The Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics of HCMR, under the European project 
MARBIGEN (FP7-REGPOT-2010-1) -,  kindly invites you to the 
Workshop on "Next-Generation Sequencing technologies and Informatics tools for 
studying Marine Biodiversity and Adaptation". The Workshop will be held on the 1st
-3rd of October 2012 at the Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics - HCMR, Heraklion, 
Crete, Greece.  
Program details, a registration form as well as a list of the keynote speakers can be found 
on the workshop website (see link below): 
Workshop information and overview 
DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies are advancing very fast, with the 
development of novel methodologies and machinery and the utilization of new types of 
molecular markers, giving insights into genomes rapidly, thus changing both the scale 
and the mode of genetic analysis. This offers a unique opportunity to get better insights 
into marine genetic biodiversity and to study adaptive genetic variation, developmental 
and molecular physiology mechanisms that allow organisms to adapt to new 
environments (e.g. climatic changes, invasions, new pathogens).  
This workshop aims to:  
a) present key concepts on Next-Generation DNA sequencing and genotyping techniques  
b) provide a comprehensive overview of available bioinformatics tools for analyzing 
whole genomes, discovering molecular markers, genes and annotation,  
c) present the advantages and caveats of new approaches for studying genetic 
d) integrate these new approaches into population and conservation genomics, 
phylogenomics and adaptation.  
The workshop will consist of a series of lectures that cover various aspects of marine 
biodiversity and adaptation. Invited speakers are chosen based on their effectiveness in 
teaching theory and practice in genetic diversity, genomics, phylogenomics, and 
adaptation. Included among the faculty are developers and other experts in the use of 
computer programs and packages for the analysis of high-throughput data.  
Who can attend: The workshop targets mainly PhD students and post-docs, but also 
researchers interested in high-throughput DNA analysis methods.  
Registration is free.  
The official language of the workshop is English. All lectures will start at 9:00 and will 
be completed by 19:00 at the amphitheater of HCMR main building. 
We look forward seeing you at HCMR

Dates: 1-3 October 2012
Place: IMBG - HCMR
Main Building of HCMR
Former U.S. Base of Gournes
71500 Gournes
Heraklion, Crete, Greece