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Workshop: Simulating evolution with SLiM

Föstudagur, March 6, 2020 (All day) to Þriðjudagur, March 10, 2020 (All day)
Nánari staðsetning: 
To be determined

Benjamin C. Haller (Cornell University) will give a five-day SLiM workshop  at the
University of Iceland.  It will be hosted by
Snæbjörn Pálsson and Arnar Pálsson, of the University of Iceland
(Háskóli íslands).  It will be free, and open to participants outside
of the university.  HOWEVER, registration is required, a limited number
of seats are available, and priority will be given to registrants
affiliated with the University.  To apply, please send an email to BOTH
Snæbjörn and myself (snaebj@hi.isbhaller@mac.com) with the info
below.  The deadline for applying is the end of the day on 10 January
(late applicants may be considered if there is room), but priority for
University applicants will end on 13 December; after that date it will be
first-come-first-served so that we can notify everyone of their acceptance
in time to make travel arrangements.  Early application is advised.

As background: SLiM is a software package for creating evolutionary
models/simulations that are individual-based and genetically explicit.
It is scriptable, flexible, fast, and includes an interactive graphical
modeling environment.  You can read more about it on its home page

The dates for it have been chosen to dovetail with the Oikos conference
in Reykjavík, which is March 3-5 (https://www.oikos2020.org); we hope
that this will make the workshop more convenient for many to attend.
Note that early registration for Oikos lasts until December 2nd, and
then the price goes up, so if you wish to attend the conference as well,
act quickly.

For this workshop, your application email should include: (1) your name,
(2) your university or institutional affiliation, (3) a link to a research
website or similar academic page, if you have one, (4) a 1-2 sentence
description of your level of experience with SLiM and any other forward
genetic simulation software, if any, (5) a 1-2 sentence summary of why
you want to attend the workshop (i.e., the connection to your research),
and (6) 1-2 sentences about any specific topics within SLiM that you hope
to learn about in the workshop.  Note that you will be responsible for
your own lodging and your own transportation.  Please do not apply to
the workshop unless you are sufficiently serious that you will actually
attend, if accepted.

The plan is to cover all the major topics in the SLiM manual, starting
with lots of introductory material to get beginners up to speed with
SLiM and its associated scripting language Eidos, and ending up at
advanced topics like non-Wright-Fisher models, tree-sequence recording,
continuous-space models, and nucleotide-based models.  We won't cover
everything in the manual – that would be overwhelming! – but we'll
try to cover all the big topics.  There will also be time for attendees
to work on their own models with help from me, and we may also have time
to explore some optional side topics that are of particular interest to
those attending each workshop.  The workshop will be taught principally
using SLiMgui on macOS.  Every attendee will need their own Mac laptop,
but a limited number of Mac laptops *might* be available on-site for
those who do not have one, and running macOS inside VirtualBox on another
operating system is also possible.  (A Mac is required to run SLiMgui,
which is necessary for teaching purposes.)

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