This International course at Station Biologique de Roscoff aims to demonstrate the key role of genomics to understand the marine ecosystem and its organisms for an efficient and sustainable use of its resources. The 12th summer course on Marine Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics covers environmental, population, evolutionary, comparative, meta- and functional genomics. All levels of biodiversity are discussed and the course includes specialists and cases from marine bacteria, phytoplankton, macrophytes and marine animals.
This course will give 18 PhD students an insight into these areas through lectures, case studies and computer labs. The course format fosters interaction and cooperation between the participants in issues such as metagenomics, meta-genetics and transcriptomics, as well as full genome population genetics, pathways analysis and integrated pheno-genotypic analysis. The course strives to bring together students with experience in different aspects of marine genomics working with diverse model organisms. The young researchers receive an integrated training on marine genomics in a research context. The participants are requested by the organisers to communicate to their home base through a seminar on what they have learned.
Fostering interactions between and amongst staff and students throughout these events has led to some long-term interactions including collaborations. The training course is documented through a report including an inventory of lectures and tutorials and an evaluation; all lectures are made available online a few days before each class.