Announcing “Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics” January, 10 – 22, 2015

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Announcing “Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics” January, 10 – 22, 2015

Course background:

The American Genetic Association in conjunction with the University of Puerto Rico is presenting a 10 day intensive course January, 10 – 22, 2015. The course will be directed by Dr. Stephen J. O’Brien, and taught by renowned scientists in methods, interpretation, and applications of molecular genetic analyses for conservation of endangered species, who will also share a variety of their personal experiences in this important field.


10 to 22 January 2015.


Rincon, Puerto Rico is situated at the western-most coast of the island called Gates of the Sun (Porta del Sol), and famous for its sunsets. This little beach town is near of University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez – a major research and educational center in the Caribbean. The course itself will take place at the Rincon of the Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel located close to the center of the town, within walking distance to the plaza, and many beach restaurants..

Who should apply:

Applicants should be conservation-minded scientists (advanced graduate students, post-docs, teachers, and researchers with advanced degrees) from academia, government, NGOs, or industry who are studying the genetics of endangered species and who will apply the knowledge gained from this course to the conservation of such species.

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