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An "Environmental Genomics" Doctoral Training Module

An "Environmental Genomics" Doctoral Training Module
An "Environmental Genomics" doctoral training module was held in Paris (AgroParisTech) in May 2016. It was sponsored by the DARESE and the doctoral schools GAIA and ABIES. Thanks to the AgroParisTech facilities, most courses were filmed and are available on a website. The teachers came from various institutes and work on various biological models, and are recognized as leaders in this field.

Context and challenge

Environmental genomics and genetic adaptation to a changing environment are topical subjects, particularly in the context of climate change. The training session addressed these subjects and was backed by two doctoral schools, ABIES and GAIA.
The following topics were covered: Population genetics models, measures of neutral and selected diversity, estimation of selection signals, links with environmental covariates, factorial analyses, functional analysis of candidate genes, visualization.
The training session was supported by classical (frontal teaching, tutorial classes) and innovative (flipped classroom) material.  The participating teachers work on the cutting edge of science, and regularly publish papers for scientific journals. They come from various organizations (CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, MNHN, TIMC-IMAG). The training session was delivered in English.


The module was held in Paris (AgroParisTech, rue Claude Bernard), and was attended by six to ten persons, depending on the sessions.
Two flipped learning videos were created. Most of the sessions were filmed.  Training materials (flipped learning videos, filmed sessions, and slideshows) have been gathered in an open-access website maintained at AgroParisTech.


Thanks to the support of the DARESE and AgroParisTech facilities (Tice team), we have acquired some skills and video equipment to create new training sessions. In particular, we plan to develop flipped learning video training material directed to French-spoken Africa. This material will concern various topics of animal breeding, and will be developed in close collaboration with African colleagues.