Cours 2024-2025

Evolutionary Genomics and Transcriptomics - Partim genomics [SBOEM165]

  • 3 crédits
  • 22h
  • 2e quadrimestre
Langue d'enseignement: Anglais / English
Enseignant: Dennis Alice

Acquis d'apprentissage

This course is divided between UCLouvain and UNamur, totalling 30 hours of instruction and 18 hours of practical exercises.

- 18 hours of theory + 12 hours practicals 2 by Prof. Dennis at UNamur
- 12 hours of theory + 6 hours of volume 2 by Prof. Melissa Page at UCLouvain
This course is meant to compliment the LBOE2124 Molecular Ecology course.


Genomic part (Prof. Dennis, UNamur):

  • We will discuss: Why we assemble new genomes, why this is valuable across different fields of research, principles of sequencing, assembly, and functional annotation. We will discuss different down-stream analyses with genomes and examples from the current literature.


  • In the practicals, we will sequence and assemble a small genome to get hands-on experience in all parts of this process.

Transcriptomic part (Prof. Melissa Page, UCLouvain) :

  • History : Transcriptomics as one tool in the toolkit box- Why is transcriptomics such a huge success in Evolution and Ecology?
  • Methodology : Experimental procedure - Differences between genomics and transcriptomics - Technological limitations and perspectives of transcriptomics; Another tool in the toolkit box : Quantitative Trait Loci ;
  • Case studies using transcriptomics in Evolutionary Ecology with a focus on studies done with data obtained from the wild : Transcriptomics for understanding the Anthropocene, Stickleback fishes Gasterosteus aculeatus case study, Transcriptomics in butterflies, General conceptual conclusions from these case studies; Conclusions at the methodological level.
  • Practicals : analyse d'un transcriptome non publié et identification de gènes candidats impliqués dans la production d'un trait physiologique sous sélection sexuelle, la phéromone sexuelle d'un papillon modèle.



Mode d'évaluation

Assessment will be based on a written report and an oral exam.

Langue d'enseignement

Anglais / English

Lieu de l'activité


Faculté organisatrice

Faculté des sciences
Rue de Bruxelles, 61
5000 NAMUR


Etudes de 2ème cycle