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Tree building: Advanced concepts and practice of phylogenetic analysis

24 – 29 April 2017 | Faro, Portugal

Registration deadline

30 November 2016

Abstract submission deadline

01 March 2017

Selected participants will be notified by

14 December 2016

Payment deadline

31 January 2017

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About the practical course

The use of phylogenetic methods to reconstruct the evolutionary history of molecular sequences is a vital part of biological research. These methods underpin studies on the evolution and epidemiology of plant and animal parasites and disease-causing organisms, and more generally they allow an objective analysis of the patterns and processes generating biological diversity. To carry out phylogenetic analysis properly, it is necessary to have a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the key methods and approaches. This EMBO Practical Course has been designed to provide the theoretical and practical skills needed to carry out state-of-the-art phylogenetic analyses.

 

The past few years have seen have an explosion in new methods of analysis including the application of Bayesian analysis methods in phylogeny reconstruction, the development of improved non-homogeneous models that much better represent the dynamics of sequence evolution, and the development of methods for high-throughput genome-wide analyses. This EMBO Practical Course has been designed to cater for these newest of methods and for understanding how they relate to the more traditional methods. Our goal is to teach technical sophistication without losing sight of the need for a critical attitude to data and analyses.
 

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Registration deadline

30 November 2016

Abstract submission deadline

01 March 2017

Selected participants will be notified by

14 December 2016

Payment deadline

31 January 2017

 

Student/postdocs

EUR200

Academic

EUR300

Industry

EUR300

 

 

 

 

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation 23rd – 29th April 2017, inclusive (7 nights)
  • Lunch and coffee each day
  • Dinner each day, including Welcome Dinner and Gala
  • Transport to and from Hotel to UALG campus (Gambelas)
  • Registration administration
  • Course materials

We will try to accommodate all participants in single rooms but due to availability we have ask for some participants to share.

Selection Criteria

Participants will be early-career postdoctoral researchers and advanced PhD students who will be chosen on merit, as judged from a motivational letter and a CV. The selection procedure will also consider the need to balance numbers of participants representing different nationalities, to avoid over-representation from the host country (Portugal), to include a majority of participants resident in EMBC countries, and to maintain a reasonable gender balance.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstract for a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation that each student will present (200 words)

Payment

Payment of the registration fees will be made by inter-bank transfer after notification of acceptance.

 

 

Contact

Cymon Cox

CCMAR, University of the Algarve, Portugal

ccmaratt@ualg.pt

 

 

 
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Venue

Centro de Ciencia do Mar (CCMAR),

Universidade do Algarve,

Campus de Gambelas,

Faro,

Portugal

http://www.ccmar.ualg.pt/index.php?id=1

 

CCMAR

 

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation (7 nights, with breakfast) will be provided in central Faro close to the marina and shopping area. We will try to accommodate all participants in single rooms but due to availability we may have ask for some participants to share.

Transport

The host institute, CCMAR at the University of the Algarve (UAlg), Faro, is 4 km from an international airport (FAO). The venue can also be reached by rail from Lisbon to Faro railway station, and via major roads in Portugal and Spain.

About the Area

See these websites for further information about the Algarve and Faro areas.

Algarve:
http://www.algarvepromotion.pt/en/Default.aspx

Faro:
http://www.algarve-tourist.com/Faro-portugal-guide.html

 

Sponsors

UALGCCMAR