Systematics/biodiversity symposium in Oslo November 5th

Publicerat av Per Sundberg --

First announcement

Zoologica Scripta, and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, invite you to a one-day symposium on the theme:

”Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics”

In Oslo on November 5th

Speakers (confirmed)

Casey Dunn, Brown University
Scott Edwards, Harvard University
Gonzalo Giribet, Harvard University,
Mark Blaxter, University of Edinburgh
Thomas Gilbert, University of Copenhagen
Barbara Gravendeel, Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Matthew Webster, University of Uppsala
Alexander Suh, University of Uppsala

more information to follow

Per Sundberg

Zoologica Scripta



ForBio workshop: Bayesian inference using BEAST

Publicerat av Hugo de Boer --

Time and place: Nov 2, 2015 09:00 AM Nov 6, 2015 05:00 PM, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

The workshop aims to help those that have some experience of Bayesian model-based phylogenetics. The course focuses on issues relating to identification of priors, and the impact of different priors on posterior results.

Maximum number of participants is 26. If there are more than 26 applicants priority will be given to ForBio applicants best fulfilling the prerequisites given.

Application deadline is September 18, 2015.

For more information about the course: http://www.forbio.uio.no/events/courses/2015/beast_workshop_2015.pdf

To apply: https://nettskjema.uio.no/answer/67500.html

Contact Hugo de Boer (hugo.deboer@nhm.uio.no) or Stephan Nylinder (stephan.nylinder@nrm.se) for more information.

Assistant Professor Position in Integrative Genomics

Publicerat av James Albert --

The Department of Biology (http://biology.louisiana.edu) at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to complement our strengths in evolutionary, molecular, and coastal biology.  We are searching for an outstanding scientist using genomics, bioinformatics and molecular biology tools to address important questions in evolution, behavior, physiology, or environmental biology.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant field and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, provide instruction to undergraduates and participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a list of three references (including postal and email addresses) should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to: genomicssearch.search@louisiana.edu. Please refer to Integrative Genomics search in the subject line. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 16, 2015.

UL Lafayette is an EEO/AA employer.

ForBio course: Introduction to Bioinformatics for Biosystematics

Publicerat av Hugo de Boer --

ForBio course: Introduction to Bioinformatics for Biosystematics

Time and place: Oct 5, 2015 Oct 9, 2015, Natural History Museum, Oslo, Norway

Basic programming skills are essential for handling large datasets and performing complex analyses in biosystematics. This course aims to provide the students with tools to solve practical problems often encountered in biosystematic research. Course topics include Python, R, and SQL. An introduction is arranged October 3-4 (Saturday and Sunday) for participants without previous experience of GNU/Linux and Bash.

Click here for more information about the course.

Click here to apply now.

Application deadline: September 11, 2015.