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Course format On-site
Datum 2024-03-04 - 2024-03-08
Tijdsduur 1 week
Cost 150 € (fees cover food and lodging from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. Some travel grants will be available)

Course objectives and description
Aims and themes : the workshop will cover a range of quantitative studies in ecology made possible by the extensive Tara Oceans datasets, which comprise DNA sequence and organism imaging resources from all domains of plankton life including viruses, as well as rich metadata to explore their environmental context.
Participants will learn to use these unprecedented resources for exploring contributions of plankton to ecological, evolutionary and biogeochemical processes, aiming to provide the predictive power needed to track the impact of climate change on life in the oceans.

Organisation : Each day will include two introductory lectures in the morning, followed by digital practicals run by experts in the afternoon (every day, the student has to choose between two practicals).
The evenings will include inspirational seminars from prestigious scientists and poster presentations by the students.

Assessment of M2 students
After the course, the student who requires a mark writes reports on two of the digital workshops, which will be assessed by the coordinators of the practicals.

Course material
The course will include introductory lectures, a series of hands-on digital workshops run by experts, inspirational seminars from prestigious scientists and poster sessions run by the students.


Course prerequisites
Basic experience in file manipulation under Unix/Linux and coding ability in Python or R. Attendance is competitive (25 participants) and open to M2 and PhD students, postdocs, engineers and junior scientists with backgrounds in life science, geoscience, physics, chemistry, computer science and mathematics.

Application procedure

Register through the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/fGPJtHiHNZ
In addition, provide a CV, a motivation letter (including justification for travel grant if requested) and a supporting letter from a supervisor with “Qlife Marine Plankton Winter School 2024_LASTNAME” as subject header to Melissa.Dewulf@curie.fr

Application Deadline: January 7th, 2024

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