PhD course in phylogenetics
Two courses in phylogenetics theory.
We will give two phylogeny-related PhD-level courses this spring,
'Introductory course in phylogenetics theory, 2 points' 8 - 19 March,
and 'The mathematical theory behind phylogenetics, 5 points' 19
April - 19 May. The courses are given in collaboration with the
Ph.D. programme in Medical Bioinformatics.
Phylogenetics is the study of evolution of, e.g., genes, genomes,
organisms, etc. It has important applications in comparative genomics
and comparative biology, such as orthology analysis, protein family
classification, co-evolution,and organism classification. The theory
behind phylogenetics includes elements from several areas in mathematics,
e.g., graph theory, combinatorics and probability theory. The first
course is an introductory course in phylogenetics with special emphasis
towards the biological background as well as towards introducing
elementary mathematical theory underlying the field. The second
course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of the mathematical basis
of elementary problems in phylogenetics research and their solution.
The courses will take place either at Stockholm Bioinformatics Center
(SBC) or at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, it has not been decided
Lecturer on the 2p course will be Bengt Sennblad, SBC/CGB/KI. Lecturers
on the 5p course will be Lars Arvestad, SBC/KTH, Tom Britton, Dept.
Mathematical Statistics, Stockholm University, Katarina Huber, Linnaeus
Center for Bioinformatics(LCB)/SLU, Jens Lagergren SBC/KTH, Vincent
Moulton LCB/Uppsala University, and Bengt Sennblad, SBC/CGB/KI.
A description of the courses can be found at www.sbc.su.se/~bens/teaching.html.
Applications can be sent to email@example.com.