Summer School: Marine Ecological & Environmental Genomics (MEEG, 13th edition)

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General information

Once again, the summer course on Marine Ecological & Environmental Genomics (12th edition) will take place at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (France), from June 5th to June 16th 2017.


Knowledge of marine genomics knowledge is crucial for understanding the marine environment and for an efficient use of its resources. New methods have revolutionized the field, spawning applications in basic research and environmental management. The course will give insight into population, environmental, biodiversity, comparative, evolutionary and functional genomics through lectures, case studies, and computer labs.

Target group 

Advanced PhD students (at least in their second year) and junior postdocs with a solid knowledge in marine ecological and environmental genomics, phylogenetics and/or population genetics.


The 13th edition of the MEEG Summer Course is sponsored by EuroMarine, the European marine science network ( and EMBRC-France (, the French node of the European Marine Bioresources Center (


The course will consist of lectures, tutorials and computer based exercises on the following subjects.

Genomics - next generation sequencing, database searching, advanced skills in data handling and bioinformatics
Population genomics - diversity, structure, connectivity and gene flow, population dynamics, adaptive variation
Environmental genomics - environment, genome interactions, ecogenomics, metagenomics and metagenetics
Functional genomics - genome structure, molecular evolution at the functional level, genomic architecture, functional networks
Comparative genomics - whole genome comparisons, concatenated phylogenies, genome organization, annotating genomic information, co-evolution

Lectures and discussions on applications, a simulation exercise, site visit and local excursion are scheduled.

Organizing commitee

Nic Blouin, Univ. Rhode Island, USA
Sarah Bourlat, Univ. Gothenburg, SE
Jonas Collén, SB-Roscoff, FR
Damien Guiffant, SB-Roscoff, FR
Matthias Obst, Univ. Gothenburg, SE
Nathalie Turque, OO-Banyuls, FR
Daniel Vaulot, SB-Roscoff, FR
Filip Volckaert, Univ. Leuven, BE


Contact Person: Jonas Collen (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0512 - Biotechnology", "0521 - Ecology", "0688 - Bioinformatics", "0831 - Aquaculture


Venue: Station Biologique de Roscoff
Roscoff, France


Open from
25 Feb 2016 to 15 Apr 2017


There is no course fee.
The course is paid by the sponsors EuroMarine and EMBRC-France and includes a welcome reception and farewell dinner.

All participants pay their own travel to Roscoff, their accommodation (16 € per night - on-site accommodation) and meals during the course.

Participants can have lunch either at the canteen (Gulf Stream - 6,70 € - recommended) or self-cater.

Application Procedure:

Applications have to be completed before, April 15th  2017 - 08.00 am CET.
No application will be considered after this deadline.

What we want from you 

General information

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Gender
  • Date and country of birth
  • Current position (i.e  PhD, post-doc or other)
  • Specify if you selected other
  • Seniority in the current position: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or more years
  • Supervisor/PI’s name
  • Institute & Department
  • University (if applicable)
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Postal Code
  • City
  • Country

Your experience

Select Y/N for the following items

  • Bioinformatics: I followed … hours of classes (or equivalent experience); I had … and … hours of training in linux and python respectively
  • Relational database systems: I followed … hours of classes (or equivalent experience)
  • Biostatistics: I followed … hours of classes; I had … hours of training in R (or equivalent experience)
  • Eukaryotes
  • Genomics
  • Phylogeny
  • Population genetics
  • Prokaryotes
  • Proteomics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Other relevant topics not listed here (please specify)


Please list the courses (and ECTS credits) you took on genomics, population genetics, phylogeny & evolution.


Academic level: PhD
Occupations (not validated):
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