Workshop on molecular phylogeny
Yves Van de Peer
yvdp at uia.ua.ac.be
Thu Mar 6 10:22:54 EST 1997
Right after the congress organized by the European Society for Evolutionary
Biology (ESEB) in Arnhem (The Netherlands, 24-28 August 1997), The
International Society for Biochemical Systematics (ISBS) will organize a
one-week European workshop on molecular phylogeny and systematics
(Antwerpen, Belgium, August 28 - September 5, 1997). The registration fee
is 8000 BEF (approximately 260 $ or 400 DM). To minimize the costs of the
workshop, applicants should arrange for their own accommodation. A list of
accommodations and prices will be supplied. However, if necessary, the hotel
reservations can be also made by the organizers. English will be the language
of the workshop.
The courses will be taught by American and European phylogeneticists (John
C. Avise, Lutz Bachmann, Michel C. Milinkovitch, Fred Opperdoes, Rory Post,
Arndt von Haeseler, Yves Van de Peer, Marc Van Ranst,... among others).
John C. Avise will also give an evening conference. Topics of the workshop
Taxonomy - Sytematics - Evolution
Principles of molecular evolution
Collecting and processing molecular data
Sequence alignment and homology
Methods of tree construction: powers and pitfalls
Interpretation of phylogenetic trees
... and much more
The theory learned will be put into practice during a 2-day
computer lab where the attendants will use their own data or those
provided by the organisers.
Applicants should submit a brief CV, a brief statement on their interest to
attend the workshop, and a list of publications (if available).
The workshop is limited to 30 participants, and the application deadline is
April 15, 1997. Participants with no experience in molecular phylogenetics
advised to start on August 28, while people with some experience may start on
September 1st. Please, refer to the web site of the ISBS for details on
the program (http://isbs-www.uia.ac.be/isbs/).
Yves Van de Peer (treasurer ISBS)
Yves Van de Peer, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
University of Antwerp (UIA)
Email: yvdp at uia.ua.ac.be
FAX: +32 3 820.22.48
Tel: +32 3 820.23.16
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