Introduction to Molecular Phylogeny 2023
From November 27th to December 1st 2023
November time will be the time for another Molecular Phylogeny course!
The course aims to illuminate the theoretical concepts of phylogenetic analysis and practices in phylogenetic reconstruction.
Students will be able to analyse their data, interpret phylogenetic trees, and evaluate the limits and disadvantages of each approach.
The week-long training will consist of daily theoretical and practical sessions (50:50).
The course is destined for engineers and researchers at Pasteur Institutes in Paris or the International Network. It's also open for the admission of PhD students and post-docs from INCEPTION partner institutions and universities.
General introduction: principles of phylogenetic inference
Mathematics (simple) of trees
Evolutionary models and distances
Maximum parsimony criteria
Maximum likelihood criteria
Inference of selective forces
Be familiarised with sequencing banks
Prior use of basic bioinformatic software (BLAST, multiple alignments)
Notions of statistical probability (tests, standard distributions, simple parameter estimation methods)
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