Minerva School 2018: Sociobiology and Sociogenomics

July 15-20, 2018

HaGoshrim, Israel

A workshop on the frontiers of social insect research with an emphasis on the application of omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics…)

  • Phylogenomics and comparative genomics in the study of evolution of complexity and novelty
  • Transcriptomics and regulatory networks in the study of SocioEvoDevo and indirect genetic effects
  • Socio-physiology: hormones and neurons as links between genes and social behavior
  • Emerging molecular technologies: CRISPR-Cas, epigenetics, miRNAs, microbiomes

Lectures will be accompanied with hands-on tutorials on the omics data analysis and a field trip. The School is primarily targeted at graduate students and postdocs. Travel and full board accommodations will be covered by Minerva for 20 students. German and Israeli graduate students and postdocs are now invited to apply through the application web form.