We are happy to announce a course “Introduction to molecular phylogenetics” in the framework of collaboration between the Institute of Botany of NAS RA, L. Orbeli Institute of Physiology of NAS RA, the Young Biologists Association NGO with the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem.
Molecular phylogenetics is the study of evolutionary relationships among organisms using molecular data. The relationships are inferred my means of DNA sequence data and computer-based phylogenetic inference methods. Molecular phylogenetics is an irreplaceable component in modern biodiversity research and all studies on evolutionary questions. Applications of molecular phylogenetics include analyses of relationships between organisms (species, genera, families), reconstructing the evolution of morphological characters, finding the next relatives of crop plants, analyses of biogeographic patterns, analyses of species-limits, analyses of the genetic diversity of populations.
Course objectives and main topics
The objective of this course is to provide a general introduction into the theoretical background, approaches and methods of molecular phylogenetics. The course will provide examples mainly from botany but the methods are equally applicable for other fields.
Venue: Conference hall of the L. Orbeli Institute of Physiology NAS RA, 22 Orbeli Bros. str., 0028 Yerevan, Armenia
Dates: 07-11 November 2016 (5 working days, 14:00-17:00)
Working language: English
Course format: The course will be held mainly in form of lectures, demonstrations and some hands-on computer exercises.
The course is open to interested biologists at different levels in their careers.
– Students of biology at M.Sc. level
– Young scientists already holding an M.Sc. degree in biology or related disciplines
– PhD students in relevant disciplines
– Postdocs in relevant disciplines
For registration, please follow the link: http://bit.ly/2cVerBq
The deadline for registration is 15 of October 2016. All selected participants will be informed via e-mail on 20 October 2016
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