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May 22, 2015

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PanAm EVODEVO V UC Berkeley 5-9 August 2015 [http://bit.ly/1D23EcV] COME ONE, COME ALL! EvoDevo2015 is coming together as the most exciting evodevo event of the year. If you have already registered and submitted your abstract, THANK YOU! We received over 200 submissions. The organizing committee will be selecting abstracts for oral presentations and you will be notified in the next couple of weeks. THERES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Invited talks and the Contributed Sessions are selected to ensure taxonomic diversity and to include a wide variety of innovative tools and techniques for studying evodevo, demonstrating the international nature of the field and highlighting the exciting breath and depth of studies encompassed by the field of Evolutionary Developmental Biology. [http://bit.ly/1ISEHHw] PRESENT YOUR LATEST FINDINGS: While abstract submission for oral presentations is closed, we are accepting abstracts for poster presentations and registrations until July 22nd, 2015. PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!!! THE POSTER SESSION will extend the entire duration of the meeting, and will include large blocks of time (outdoors, with sunshine, food and drink!) for presenters to interact with the community surrounding their latest data. Use this forum to engage in direct conversation with your fellow scientists: students, postdocs and faculty will be presenting their latest data in the form of creative posters and interactive displays. DO NOT MISS the opportunity to be part of this historic event. Register now for the first biennial meeting of the PanAmerican Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology! 5-9 August Berkeley, California via Gmail

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Evolutionary Medicine We are looking for a brave, ambitious, fun and skilled post-doc with a very strong background in evolutionary biology who is interested in real time evolution in a US hospital setting. We want to do evolutionary risk analyses with a view to understanding the clinical decisions which drive resistance evolution. It is our contention that much of the conventional wisdom in this area has a very poor evidence base, and that understanding what is going on quantitatively will make possible evidence-based resistance management. This project is a collaboration between an Infectious Disease physician with a very strong background in evolutionary biology (Woods MD/PhD) and an evolutionary biologist with a strong interest in hospital infections (Read PhD), and will be primarily focused on data generated by clinicians during patient care. The position is based in the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, with the expectation of considerable time at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State. Here’s the formal stuff: RESEARCH FELLOW Job Summary The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking a post-doctoral applicant to take the lead on development, implementation and analysis of ecological and evolutionary models of antibiotic resistance, which could include agent-based models and compartmental dynamical model, including model fitting and parameter estimation. Additionally, the application will be expected to gather and critical synthesize literature for metanalyses, as well as take the lead on writing of manuscripts for publication. This is a collaborative project between the labs of Robert Woods at the University of Michigan and Andrew Read at Pennsylvania State University. The position will be based at the University of Michigan, with some time spent at the Center of Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State. Required Qualifications Ph.D. required. Experience coding in R or python is a requirement. Significant publication track record in this area, ideally with post-doctoral experience. Desired Qualifications Experience fitting microbiological data to ecological and evolutionary models, and a track record of collaboration with mathematicians, statisticians, biologists, and public health officials is an advantage. Full details and application process at http://bit.ly/1HlOUb6 Informal inquiries to Bob Woods (robertwo@med.umich.edu) or me (a.read@psu.edu). via Gmail

May 21, 2015

23:49

The INRA laboratory UMR 1290 Bioger (Thiverval-Grignon, France) has a two-year open position for a research engineer in genomics and bioinformatics in the team EGIP (Evolution and Genomics of Plant Pathogen Interactions). Position: We are seeking a motivated applicant interested in providing computational and bio-informatics expertise to different fungal genomics projects developed in the team (Illumina sequencing data handling, de novo genome assembly, polymorphism detection, genome annotation, transcriptomics). The applicant will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team with evolutionary biologists, geneticists, and plant pathologists with skills in bioinformatics and fungal genome analysis. Genome annotation will be performed in close collaboration with the JGI-DOE Mycocosm project. The contract may include a stay at the JGI office in Walnut Creek near San Francisco, CA, USA. Required qualifications: Master in biology or computer science; bioinformatics experience or working knowledge of bioinformatics tools; good understanding of Linux and solid programming experience; good practice of scientific English. Please send a CV and letter(s) of recommendation to Dr Marc-Henri Lebrun (marc-henri.lebrun@versailles.inra.fr). The position is open and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. BIOGER is located on the ground of the AgroParisTech School for Engineers in Agriculture at Thiverval-Grignon. The Campus is located in the country side South-West of Paris, close to a railway station easily connected to Gare Montparnasse (http://bit.ly/1F59Anc). via Gmail

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Funding for postdoctoral fellow for 1.5 years (can be extended if funds available) for project on coloration and vision in Neotropical cichlids. Must be SCUBA certified. Start date flexible, but must be available for field-work starting January 2016. Contact Ethan Clotfelter (edclotfelter@amherst.edu) at Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA with questions. Ethan Clotfelter via Gmail
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The phylobabble.org web site is a discussion forum for phylogenetic theory and applications. The primary goal of this forum is to discuss best practice and new developments in phylogenetics. Although we do have a Troubleshooting4 category for getting feedback on analyses, this is not a help site for running phylogenetics programs. We are just getting started, and we hope to become a great place to chat about phylogenetics for researchers and the broader community of students and science-interested citizens. Thank you and don’t hesitate to ping Erick or tweet to us if you have any questions or comments. “Foley, Brian Thomas” via Gmail
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Analysis and Annotation of DNA Repeats and Dark Matter in Eukaryotic Genomes Dear Colleagues, LE STUDIUM, Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, would like to remind you that the *Analysis and Annotation of DNA Repeats and Dark Matter in Eykaryotic Genomes Conference* - is open for registration.Click here to access the conference page and announcement . *Don’t miss the early bird registration rate and date of June 1st, 2015!* The Analysis and Annotation of DNA Repeats and Dark Matter in Eykaryotic Genomes Conference aims to shine light on current and emerging research trends for genomes classification by providing a platform for discussion with a peloton of internationally acknowledged leaders. Note this conference is the premiere event of the year for researchers to meet, discuss and share ideas on genic repeats and genomes classification! International leaders in the genomic research will gather to discuss, learn and share ideas on a number of areas. Please note there are also opportunities for poster sessions. For more information and to discover the full list of speakers please visit the conference page . This one-off conference is organised with Dr Yves Bigot, Research Director (CNRS - INRA Centre Val de Loire, France) and Dr Peter Arensburger (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - USA). It offers a unique opportunity to meet like-minded researchers, build new collaborations and enjoy the famous local gastronomy and scenery of the Loire Valley region! We look forward to welcoming you to Tours, Loire Valley, France in next July 2015 and invite you not to miss the *June 1st, 2015* *early bird registration deadline*. The conference is open to a hundred participants (academics, post-doctorants, students and R&D scientists, enterprises). Sincerely, On behalf of the scientific committee, Nicola Fazzalari Scientific Director More infos : http://bit.ly/1bwpSh1 Facebook Website Email Sophie Gabillet via Gmail
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Dear everyone, There is room for a small number of additional talks in each session at the 7th European Congress of Mammalogy. We have therefore extended the abstract deadline until June 1st. You can send in your abstracts at: http://bit.ly/1chQse2 Please don’t forget to also register after you have submitted your abstract. Registration can be done here (and is open until June 15th): http://bit.ly/1BroV1K via Gmail

May 20, 2015

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Genetics Salary Range: 31,342 - 37,394 per annum The Roslin Institute is a world-class centre for quantitative genetics, particularly of managed animal populations such as livestock and companion animals. We have a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher in quantitative genetics to work alongside Dr. Pam Wiener (Roslin), Dr. John Hickey (Roslin) and Dr. Marie Haskell (Scotland’s Rural College) on the genomic dissection of behavioural characteristics in dogs. The post will involve the development of a low-density platform for genotyping two major dog breeds, characterisation of behavioural traits based on questionnaire data and genomic association and prediction analyses of the behavioural data. The successful applicant will have (or be close to having) a PhD in Quantitative Genetics, Population Genetics, Statistics, Biology, or a related area. The candidate will be expected to have experience of working with large-scale SNP marker data, for example, genome-wide association mapping and genomic prediction, and experience with multivariate statistical analysis. Demonstrable skills in project and sample management, ability to communicate effectively with the public and the oral and written communication of scientific results are also essential. The post-holder will join the Genetics and Genomics department at the Institute, which comprises 24 research groups. He/she will also join a large and active group of scientists across Edinburgh researching the genetics of complex traits. The successful candidate will have the chance to collaborate with leading researchers in the field and to present results at meetings and conferences. The post is funded for two years with the possibility of extension. For further information, please see http://bit.ly/1FykDZT or contact pam.wiener@roslin.ed.ac.uk Closing Date: 12 June 2015 Applications can be made via this weblink: http://bit.ly/1FykDZT Pam Wiener The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies University of Edinburgh Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG, UK phone: 44 (0) 131 651 9209 email: pam.wiener@roslin.ed.ac.uk “The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336 Disclaimer: This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for the use of the recipient(s) to whom they are addressed. If you have received it in error, please destroy all copies and inform the sender.” via Gmail

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–Apple-Mail=_A3C254FB-DDB3-481D-9236-E81F00BC5B50 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Postdoctoral Research Position in Evolutionary Biology A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Egan, in the Department of BioSciences at Rice University. Our lab is broadly interested in understanding the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, including integrative studies of ecology, evolution, and population genetics. Primary work in the lab focuses on speciation, the evolution of specialization, and plant-insect interactions. This work is naturally interdisciplinary and we use a combination of ecological field experiments, common garden and greenhouse studies, behavioral observations, and molecular genetic techniques to thoroughly address these topics. Postdoctoral scholars will develop their own independent projects, but will have the opportunity to collaborate on grant-funded projects dealing with speciation in insects and their parasitoids, the genetic basis of adaptation and speciation, and applied projects dealing with conservation and invasive species genetics. Additional information about ou r lab may be found at http://bit.ly/XlXYO4 The selected postdoc will have great latitude in selecting their specific research focus, as the goal of this position is to recruit a strong, innovative researcher to investigate any research topic closely aligned to the focus of the Egan Lab. Research could be field-based or lab-based, or both. Scientists that integrate genome level data with studies of ecology and evolution are especially encouraged to apply, especially those with experience handling both large genotype datasets and full-genome sequence analyses (e.g. programming in C, or scripting language Python and/or Perl). Requirements: The postdoctoral researcher should have a Ph.D. in evolution, ecology, behavior, or a closely related field, demonstrate a record of successful publications, possess excellent analytical and communication skills, and excel at both independent and collaborative research. Research Topics: The successful candidate can investigate a wide range of topics under the umbrella of evolutionary ecology, including ecological speciation, evolutionary consequences of anthropogenic impacts, tritrophic interactions, predator-prey or host-parasite coevolution, phylogeography, phenotypic plasticity, and eco-evolutionary dynamics. Start Date / Position Details: The position will begin approximately September 1st, 2015 (very negotiable), and continue for 24 months. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will also include research funds ($2500 per year), health insurance, and benefits. Application: To apply, please send a cover letter stating your proposed interests and overlap with our lab, a detailed CV, two letters of recommendation, and up to three relevant papers as a SINGLE PDF to Dr. Egan (scott.p.egan@rice.edu). In the cover letter, please include a general description of the proposed research topic(s), and how the work would fit into the overall focus of our lab. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until filled. Location: Our lab is part of the Department of BioSciences at Rice University, which is home to a vibrant community of faculty, postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate scholars in Ecology and Evolution, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics and Neuroscience. Our EEB program has particular strengths in species interactions, animal behavior, population and community ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, and evolutionary genetics and genomics. We are located in Houston, Texas, an exciting, diverse, and affordable city with world-class opportunities for dining, arts, and entertainment and access to diverse terrestrial and aquatic environments. Rice is located beside one of the country’s largest medical research centers, providing additional opportunities in bioinformatics and genomics. Additional information about our department may be found at http://bit.ly/1m0xTJN. –Apple-Mail=_A3C254FB-DDB3-481D-9236-E81F00BC5B50 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8

Postdoctoral Research Position in Evolutionary Biology

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Egan, in the Department of BioSciences at Rice University. Our lab is broadly interested in understanding the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, including integrative studies of ecology, evolution, and population genetics. Primary work in the lab focuses on speciation, the evolution of specialization, and plant-insect interactions. This work is naturally interdisciplinary and we use a combination of ecological field experiments, common garden and greenhouse studies, behavioral observations, and molecular genetic techniques to thoroughly address these topics. Postdoctoral scholars will develop their own independent projects, but will have the opportunity to collaborate on grant-funded projects dealing with speciation in insects and their parasitoids, the genetic basis of adaptation and speciation, and applied projects dealing with conservation and invasive species genetics. Additional information about our lab may be found at http://bit.ly/XlXYO4

The selected postdoc will have great latitude in selecting their specific research focus, as the goal of this position is to recruit a strong, innovative researcher to investigate any research topic closely aligned to the focus of the Egan Lab. Research could be field-based or lab-based, or both. Scientists that integrate genome level data with studies of ecology and evolution are especially encouraged to apply, especially those with experience handling both large genotype datasets and full-genome sequence analyses (e.g. programming in C, or scripting language Python and/or Perl).

Requirements: The postdoctoral researcher should have a Ph.D. in evolution, ecology, behavior, or a closely related field, demonstrate a record of successful publications, possess excellent analytical and communication skills, and excel at both independent and collaborative research.

Research Topics: The successful candidate can investigate a wide range of topics under the umbrella of evolutionary ecology, including ecological speciation, evolutionary consequences of anthropogenic impacts, tritrophic interactions, predator-prey or host-parasite coevolution, phylogeography, phenotypic plasticity, and eco-evolutionary dynamics.

Start Date / Position Details: The position will begin approximately September 1st, 2015 (very negotiable), and continue for 24 months. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will also include research funds ($2500 per year), health insurance, and benefits.

Application: To apply, please send a cover letter stating your proposed interests and overlap with our lab, a detailed CV, two letters of recommendation, and up to three relevant papers as a SINGLE PDF to Dr. Egan (scott.p.egan@rice.edu). In the cover letter, please include a general description of the proposed research topic(s), and how the work would fit into the overall focus of our lab. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until filled.

Location: Our lab is part of the Department of BioSciences at Rice University, which is home to a vibrant community of faculty, postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate scholars in Ecology and Evolution, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics and Neuroscience. Our EEB program has particular strengths in species interactions, animal behavior, population and community ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, and evolutionary genetics and genomics. We are located in Houston, Texas, an exciting, diverse, and affordable city with world-class opportunities for dining, arts, and entertainment and access to diverse terrestrial and aquatic environments. Rice is located beside one of the country’s largest medical research centers, providing additional opportunities in bioinformatics and genomics. Additional information about our department may be found at http://bit.ly/1m0xTJN.


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Postdoc:LoyolaUChicago.MadagascarBirdsPhylogeneticsMacroevolution An NSF-funded postdoc is available for a project on the comparative biogeography and diversification of birds in Madagascar. The postdoc will work jointly with Sushma Reddy at Loyola University Chicago and Dan Rabosky at University of Michigan. The project aims to investigate the origins and history of the avifauna of Madagascar and study the general drivers of species diversification in this iconic macroevolutionary laboratory. Birds inhabiting this island are the result of several independent colonizations from surrounding regions. Despite arriving in Madagascar millions of years ago, only half the endemic lineages have subsequently speciated within this large island. The project aims at a comprehensive investigation of the poorly-studied bird diversity on Madagascar to determine what causes some groups to diversify while others fail to speciate. Specifically we will examine (1) broad-scale phylogenetic and biogeographic patterns to determine the timing and origins of endemic lineages (2) phylogeographic structure within the island to investigate cryptic diversity (3) phenotypic diversity of Malagasy species and their relatives to assess rates of evolutionary change, and (4) the predictability of speciation by com paring factors that may influence diversification across these clades. The postdoc will be involved in several different aspects of the project, including collecting and analyzing data (genetic, biogeographic, and phenotypic), writing manuscripts, giving presentations, mentoring students, and participating in fieldwork. The postdoc will have a unique opportunity to be part of an international collaboration and to gain well-rounded skills in evolutionary biology. The ideal candidate will have a good publication record and some experience with NGS data analysis, programming in R, and avian systematics. The position is funded for 3 years and will be based in Chicago for the first of the half term and Ann Arbor for the second. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field. Start date is flexible and salary is competitive with NSF/NIH rates. Please email Sushma at sreddy6{at}luc.edu with your interests, availability, CV, and questions. The position will be open until filled. Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. sreddy6luc@gmail.com via Gmail
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Academic Employment Opportunity Department of Biology: Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering UNB Saint John Competition #: #15-05 Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Details The Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick Saint John invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning on either September 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016, depending on the availability of the candidate. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will be a Marine Biologist whose research interests complement the current strengths within the Department. The candidate will offer undergraduate courses in Marine Sciences, and teach in our Marine Semester at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, NB. UNB Saint John has a strong commitment to teaching and a demonstrated excellence in teaching will be an asset. Qualifications include a PhD degree and clear evidence of research ability as the successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program and be involved in the supervision of BSc (Honours) and graduate (MSc and PhD) students. The Department welcomes applications from Evolutionary Biologists that meet these qualifications. The Department of Biology offers 4-year BSc programs in Marine Biology, Biology, Environmental Biology, and Biology-Psychology. It has fifteen faculty members with research expertise in marine biology, ecology, evolution, physiology, aquaculture, environmental biology, ecotoxicology, botany, microbiology, natural products chemistry, geology, and biodiversity. For more information, visit the Departmental website: http://bit.ly/1AetUGe. Applicants are requested to submit electronically (preferably a single PDF) a current curriculum vitae, the names and addresses (including e-mail and telephone number) of three referees, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and up to three reprints of recent publications to: Dr. R??my Rochette, Chair of Biology Email: sjbiol@unb.ca Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EMPLOYMENT EQUITY R??my R??my Rochette via Gmail

May 19, 2015

23:38

Post-Doctoral position in population genomics “ Montpellier, France Purpose and responsibilities: The research program GENESIS focuses on the role of GENetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity in adaptations to changing Environments: a genomic analySIS of a biological invasion. It involves four academic research teams from UK and France for the three next years and is opening a post-doctoral position to work on the conservation genomics of fish topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva, a small cyprinid species native to East Asia. The post-doc will be in charge of the analysis of genomic data (GBS) for conservation genomics and estimating heritability of fitness related traits using a molecular based pedigree. Research program The main question for the program is to assess the role of genetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity in adapting to changing environmental conditions. GENESIS uses the framework of biological invasion to answer this question as the challenge for an invasive species is to respond quickly and efficiently to changes in the selective regime imposed by the colonized ecosystem. In addition, a series of stochastic sampling events associated with the colonization process is predicted to result in strong genetic drift in invasive populations, providing the opportunity for rapid evolutionary change through both selection and drift, and the majority of studies report marked phenotypic change in invasive populations. The information on heritability of ecologically significant life history traits or behaviors is crucial in accurately predicting responses to selection and is therefore a key element of GENESIS that aims at increasing our understanding of factors that promote establishment success of invasive species and the response of small fragmented populations to climate change. A phylogeography will be constructed based on the genomics data. Further, in order to identify genomic regions under selection between populations, an outlier analysis will be conducted. The problem of identifying statistically significant departure from neutrality is complicated and results related to assumptions made, by example to the demographic history of the samples. A variety of tests have been developed either making strict assumptions about demographic history of the populations or estimating for evolutionary non independence among samples. The candidate will have a significant experience of such tests including methods based on summary statistics (eg Fst) as well as bayesian hierarchical modelling. The candidate will be able to choose a justified approach taking into account the characteristic of the data (SNP and NGS sequencing), the robustness of the methods to departures from assumptions, and the consideration of false positive rate. Practical information for applications The post-doc position will be hold at the Center for Biology and Management of Populations at the international capus of Baillarguet, near Montpellier, France (http://bit.ly/1Hgj0g4). Applicants are expected to speak and write English although French is always welcome given the location of this position. Applicants will find some information about living at Montpellier here: http://bit.ly/1rsnOrN The position is available for 2 years and starts at the latest in November 2015. We will start reviewing the applications from now but will continue to consider incoming applications until the position is filled. The gross salary of the post-doc candidate would be around 24 271 euro per year. Qualifications Ph.D. in population genomics and biostatistics Specific skills and technical/administrative training required: One or more programming languages Scientific writing Interpersonal communication Preferred Experience: Experience in genome scan, GBS data analysis Informal enquiries and applications should be sent to jean-francois.martin@supagro.fr. Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of research interests and qualifications for the position, complete CV with publication list, and contact details of three referees, embedded in a single pdf file. You may link to this post at : http://bit.ly/1HgiZcf jean-francois.martin@supagro.fr via Gmail

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PhD position in human population genetics/genomics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland A PhD position in human molecular population genomics/genetics is available at the Laboratory of Anthropology, Genetics and Peopling history (AGP lab) of the University of Geneva (Switzerland). The PhD will be supervised by Dr Estella Poloni and will consist in the analysis of genomic data including markers of genes involved in drug metabolism and their association with phenotypic data generated in parallel for several human population samples. This PhD project is included in a research project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) aims at evidencing which evolutionary mechanisms shaped these genomic regions that are functionally important from the clinical and epidemiological point of view, in a key-region of the peopling history of our species (http://bit.ly/1HrI9d6). We are seeking for a highly motivated candidate with broad interests in anthropology and human evolution, and a strong commitment to research. Requirements: Master degree in biology or equivalent; good skills in biostatistics and data analysis; deep interest for human evolution, population genomics/genetics, molecular evolution, computer tools, and anthropology in general; willingness to carry out sampling missions in various countries (4 missions, 1st year of PhD); Collaboration and communication abilities Good skills in bioinformatics are an advantage. Terms of employment: duration is 3 years, provided that the first year is successful (trial period). Starting date is September 1, 2015, and salary is as of SNF scale for a Candoc. Other conditions: the PhD student will participate in the teaching and other activities of the AGP lab. The AGP lab is hosted by the Department of Genetics and Evolution - Anthropology Unit, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. It offers a very stimulating environment with several independent researchers, international collaborations and excellent computer resources. The Anthropology Unit is located in the heart of Geneva (Acacias) at walking distance from the other University buildings. English and French are the working languages in the lab. More details about the Anthropology Unit can be found at ua.unige.ch/en/. Applications should be sent as a single pdf file by email to Dr Estella Poloni (estella.poloni@unige.ch) by June 15, 2015. It should include a motivation letter, a detailed CV, contact information of two referees and a statement of past research in the domain (Master Thesis and others). Dr Estella “Sim” Poloni Laboratory of Anthropology, Genetics and Peopling history (AGP) Department of Genetics and Evolution (GENEV), Anthropology Unit University of Geneva 12, Rue Gustave-Revilliod 1211 Genve 4, Switzerland Phone +41 (0)22 379 69 77, Fax +41 (0)22 379 31 94 http://bit.ly/1cMrgMQ http://bit.ly/1HrI9d9 http://bit.ly/1cMrgwo Estella Poloni via Gmail
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Dear all the list of the first accepted abstracts for the EBM 19 is available : http://bit.ly/15fa2ML www.aeeb.fr The dead line is June 30 all the best Pierre Pierre PONTAROTTI via Gmail
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PhD position in Comparative Genomics at the Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (Spain) We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work on a genomic comparative project. Our group work chiefly in the fields of comparative genomics and evolution, in particular, we are interested in the mechanisms that are driving karyotype evolution and genomic architecture in mammals. Our research activity is aimed at addressing a whole range of different evolutionary questions through a multidisciplinary approach, combining computational and experimental methods such as available genome databases. The aim of the PhD is to study evolutionary genomic regions in different mammalian species. The Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona offers excellent research facilities and a stimulating working environment. The project will also involve collaboration with researchers in U.K. Salary is according to the National Science Foundation guidelines. Funding is available for 3-4 years. Interest in evolutionary biology, molecular biology and cell biology is required. Experience in molecular laboratory techniques, working with NGS data and phylogenetic analysis are all potentially relevant. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in biology, molecular biology or related disciplines, with a strong background in bioinformatics. The applicants should also possess excellent written and oral communication abilities. For further information see please (http://bit.ly/L6v90S) or contact Dr Aurora Ruiz-Herrera directly (aurora.ruizherrera@uab.cat). Complete application packages, including a CV (with a list of publications, if applicable), a brief (1-page) statement of research interests, and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees should be sent to aurora.ruizherrera@uab.cat Aurora Ruz Herrera Moreno via Gmail
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A 2-year postdoctoral position in theoretical population genetics and bioinformatics is available in the team of Dr Olivier Hardy (http://bit.ly/1dgSNa3) at the Universit Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium . The team is working on the evolution and dynamics of African rainforest plants and its main research topics include comparative phylogeography, population and quantitative genetics, seed and pollen dispersal, species delimitation, and (phylo)diversity patterns of tree communities. Current projects include the acquisition of NGS-based genomic data to conduct high-resolution phylogeographic studies and infer past demographic and evolutionary processes. The postdoc will work on the project Next-generation biodiversity studies: deciphering the dynamics of African rain forests, financed by the FNRS, and is expected to develop data analyses methods for comparative phylogeography and species delimitation, to analyze available datasets, and possibly to acquire complementary datasets. Available datasets include in particular (i) SSR or SNP genotypes at large spatial scales in multiple sympatric species, (ii) NGS data for the genome assembly of tree species. The postdoc requires a good background in theoretical population genetics and computer programming / bioinformatics, with experience in coalescence and/or landscape genetics modeling, and/or with genome assembly. Experience with the R language and cluster computing and/or with tropical plants would be beneficial. The research project of the candidate will be flexible and adapted to his/her previous experience. The candidate will be based in Brussels, will have access to a molecular lab and might realize field missions in Africa. He/she will work in close collaboration with Olivier Hardy and other team members (currently 3 postdocs, 4 PhD students, 1 technician, MSc students). Candidates must have a PhD obtained less than 6 years ago and cannot be of Belgian nationality or be residing in Belgium for more than 2 years (conditions imposed by the grant). Interested candidates should send to Olivier Hardy (ohardy@ulb.ac.be) their CV and a brief letter of motivation stating how their expertise fits with the position, preferably before 10 June 2015. More details about the projects will be provided. The postdoc grant should ideally start this summer (1 July 2015 being ideal). Olivier Hardy Olivier Hardy via Gmail
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The 2015 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2015, http://bit.ly/1LfW0lf) is being held at the Sainsbury Lab in Norwich, United Kingdom, 4-8 July. GCC2015 is an opportunity to meet with 200+ others working at the forefront data-intensive biomedical research. The 2015 edition of GCC includes more than ever before (http://bit.ly/1FvLN5j): - Coding and Data Wrangling Hackathons (and a colocated BioJS Hackathon too) - Two days of training offering 18 sessions on 15 topics in up to 5 parallel tracks, covering topics ranging from analysis to administration to tool development. - A two day meeting featuring accepted talks, poster presentations, keynote talks, vendor exhibits, lightning talks, birds-of-a-feather meetups, and plenty of networking. Early registration is now open (but closes Friday, 22 May, *which is this Friday)*. Registering early saves you 40%. Registering now ensures you’ll get a spot in the hackathon and training sessions of your choice. Finally, there are also many other events going on before and after GCC2015, and GCC itself ends right before ISMB / ECCB starts in Dublin. See http://bit.ly/1LfW18P for a complete list. Hope to see you in Norwich! Dave Clements, on behalf of the GCC2015 Organising Committee via Gmail

May 18, 2015

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*-*-*-*-* Ninth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium*-*-*-*-*- June 17 to 19, 2015 Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas Symposium Website: www.ksu.edu/agc HOTEL ROOMS: Deadline to reserve within the room block is Wednesday, May 20. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus . RESIDENCE HALL LODGING: The reservation system is now online and ready to accept your reservation!!! Please reserve your room before May 20, 2015. Rooms will be available in Moore Hall on the Kansas State University campus for the nights of June 16 - 20 at the rate of $35/night for a single room; $27/night for a double room. Detailed information regarding the dormitory guest housing can be found at: http://bit.ly/1A9l90d. To reserve a room, visit: http://bit.ly/1PQ1BQ1. In the box asking you to “Please specify any special housing arrangements, comments, or questions,"please enter: Arthropod Genomics Symposium. ABSTRACT DEADLINES Wednesday, May 20 - If you DO wish to present a poster during the Symposium. Wednesday, May 20 - If you DO wish your abstract to be considered for a poster presentation at the IGTRCN pre-meeting workshop. (March 9 was the deadline for abstracts to be considered for oral presentations at the symposium.) REGISTRATION DEADLINES Please register online at the Symposium website, www.k-state.edu/agc ! June 5 is the deadline for general registration. SPEAKERS (Presentation titles are on the Speaker page of the website.) Keynote Speaker: David A. O’Brochta, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Department of Entomology, University of Maryland College Park Featured Speakers: +Michelle Cilia, USDA-ARS, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University, USA +Martin J. Donnelly, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK +Rosemary G. Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley, USA +Sijun Liu, Iowa State University, USA +Frank Lyko, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany +Duane McKenna, University of Memphis, USA +Armin P. Moczek, Indiana University, USA +Amanda J. Moehring, Western University, Ontario, Canada +Daniel E. Neafsey, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, USA +Greg Ragland, Kansas State University, USA +Anne-Nathalie Volkoff, INRA (UMR1333), Montpellier 1 University, France The symposium focuses on new insights gleaned from analyzing arthropod genomes and is designed for scientists interested in genomic studies of Arthropods, both model organisms and those of agricultural or health relevance. The program will include platform presentations, welcome reception, Genome Train Workshop, Annotation Café, and arthropod genomics-related poster sessions. A few poster abstract submissions will be selected for platform presentations. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students are also encouraged to attend. Sessions conclude Friday evening, followed by an optional evening at Konza Prairie with dinner and live music by the Red State Blues Band . *-*-*-*-* Pre-Symposium Workshop *-*-*-*-*- INSECT GENETIC TECHNOLOGY workshop June 17, 2015 (Wednesday morning and afternoon) Robust protocols to manipulate genes and genomes have not yet been developed for most insects other than Drosophila melanogaster, and this shortfall is limiting research progress in many aspects of arthropod genomics. The NSF-RCN on Insect Genetic Technologies (IGTRCN: 2014-2019; igtrcn.org) seeks to remedy this problem by facilitating the communication of best practice and new techniques among arthropod genomicists. This IGTRCN-sponsored workshop will comprise (1) talks that showcase the latest genetic technologies, (2) discussion sessions for exchange of ideas and solutions for effective insect genetic engineering, and (3) posters. Proposals from the workshop will be integrated into the IGTRCN program of hands-on practical workshops, fellowships, and the IGTRCN KnowledgeBase. Early-career researchers are particularly encouraged to present their research at this workshop. A limited number of travel grants to attend the workshop are available for early stage investigators. Application deadline was March 9. For more information on poster abstract and travel grant submission for the workshop, go to http://bit.ly/1zC7smv. GENOME TRAIN WORKSHOP Join us for a journey on The Genome Train on Thursday, June 18th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 p.m. Genome Train is a participatory workshop on genomics training where we will first introduce the main considerations for each stage of a genome sequencing project and then break off into groups to focus on: [1] experimental design, [2] genome assembly & quality assessment, [3] automated genome annotation, [4] manual curation of gene models, [5] automated & manual assessment of gene function, [6] dissemination, maintenance & improvement of genome resources. We will then reconvene to compare notes and finish off by focusing on station [4] to lead logically on to the Annotation Café. Please sign up here . ANNOTATION CAFÉ The i5k Workspace@NAL and the Web Apollo development team are hosting an Annotation Café during poster sessions where both experienced and novice annotators can ask questions to an expert, share curation advice with other annotators, or chat with scientists from the National Agricultural Library and Web Apollo teams about the annotation services they provide. TENTATIVE PROGRAM for SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOPS: View the complete schedule (subject to change) for additional information. VENUE: The 2015 Symposium is being hosted by the Arthropod Genomics Center at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Symposium sessions will be held at the K-State Alumni Center on campus located at the corner of Anderson and 17th Street. If you are arranging travel/flights, try MHK first to fly directly into Manhattan. Manhattan is approximately a 2 ½-hour drive west from Kansas City International airport (MCI). QUESTIONS: Contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill@ksu.edu. If you would like to join the ArthropodNews to ensure receiving future notices, please send an e-mail with your name and e-mail address to dmerrill@ksu.edu. PLEASE SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH COLLEAGUES AND STUDENTS! SPONSORS: *Arthropod Genomics Center, Kansas State University *Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame *Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CORPORATE SPONSORS: BASF Corporation Monsanto Company ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: K-State Division of Biology K-INBRE 2015 SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: At Kansas State University: Susan J. Brown, Chair, Professor in the Division of Biology and Director, Arthropod Genomics Center Kristin Michel, Division of Biology Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Department of Biochemistry Yoonseong Park, Department of Entomology Gregory Ragland, Department of Entomology Anna Whitfield, Department of Plant Pathology At University of Notre Dame: Mary Ann McDowell, Department of Biological Sciences, Eck Institute for Global Health Molly Duman Scheel, Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, Eck Institute for Global Health At University of Illinois: Hugh Robertson, Department of Entomology by Doris Merrill, Event Coordinator K-State Arthropod Genomics Center Division of Biology, Kansas State University dmerrill@k-state.edu Doris Merrill via Gmail
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The Bornberglab has the following openings: POSTDOCtoral research associate (TVL13 100%FTE): to work on COMPARATIVE GENOMICS OF SOCIAL INSECTS and/or MOLECULAR EVOLUTION UNDERLYING AGEING and caste development. Application deadline is June 30th 2015 and commencing date is either late 2015 or early/mid 2016. Candidates should have experience in molecular evolutionary biology, insect genome analysis and life history traits, good skills scripting languages for bioinformatics and excellent communication skills for interaction with collaborations partners across Germany and abroad. See http://bit.ly/1EVOgk9 for further details. POSTDOCtoral research associate (TVL13 100%FTE): to work on the DE NOVO EMERGENCE AND EVOLUTION OF new PROTEINS using candidate genes from genomic data and their reconstructed presumed ancestors, but with an emphasis on EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION of biophysical properties and biochemical functions of expressed proteins. Application deadline is July 31st 2015 and commencing date is either late 2015 or early/mid 2016. Candidates should have experience in some of the following fields: molecular and/or structural biology concerning proteins, NMR spectroscopy or related techniques, protein cloning, purification and crystallisation, enzymatic kinetic assays. See http://bit.ly/1EVOgk9 for further details. Erich Bornberg-Bauer PhD, Prof. of Molecular Evolution + Genomeinformatics Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, Huefferstrasse 1 D-48149 Germany Westfalian Wilhelms University Muenster, bornberglab.org ebb.admin@wwu.de Phone / Fax / Direct Line: +49 (0) 251 83 21630 / 24668 / 21011 “E. Bornberg” via Gmail