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Starting Mon 3 Dec 2018 – Hands-on microbiome data analysis: tools for understanding microbial communities in health and disease
Gregorio Iraola

This course aims to provide the theoretical and practical concepts for standard bioinformatic analysis in the field of microbiome research. The course will focus on the application of state-of-the-art software tools for the analysis of environmental and host-associated microbiomes, with particular emphasis on understanding how they change or constitute a risk for human health. The course will have expert lectures and theoretical/practical data analysis sessions with real datasets. STUDENT’S PRE-REQUISITES • Directed to post-graduation (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) students. • Basic concepts of high-throughput sequencing technologies. • Basic understanding of metagenomics and microbial ecology. • Basic skills in the Linux terminal. DEADLINE APPLICATIONS October 19, 2018. Send your CV (one page) and letter of motivation to:

Starting Mon 22 Oct 2018 – C3BI Courses: Introduction to Molecular Phylogenetics – Hong Kong 2018
Olivier Gascuel

General Information: This introductory course aims to give the basic theoretical and practical concepts, best practices, and software necessary to start working on molecular phylogenetics and its applications to epidemiology. The course will have theoretical morning sessions followed by small groups practice for a few selected students with their own data. Flyer for the course: CLICK ME Topics: Introduction to phylogeny: General principles for the inference, interpretation of trees, and application to infectious diseases Introduction to the math behind the trees and evolutionary models Distance and parsimony methods Maximum likelihood methods Bayesian methods, phylodynamics Branch supports, bootstrapping How to select the best method and evolutionary model Tree dating, reconstructing and using character evolution Molecular epidemiology Teachers: Chair: Olivier Gascuel, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France) Anna Zhukova, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France) Frédéric Lemoine, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France) Hein Min Tun, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong Julien Guglielmini, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France) Sebastian Duchene, University of Melbourne (Australia) Tim Vaughan, ETH Zürich (Switzerland) Tommy Lam, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong Veronika Boskova, ETH Zürich (Switzerland) Course dates: Monday, October 22nd to Saturday, October 27th Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge on how to use sequence databanks Basic knowledge using Blast and multiple alignments software Basic knowledge on statistics (tests, distributions, parameter estimation) Applications: Open to postgraduate students, MD, DVM, postdoctoral fellows and young scientists from Hong Kong and overseas. The course fees are 500HK for the theory sessions and 1000HK for the full course. Students coming from the Institut Pasteur international Network will have the fees waived. Please fill in the following application form before August 7st Midnight (HK time). Use the link if you can’t see the embedded form:

Starting Fri 19 Oct 2018 – Introduction to data analysis 2018-19
C3BI Team

This course is dedicated to first year PhD students of the Institut Pasteur : each of them entering our institute will be automatically registered to the course . Nevertheless applications from 2nd and 3rd year PhD students and postdocs working at the Institute are possible within the limit of the number of places available. First year PhD students with a background in mathematics or physics will be allowed to ask for an exemption. The course will consist in a series of three-hour lectures per day, four days a week over four weeks mixing closely theory and practical work. There will be two sessions, the first one starting October 22nd, 2018 and the second one starting January 14th, 2019.