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First workshop - Comparative Microbial Genomics and Taxonomy - Petrópolis, Brazil


THIS COURSE IS ORGANISED BY:


Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology Oswaldo Cruz Foundation FIOCRUZ National Laboratory for Scientific Computing
Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro
Coordenação de aperfeiçoamento de pessoal de nível superior Danco do Brasil
(1) Rio de Janeiro State University (2) Center for Biological Analysis
Technical University of Denmark
Lyngby, Denmark
(3) Ghent University Ghent, Belgium.
COURSE PROGRAM
Course Programme


RESPONSIBLE PERSONS
Tom Coenye3
Dirk Gevers3
Peter F. Hallin2
Fabiano Thompson1
Dave W. Ussery2


PLACE
Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC)
Av. Getulio Vargas,
333 Quitandinha. CEP: 25651-075.
Petrópolis - Rio de Janeiro.

DATE
14 to 18 August 2006.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
30 May 2006.

FOR WHOM
Graduate students, researchers and professors who deal with microbial taxonomy, including those working on the characterization of the microbial diversity by means of culture-dependent and culture-independent approaches.

OBJECTIVES
To provide a comprehensive overview of genomic prokaryotic taxonomy. To understand the main concepts and tools of microbial comparative genomics, particularly those essential to studies on taxonomy, phylogeny, and evolution. To establish new competencies and abilities that will boost microbial taxonomic studies in Brazil.

REGISTRATION
The deadline is 30 May 2006. The registration will be done directly on the web here. Registrants should enclose a short CV and a cover letter clearly stating why and how the workshop will contribute to his/her current research projects and to his/her professional career development. Please make sure you explain the usefulness of the workshop for your current research. Selection will be based on the cover letter and a short CV. In total 20 participants will be selected to attend the workshop. The result of the selection will be placed on the website by 30 June 2006. In order to secure their place in the workshop, the selected attendees will have to pay a registration fee of 200 reais (R$ 200).

LINKS http://www.labinfo.lncc.br/comparative/