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Starting Date
22
Oct 2018
Ending Date
27
Oct 2018
Time
08:00:00
HKU-Pasteur Research Pole HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
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2018-10-22 08:00:00 2018-10-27 19:00:00 Europe/Paris C3BI Course: Introduction to Molecular Phylogenetics – Hong Kong 2018 General Information: 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 […] HKU-Pasteur Research Pole HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Olivier Gascuel olivier.gascuel@pasteur.fr

General Information:

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.

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

Teachers:

Chair: Olivier Gascuel, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France)

Anna Zhukova, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France)

Frédéric Lemoine, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France)

Hein Min Tun, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

Julien Guglielmini, C3BI, Institut Pasteur (France)

Sebastian Duchene, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Tim Vaughan, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

Tommy Lam, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

Veronika Boskova, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

Course dates:

Monday, October 22ndto Saturday, October 27th

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic knowledge on how to use sequence databanks
  • Basic knowledge using Blast and multiple alignments software
  • Basic knowledge of 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 500HK for the theory sessions and 1000HK 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 7st Midnight (HK time):

https://goo.gl/forms/rgYrUNrEz6rqgELP2

Location

Location: HKU-Pasteur Research Pole HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong