[Coral-List] Workshops: Methods in Ecological Genomic Analysis (MEGA) 2014 in the Florida Keys

sarah davies daviessw at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 16:11:09 EDT 2014

Dear colleagues -

After receiving overwhelming interest we are excited to announce that we
will be teaching three workshops on Methods in Ecological and Evolutionary
Genomics at the Mote Tropical Research Laboratory, Florida Keys.

Metabarcoding of Symbiont Communities
June 15 - June 20

Whole-genome genotyping with 2bRAD
June 20 - June 27

Global gene expression profiling with tag-based RNA-Seq
June 27 - July 5

To learn more about the specifics of each workshop, please go to our

The workshops aim at researchers at or above graduate-level actively
working in the field of evolution and/or ecology. Practical molecular
biology experience, however limited, will be helpful. People with earlier
experience with metabarcoding, RNA-seq and RAD are welcome: we use the
latest wet-lab methods and analysis protocols developed in the Matz lab,
which would be very useful even for an experienced practitioner. The
students will need to bring your own laptop with installed R and (for PC
users) SSH terminal application.

To enroll
By April 30, 2014, send an email with "MEGA 2014" in the subject line to
all the instructors (Mikhail Matz <matz at utexas.edu>, Sarah Davies <
daviessw at gmail.com>, Rachel Wright <rachelwright8 at gmail.com>), indicating
your interest, and a short description of your research focus (or simply
references to your relevant publications). Please specify how likely you
are to participate, assuming that you will have to pay the workshop's fee
by May 15 (more details on making payments will be provided here later).
 Each part of the workshop is limited to 12 participants, first come first
serve (assuming the prerequisites are met).

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. Best

Mikhail V. Matz: matz at utexas.edu
Sarah W. Davies: daviessw at gmail.com
Rachel M. Wright: rachelwright8 at gmail.com

Sarah W. Davies M.Sc.
Graduate Student
University of Texas at Austin

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