Computational Molecular Evolution
(CoME) Workshops

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Overview

The advanced workshops on Computational Molecular Evolution (CoME), run annually since 2009, provide researchers with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to carry out molecular evolutionary analysis of sequence data from both different species and different individuals of the same species. The course combines basic ideas fundamental to the field with discussions of cutting-edge methodologies, and is therefore relevant to researchers with a range of different experience levels. The course comprises lectures, pracitcals, computing demonstrations, software use sessions, and keynote lectures. Topics covered include uses and interpretations of molecular phylogenies, sequence alignments and genomics resources, Markov models of sequence evolution, phylogeny reconstruction, hypothesis testing in molecular phylogenetics and evolution, coalescent models and inference from population data.

Organisers

Nick Goldman, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK
Laura Emery, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK
Aidan Budd, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
Alexandros Stamatakis, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, Germany
Ziheng Yang, University College London, London, UK

Pre-course reading material

A Primer of Probability and Statistics.

CoME VII: 13-24 April 2015, Sanger Centre, Hinxton, UK

Joint Wellcome Trust-EMBL-EBI Advanced Course on Computational Molecular Evolution

Course Organisers: Aidan Budd, Alexandros Stamatakis, Laura Emery, Nick Goldman, and Ziheng Yang,

For further information visit the Wellcome Trust web site.

Application deadline: 14 November 2014.


CoME VI: 5 - 14 May 2014, Hiraklion, Crete

EMBO Practical Course on Computational Molecular Evolution

Course Organisers: Aidan Budd, Alexandros Stamatakis, Nick Goldman, Ziheng Yang & Georgios Kotoulas

Further information is at the EMBO course web site.

Application deadline: 31 October 2013.


CoME V: 29 April - 10 May 2013, Sanger Centre, Hinxton, UK

Wellcome Trust-EMBL-EBI Advanced Course on Computational Molecular Evolution

Course Organisers: Aidan Budd, Alexandros Stamatakis, Nick Goldman, and Ziheng Yang,

Wellcome Trust Course Organisers: Rebecca Twells, Yvonne Hitching, and Darren Hughes.

For further information and to apply, please visit the Wellcome Trust web site.

Application deadline is 17 November 2012.


CoME IV: 29 April - 10 May 2012, Hiraklion, Crete

EMBO Practical Course on Computational Molecular Evolution

Course Organisers: Aidan Budd, Alexandros Stamatakis, Nick Goldman, Ziheng Yang & Georgios Kotoulas

Further information is at the EMBO course web site.

Application deadline: 31 October 2011.


CoME III: 10-21 April 2011, Sanger Centre, Hinxton, UK

Wellcome Trust-EMBL-EBI Advanced Course on Computational Molecular Evolution

Course Organisers: Nick Goldman, Ziheng Yang, Aidan Budd, and Alexandros Stamatakis

Teaching Assistants: Tim Massingham, Maria Anisimova, Clemens Lakner, Natalie Cusimano, and Aglaia (Cilia) Antoniou.

Wellcome Trust Course Organisers: Rebecca Twells, Yvonne Hitching, and Darren Hughes.

Here is the programme.


CoME II: 3-12 May 2010, Hiraklion, Crete

EMBO Practical Course on Computational Molecular Evolution

Course Organisers: Nick Goldman, Ziheng Yang, Aidan Budd, Alexandros Stamatakis, & Georgios Kotoulas

Instructors:
Michalis Averof (Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Crete)
Martin Embley (University of Newcastle)
Olivier Gascuel (LIRMM, Montpellier)
John Huelsenbeck (University of California at Berkeley)
Javier Herrero (European Bioinformatics Institute)
Carolin Kosiol (Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria)
Rasmus Nielsen (University of California at Berkeley)
Bill Pearson (University of Virginia)
Antonis Rokas (University of Vanderbilt)
Mikkel Schierup (University of Aarhus)
Alexandros Stamatakis (Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich)
Ken Wolfe (Trinity College Dublin)

Teaching Assistants: Maria Anisimova, Natalie Cusimano, Clemens Lakner, Tim Massingham.

Local Organisers: Giorgos Kotoulas, Antonis Magoulas, Stelios Kastrinakis, Eftichia Mironaki & Pelagia Petraki

Yuki Minegishi, a participant in the course, has written a commentary about the course, published in the Society of Evolutionary Studies of Japan Newsletter: see pages 17-21 of this pdf file. Here is an English translation by Claudia Smith.

Here are picture, programme, course summary, and the list of participants.


CoME I: 29 March - 9 April 2009, Sanger Centre, Hinxton, UK

Wellcome Trust-EMBL-EBI Advanced Course on Molecular Evolution

Course Organisers: Nick Goldman, Ziheng Yang & Aidan Budd

Instructors:
Ewan Birney (European Bioinformatics Institute)
Martin Embley (University of Newcastle)
Greg Ewing (Center for Integrative Bioinformatics, Vienna, Austria)
Adrian Friday (University of Cambridge)
Olivier Gascuel (LIRMM, Montpellier, France)
Manolo Gouy (University of Lyon)
Arndt von Haesler (Center for Integrative Bioinformatics, Vienna, Austria)
Bill Pearson (University of Virginia)
Alexandros Stamatakis (Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich)
Jeff Thorne (North Carolina State University)
Ken Wolfe (Trinity College Dublin)

Teaching Assistants: Maria Anisimova, Clemens Lakner, Tim Massingham.

Wellcome Trust Course Organisers: Rebecca Twells & Yvonne Hitching.

Here is the programme.


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