Events

Workshops

The Molecular Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics lab runs regular workshops, mainly on phylogenetics. Participation in these workshops is free, but registration is essential. Details of future workshops will be posted here.

Two workshops on "Introduction to Phylogenetic Analysis" will be held in July 2014. The first will be a one-day workshop, held on Friday 11 July in conjunction with the Genetics Society of Australasia Conference at the University of Sydney. The second will be a two-day workshop, held on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 July at the University of Sydney. Further details of these workshops will be available here in due course.

Statistical computing and data analysis using R

Tuesday 5 November, 2013
Sebastián Duchêne & Simon Ho.
Robert Brown Computing Lab (Macleay A12).


The MEEP laboratory held a free one-day workshop on the statistical software R. The workshop was organised and led by MEEP PhD student Sebastián Duchêne. It was attended by a total of 28 researchers and students, mostly from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Lecture slides
Tutorials
Data sets used in tutorials

Introduction to phylogenetic analysis

Tuesday 23 July to Wednesday 24 July, 2013
Simon Ho, Nathan Lo, Sebastián Duchêne, Martyna Molak, & Frank Jia.
DT Anderson Lecture Theatre (Heydon-Laurence A08) and Robert Brown Computing Lab (Macleay A12).


The MEEP laboratory held a free two-day workshop on phylogenetic analysis, with a focus on Bayesian phylogenetics. The first day of the workshop covered introductory phylogenetics and maximum likelihood. The second day of the workshop dealt with advanced topics in Bayesian phylogenetics. A practical class was held on each day.

Workshop Programme
Lecture 1. Introduction to Phylogenetic Analysis
Lecture 2. Phylogenetic Methods and Models
Lecture 3. Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis
Lecture 4. Bayesian Phylogenetics: Rates and Timescales
Lecture 5. Bayesian Phylogenetics: Analysing Populations
Lecture 6. Bayesian Phylogenetics: Gene Trees and Species Trees
Practical 1. Instructions, Answers, Data File
Practical 2. Instructions, Answers, Data File, Tree File
Practical 3. Instructions, Answers, Data File 1, Data File 2


Past workshops

Workshop Date Location Participants
Statistical computing and data analysis using R Nov 2013 University of Sydney 28
Introduction to Phylogenetic Analysis Jul 2013 University of Sydney 51
Introduction to Phylogenetic Analysis Jul 2013 University of New South Wales 30
Introduction to Phylogenetic Analysis Jul 2012 University of Sydney 58
PhyloWorkshop May 2012 Australian National University 43
Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis Using BEAST Aug 2011 National Herbarium of NSW 16
Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis Using BEAST Jul 2011 University of Sydney 30
Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis Using BEAST Dec 2010 University of Gothenburg 32
Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis Using BEAST Oct 2010 University of Sydney 10
Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis Using BEAST Jul 2010 University of Sydney 55
Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis Using BEAST Mar 2010 Australian National University 30
Bayesian Phylogenetic Analysis Using BEAST Aug 2008 Australian National University 50