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Thu 30 May - Fri 31 May 2013
09:30 - 17:00

Venue: Department of Genetics, Room G12

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Bioinformatics: Introduction to Phylogenetic Tree-Building
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Thu 30 May - Fri 31 May 2013

Description

The course will cover, at a basic level, building phylogenetic trees based on molecular sequence data. This will include the general context and uses of tree-building, choosing models of DNA and protein evolution, tree-building methods including distance, parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian MCMC, and confidence in results. Examples will be worked through using MEGA. Further information can be found here.

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Target audience
Prerequisites

Basic computing skills, graduate level in Life Sciences

Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Thu 30 May 2013   09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Department of Genetics, Room G12 map Giselle Walker,  Ellen Nisbet
2 Fri 31 May 2013   09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Department of Genetics, Room G12 map Giselle Walker,  Ellen Nisbet
Aims
  • To provide an introduction to Phylogeny and associated software
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Duration

2

Frequency

A number of times per year

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