EMBO Practical Course - Tree building: Advanced concepts and practices of phylogenetic analyses4
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 in phylogeny reconstruction, the development of improved non-homogeneous models that much better represent the dynamics of sequence evolution, and the development of methods for high-throughput genome-wide analyses. This EMBO Practical Course has been designed to cater for these newest of 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.
Hotel accommodation (7 nights, with breakfast) will be provided in central Faro close to the marina and shopping area. We will try to accommodate all participants in single rooms but due to availability we may have ask for some participants to share.
Centro de Ciencia do Mar (CCMAR),
Universidade do Algarve,
Campus de Gambelas,