This small workshop (limited to 20 attendees) features an intensive 4 day hands-on training from 4 international experts, in leading software packages for the analysis of genetic data: Dr. Alexi Drummond (BEAST), Prof. Peter Lockhart (Phylogenetic methods), Christian Anderson (Serial SimCoal), and Andrew Storfer (Landscape Genetics). These leading experts will provide detailed instruction on the analysis of model and actual datasets, and there is a strong demand for places. Interested graduates are encouraged to apply for travel funds from their host institutions. Workshop participants are strongly encouraged to attend and present at the Port Elliot Conference where they have free registration.
As at 9/3/2010 only 3 seats remaining. Please contact the workshop organiser before registering
Phylogentics Workshop registration Early Bird $500.00 AUD (includes training manual, welcome breakfast and free entry to the Pt Elliot Conference). [Non Early Bird $550.00] Early Bird rate closes Feb 28th, 2010
NO SINGLE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
To register your interst now, click here Deadline date: your registration plus full payment must reach our office no later than March 5, 2010. Late payment does not guarantee a placing.
Completed registration payment form can be returned via fax or post, with payment to: Ms Maria Lekis, The University of Adelaide, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences Darling Building, North Terrace Campus South Australia 5005 AUSTRALIA
The 4 day training program will include introduction to tree building/alighment, phylogenetic trees and networks, work on programs such as BEAST and MRBAYES, Coalescence, SIR and ABC methods and will comprise of a combination of lectures and hands-on computer training.
Professor Peter Lockhart
Peter is an expert on the molecular evolution of plants and holds the 2010 New Zealand James Cook Research Fellow in Biological Sciences. His current research is focused on mRNA (microarray and Illumina GAII sequencing) projects investigating hybridization and adaptation in New Zealand alpine plants. He has been an Associate Editor of Systematic Biology (2000-2004) and Molecular Biology and Evolution (2004-2010) and has more than 20 years experience in phylogenetic analyses. He is has published on the evolutionary properties of molecules – understanding their importance when tree building, model misspecification and phylogenetic networks. He will provide an introduction to modern phylogenetic methodology.
A/Professor Alexei Drummond
Alexei specializes in bioinformatics and coalescent methods and has created the Bayesian phylogenetic software analysis package BEAST, which can be used to construct phylogenetic trees, estimate rates of evolution, estimate Ne of populations, and detect bottlenecks.
Christian Anderson, a PhD student in marine biology at the University of San Diego wrote the program code for Serial SimCoal, an extension of Excoffier’s SimCoal that allows serial sampling through time. He will lead a tutorial on the newly released Bayesian Serial SimCoal, which is useful for both contemporary and ancient samples.
A/Professor Andrew Storfer
Andrew specializes in evolutionary and population genetics of amphibians. Andrew’s lab for the past several years has been involved in the development of landscape genetics methods.