Course Faculty

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An amazing group of people will be teaching, sharing their conservation stories and interacting with students during the 10 day course, these will include the following international faculty and speakers:

 

Course Director

Stephen J. O’Brien: Chief Scientific Officer at the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics , St. Petersburg State University, RUSSIA

Co-Directors

• Taras K. OleksykDirector, Caribbean Genome Center (CGC), and Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PUERTO RICO
 Klaus Koepfli: Researcher, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, USA and Senior Fellow, Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, St. Petersburg State University, RUSSIA
• Eduardo Eizirik: Associate Professor, Laboratório de Biologia Genômica e Molecular, Faculdade de Biociência, PUCRS, BRAZIL
• Viktor Toth: Senior Researcher, Balaton Limnological Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HUNGARY

International Faculty (Confirmed)

Scott Baker: Professor and Associate Director, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, OREGON, USA
Oliver Ryder: Director of Genetics and Kleberg Chair of San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research, CALIFORNIA, USA
Joan Pontius: Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at ESAC Inc, Rockville MARYLAND, USA
Harris LewinVice chancellor for research at the University of California, Davis, CALIFORNIA, USA
Dennis LarkinReader in Comparative Genomics Veterinary College, London, ENGLAND, UK
Bridget von Holdt: Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolution, Princeton University, NEW JERSEY, USA
Augosthinho Antunes: CIMAR, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Genomics and Evolution, University of Porto, PORTUGAL
Alfred L. Roca: Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS, USA
Anne Schmidt-Küntzel: Research Geneticist and Assistant Director for Animal Health and Research, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Otjiwarongo, NAMIBIA
Emma TeelingAssociate Professor, School of Biology and Environment Science, College Dublin, IRELAND
Cindy Harper: Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria at Onderstepoor, SOUTH AFRICA
Rasmus Nielsen: Professor, Center for Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics, University of California, Berkeley, CALIFORNIA, USA
Carlos DriscollResearcher, National Institutes of Health, MARYLAND, USA
Tom Gilbert: Professor, Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, DENMARK
Michael Hofreiter: Professor, Evolutionary Adaptive Genomics. Institut für Biochemie und Biologie, Potsdam, GERMANY
Axel Meyer: Professor, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, GERMANY
Tomàs Marquès-Bonet: ICREA Research Professor at the UPF (University Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona), SPAIN
Jose Lopez: Professor in the Biology department at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA, USA
Hoelzel, A.R.: Professor in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University, UK
Matthew Landers : Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PUERTO RICO

 

Course Staff

• Andrei Yurchanko: Junior Researcher, Smithsonian Institution and the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, St. Petersburg State Univeristy, RUSSIA
• Pavel Dobrynin: Junior Researcher, Smithsonian Institution and the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, St. Petersburg State Univeristy, RUSSIA
• Nikolai Cherkasov: Senior Specialist, Smithsonian Institution and the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, St. Petersburg State Univeristy, RUSSIA

 

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