Phylogeny and Evolution using Bioinformatics

Overview of the course program

 

Reading and understanding phylogenetic trees
  • Tree estimation
  • Parsimony
  • Distance methods
  • Maximum likelihood
  • Bayesian estimation

Measures of confidence
  • Bootstrap
  • Likelihood tests
  • Posterior probabilities

Patterns of evolution
  • Models of DNA and protein evolution
  • Molecular clocks
  • Positive selection
  • Covariation of sites