Phylogeny course 2003:

Molecular Systematics and Evolution

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Schedule and teachers

Location: rooms INR219 (theory) and INN218 (exercises), Informatics Dept., EPFL, Lausanne
Time Topic Teacher
Mo Sep 1 DAY 1  
8:45
9:00-10:00
Welcome Address
Theory

Introduction, some basic concepts, patterns in data
Laurent Falquet

Martin Embley
10:30-11:30 Theory
Multiple sequence alignment

James McInerney
11:30-12:30 Theory: 
Introduction to practical sessions, using unix: basic commands, introduction to the interface

James McInerney and Peter Foster
13:45-17:30 Exercises: 
Multiple sequence alignment - Clustal practical

Staff
Tu Sep 2 DAY 2  
9:30-10:30 Theory: 
Characters and parsimony

Mark Wilkinson
10:30-11:30 Theory: 
Characters and parsimony

Mark Wilkinson
11:30-12:30 Theory
Distance matrix methods

Martin Embley
13:45-17:30 Exercises: 
PAUP, parsimony and distances

Staff
19:00 Social Dinner
We Sep 3 DAY 3  
9:30-10:30 Theory: 
Support measures in phylogenetics

Mark Wilkinson
10:30-11:30 Theory: 
Introduction to maximum likelihood

Peter Foster
11:30-12:30 Theory
Introduction to maximum likelihood (including an introduction to the practicals)

Peter Foster
13:45-17:30 Exercises: 
PAUP and likelihood

Staff
Th Sep 4 DAY 4  
9:30-10:30 Theory: 
Trees from proteins

Robert Hirt
10:30-11:30 Theory: 
Trees from proteins

Robert Hirt
11:30-12:30 Theory
More on likelihood and a fools guide to Baysian analysis ?

Peter Foster
13:45-17:30 Exercises: 
Likelihood and Baysian analysis

Staff
Fr Sep 5 DAY 5  
9:30-10:30 Theory: 
Bringing it all together - case studies

Martin Embley
10:30-11:30 Theory: 
Summary and recommendations

Mark Wilkinson
11:30-12:30

Discussion:
Roundtable, questions and answer session

End of the course. Farewell.

Staff

Laurent Falquet

13:45-17:30 Exercises: 
Free session - finishing off practicals, 'playing' with data

Staff