Transmitting Science and ForBio course: Phylogenetic Analysis Using R

Transmitting Science and ForBio are co-organizing a course on Phylogenetic Analysis Using R.

This course is for biologists dealing with the analysis of multiple molecular sequences at several levels: Populations, species, clades, communities. These biologists address questions relative to the evolutionary relationships among these sequences, as well as the evolutionary forces structuring biodiversity at different scales.

The objectives of the course are: (i) to know how to choose a strategy of molecular data analysis at the inter‐ or intraspecific levels, (ii) to be able to initiate a phylogenetic analysis starting from the files of molecular sequences until the interpretation of the results and the graphics.

Teachers: Emmanuel Paradis, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France; Klaus Schliep, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Number of participants: Places are limited to 25 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Requirements: Graduate or postgraduate degree in any Biosciences discipline. Knowledge of multivariate statistics, phylogenetics and molecular evolution. User level of R. All participants must bring their own personal laptop (Windows, Macintosh, Linux).

Material: The software used for this course will be centered on the R language for statistics. This will include the use of specialized packages particularly ape, phangorn, and adegenet.

Cetificate and credits: this course is equivalent to 3.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and participants who have completed the course and pass an assignment will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Click here for more information about the course.

For those interested in registering in this course, please do so through the Transmitting Science website

ForBio will cover the registration fee for all accepted ForBio members. ForBio associates can get a 20% discount on the course fee. ForBio will cover travel and accommodation only for Norwegian ForBio members. A 30% of the course fee may be required as a confirmation of assistance for all participants, amount that will be reimbursed to ForBio members during the course.

Contact Maria Capa for more information.

Published June 1, 2016 2:15 PM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2016 8:15 AM