Adaptation Genomics (Virtual Course)
30 May, 2022 - 3 June, 2022
This course provides an introduction to the study of the genomic basis of adaptation using population genomics approaches applied to the analysis of both sequence and structural genetic variation. The instructors will guide the participants from the handling of raw genomic data and data exploration (e.g., summary statistics and population structure) up to more advanced methods, including genotype-environment associations based on both sequence and structural variants. Through hands-on exercises, the course will teach basic bioinformatics skills and how to manipulate, visualize and interpret genomic data and patterns. Thanks to the combination of theoretical and conceptual lectures, the students should end the course with a good understanding of the possibilities and the challenges to study the genomics of adaptation using population genomic approaches, as well as the confidence to apply similar methods to their own research. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this course will be held online.