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Nick Goldman N.Goldman at gen.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 24 10:08:52 EST 1998

EC Summer School


                           9 - 14 August 1998

The course will concentrate on methods and computer programs for
and using phylogenies from molecular sequence data.  It will involve
and computer exercises.  About half of the time will be devoted to the
computer labs.  The course is designed for students with some
statistics, or computer science background.

Organiser: J Felsenstein (Washington, Seattle)

Software Lab Coordinator: F Wright (BioSS, Scotland)

Provisional Lecturers:

M Charleston (Oxford) Searching in tree space
AWF Edwards (Cambridge) History and combinatorics of phylogeny methods
J Felsenstein (Washington, Seattle) Introduction to phylogeny methods
                                    Introduction to likelihood methods
                                    Interval estimates
W Fitch (California, Irvine) Introduction to parsimony methods
N Goldman (Cambridge) Statistical tests
A von Haeseler (Munich) Searching in tree space
J Hein (Aarhus) Using phylogenies: sequence alignment
W Maddison (Arizona, Tucson) Using phylogenies: comparative method
M Newton (Wisconsin) Searching in tree space
R Page (Glasgow) Using phylogenies: hosts, parasites,, biogeography
A Rzhetsky (Columbia) Introduction to distance matrix methods
D Swofford (Smithsonian Mol. Sys. Lab) Searching in tree space
Z Yang (UCL) More on statistical tests

Grants: The conference is supported by a grant from the European
which will provide funding towards the registration, travel and
costs of selected young (under 35 years) participants.  Applications
women and anyone living in Greece, Ireland and Portugal and other less
favoured regions of the European Community are particularly encouraged.
Early application for grants is advisable.

Other limited funds exist for participants from outside the EC.
Self-supporting participants of any age and nationality are welcome to

Applications: The workshop will take place at the Newton Institute and
accommodation for participants will be provided at Wolfson Court,
to the Institute.  The conference package costs 350 UK pounds for
and 600 UK pounds for others, which includes registration fees,
accommodation, breakfast and evening meals plus lunch and refreshments
during the days that the workshop takes place.

Further Information and Application Forms: are available from the WWW at
http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/programs/bfgw01.html where information about
the main programme can be found.  Completed application forms should be
sent to Heather Hughes at the above address, or via email to

                     h.hughes at newton.cam.ac.uk

    Closing Date for the receipt of applications is 8 May 1998

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