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GENECO Courses & Workshops

GENECO courses are generally up to one week long and held at the Department of Biology at Lund University. The courses are free of charge to all GENECO students but are open to PhD students from any university subject to a course fee.

The curriculum offers both introductory and specialised courses, as well as hands-on laboratory (wet or computer) and theoretical courses.

GENECO will cover the course fee for their students on a number of other courses, such as the SciLife courses. Furthermore, we are willing to consider covering the fee for 10 extra course days at external courses that fall within the remit of genomic ecology or are relevant to the specific genetic techniques used by a student within their PhD project. GENECO courses, SciLife courses and the Workshop on Genomics at Cesky Krumlov do not count towards these 10 extra course days.

Please make enquiries about these courses directly to us: emily [dot] oconnor [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se or olof [dot] hellgren [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se.

We would also like to draw attention to the UPPMAX courses on Uppsala University's website. There you find details of many excellent training resources that can be useful for handling large datasets, as many genetic projects generate. Although these courses generally do not require funding to attend, we would like to highlight them as potentially useful resources for you as a GENECO student.

Upcoming Courses

Workshop on Genomics in Cesky Krumlov 2023

The 2023 Workshop on Genomics is being held 14-27 May 2023 in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. Our philosophy is to train participants in the most relevant topics in genomics, in a vibrant, immersive and inclusive environment. The Workshop on Genomics was developed in response to the increasing demand for training on how to effectively analyse and manage data generated by modern sequencing technologies.

The Workshop curriculum includes extensive coverage of fundamental techniques required for all studies utilising modern sequencing data. While the Workshop on Genomics topics may change from year-to-year, efforts are made to devote significant amounts of time to techniques being used widely in the field (like genome assembly, genome annotation, transcriptomics, metagenomics, and population genomics).

The deadline for registration is 1 March 2023. Geneco will contribute to the course-fee, but may not be able to cover the full amount (depending on the number of students applying).

You find the application and more information about the workshop on Evolution and Genomics website.

Please send an email to Christina [dot] Rengefors [at] biol [dot] u [dot] se when you have registered so we can keep track of how many of you are interested in taking the course.

Introduction to bioinformatics using NGS data

6-10 February 2023, Lund University (1,5 ECTS). Registration no later than 31 December 2022.

This intense one-week workshop provides an introduction to the analysis of next-generation sequencing data. The workshop is open to PhD students, post-docs, and other researchers affiliated with Swedish academia and healthcare. It is organised by the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) and National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI).

You find more about the course on ScilifeLab's website.
Register on Typeform's web page.

GENECO will cover the course fee for their PhD students.

Phylogenetic Comparative Methods in R

13–16 March 2023, Lund University (1,2 ECTS)

This four-day course will introduce the theory and practice of implementing phylogenetic comparative analyses in R. The course will be broadly based on the contents of the recently published book “Phylogenetic Comparative Methods in R” published by Liam Revell (course leader) and Luke Harmon. The course will contain both lectures and computer exercises.

Course leader

Liam Revell from University of Massachusetts Boston in USA.


Please register on our web page.

Deadline for registration is 23 February 2023.

SciLifeLab courses supported by GENECO

GENECO is willing to cover the fee for their students attending SciLife courses. For details of the courses see SciLife's website.


General questions

Bengt Hansson

Telephone: +46 46 222 49 96
E-mail: Bengt [dot] Hansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Questions regarding GENECO courses

Emily O'Connor

Telephone: +46 46 222 37 22
E-mail: Emily [dot] Oconnor [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Olof Hellgren
Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +46 46 222 17 83
E-mail: Olof [dot] Hellgren [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Questions regarding administration, economy and other practical issues

Christina Rengefors
Project assistant
Department of Biology

Telephone: +46 46 222 96 14
E-mail: Christina [dot] Rengefors [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Annika Hecktor
Financial administrator
Department of Biology

Telephone: +46 46 222 92 12
E-mail: Annika [dot] Hecktor [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se