The process of adaptation is of fundamental importance in shaping the genome of individuals. The modern genotyping technologies and new statistical methods are giving the ability to identify individual regions of the genome that are likely to be important in adaptive process.
This doctoral course falls within the general scope of describing the most innovative methods for detection of adaptation signals, related with environmental variables.

This course is primarily intended for biologists/ecologists PhD students of the doctoral schools ABIES and GAIA, but researchers may also be accepted.
Basic knowledge in population genetics and statistics, and R software.
Addressed Topics
  • Genetic structuring of a set of individuals and/or populations genotyped with molecular markers;
  • Interpretation of the  genetic structuring by environmental variables;
  • Detection of genomic footprints of selection related or not with environmental variables;
  • Functional characterization of candidate genes.