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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

Landscape and seascape genomics

30 October - 4 November 2023, University of Gothenburg (2.5 ECTS)

This course aims at detailed understanding and hands-on experience of using landscape genomic approaches for one’s own biological research questions. You will be presented for and trained in landscape genomic concepts and methods showing how genomic data combined with spatially resolved environmental data can be applied to address and answer research questions related to management and conservation.

Course plan, schedule, entry requirements and application link available at the University of Gothenburg website

Course coordinators

Kerstin Johannesson (Kerstin [dot] Johannesson [at] gu [dot] se), Cynthia Riginos and Anna Runemark

Science communication and its role in society

20–24 November 2023, Lund University (3 ECTS)

This course will give knowledge and understanding of how effective science communication works and discuss the role of science in society. The course will be taught through seminars, discussion groups, self-directed learning, and project work. The course aims to provide skills to condense and convey key messages clearly, to define target audiences for different types of communication and to develop effective techniques to deliver and receive information through different channels.

Course leader

Johanna Stadmark, Department of Geology, Lund University


The deadline for registration is 10 October 2023.

Registration is open on ClimBEco's website

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 (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 (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 (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