WS 5 - Functional genomics

We are pleased to announce a two-day ASSEMBLE Workshop on “Functional Genomics of Marine Model Organisms” to be held from May 22nd to 23rd, 2012 at the Zoological Station Anton Dohrn in Naples, Italy.

The WS aims at introducing participants to the molecular, genetic and genomic tools available for the main marine model organisms, focusing primarily on ASSEMBLE models, and is taught by experienced instructors. The WS programme will consist of introductory talks and demonstrations of selected methods.

Due to a limited number of 20 places available, priority of attendance will be primarily directed at technical personnel and more permanently employed scientists from ASSEMBLE institutions.

Detailed programme available here.

Registration form available here.

Information about local accomodation here.

We anticipate that the preliminary list of micro- and macroorganisms that will be discussed during the WS includes: Ectocarpus siliculosus (brown multicellular alga), Phaeodactylum tricornutum (pelagic unicellular alga), Ostreococcus tauri (green unicellular alga), Ciona intestinalis (ascidian), Paracentrotus lividus/Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (sea urchin), Branchiostoma lanceolatum (amphioxus), Platynereis dumerilii (annelid polychaete) and Clytia hemisphaerica (hydrozoan).