27.-29. Sep 2019 - Bioinformatics for RADseq data - Preliminary Program Up Now

The focus will be on downstream analyses for species delimitation, detecting hybridization, dealing with polyploidy, and using RAD data. Participants should be familiar with basics of NGS and assembly of RAD data. Block sessions will provide introductions and time for hands-on analysis of data on HPC cluster (Göttingen). Registration deadline is 16 August. Please send registration requests to Claudia Pätzold (claudia.paetzold@uni-goettingen.de).

15.-19. Sep 2019 - Botanikertagung 2019 International Plant Science Conference

Announcement for the Botanikertagung 2019 International Plant Science Conference, which will be held in Rostock from 15-19 September 2019 (botanikertagung2019.de). Early-bird registration fees end on 30 May.

Two sessions of particular interest to evolutionary botanists are being held on 19 September from 10:30–12:30, titled "Information from the past."

Herbarium specimens – challenges in plant sciences

-combined with -

Herbarium genomics – Perspectives and obstacles

Dirk Albach (Oldenburg)

Type: Scientific Programme

Room: Audimax

Chair: Susanne Renner (Munich)

See the interactive online program for a detailed schedule.

[ARCHIVE] 18.-21. Feb 2019 - Workshop "The background and application of ddRAD"

Organized by Philipp Hühn, Gudrun Kadereit, and Thibaud Messerschmid (University of Mainz), and Kevin Karbstein (University of Goettingen) at the Institute of Molecular Physiology, University of Mainz.

The major aim of this workshop is to impart practical experience for a ddRAD lab work flow including all steps from the restriction-digest to the final DNA library. We will discuss all sorts of potential hurdles, traps and mistakes that might cause suboptimal data quality and yield. Our modified ddRAD protocol is optimized for long loci with the aim to perform gene tree analyses with the data, however, we will also discuss other protocols of the RADfamily. The participants are invited to bring their own DNA samples (preferably of high quality) to test our lab workflow for their study group. Since our lab is small, we have to restrict the number of participants to eight.