The 2015 Workshop on Molecular Evolution will be held in Český Krumlov from 25 January – 7 February. This will be the fifth version of the Molecular Evolution Workshop to be hosted in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic and brings together an international collection of faculty members and Workshop participants to study and discuss current ideas and techniques for exploring molecular evolution. The Workshop on Molecular Evolution consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and computer laboratories that cover theoretical and conceptual aspects of molecular evolution with a strong emphasis on data analysis.
The Workshop has a strong focus on molecular phylogenetics, and covers all aspects of phylogenetic workflows, including marker selection, phylogeny reconstruction, time-calibration, as well as detection of natural selection, phylogeography, diversification rates, and trait evolution patterns. 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 $1500. 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.
The Workshop on Molecular Evolution is organized and co-directed by:
Walter Salzburger, University of Basel
Michael Matschiner, University of Oslo
Jan Stefka, Institute of Parasitology, České Budějovice
Information from Daniel Kintzl and the Infocentrum can be viewed here.