EcolChange seminars – There´s more than one next week!

Next week, on Thursday, there will be two EcolChange seminars with altogether three presentations. At first there is the seminar in the Department of Geography, and then, overlappingly, in the Department of Botany.


Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology, Centre of Excellence EcolChange and PhD/MSc students seminar of Department of Geography

Time: Thursday, 09. November 2017 at 14.15

Place: Tartu, Tartu, Vanemuise 46-246

at 14.15
Kim Yrjälä, University of Helsinki
Microbial ecology of Finnish peatlands

at 15.00
Timo Sipilä, University of Helsinki
Genomics of yeast Taphrina betulina, a causative agent of Witch’s Broom disease of silver birch


Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange

Sten Anslan is PhD student in the team of biological interactions ecology.

Title of the talk: Handling high-throughput sequencing data in metabarcoding studies

Time: Thursday, 09. November 2017 at 15.15

Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium)


The high-throughput sequencing (HTS) methods provide speedy assessment of community structure from environmental samples. These methods yield millions of DNA sequences, which require bioinformatics expertise to process large amount data to species inventory records. In this seminar, I’ll give a brief overview about handling HTS data and introduce user-friendly analysis platform PipeCraft.


It´s like the old joke about how Ilya Muromets reached a crossroad… (painting by VM Vasnetsov “A Knight at the Crossroads”, 1882; pic from here)

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