Conservation Genetics – Advanced
Presented by Shomita Mukherjee, Subhankar Chakraborty and Vishnupriya Kolipakam
This workshop will focus on principles of population genetics and some of its wider applications in conservation biology. The workshop will be broadly in two parts – we will discuss theoretical aspects in the first part, emphasising on organisation and sources of genetic variation and population substructure and inbreeding. The second part will be method based covering widely used sampling and analytical methods in molecular ecology.
We will limit our focus on mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data and microsatellite markers, to understand both the sources and consequences of genetic variation within and across populations. The workshop will be hands-on; and therefore, will be more suitable to the researchers, who have been or are currently using molecular genetic methods in their studies. We encourage participants to come with data (mitochondrial or nuclear sequences or microsatellite) from their own projects, so that a discussion in the workshop can directly contribute
to their ongoing research.