We are glad to announce the Course “XV Latin American Workshop on Conservation Genetics: Preserving Genetic Diversity in the Age of Genomics”. This event is coordinated by Dr Ph. D Elie Poulin, Universidad de Chile, Chile, next September 1st to November 29th 2022.
Ten Speakers from different Universities and Institutions –Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Mexico, USA and Venezuela- will join the line-up of this course:
The target audiences are postgraduate students and Spanish-speaking professionals from Latin America, who have a demonstrated commitment to conservation and a wealth of knowledge that allow them to take advantage of the workshop.
The main difference between ReGeneC´s workshops and others on conservation genetics is the relevance of the students’ research projects inside the course. The selected students must send a short version of their projects (5-6 pages), which will be discussed by the academic staff during virtual working meetings before the course to assign the advisory committee (AC) (3-4 teachers or specialists). Starting with virtual meetings, the pertinence, weaknesses and strengths of the project will be discussed between the student and each member of AC. In this way, at the end of the course, the projects submitted in the application process will be improved through the discussion and feedback received from other peers and from academic staff.
The main objectives of the course are review and put into practice analysis tools updated (e.g. genomics) with real data. This will help Latin American scientists and professionals to be competitive in the protection of their biodiversity. Facilitate the incorporation of the content of the workshop into the research projects of the participants, through the assignment of an advisory committee for each one. And continue developing networks among participants, instructors and other conservation genetics practitioners to continue the process of capacity building in the region.
For online sessions, the modalities of instruction will be:
Furthermore, we propose ten days of In-person meetings to:
The Open Call is open to anyone interested.
Applicants must apply via the following link: https://regenec.org/taller/sep2022/
Deadline: July 30th, 2022
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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