Integrative taxonomy in the "big data" era

Course website
You can find all information about this course on the course website.

Date
18-22 March 2019

Course description
The general objective of this course is to bring a new light to the species description activity. More specifically, it aims to show how taxonomy integrates the technical advances of molecular biology while recalling the importance of natural history collections in these practices. The specific objectives are to provide (i) a conceptual and methodological framework for species description practices; (ii) tools to integrate data from molecular biology techniques into these practices and (iii) an overview of the use of databases that link specimens deposited in natural history collections with biological data (especially molecular ones) and biological nomenclature. The module is designed both for biologists who are wondering about the place of taxonomy in modern biology and at taxonomists who wish to make the most of the technical advances of biology in their practice. To achieve these objectives the module alternates courses and practical work.

Course language
English

Location
Jardin des Plantes
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
France

Teachers
Dr. Sarah Samadi - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Line Le Gall - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Nicolas Puillandre - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Philippe Bouchet - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Guillaume Achaz - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Rodolphe Rougerie - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Jawad Abdelkrim - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Régis Debruyne - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Eric Pante - Université de La Rochelle
Dr. Joëlle Dupont - Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Anouk Barberousse - Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris IV

Coordinators
Dr. Sarah Samadi
Dr. Line Le Gall
Dr. Nicolas Puillandre

Participant quota
Max. 40 people

Fee
There is no registration fee for this course. Travel, accommodation, and meals are not included.

Credits
The course corresponds to 7.5 ECTS.

Registration
Please fill in the online application here.

Application deadline
8 January 2019 but there are still places available, so go ahead and apply!

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