Courses

Thinking of Building a Supertree? Why not come to the Supertree Toolkit Workshop?

15th December 2014
Department of Biology & Biochemistry, 4 South University of Bath, BA27AY, UK

A free, informal, one-day workshop on the Supertree Tookit (STK), led by its authors, Katie Davis and Jon Hill.

The STK is a bioinformatics tool designed to make it easier to process hundreds or thousands of input source trees for inclusion in MRP supertree analysis, whilst reducing potential errors and enabling the easy sharing of such datasets.

The software is available on Mac, Windows and Linux: http://supertreetoolkit.org/

Programme

  • 10:30: Start to arrive, coffee.
  • 11:00 - 11:15: Welcome to Bath: Matthew Wills
  • 11:15 - 12:00: Introduction to STK: Jon Hill
  • 12:00 - 12:30: Adding data: Katie Davis
  • 12:30 - 13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00: Processing data: Katie Davis
  • 15:00 - 15:30: Break
  • 15:30 - 16:30: Post-processing: Jon Hill
  • 16:30 - 17:00: Python interface (for those interested): Jon Hill

To reserve a place, please contact Matthew Wills
m.a.wills@bath.ac.uk
http://www.bath.ac.uk/bio-sci/contacts/academics/matthew_wills/

New DEST training programme and website

The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST), an initiative under the CETAF umbrella and managed by RBINS, has launched its NEW website and training programme for 2014-2015!

Check out the Modern Taxonomy programme offering intensive theoretical courses in various subjects. Also, have a look at the Expert-in-training programme enabling trainees to develop and strengthen their taxonomic research skills through on-the-job-training.

Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) courses

The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) provides two types of training courses at various European research facilities and universities. The training curriculum targets both modern disciplines such as molecular systematics and biodiversity informatics, as well as the more ‘traditional’ approaches such as morphology and descriptive taxonomy. Courses are open to participants from Europe and from outside of Europe.

The Modern Taxonomy programme 2013-2014 offers intensive theoretical courses in subjects as varied as nomenclature and DNA-barcoding.

Distributed European School of Taxonomy two-week course

The Distributed European School of Taxonomy is offering a two-week training course on BASICS OF TAXONOMY: DESCRIBING, ILLUSTRATING AND COMMUNICATING BIODIVERSITY. The course is ideal for early career and future taxonomists who want to learn more about DELTA, digital drawing, scientific illustration, writing and communication, and Scratchpads.

  • Registration deadline is approaching: 24 June 2013
  • Course dates: 14-25 October 2013
  • Course venue: Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, Kristineberg, Sweden
  • Target audience: MSc students, PhD students, early career researchers; from any nationality
  • Registration fee: 1200 Euro (includes course attendance, course material, accommodation and meals)

For detailed information and registration, please visit:
http://www.taxonomytraining.eu/content/basics-taxonomy-describing-illustrating-and-communicating-biodiversity

DEST is offering four grants of €500 to attend this course. For eligibility criteria and application procedure, see the above webpage.

Society of Systematic Biologists Workshop

SSB Members - here is your chance to learn from some of the best and brightest in the Society of Systematic Biologists. All SSB members are invited to attend the inaugural Society of Systematic Biologists Workshop, which will be held on Friday June 21, 2013 between 1:00 and 5:00. This workshop is open only to members of SSB, so be sure to join or renew your membership today!

Program

1:00L. Lacey KnowlesOpening Remarks
1:05Joe FelsensteinModel-based statistical phylogenetics: past, present, and future.
1:40Brant FairclothUsing next-generation molecular techniques to achieve phylogenomic nirvana.
2:20Peter BeerliComparing biogeographic hypotheses using MIGRATE.
3:10 - 3:30Break
3:30Jeet SukumaranPhylogeographic Model Selection Using Approximate Bayesian Computation.
4:15Stacey SmithThe comparative toolbox: common approaches for diverse questions.
4:55Bryan CarstensClosing Remarks - Door prize giveaways

There will be a short reception following the workshop - this will be the place to meet society members and discuss phylogenetic and phylogeographic methods.

Please contact Bryan Carstens <carstens dot 12 at osu dot edu> with questions.

Distributed European School of Taxonomy - Training programmes 2012-2013

DEST – Training programmes 2012-2013
The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST, http://www.taxonomytraining.eu), originally funded by the EC in the framework of the EDIT project, has launched two types of training courses at various European research facilities and universities. The programme is open to participants from Europe and outside of Europe.

The Modern Taxonomy programme 2012-2013 offers intensive theoretical courses in subjects as varied as nomenclature; describing, writing and illustrating biodiversity; and phylogenetic systematics.

São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences - Evolution (SPSAS-evo)

We are pleased to announce the São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences - Evolution (SPSAS-evo) to be held in August 19-31, 2012, in Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil. This is the 6th edition of an ambitious initiative by the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), whose main purpose is to bring together leading experts and outstanding students/post-docs from all over the world in order to advance areas considered strategic for Brazilian science.

SPSAS-evo will be a two-week course centered on a range of topics in Evolutionary Biology taught by a host of world class experts conducting cutting-edge research in Evolution. The main goals are to generate authoritative outreach material focused on Evolution and to showcase ongoing research in São Paulo, aiming at attracting the most promising students, post-docs and young faculty to the state of São Paulo.

Upcoming courses within Distributed European School of Taxonomy


The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST, http://www.taxonomytraining.eu) provides a high quality training that prepares students for future taxonomic careers. Courses are open to participants from Europe and outside of Europe.

Upcoming courses within the Modern Taxonomy programme:

Upcoming courses within the Expert-in-training programme:

Have a look now as registration deadlines are getting near!

Modern Taxonomy course programme 2011-2012

The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST), originally funded by the EC in the framework of the EDIT project, has launched the Modern Taxonomy course programme 2011-2012 to provide future professionals with fundamental expert knowledge on basic taxonomy.

The course programme targets topics such as: nomenclature; describing, writing and illustrating biodiversity; collection conservation.

More info at: http://www.taxonomytraining.eu/content/modern-taxonomy-course-programme-2011-2012

Computational Phyloinformatics August 1-11 2001 Kyoto


Bioinformatics Center of Kyoto University Application Deadline: May 31, 2011

http://academy.nescent.org/wiki/Computational_phyloinformatics

Computational Phyloinformatics is a 11-day international course (August 1-11, 2011) co-organized by the Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC/AIST), the Bioinformatics Center of Kyoto University, the Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS/JST), and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). This course, which will take place at Kyoto University directly following the SMBE Meeting, aims to give participants practical knowledge and hands-on skills in phyloinformatics.

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