Registrations are now open for the Introduction to Molecular Phylogenetics course jointly organized by HKU-Pasteur Research Pole and C3BI this October in Hong Kong. This introductory course aims to give the basic theoretical and practical concepts, best practices, and software necessary to start working on molecular phylogenetics and its applications to epidemiology. The course will have theoretical morning sessions followed by small groups practice for a few selected students with their own data.
Deadline for applications:Tuesday, August 7th 2018 Course dates: Monday, October 22nd to Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Faculty: Chair: Olivier GASCUEL, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France) Veronika BOSKOVA, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); Sebastian DUCHENE, University of Melbourne (Australia); Julien GUGLIELMINI, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France); Tommy LAM, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong); Frédéric LEMOINE, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France); Hein Min TUN, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong); Tim VAUGHAN, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); Anna ZHUKOVA, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France) Topics: Introduction to phylogeny: general principles for the inference, interpretation of trees, and application to infectious diseases; Introduction to the math behind the trees and evolutionary models; Distance and parsimony methods; Maximum likelihood methods; Bayesian methods, phylodynamics; Branch supports, bootstrapping; How to select the best method and evolutionary model; Tree dating, reconstructing and using character evolution; Molecular epidemiology. Pre-requisites: - Basic knowledge on how to use sequence databanks - Basic knowledge using Blast and multiple alignments software - Basic knowledge on statistics (tests, distributions, parameter estimation)
Applications: Open to postgraduate students, MD, DVM, postdoctoral fellows and young scientists from Hong Kong and overseas. The course fees are HK$ 500 for the theory sessions and HK$ 1,000 for the full course. Students coming from the Institut Pasteur international Network will have the fees waived.
Please fill in the following application form before August 7th Midnight (HK time): Online form.