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Molecular phylogeography of forest tree species using newly developed genomic resources (EST-SSRs and SNPs)
From Tuesday 04 October 2016 -  08:00
To Thursday 06 October 2016 - 18:00

This EVOLTREE training course is being organised by the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania



The increasing availability of new molecular markers, in particular microsatellites located in transcribed regions of the genome (EST-SSR) and SNPs, enable a better characterisation of the processes that may be responsible for the current distribution patterns of forest tree species.

This EVOLTREE training course will focus on using these newly developed genetic and genomic tools to investigate the processes of population differentiation and demographic history in several woody species occurring in Central and South-eastern Europe (e.g. silver fir, hornbeam, oaks).

It will teach how acquired knowledge can be used to identify and conserve new valuable forest genetic resources. Genetic delimitation of ecologically divergent taxa and evaluation of the adaptive potential of forest tree species under climate change will also be tackled.

Teaching methods

Lectures, practical exercises and excursion


Alexandru Lucian Curtu, Neculae Sofletea, Flaviu Popescu, Dragos Postolache, Iacob Craciunesc


Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania


Deadline: 31 August 2016

To register send an email to Alexandru Lucian Curtu: lucian.curtu @ unitbv.ro

Participation is free of charge.
For expenses, EVOLTREE offers financial support to participants from EVOLTREE partner labs (students or permanent staff).

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EVOLTREE organises different training courses on different topics. Financial support is available for participants from EVOLTREE partner organisations.