Environmental-DNA and metabarcoding

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FEW PLACES STILL AVAILABLE – LATE APPLICATIONS CONSIDERED

Environmental DNA (eDNA) coupled with metabarcoding represents a powerful tool for investigating ecosystem complexity and revealing hidden biodiversity. This novel approach is revolutionising the way we assess and monitor aquatic ecosystems.

This course will provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills required to apply the eDNA metabarcoding approach in aquatic environments. The course program includes a combination of lectures, field activities, lab-work and data analysis to provide the students with a thorough understanding of the use of eDNA in molecular ecology, with hands-on experience.

The course, organised in collaboration with University of Salford, UK  will be held on the scenic island of Ortigia, the historic centre of Siracusa in Sicily, Italy.

eDNA course flyer

eDNACourseSicily2017program

Course Lecturers:

Prof. Stefano Mariani, University of Salford, United Kingdom

http://www.marianilab.org/stefano-mariani

 

Dr. Owen S. Wangensteen, University of Salford, United Kingdom

http://www.marianilab.org/owen-wangensteen-1

 

Ana Soto, MSc., University of Salford, United Kingdom

 

Dr. Alexia Massa-Gallucci, SCIE Center, Italy

http://sciecenter.org/about/

Application at info@sciecenter.org

To apply, send a letter of support from your academic supervisor and a half page letter of intention detailing your research interests and experience and how you would envisage employing eDNA in your current or future project.

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