Computational Molecular Evolution: Wellcome Trust Advanced Course (CoMEIII)

Venue: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

Location: Hinxton, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 11, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 20, 2011
Registration Date: Nov 26, 2010
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This Wellcome Trust Advanced Course aims to provide researchers with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to carry out molecular evolutionary analysis on their own data, as well as 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 was run successfully in Hinxton in 2009 and in Crete in 2010 (see


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Programme * interpretation of molecular phylogenetic trees and sequence alignments * genomics resources, sequence searching and and sequence alignments * phylogeny reconstruction and 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) Guest instructors * Martin Embley (University of Newcastle, UK) * Adrian Friday (University of Cambridge, UK) * Olivier Gascuel (LIRMM-CNRS, Montpellier, France) * Javier Herrero (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK) * John Huelsenbeck (University of California, Berkeley, USA) * Carolin Kosiol (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria) * Adam Leache (University of Washington, USA) * Aoife McLysaght (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) * Bill Pearson (University of Virginia, USA) * Bruce Rannala (University of California, Davis, USA) * Antonis Rokas (Vanderbilt University, USA) * Jeff Thorne (North Carolina State University, USA) * Maria Anisimova (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) * Aglaia Antoniou (Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, HCMR, Greece) * Natalie Cusimano (LMU Munich, Germany) * Clemens Lakner (Florida State University, USA) * Tim Massingham (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK)