Polyploid evolutionary genomics: challenges and opportunities – Summer School

polyploidy Summer School Univ Fribourg 2023

The Summer School entitled "Polyploid evolutionary genomics: challenges and opportunities” will take place at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) from 10 to 20 July 2023.
Registration is now open for this summer school covering main hypotheses in polyploidy research and how to address them, from field sampling to analyses of genomic variation.
Website: https://events.unifr.ch/summerschool_polyploidy/en/  
Organized at the University of Fribourg from 10 to 20 July 2023 with leading scientists from multiple international institutions, the summer school starts with a symposium (10-11 July 2023), entitled “Genome duplication at the intersection of biodiversity and crop sciences”. Invited lectures and contributed talks will illustrate the current state of the field. The symposium is open to all scientists.
The practical training of the summer school (12-20 July 2023) consists of the three additional modules entitled “from samples to data”, “polyploid genomes” and “polyploid populations” that mix theoretical sessions and hands-on work. Open to selected participants, it will operate main tasks necessary in polyploid research using datasets to be provided by lecturers. Participants have the opportunity to analyze their own data.
Confirmed lecturers

  • Christian Parisod (local organizer; University of Fribourg, Switzerland)    
  • Yves van de Peer (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Kirsten Bomblies (ETH-Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Boulos Chalhoub (Agroscope, Switzerland)
  • Malika Ainouche (University of Rennes, France)
  • Andrew R. Leitch (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • François Felber (Musée et Jardins botaniques cantonaux in Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Kentaro Shimizu (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Martin Lascoux (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Armel Salmon (University of Rennes, France)

The selection of participants will be based on their scientific background and project via a motivation paragraph and a CV in their application. See: https://events.unifr.ch/summerschool_polyploidy/en/registration/

Registration fees for the whole Summer School (CHF 350; half-pension). Deadline for registration: 16.04.2023
Further details about the venue, program and registration can be found at: https://events.unifr.ch/summerschool_polyploidy/en/