Comparative genomics in eukaryotes

May/13 09:30 - May/13 17:00
Gent Bio-Accelerator Technologiepark 21 9052 Gent
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 09:30 to 17:00

Technologiepark 21
9052 Gent

At the end of this training, participants will understand the principles and possible applications of comparative genomics.
They will know how comparative genomics is used to:
• annotate and characterize gene families
• annotate and characterize genomes
• transfer information from one species to another
• identify transcription factor-binding sites in promoters based on cross-species comparisons


This course presents a comprehensive overview of the principles and applications of comparative genomics in eukaryotes. The course combines lectures with hands-on exercises.

Required skills

This training is intended for people with basic knowledge of biology. BITS provides 15 laptops for their training sessions. Depending on the number of participants (max 20), it is possible that you have to share the laptop with one other participant but you can also choose to bring your own laptop for this training session.​​


Klaas Vandepoele

Databases and tools used in this training

•SGD​ yeast genome database
•Yeast gene order browser
•Synteny database
•BioEdit alignment editor
•MEGA​ for tree construction


9h30-11h00 Introduction + Gene family analysis
11h00-11h15 Coffee break
11h15-12h30 Exercise Gene family analysis
12h30-13h15 Lunch
13h15-15h00 Genome analysis + exercises
15h00-15h15 Coffee break
15h15-17h00 Comparative transcriptomics + Questions


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