The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Hologenomic Data Analysis for Agriculture (Hologenome School) will be held from July 29 to August 09, 2024, in São Carlos (São Paulo state, Brazil) at the EMBRAPA Southeastern Livestock, Embrapa Instrumentation, decentralized units of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), and at the University of São Paulo’s Chemistry Institute of São Carlos (IQSC-USP).
Hologenome School will provide students and young researchers with an interdisciplinary view of hologenomics and state-of-the-art knowledge on host-microbiome multi-omics data analyses and integration. The School aims to discuss how these tools could improve the development of new agricultural management strategies in order to improve food production and sustainability.
This 75-hour course will consist of lectures, practical classes on genomics, metagenomics and metabolomics data analysis, and technical visits to scientific institutions. Students participating in the School must be enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate courses, in Brazil or abroad, being potential candidates for Master’s, Doctorate courses or internships as Post-Doctors researchers in higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo. Some young doctors may also be accepted.
The discussions at the School will greatly benefit from the participation of internationally renowned scientists as speakers, including Dr. Leluo Guan (The University of British Columbia, Canada), who will be speaking about “Omics-based nutrition to improve cattle production sustainability”; Haithem Afli (Munster Technological University, Ireland), a leading expert in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, who will be giving a lecture titled “The language of life”; Dr. Daniela Lourenco (University of Georgia, USA), a spokesperson for the single-step method that is most widely adopted for animal improvement, who will be expanding on “Modeling microbiome in genomic selection”, and others.
Approximately 40 applicants will be selected (20 Brazilian residents and 20 foreign residents); the participants will have the opportunity to present, in poster sessions, the results of their research, discussing the progress of their results with the participating scientists.
Additional applications from the general scientific community will be accepted for the first three days of plenary lectures.
Reporters are invited to register for the scientific sessions and short courses, which will present state-of-the-art science and the results of new research.
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is supporting the event through its São Paulo School of Advanced Science Program (SPSAS http://espca.fapesp.br/home). Students living outside São Paulo state can apply to receive financial support to cover the cost of air travel, accommodation, and meals.
Applications must be submitted by March 30, 2024.