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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 
will include:

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)
                                Universiteitsplein 1
                                B-2610 Antwerp

                                Email: yvdp at uia.ua.ac.be
                                or http://www.uia.ac.be/u/yvdp/
                                FAX: +32 3 820.22.48
 				Tel: +32 3 820.23.16

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