ForBio course: Phylogenomics

Teachers: Torsten Hugo Struck (, NHM, UiO; and Patrick Kück (, ZFMK Bonn

Objectives: Advances in high-throughput sequencing and genomics have revolutionized research in evolutionary biology and systematics. The use of genomics data in phylogenetic analyses has brought new challenges in terms of data handling and analysis. This course aims to help those that have basic experience in bioinformatics and molecular phylogenetics, and have projects focused on high-throughput sequencing data and phylogenetics, to become acquainted with tools, programs and pipelines for phylogenomics and want to contact phylogenomic studies beyond the standard also addressing potentially confounding biases in their datasets.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of command line interaction, regular expressions, UNIX, sequence data and alignments, model-based phylogenetic analyses, model testing, Bayesian inference, is a prerequisite for participation. Pre-course exercises on command line, regex and UNIX will need to be done, submitted and passed to ensure that all participants have an equal minimum level at start. Moreover, we will provide a pre-course afternoon session on basic UNIX commands to refresh the knowledge, for accepted students asking for such a refresher.

Fee: No course fee.

Travel, food and accommodation: Shared accommodation is free of charge. In addition, ForBio will cover travel for Norwegian ForBio members. Meals are included, and the venue has cooking facilities and participants will prepare food together in shifts.

Maximum number of participants is 12.

Application deadline is April 15th, 2018.

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Contact Galina Gusarova ( or Torsten Hugo Struck ( for more information.

Published Dec. 8, 2017 11:33 AM - Last modified Feb. 15, 2018 11:20 AM