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The 2019 Workshop on Phylogenomics will be held in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, from 20 January – 2 February. This will be the second version of the Workshop on Phylogenomics, which extends on topics developed in both the  Workshop on Molecular Evolution and the Workshop on Genomics placing them in a phylogenomic framework.

This workshop 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.

The Workshop registration fee is $1,800. This amount does not cover travel, lodging or boarding. Many important details about this and other topics can be read on our FAQ page and a map of important locations: Workshop Guide.

Detailed information about housing and discounted rates can be viewed here.

A full schedule can be viewed below. Modifications and additions to the schedule may be made at any time prior to the beginning of the Workshop; however, the overall content and structure will remain largely the same.

The Workshop on Genomics is organized by:

Toni Gabaldón, Center for Genomic Regulation

Anna Karnkowska, University of Warsaw

Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University


Week 1: 20-26 January, 2019

Date Time Presenter Topic Location
20 Jan 6p – 10p Everyone Reception Hotel Zlatý Anděl
21 Jan 9a – 12p Scott Handley & Toni Gabaldón Introduction and Orientation Theater
2p – 5p Workshop Team Lab Introduction Prelate
7p – 10p Everyone Scientific Speed Networking TBD
22 Jan 9a – 12p Antonis Rokas Introduction to Phylogenomics Theater
2p – 5p Toni Gabaldón Introduction to Phylogenetics, and Orthology and Paralogy Theater
7p – 10p Toni Gabaldón Orthology and Paralogy Prediction lab Prelate
23 Jan 9a – 12p Workshop Team Strategies for Building Data Matrices Prelate
2p – 5p Workshop Team Alignment and Alignment Trimming Prelate
7p – 10p Workshop Team Alignment and Concatentation Laboratory Prelate
24 Jan 9a – 12p Xiaofan Zhou Introduction to Methods and Software for Phylogenomics Theater
2p – 5p TBD RAxML Introduction and Laboratory Prelate
7p – 10p TBD IQtree Introduction and Tutorial Prelate
25 Jan 9a – 12p Celine Scornavaca Non-Vertical Evolution and Phylogenetic Networks Theater
2p – 5p Celine Scornavaca Networks Lab Prelate
7p – 10p TBD Phylobayes Intro and Practical Prelate
26 Jan 9a – 12p Laura Kubatko Coalescent Methods Theater
2p – 5p Laura Kubatko Coalescent Methods Lab Prelate
6p – 10p Everyone Workshop Social Event TBD

Week 2: 29 January – 4 February, 2019

Date Time Presenter Topic Location
27 Jan All Day Everyone Free Day Your choice!
28 Jan 9a – 12p
2p – 5p
7p – 10p
29 Jan 9a – 12p
2p – 5p
7p – 10p
30 Jan 9a – 12p
2p – 5p
7p – 10p
31 Jan 9a – 12p
2p – 5p
7p – 10p
1 Feb 9a – 12p
2p – 5p
7p – 10p
2 Feb All Day Everyone Departure