Workshop: Comparative methods in evolutionary biology

Sono aperte le iscrizioni per un interessante workshop sull’utilizzo di metodi filogenetici: dal 5 al 7 dicembre a Napoli

Workshop: Comparative methods in evolutionary biology
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, December 5th-7th, 2016

Day 1
– Introduction to the use of phylogeny in comparative methods
– Likelihood and bayesian inference methods
– Theoretical aspects of molecular clock analyses
– Tutorials on relaxed clocks using Beast 1.8
– Introduction to R

Day 2
– Tutorial on total-evidence dating using Beast 2.3
– Introduction to the use of remote servers (Cipres) for phylogenetic analyses
– Tutorial on comparative methods for exploring the evolution of discrete and continuous characters

Day 3
– Theory and approaches to the study of adaptive radiations
– Tutorials on comparative methods for detecting and quantifying heterogeneity in evolutionary rates (BAMM)


Registration fees: 100€ (fees include lunches); special price at 50€ for students enrolled at the Universities of Naples (Federico II and Parthenope) with no lunch included

Participants: this workshop is preferentially addressed to PhD students, postdocs and researchers with basic knowledge of phylogeny (sequence alignments, nucleotide substitution models and basic tree building). Max number 25


Tutors:
Francesco Santini, Associazione Italiana per lo Studio della Biodiversitá (Italy)
Bruno Frédérich, University of Liège (Belgium)

Organizers:
Sergio Stefanni, Salvatore D’Aniello, Giuseppe D’Onofrio, Andrea Tarallo, Maria Vittoria Modica

Registration at: sergio.stefanni@szn.it

Workshop. Comparative methods in evolutionary biology