Data challenge on software and statistical methods for population genetics (SSMPG 2017)

from September 11, 2017 to September 15, 2017

The aim of the summer school is to provide a comprehensive overview on software and statistical methods for detecting genes involved in local adaptation. Lectures and software demos will be given during the summer school.
This is the third edition of the SSMPG summer school. The summer school will start at dinner time on Monday, September 11 and end at breakfast time on Friday, September 15. A data challenge will be organised to promote learning. Participants will work in groups and will be asked to analyse simulated datasets. The objective will be to find adaptive loci using the different software introduced at the summer school. An article about previous experiences of a data challenge can be found in this preprint.

The summer school will take place in Aussois, a charming, small village in the Vanoise National Park (French Alps). The remote setting, along with the challenging program, were chosen to promote and enhance the communication and interaction between teachers and participants. Lectures and software demos will provide the necessary environment to generate lively discussions and initiate new synergies among the young researchers.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their own research during poster sessions.
Participants have to bring their own laptop in order to be able to participate to the data challenge.

Program

Monday September 11


  • Arrival of the participants
  • 19h30-20h30 Dinner
  • 20h30-22h00 Poster session


Tuesday September 12


  • 09h00-10h00 Introduction about the detection of adaptation from genomics data
  • 10h00-10h30 Presentation of the simulated datatsets that will be analyzed during the contest.
  • 10h30-11h00 Break
  • 11H00-12h00 Presentation of 2 software packages:
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
OutFLANK LEA SelEstim
pcadapt HapFLK BAYPASS

  • 12h00-14h00 Lunch
  • 14h00-15h00 Presentation of 2 software packages:
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
LEA SelEstim REHH
HapFLK BAYPASS SweeD


  • 15h00-15h30 Break
  • 15h30-18h30 Contest
    Participants will be working in groups to analyze the simulated datasets using the methods previously described.
     
  • 19h30-20h30 Dinner
  • 20h30-22h00 Poster session II

 


Wednesday September 13


  • 09h00-10h00 Presentation of 2 software packages:
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
SelEstim REHH OutFLANK
BAYPASS SweeD pcadapt



  • 10h00-10h30 Break
  • 10H30-11h30 Presentation of 2 software packages:
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
REHH OutFLANK LEA
SweeD pcadapt HapFLK



  • 12h00-14h00 Lunch
  • 14h00-18h00 Contest
    Participants will be working in groups to analyze the simulated datasets using the methods previously described.
     
  • 19h30-20h30 Dinner



Thursday September 14


  • 09h00-11h30 Contest
    Participants will be working in groups to analyze the simulated datasets using the methods previously described.
     
  • 11h30 End of the contest
  • 12h00-16h30 Mountain walk
  • 17h00-19h00 Results of the contest
    The instructors will present the results of the contest. The results obtained by the instructors and by the participants will be evaluated and compared. Prizes will be offered to the best groups among the participants.
     
  • 20h00-21h30 Gala Dinner



Friday September 15


End of the meeting after breakfast
 

Registration


Registration fees include attendance to the courses, food, bus from the station, housing, conference banquet, and the social event on Wednesday. The summer school is limited to 50 participants.
The deadline for registration is July, 28. Participants should register online.

Rates:
  • 470 €
  • A supplement of 50 euros will be charged if you prefer to stay in a single room rather than in a double room


How to pay:
  • By cash or credit card once you arrive at the conference center
  • By bon de commande.


Cancellation fees:
  • If you cancel before August, 20: no fees.
  • If you cancel between August, 20 and September, 3: 79 €
  • If you cancel between September, 4 and September, 7: 159 €
  • If you cancel after September, 7: all registration fees
 
Practical details
Bus shuttle between the railway station in Modane and the conference center (~15 minutes by bus).
The conference will take place at the centre Paul Langevin in Aussois. If coming by train, a shuttle will pick you up at the station on Monday afternoon and bring you back to the station on Friday morning.



Published on June 12, 2017

Practical informations