Course “Plant-beneficial function prediction of Bacillus subtilis species through NGS technology”

6 – 13 November 2022, Sfax, Tunisia

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.


Slim Tounsi (Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax, Tunisia)

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Deadline for receipt of applications:
31 July 2022

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The course aims at familiarizing participants with Bacillus subtilis species group Next-Generation genome sequencing and data analysis.  It will focus on manipulating large data sets in a UNIX environment and a basic understanding of scripting and programming skills.


 Bacillus subtilis species group Next-Generation genome sequencing and data analysis, Comparative genomic analysis and genome mining of genes contributing to plant-beneficial functions .


Researchers involved in the field of Microbial Biopesticides/Next-Generation Sequencing. Poster sessions will be also organized. Students and junior scientists are welcome to participate. Registration fees will be euros 100.


Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs. A limited number of grants, covering accommodation (twin share) and local hospitality for the duration of the course, are available to a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States.

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