Course: Computational Molecular Evolution

03-May-2010 - 12-May-2010

3-12 May 2010
Iraklio (Heraklion), Crete

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2010

Course summary
This EMBO Practical Course aims to provide researchers with the
theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to carry out
molecular evolutionary analysis on their own data and on data
drawn from sequence databases. The course will combine basic
assumptions and ideas fundamental to the field with discussion
of cutting-edge methodologies, and is therefore relevant to
researchers with a range of different experience levels.

This course is essentially the same as that which ran successfully
as a Wellcome Trust Advanced Course at the European Bioinformatics
Institute, Hinxton, UK, in Spring 2009.

* interpretation of molecular phylogenetic trees and sequence
* genomics resources and sequence alignments
* phylogeny reconstruction models
* hypothesis testing in phylogenetics
* coalescent model and inference from population data

Course organisers
* Nick Goldman (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK)
* Ziheng Yang (University College London)
* Aidan Budd (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg)
* Alexandros Stamatakis (Technical University of Munich)
* Giorgos Kotoulas (Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics,
Hellenic Center for Marine Research, Heraklion)

Guest instructors
* Michail Averof (Institute of Molecular Biology and
Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion)
* Martin Embley (University of Newcastle)
* Olivier Gascuel (LIRMM, Montpellier)
* Javier Herrero (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK)
* John Huelsenbeck (University of California, Berkeley)
* Carolin Kosiol (Veterinary Medical University, Vienna)
* Aoife McLysaght (Trinity College Dublin)
* Rasmus Nielsen (University of California, Berkeley)
* Bill Pearson (University of Virginia)
* Antonis Rokas (Vanderbilt University)
* Mikkel Schierup (Aahrus University, Denmark)
* Jeff Thorne (North Carolina State University)
* Ken Wolfe (Trinity College Dublin)

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