Molecular Evolution Summer Workshop annoucement

Dan Davison dbd at THEORY.BCHS.UH.EDU
Sun Mar 17 19:27:58 EST 1991


                  Marine Biological Laboratory


     A series of lectures and discussions exploring multiple
approaches to molecular evolution, and a computer laboratory for
phylogenetic and sequence analysis.  This two week program is
designed for established investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and
advance graduate students.  Scientists with a strong interest in
molecular evolution including organismic biologists, molecular
biologists, and ecologists are encouraged to apply.  In addition,
mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists with some
background in molecular biology and with an interest in molecular
evolution 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.  Limited to 60
students.

     Topics to be covered include 1) the theoretical basis for
comparative sequence analysis of proteins and nucleic acids,  2) 
the 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 liming
systems,  5) the use of model systems for the study of micro-
evolution,  6) the evolution of chromosomes and genomes, and  7)
current views on the evolution of mutation rates, introns,
transposable elements, repeated DNA sequences, and multi-gene
families.

Director:  Mitchell L. Sogin,  Marine Biological Laboratory

Faculty:  Joseph Felsenstein, University of Washington, Seattle;
          David Maddison, Harvard University
          Gary Olsen, University of Illinois
          Norman Pace, Indiana University
          Margaret Riley, Yale University
          David Swofford, University of Illinois
          Mark Wheelis, University of California, Davis
          and others to be announced

Tuition:  $550, includes room and board
          Limited financial aid is available to qualified
               applicants

Application
  Deadline:    June 1, 1991

     Applications are evaluated by an admissions committee. 
Individuals are notified of acceptance or nonacceptance within two
weeks of those decisions.


For further information and application forms, contact:

     Florence Dwane
     Admissions Coordinator
     Marine Biological Laboratory
     Woods Hole, MA  02543,  USA
     (508) 548-3705, ext. 216



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