Joanna Kelley had the pleasure of participating in ConGen2015 “Application of Next Gen Sequence Data to Understand Genetic Population Structure and Detect Natural Selection”. The goal of the multi-day course is: “To provide training in conceptual and practical aspects of data analysis for the conservation and evolutionary genomics of natural and managed populations. Emphasis will be on next generation sequence data analysis (RADs, exon capture, and whole genome sequence analyses) and interpretation of output from recent novel statistical approaches and software programs.” Her presentation focused on RNAseq methods and potential applications to conservation.