MBL Molecular Evolution Workshop Announcement

Dan Davison dbd at THEORY.BCHS.UH.EDU
Mon Apr 16 16:08:54 EST 1990

		     Molecular Evolution Workshop

		      Marine Biology Laboratory
			   Wood's Hole, MA

			  August 19-31, 1990

The course will consist of a series of lectures and discussions
exploring multiple approaches to molecular evolution, and a computer
laboratory for phylogenetic and sequence analysis.  The two week
program is designed for established investigators, postdoctoral
fellows, and advanced graduate students.  Scientists with a strong
interest in molecular evolution, including organismic biologists,
molecular biologists, and ecologists are encouraged to apply.  Since a
major goal of this program is to provide a forum for exchange of
information between organismic and molecular biologists, students will
be asked to actively participate in evening discussion sessions.
Attendence is limited to 60 students.

Topics to be covered include 1) the theoretical basis for comparative
sequence analysis of proteins and nucleic acids, 2) analysis of
genomic sequence data and identification of homologous sequences, 3)
the applicability of macromolecular sequences to phylogenetic analyses
and contemporary approaches to molecular systematics, 4) the impact of
molecular phylogeny data on understanding the ecology and
evolutionary history of living systems, 5) te use of model systems for
studying micro-evolution, 6) the evolution of chromosomes and genomes,
7) current views on the evolution of mutation rates, introns,
transposable elements, repeated DNA sequences, and multi-gene

The course will employ a Gordon Research Conference format with
morning and evening lectures. Except for the first and last day,
afternoons are reserved for an optional computer lab.  Several Sun
workstations, four or five VAX terminals, and several IBM PC and
Macintosh computers will be loaded with PHYLIP, PAUP, (plus McClade on
the Mac) and appropriate sequence alignment editors and programs.
Aligned data sets will be provided and students will have the
opportunity to use these programs in computational environments
similar to those which may be available at their home institutions.

Applications are evaluated by an admissions committee and individuals
are notified of acceptance or non-acceptance within two weeks of those
decisions. Financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

Tuition: $450, includes room and board

Application deadline: JUNE 1, 1990

For further information contact:

Ms. Florence Dwane
Admissions Coordinator
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA 02543
1-508-548-3705, ext. 216

Director: Mitchell L. Sogin, MBL

Faculty: Barry Hall, University of Connecticut
         Gary Olsen, University of Illinois
	 Bruce Walsh, University of Arizona
	 Mark Wheelis, University of California, Davis
	 Norman Pace, Indiana University
	 Joseph Felsenstein, University of Washington
	 David Madison, UCLA
         Walter Fitch, UCLA
	 Roger Milkman, University of Iowa
	 Peg Riley, Harvard University
	 Temple Smith, MBCRR
	 Ford Dolittie, Dalihouse University
	 Dan Davison, University of Houston
	 Robb Dorit
	 Jan Drake
	 David Shub
	 Mike Clegg
	 Liz Zimmer
	 Alan Wilson
	 Peter Malone
	 Andrew Knoll

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