Revision of News, announcements and jobs from Tue, 2016-05-10 07:48

News: BeBoL has a new member: BopCo (Barcoding of Organisms and tissues of Policy Concern). BopCo is an initiative funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) and is jointly run by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA). The BopCo project aims at providing a barcoding facility to identify biological samples of policy concern using both morphological and molecular techniques. BopCo will also produce DNA barcodes of relevant taxa of policy concern as well as maintain the reference collections of the barcoded organisms.

Training course on RNA-seq data analysis
The University of Naples Federico II in collaboration with ELIXIR-ITA is pleased to inform you that the applications for the upcoming training course on RNA-seq data analysis are now open.

  • Course date: 7-10 June 2016.
  • Deadline for applications: 01 May 2016.
  • Venue: CSI IT Rooms, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, via Porta di Massa, 1, 80133 Naples, Italy.
  • A maximum of 25 candidates will be selected based on their research profile. Notifications of acceptance will be sent shortly after the closing date of registration.
  • Full details on program, venue and registration available here
  • Course Lecturer: Brian J. Haas (Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Course description: This course will be addressed to researchers who are working or are planning to work on RNA-seq data from non-model species and will be centered on the Trinity software suite for the de novo transcriptome assembly and analysis. The course will be delivered by the lead developer of the Trinity software Dr. Brian Haas (the Broad Institute, USA) and by tutors from the University of Naples Federico II, the Institute of Genetics and Biophysics "Adriano Buzzati-Traverso" and the University of Rome La Sapienza. The course will be held in english and it will last four days. It will consist of theoretical lessons and practical exercises on transcriptome assembly, structural and functional annotation and differential expression analysis. The course is not designated for hardcore bioinformaticians; however, participants are requested to have a basic understanding of the BASH command line and the Linux operative system. We expect that the participants are life scientists who have already produced RNA-seq data, or that are planning to use such a technology and are looking for the best practice to analyze these type of data. The participants are invited to bring their own laptops and are requested to be able to connect to EDUROAM WIFI network (ask your IT department; if you are not affiliated with a participating institution, please let us know).Participants with limited UNIX/Linux experience will be provided with basic understanding of the command-line operations on the first day of the course.

Previous calls (closed).

Symposium: Genomics In Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) is pleased to invite you to the Symposium: Genomics In Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which will be held on 21st of April 2016, in Melle, Belgium. Deadline for registration: 4 April 2016.

Vacancy for a postdoctoral assistant. It concerns an appointment for three years (can be renewed for another three years) at the Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Ghent University, Dept. Biology. Deadline for the application is April 22nd. Tasks include some teaching, mentoring of Phd and Msc students and developing high level research on eco-evolutionary dynamics in a spatial context. Announcement of the vacancy. Interested candidates can find more information on the research group here.

Job vacancies: 1 PhD. and 2 MSc. positions at RMCA and RBINS in the framework of the BELSPO project « BopCo : Barcoding of Organisms of Policy Concern ». PLEASE NOTE THE SHORT DELAY: October 2nd is the deadline for applications and the interviews will take place in early October 2015. Job offers in Dutch (MSc., PhD.) and in French (MSc., PhD.)

Job: NTNU seeks associate professor in molecular biodiversity

Workshop: the fifth DNA metabarcoding Spring School in Bialowieza, Poland, 1 - 5 June 2015

PhD Candidate in metabarcoding: vacant position at Tromsø University Museum (application deadline: 10.03.2015)

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith