This Training School will address tools and technologies used to detect bacteria of the Xanthomonadaceae family and approaches to study the genetic diversity and population structure of bacterial isolates, including MLST/MLSA, VNTR/MLVA and NGS approaches. The Training School will involve seminars, demonstrations, use of software and databases as well as hands-on activities.
The Training School will cover the following topics:
Day 1: Theory – Preparatory steps for “Hands on” experience – Introduction to Prognosis (Know thyself),
Day 2: How to properly prepare samples from my infected tissues / “Hands on” experience,
Day 3: Further tools on Prognosis & Advanced Diagnosis on Xanthomonadaceae – Commercial providers / Demonstration, “Hands on“ experience and Round-table discussion
Day 4: Genome sequencing techniques, population genomics and phylogeny as tools for diagnosis / Demonstration,
Day 5: Bioinformatics and Imaging techniques – Analysis of NGS data from Xanthomonadaceae samples – Demonstration and “Hands on” experience.
The Training School invites interested researchers from participating COST Countries to apply as soon as possible by sending a Letter of Motivation incl. a cost estimate for travel expenses (only for transportation, not for accommodation and meals), a CV of max. 2 pages and a list of publications to the Chair of the COST Action, Ralf Koebnik, and to the Grant Holder Administrator, Audrey Canado-Janjon.
Applications will be screened by an ad hoc committee and selected researchers will receive a fixed grant covering most, if not all of the costs. The organisers aim at welcoming approximately 18 Trainees. The COST Action specifically encourages Early-Career Investigators (ECIs) and researchers from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) to apply.
The official website to apply and read all the official info is: https://euroxanth.eu/events/training-schools/training-school-1