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An Introduction to Molecular Phylogenetic Inference

Date/Time: 09 September 2016, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mr. Kirill Vinnikov
Speaker Affiliation: COBRE Bioinformatics Core, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Venue: Information Technology Center building (ITS), room 105A, on Manoa Campus, 2520 Correa Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

For more info: Mahdi Belcaid, Ph.D. (mahdi@hawaii edu)
Description: Phylogenetic inference has become a core part of any modern evolutionary analysis and has found important applications in biomedical research, ecology, microbiology, to cite only a few fields. To adapt and leverage the deluge of genomics data that is commonly generate in high-throughput sequencing methods, new phylogenetics methods are continuously proposed. To familiarize users with popular approaches and new development in this field, UH Cyberinfrastructure Bioinformatice Core, in conjunction with the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE-PCEIDR) and the Research Centers for Minority Institutions (RCMI-BRIDGES) is offering a half-day introductory workshop on phylogenetics and phylogenomics. This short overview is targeted towards graduate students, post-docs, researchers and faculty members of the University of Hawaii System.

The workshop will review a broad range of topics ranging from elementary concepts such as sequence alignment, and evolutionary model selection, to more advanced ones such as tree calibration. The workshop contains a hands-on component during which users will be building, optimizing and visualizing trees using a suite of popular tools.

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