Organizer: Cymon J. Cox, CCMAR

Host institution: CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences

Start: Monday, 24 September 2018 @ 09:00

End: Saturday, 29 September 2018 @ 16:00

Timezone: WET

Sponsors: EMBO, CCMAR, UALG

Contact: Cymon J. Cox - ccmaratt@ualg.pt

Venue: CCMAR - Center of Marine Sciences

City: Faro

County: Algarve

Country: Portugal

Postcode: 8005-319

Scientific topic: Molecular modelling, Phylogenetics

Target audience:
  • PhD students
  • postdoctoral researchers
  • Academics
  • Industry
Description:

The use of phylogenetic methods to reconstruct the evolutionary history of molecular sequences is a vital part of biological research. These methods underpin studies on the evolution and epidemiology of plant and animal parasites and disease-causing organisms, and more generally they allow an objective analysis of the patterns and processes generating biological diversity. To carry out phylogenetic analysis properly, it is necessary to have a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the key methods and approaches. This EMBO Practical Course has been designed to provide the theoretical and practical skills needed to carry out state-of-the-art phylogenetic analyses.

The past few years have seen have an explosion in new methods of analysis including the application of Bayesian analysis methods, the development of improved non-stationary models that better represent the dynamics of sequence evolution, the application of population genetic theory to phylogenies through the use of multispecies coalescent, and the development of methods for high-throughput genome-wide analyses. This EMBO Practical Course has been designed to cater for these newest methods and for understanding how they relate to the more traditional methods. Our goal is to teach technical sophistication without losing sight of the need for a critical attitude to data and analyses.

Event type:
  • Workshops and courses

Capacity: 20

Eligibility:
  • By invitation
  • Registration of interest

Keywords: Phylogeny, molecular evolution, molecular modelling, Bayesian inference, Maximum likelihood inference, phylogenomics

EMBO Practical Course Tree building: Advanced concepts and practice of phylogenetic analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/embo-practical-course-tree-building-advanced-concepts-and-practice-of-phylogenetic-analysis The use of phylogenetic methods to reconstruct the evolutionary history of molecular sequences is a vital part of biological research. These methods underpin studies on the evolution and epidemiology of plant and animal parasites and disease-causing organisms, and more generally they allow an objective analysis of the patterns and processes generating biological diversity. To carry out phylogenetic analysis properly, it is necessary to have a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the key methods and approaches. This EMBO Practical Course has been designed to provide the theoretical and practical skills needed to carry out state-of-the-art phylogenetic analyses. The past few years have seen have an explosion in new methods of analysis including the application of Bayesian analysis methods, the development of improved non-stationary models that better represent the dynamics of sequence evolution, the application of population genetic theory to phylogenies through the use of multispecies coalescent, and the development of methods for high-throughput genome-wide analyses. This EMBO Practical Course has been designed to cater for these newest methods and for understanding how they relate to the more traditional methods. Our goal is to teach technical sophistication without losing sight of the need for a critical attitude to data and analyses. 2018-09-24 09:00:00 UTC 2018-09-29 16:00:00 UTC Cymon J. Cox, CCMAR CCMAR - Center of Marine Sciences, Faro, Portugal CCMAR - Center of Marine Sciences Faro Algarve Portugal 8005-319 Molecular modelling Phylogenetics CCMAR, Centre for Marine Sciences Cymon J. Cox - ccmaratt@ualg.pt EMBO CCMAR UALG PhD studentspostdoctoral researchersAcademicsIndustry 20 workshops_and_courses by_invitationregistration_of_interest Phylogenymolecular evolutionmolecular modellingBayesian inferenceMaximum likelihood inferencephylogenomics