The Workshop on Phylogenomics brings together an international collection of faculty members and Workshop participants to study and discuss current ideas and techniques for exploring phylogenomics. The Workshop consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and computer laboratories that cover theoretical and conceptual aspects of large-scale phylogenetics and phylogenomics, with a strong emphasis on data analysis.
The Workshop places a strong focus on molecular phylogenetics performed at genome-wide scales (phylogenomics), and covers all aspects of phylogenomics workflows. The workshop will cover main aspects of phylogenomics: the reconstruction of species trees from large-scale genomics data. In addition, we will explore the use of phylogenomic data to 1) study species divergence and trait evolution patterns, 2) reconstruct and analyze genome-wide collections of species trees to detect orthology and paralogy, and 3) study genome dynamics along species trees.
A majority of the schedule is dedicated to hands-on learning activities designed by faculty and the workshop team. This interactive experience provides Workshop participants with the practical experience required to meet the challenges presented by modern evolutionary sciences.