An Introduction to Microbiome Analysis workshop will be presented as part of the BIOS² training program by Professor Steven Kembel (UQAM) on May 19 and 20, 2022 from 1 pm to 4 pm Eastern Time .
This workshop will give an overview of the theory and practice of using metabarcoding approaches to study the diversity of microbial communities. The workshop will give participants an understanding of 1) the current methods for microbiome diversity quantification using metabarcoding/amplicon sequencing approaches and 2) the normalization and diversity analysis approaches that can be used to quantify the diversity of microbial communities.
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This workshop, which will be held in 4 sessions starting March 22, 2022, will present one idea of a complete workflow for applied Bayesian statistics. The goal will be to look at real-world models that are actually used by biodiversity scientists.
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Do you think science should influence policy? Do you wonder how to improve evidence-based decision making? Do you have a particular issue that you would like to bring to the attention of decision makers?
Sign up for an online workshop on Communicating science to policy makers hosted by Pr. Sarah P. Otto (UBC). This online training will be conducted in 4*90-minute sessions every Monday of March stating on March 7, 2022.
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BIOS² is organizing a training session about Science for Decision Support – Scientific Advice. This online training will be facilitated by Pr. Philippe Archambault (Laval University), in November 2021 and a future date in winter 2022.
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A workshop on Generalized Additive Models (GAMs), presented as part of the BIOS² training program, will be given by Pr. Eric Pedersen (Concordia University, a BIOS2 academic member) on November 2, 4 and 9, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM eastern time .
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This Fall (November 22-26, 2021), BIOS² will host a Software Carpentry workshop to introduce new BIOS2 Fellows, Québec-Océan members and and everyone else interested to the basics of computer programming, working with data and the skills needed to be productive in collaborative research projects.
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