9th Poznan Summer School of Bioinformatics, 11th-15th July, 2011                  See also editions of 2010, 2003-2009

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The 9th Poznan Summer School of Bioinformatics was held on 11th-15th July 2011. The main topic was Advanced Techniques in Genome Analysis, and the lectures and classes covered: populational genetics, next-generation sequencing technologies, sequence assembly, genome-wide association studies, miRNAs and their targets, analysis of repetitive sequences, gene complexity and alternative splicing, pathways and biological processes.

This wealth of knowledge and expertise was brought to our 45 international participants by fifteen scientists from ten countries:

Kenneth Weiss (keynote speaker), Pennsylvania State University  

  • Maria Anisimova, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich  

  • Artemis Hatzigeorgiou, Al. Fleming BSRC, Athens  

  • Robin Haw, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto  

  • Marcin Jakalski, University of Muenster, Muenster  

  • Michal Kabza, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan  

  • Antonio Marco, University of Manchester, Manchester  

  • Anton Nekrutenko, Pennsylvania State University  

  • Graziano Pesole, University of Bari, Bari  

  • Andrzej Polanski, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice  

  • Monika Stoll, University of Muenster, Muenster  

  • Yutaka Suzuki, University of Tokyo, Tokyo  

  • Hadi Quesneville, INRA, Versailles Cedex  

  • January Weiner, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin  

  • Thomas Wiehe, University of Cologne, Cologne  

Apart from all exciting and interesting scientifc topics we also organised some social events to make the time more enjoyable. On 12th July we met in Akumulatory Club where we spent a very nice and entertaining evening with barbecue and a special appearence of "The Dicers". This is a local rock group established by our colegues from the Faculty of Biology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.

On the last day of the course we participated in the excursion to the nearby Kornik Castle and Kornik Arboretum. We also had a wonderful time walking around the Poznan Old Town and the Old Market Square. All our guests and participants enoyed traditional Polish food, like borsch, dumplings or sour barley soup.

Visit the Gallery of the 9th Poznan Summer School of Bioinformatics.