Bern, Switzerland

Microbiomes in soil, plant, animal and human health. nternational PhD and Postdoc Summer School

when 11 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 540

The first One Health-International PhD and Postdoc Summer School entitled `Microbiomes in soil, plant, animal and human health` consists of conceptual keynote lectures on soil, plant and gut microbiomes and their links to environmental health and hands-on activities on the following topics: microbiota analysis (amplicon data), microbiome analysis (shotgun metagenomic data), scientific visualization, advanced graphics, ordination analysis, network analysis in R.

The first two days of the programme includes conceptual keynote lectures (about soil, plant and gut microbiomes and their links to environmental health) and a poster session, where participants present and discuss their own research with the attendees. The other three days offer hands-on activities on the following topics: microbiota analysis (amplicon data), microbiome analysis (shotgun metagenomic data), scientific visualization and advanced graphics, ordination and network analysis. Two workshops are related to graphics and data analysis in R and the two other workshops cover command line based microbiota and microbiome analyses. It is important that participants are comfortable with some form of coding language. You do not have to be fluent in R but you need to be able to understand basic R code. The programme also offers social events on the topics of ‘Women in Science’ (Sunday) and ‘Microbes and Games’ (Wednesday).

Course leader

Speakers

Prof. Dr. Thomas Clavel (University Hospital Aachen/TU Munich, DE)
Dr. Viviane Cordovez (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NL)
Prof. Noah Fierer (University of Colorado, US)
Prof. Dr. Gilbert Greub (University of Lausanne, CH)

Target group

PhD students and postdoctoral scientists with a background in biology, environmental sciences, medicine, chemistry and bioinformatics

The course language is English and participants are expected to give a detailed talk about their work and are expected to actively take part in the discussions.

Fee info

CHF 540: Single room with breakfast: 1300CHF*
Shared twin room with breakfast: 1100CHF*
Course only, no accommodation: 540CHF**

*Included in the price: Fee for course and course material, 3* hotel acommodation inc.breakfast for 5 nights, lunches Mon-Fri, meals on Sunday 11 August and Wednesday 14 August and apéro on Friday 16 August.

**Included in the price: Fee for course and course material, lunches Mon-Fri, meals on Sunday 11 August and Wednesday 14 August and apéro on Friday 16 August.

We have secured special rates with centrally located 3* hotels, within a short walking distance of the Summer School. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Applicants can indicate if they would like to share with a specific person in the application form. Alternatively applicants can arrange their own accommodation independently at their own cost and/or commute (if applicable).

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