Quantitative Evolutionary and Comparative Genomics 2012
Genomic Responses to Selection

  • Dates: 3 Aug 2012 - 18 Aug 2012 (arrival on the 2nd and departure on the 19th)
  • Application Deadline: May 1st Extended to May 31st
  • Location: OIST Seaside House

Now in its third year,  the OIST  workshop “Quantitative Evolutionary and Comparative Genomics” (QECG) aims to bring togther scientists from diverse backgrounds, in order to discuss key questions in genomics and evolutionary biology. QECG combines lectures, tutorials and student projects in an intensive two-week program. In addition to formal instruction, QECG emphasizes free-form interaction with world-class instructors, in a beautiful subtropical setting. 

The workshop will consist of lectures (in the morning), and time for tutorials, interactive discussions with faculty, and projects in the afternoons.

The workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs, although advanced undergraduate students are likewise welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in bringing together theoretical and experimental scientists. You can submit an application here.

Room and board will be covered for all workshop participants, as well as the cost of transportation to Okinawa. OIST will help with arranging visas, if necessary.

*OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.*

Confirmed lecturers



Tutors will lead hands-on exercises and assist with student projects. Below is a list of tutors and their the topics of their tutorials.
  • Oleg Gusev (head tutor) -- comparative genomics
  • Jennifer Wisecaver -- horizontal gene transfer
  • Jean-François Flot -- assembly in next-generation sequencng 
  • Emmanuel Buschiazzo -- analysis of gene expression in non-model systems
  • TBA. If interested, contact Sasha.


Last updated April 2, 2012