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Making Phylogenetic Trees

2-4 October 2017

The Geneco course “Making Phylogenetic Trees” run by Prof Niklas Wahlberg  will be at Lund University from the 2nd to 4th of October . This 3 day course will provide an introduction to the fundamental principles of building phylogenies using molecular data, as well as the latest techniques and programmes in this field.

The aims of this course are to introduce the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference from molecular data and to provide an introduction to some of the most used methods and computer programs. The emphasis will be on model-based methods using maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference, with a focus on DNA sequences as data. We will introduce programs such as RAxML, MrBayes, as well as BEAST for timing of divergence analyses. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations of computer programs, and independent projects on fully analysing an example dataset (either your own or given by the lecturer).

The course is available to everyone and there is no charge for attendance. The course counts towards ECTS 1,5 points/ 1,5 hp for students.

 If you have any questions about the contents of the course please contact Niklas Wahlberg: niklas [dot] wahlberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Deadline for regisgration: 22nd of September


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