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Courses & Workshops

GENECO courses are generally one week long and are given at the Departemnt of Biology at Lund University. The courses are free of charge to all GENECO students but are open to PhD students from any university to a course fee. The curriculum offers both introductory and specialized courses, as well as hands-on laboratory (wet or computer) and theoretical courses.

Here are some examples of previous courses held by Geneco, pdf 110 KB.

2017 Spring

Estimating signs of selection in genes and genomes - June 13-15, 2017, Lund

2017 Autumn

Intro to Bioinformatics using NGS data - 25-29 September 2017, Lund

The course will provide an entry-level introduction to a wide range of analytical techniques for massively parallel sequencing, including basic Linux commands. We will pair lectures on the theory of analysis algorithms with practical computational exercises demonstrating the use of common tools for analyzing data from each of several common sequencing study designs.

Read more about the course here: more information

Understanding Population Genetics, 23 - 27 October 2017

Population genetics with its many mathematical formulae provides perhaps the sharpest analytical tool in biological research. Its results are used everywhere, from evolutionary explanations to analyses of inherited diseases and many other applications. To really understand the strength of population genetics it is important to have worked through the most important derivations at least once. This course gives an introduction to the formal side of population genetics with the attempt to keep biological relevance in focus.

Courses at SciLifeLab supported by GENECO (Autumn 2017)

R Programming Foundations for Life Scientists, 2 hp

(2017-10-23 - 2017-10-27, Course | Uppsala)

RNA-seq, 1 hp

(2017-11-07 - 2017-11-09, Course | Uppsala)

De novo Genome Assembly, 1 hp

(2017-11-15 - 2017-11-17, Course | Uppsala)

Metagenomics, 1 hp

(2017-11-20 - 2017-11-22, Course | Uppsala)



Courses at Life-Science Courses (Autumn 2017)

Below you will find information about the Life-Science Courses 2017 that will give you GENECO points.

Previous courses

Workshop on Genomics, Cesky Krumlov January 2017
Apply latest September 15, 2016 using the link above. Note that GENECO pays the course fee for GENECO PhD students. This course gives University credits: ECTS 8 points/ 8 hp. The course organizers this year will be Scott A. Handley, Konrad Paszkiewicz, Karin Rengefors and Dag Ahrén, Department of Biology, Lund University.

Autumn 2016

Life-Science Courses 2016

Below you will find information about the Life-Science Courses 2016 that will give you GENECO points. Apply latest May 31st, 2016.

Cesky Krumlov
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General questions

Helena Westerdahl
Associate professor

Telephone: +46 46 222 36 69
E-mail: Helena.Westerdahl [at]

Questions regarding GENECO courses

Bengt Hansson
Associate professor

Telephone: +46 46222 49 96
E-mail: Bengt.Hansson [at]

Questions regarding administration, economy and other practical issues

Christina Rengefors
Project assistant
Department of Biology

Telephone: +46 46 222 96 14
E-mail: Christina.Rengefors [at]