ConGen 2018
Dear Conservation Genetics Community:

We are announcing the 2018 Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics (ConGen2018) Course (10 days) that will be held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational & Conference Center in Front Royal, Virginia (about 112 km from Washington, DC) between August 19-29, 2018. The venue is located on the outskirts of beautiful Shenandoah National Park and near the famous Appalachian Trail. The course will host 25-30 students dedicated to conservation of animals and plants and about 20-25 distinguished faculty from around the world.

The course will be directed by Dr. Stephen J. O'Brien, and taught by renowned scientists in methods, interpretation, and applications of genomic-based analyses for conservation of endangered species, who will also share a variety of their personal research experiences in this important and rapidly developing field. The ConGen2018 faculty represent an amazing group of people who come from all around the world and will be teaching, sharing their conservation stories, and interacting with students during the course.

Please fill out this form to be considered as one of the participants for the course.

Time: August 19-29, 2018

Address: 600 4h Center Dr., Front Royal, VA 22630, USA


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