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[Computational-biology] Montreal Phylogenomics Workshop March 20-22

Sylvain Foisy sylvain.foisy at bioneq.qc.ca
Thu Feb 16 10:09:43 EST 2006

BioneQ, in association with the Centre Robert-Cedergren de
bio-informatique of Universite de Montreal, is offering a Phylogenomics
Workshop as an extension of the meeting "Phylogeomics"
(https://phylogenomics.bioinfo.umontreal.ca/meeting). This is a
preliminary list of the various topics covered:

    * Sequence assembly and alignment.
    * Detection and elimination of misaligned regions.
    * Maximum parsimony:
          o Principles behind the choice of the tree.
          o Ancestral sequence inference.
          o topology search heuristics.
    * Tree comparison, bootstrap and tests (KH et SH).
    * Reconstruction artefacts:
          o Long branch attraction and compositional biases.
          o Justification of the probabilistic approach.
    * Maximum likelihood:
          o Principles.
          o Sequence evolution models.
    * Result validation and enhancements:
          o Addition / deletion of sites and/or sequences, etc.

This workshop is targeting any scientist interested in using
phylogenomics tools as well as for any new scientist in the field of
phylogenomics who needs to get up to speed with the basics. Minimal
requirement is the knowledge of usage of command line tools on the
Linux console. This workshop will be held March 20-22 2006 from 9h30AM
to 5PM at the following location:

Local PK-4605 
Pavillon President-Kennedy 
Universite du Quebec a Montreal 
201, ave du President-Kennedy 
Montreal, QC

The President-Kennedy pavilion is easily accessible via the
Place-des-Arts subway station.

Registration fees: fees are $100 CAN for students (with proof) and $350 
CAN for non-students, paid by check made to the Universit de Montral. If 
you have any question, don't hesitate to contact me at
sylvain.foisy at bioneq.qc.ca. Registration to this workshop is done via
BioneQ's web site (http://www.bioneq.qc.ca).


Sylvain Foisy, Ph. D.
Project Manager
Quebec Bioinformatics Network
U. de Montreal / Genome Quebec

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