Summer Course in Molecular Evolution

Dan Davison Davison at UH.EDU
Tue Feb 22 19:33:24 EST 1994

Workshop on Molecular Evolution

August 7-19, 1994
Special Extended Topic Session August 21-28, 1994

Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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 advanced graduate students.
Scientists with a strong interest in molecular evolution including
organismic biologists, molecular biologists, and ecologists are
encouraged to apply.  Because 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 evolutionary
history of living systems, (5) the use of model systems for the study
of micro-evolution, (6) the evolution of chromosomes and genomes, (7)
molecular population genetics, and (8) current views on the evolution
of mutation rates, introns, transposable elements, repeated DNA
sequences, and multi-gene families.  

Fifteen students will be admitted to a special research topics session
August 21-28 for the purpose of analyzing their research data sets.

This course is supported in part by grants from the National Science
Foundation and Merck and Co., Inc.

Director: Mitchell L. Sogin, Marine Biological Laboratory

Faculty: Daniel Davison, University of Houston; Joseph Felsenstein,
University of Washington; Walter Fitch, University of California,
Irvine; George Fox, University of Houston; Richard Hudson, University
of California, Irvine; Laura Landwebber, Harvard University; David
Maddison, Harvard University; Roger Milkman, University of Iowa;
Stephen O'Brien, National Cancer Institute, MD; Gary Olsen, University
of Illinois; Norman Pace, Indiana University; Margaret Riley, Yale
University; Monica Riley, Marine Biological Laboratory; Terry Speed,
University of California, Berkeley; David Swofford, Smithsonian,
Washington, DC; Peter Waddell, University of Melbourne, Australia;
Bruce Walsh, University of Arizona; and others to be announced.

Tuition: US$675.00 (includes room and board)

Application Deadline: June 1, 1994

For Admission Application and Information Contact:

Admissions Coordinator
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA 02543

+1 508-548-3705 x 401

Internet: admissions at mbl.edu

dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77204-5934/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU
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