University of Gothenburg and ForBio workshop: RevBayes and BEAST2

RevBayes and BEAST2 are two major software packages implementing Bayesian phylogenetic methods. In this course, RevBayes will in particular be used to jointly infer fossil and molecular data, whereas the STACEY and DENIM add-ons to BEAST2 will be used to infer species delimitation and migration under the the multi-species coalescent model. The theoretical background to these particular methods will be covered, as well as practical usage of them in RevBayes and BEAST2, respectively. Participants are encouraged to think of potential applications of these methods in their research.

Course teachers are: Walker Pett and Bengt Oxelman.

The University of Gothenburg course plan can be found here. A course schedule will be uploaded later.

Application deadline is September 30, 2017. Extended apply now! Registration here.

A 2 ECTS course certificate will be given to students that pass the course by ForBio.

Fee: No course fee. ForBio members that are graduate students or postdocs in Norway can have travel and accommodation expenses covered. Lunches are provided.

Contact Hugo de Boer ( for more information.

Published Aug. 14, 2017 9:13 AM - Last modified Oct. 8, 2017 9:33 PM