenclature. Although several codes exist, according to the organisms at stake, they all follow a similar mode of allocation of names to taxa (through “types”) and of establishment of the valid name for a taxon (priority, first-reviser, usage). As biological nomenclature is rarely taught in academic formations, many taxonomists have difficulties mastering it.
This course provides an overview of the interface between geometric morphometrics and phylogenetics. It aims to give an overview of the different approaches and methods that link the two fields and to enable participants to apply them to their own research problems. Lectures that introduce concepts and methods are integrated with demonstrations of software that put them into practice right away. The main emphasis is on mapping shape data on existing phylogenies to reconstruct the evolutionary history of shape diversification, as well as comparative methods that take phylogeny into account.