Training Course in Molecular Evolution

Graziano Pesole graziano at area.BA.CNR.IT
Mon Jun 17 20:53:47 EST 1996


Training Course in Molecular Evolution

                             October 2-5, 1996

           CIHEAM - Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo Bari (Italy)

                                  funded by

                                 CNR, Italy
                                    and
                  EMBnet Education and Training Committee

The course is addressed to researchers in the field of Genetics and
Molecular Biology. It is designed to provide trainees with basic concepts in
Molecular Evolution; they will practice the use of the major computer
programs for evolutionary analyses. The major topics covered in the course
programme are:

     a) nucleotide and protein alignment,
     b) rates and patterns of nucleotide substitutions,
     c) methods for estimating the number of substitutions in nucleotide and
     protein sequences,
     d) molecular phylogeny.

The course will include

   * lectures on basic concepts and outstanding research in the field of
     Molecular Evolution
   * tutorials on algorithms and computer programmes for multiple alignments
     and evolutionary analysis
   * hands-on practice on the computer

Lecturers

Marcella Attimonelli, Bari (Italy)
Jaap Beintema, Groningen (The Netherlands)
Giorgio Bernardi, Paris (France)
Jaume Bertrandpetit, Barcelona (Spain)
Francois Catzeflis, Montpellier (France)
Wilfried de Jong, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Toby Gibson, Heidelberg (Germany)
Manolo Gouy, Lyon (France)
Dan Graur, Tel Aviv (Israel)
Edward Holmes, Oxford (UK)
Cecilia Lanave, Bari (Italy)
David Lipman, Bethesda, NIH (USA)
Graziano Pesole, Bari (Italy)
Cecilia Saccone, Bari (Italy)
Ken Wolfe, Dublin (Ireland)

A preliminary program is available

Registration Fee: 300,000 ITL
Accomodation and meals at the IAM college amount to 60,000 ITL/day.
Hands-on sessions will be limited to 25 students already having familiarity
with the most popular biological databases and packages. An extra fee of
250,000 ITL will be charged.

Registration deadline: 27 July 1996

10 scholarships covering registration fee, extra fee for hands-on session,
accomodation and meals are available to junior scientists.
To apply send the registration form and a short CV.
Scholarship application deadline: 10 July, 1996.
Applicants will be notified the award of the scholarship by 20 July.

For registration please fill in the Registration Form and send it back to
dr. Cecilia Lanave to the following e-mail address cecilia at area.ba.cnr.it.

Participants who prefer an hotel accomodation can contact the Organization
Secretary

Accomodation and hands-on session have to be settled no later than 10
September, 1996.
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Training Course in Molecular Evolution

                           Bari, 2-5 October, 1996

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                         Wednesday, October 2, 1996

Lectures

 9:00 - 9:40 Molecular Evolution, Strenghts and Weaknesses
             Cecilia Saccone
 9:45 - 10:30Genome Evolution
             Giorgio Bernardi

Tutorials

 11:00 - 11:45Sequence Retrieval Systems
              Marcella Attimonelli
 11:45 - 12:30Database searching and homologous sequences retrieval
              Manolo Gouy
 12:30 - 13:15Sequence alignment and multiple alignment
              Speaker to be decided

Hands-on session

 15:00 - 18:30Training on the usage of most common retrieval programs: SRS,
              ACNUC,
              HOVERGENE. Sequence extraction and application of most common
              multiple
              alignment programs. Choice of optimal parameters. Manual
              adjustment of
              multiple alignments (LINEUP)(PILEUP, CLUSTALW)..
              Manolo Gouy, Marcella Attimonelli, ...

                          Thursday, October 3, 1996

Lectures

 9:00 - 9:40 The molecular Evolution of Ribonuclease superfamily
             Jaap Beintema
 9:45 - 10:30Robustness and reliability in phylogeny reconstruction
             Francois Catzeflis

Tutorials

 11:00-11:45Fundamentals of Molecular Evolution
            Dan Graur
 11:45-12:30Genes in populations
            Ken Wolfe

 12:30-13:15Stochastic Models for estimating genetic distances. The
            influence of base
            composition
            Graziano Pesole

Hands-on session

 15:00-18:30Training on the most common programs to estimate genetic
            distances between
            homologous sequences (DNADIST, MARKOV, DISTANCES, etc.).
            Dan Graur, Ken Wolfe, Edward Holmes, Graziano Pesole

                           Friday, October 4, 1996

Lectures

 9:00-9:40 Impact of molecular data on phylogenetic studies
           Dan Graur

 9:45-10:30The recruitment of eye lens proteins in vertebrate evolution:
           adaptive evolution
           at the molecular level
           Wilfried de Jong

Tutorials

 11:00-11:45Molecular phylogeny: methods for tree reconstruction
            Dan Graur

 11:45-12:30Heuristic methods of tree searching and statistical tests of
            tree reliability
            Ken Wolfe
 12:30-13:15Estimation of Species/Genes divergence times
            Cecilia Lanave

Hands-on session

 15:00-18:30Training on the most common programs for tree reconstruction
            (DNAML, DNAMLK, PAUP, ..). Relative rate test programs
            (CODRATES).
            Ken Wolfe, Dan Graur, Cecilia Lanave

                          Saturday, October 5, 1996

Lectures

 9:00 - 9:40 Intraspecific genetic variation for tracing the evolution of
             populations
             Antonio Torroni

 9:45 - 10:30Molecular Evolution: Applications in Epidemiology and Public
             Health.
             Edward Holmes

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                   Training Course in Molecular Evolution

                       Bari (Italy) October 2-5, 1996

                              REGISTRATION FORM


Deadline: July 27, 1996

Please complete and mail to

dr. Cecilia Lanave
Organizing Committee
Area di Ricerca del CNR - Bari
Via Amendola 166/5
70126 Bari (Italy)
Tel. +39 80 5443305
Fax +39 80 5484467
E-mail cecilia at area.ba.cnr.it

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Are you applying for scholarship? .....
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Are you planning to stay in the College?.....

The registration fee and accomodation should be paid by July 27, 1996
by bank transfer to:

Istituto Bancario S. Paolo di Torino - Filiale di Bari - Ag. 1
Via Amendola 168 - 70126 Bari (Italy)
Account Number: W 01025 04001 10/3007

Participation acceptance will be communicated within September 13, 1996.

Please enclose here a short CV.





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