ForBio course: Introduction to phylogenetic methods

Dear all,

The Research School in Biosystematics – ForBio – invites to the course ”Introduction to phylogenetic methods”.

The course will take place November 4 – 8, 2013 at the University of Bergen.

This course aims primarily at students who will do phylogenetic computation in their thesis work, but who have no hands-on experience with some of the more frequently used software applications. Introductory lectures will cover topics such as properties of data and trees, models of evolutionary change, phylogenetic signal, model testing, and hypothesis testing. The students will learn how to prepare their data, explore the properties of the data, how to use distance, parsimony, likelihood and Bayesian methods in computation.

Please note that external students are required to study electronic course material in order to prepare for the computing class in November. The intensive computer lab (Nov 4-8) is at University of Bergen, Norway.

More information about the course and how to apply can be found at

Application deadline is September 26, 2013.
Contact person: Christiane Todt
Course leader: Endre Willassen



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