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. The next workshop on phylogenetics will probably be held at the University of Sydney in July 2015.

Introduction to phylogenetic analysis

Monday 21 July to Tuesday 22 July, 2014
Simon Ho, Sebastián Duchêne, and Charles Foster
Charles Perkins Centre


The MEEP laboratory held a free two-day workshop on phylogenetic analysis. This workshop provided an introduction to phylogenetic analysis, including practical exercises based on the software MEGA and BEAST. The content was designed to be suitable for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and academics at all levels of experience.

The first day covered interpreting phylogenetic trees, sequence alignment, evolutionary models, and phylogenetic methods. The second day focused on Bayesian phylogenetic analysis and included molecular clocks, estimating timescales, coalescent theory, and demographic reconstruction.

Workshop materials are available below.

Workshop Programme
Lecture 1. Introduction to phylogenetic analysis
Lecture 2. Evolutionary models
Lecture 3. Phylogenetic methods
Lecture 4. Bayesian phylogenetic analysis
Lecture 5. Rates and timescales
Lecture 6. Analysing populations
Practical 1. Instructions, Answers, Data File
Practical 2. Instructions, Answers, Data File
Practical 3. Instructions, Answers, Data File 1, Data File 2


Past workshops

Workshop Date Location Participants
Introduction to Phylogenetic Analysis Jul 2014 University of Sydney 42
Statistical computing and data analysis using R Jul 2014 University of Sydney 26
Introduction to Phylogenetic Analysis Jul 2014 University of Sydney 10
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