Phylogenomics: 5-9 May 2014 Organized by the GENECO Research School at Lund University
“Phylogenomics is the intersection of the fields of evolution and genomics. Phylogenomics draws [phylogenetics and genomics] information by comparing entire genomes, or at least large portions of genomes.” (Wikipedia)
Are you interested in phylogenomics, but have no or little prior experience in the field? Then, this is the course for you! The course is open for all students, post-docs and researchers, but admission priority will be given to GENECO PhD students. The course is free of charge for GENECO PhD students, while others will be charged 1500 SEK.
Course outline: The course comprises lectures, discussions, and group activities focused on design of phylogenomic studies. Expected learning outcomes are that participants should be able to recognize, articulate, differentiate, explain, compare and apply core concepts of phylogenomics, recall relevant literature, and design studies to solve relevant phylogenetic problems using genomic data (broadly defined).
The course is given by Associate Professor Michael Cummingsat the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland. Michael has published extensively in molecular evolution, phylogenetics, computational biology and bioinformatics, computer science, and bioinformatics education. He has directed or co-directed the Workshop on Molecular Evolution (given e.g. at Woods Hole, USA) and the Workshop on Comparative Genomics (given e.g. in Český Krumlov, the Czech Republic).
Schedule Phylogenomics (5-9
May, 2014) -- Monday: 9-10: Registration, welcome, coffee @ Biology Building 10-17: Course @ Biology Building 12:30-13:30: Lunch @ IKDC 18-(20): Pizza @ Ecology Building -- Tuesday: 9-17: Course @ Biology Building -- Wednesday: 9-17: Course @ Biology Building 17-(19): Beer/snacks @ Ecology Building -- Thursday: 9-17: Course @ Biology Building 18-(20): Dinner @ Vin&Tapas -- Friday: 9-15: Course @ Biology Building/Ecology Building
Accommodation Participants are responsible for their own accommodation while attending the course. There are many options for hotel or hostel accommodation in Lund, and here is one option close to the Ecology Building (Sölvegatan 35):