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<div style="text-align: center;"> <h1> Welcome to the Workshop on Molecular Evolution </h1> </div>
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= Welcome to the Workshop on Molecular Evolution =
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Above: Group Photo from 2017 ([[2017 Group Photo Key]]) Photos from previous years: [[2012 Group Photo Key|2012]], [[2013 Group Photo Key|2013]], [[2014 Group Photo Key|2014]], [[2015 Group Photo Key|2015]], [[Key to photo|2016]]
  
===Opening Reception: 7 PM Sunday, July 19th, Meigs Room, 2nd Floor of Swope===
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===[[Workshop Values and Ethics (please read)]]===
  
'''Director:''' [http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/IB/faculty/hillis.htm David Hillis] (''University of Texas, Austin'')
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===[[How to prepare for the Workshop on Molecular Evolution]]===
  
'''Course Dates:''' July 19 to July 25, 2015.
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===Opening Activities: 7 PM Thursday, July 19th ===
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===Computer orientation lab:===
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Day: Thursday evening<br/>
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Time: 7:00-8:00 PM<br/>
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Location: Meigs Room in Swope (ask about this location when you check in)<br/>
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Bring your laptop with you to the lab, and try to arrive between 6:45-7:00.  We plan to get started at 7:00pm sharp.<br/>
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===Opening Reception:===
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Day: Thursday evening<br/>
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Time: 8:00-10:00 PM<br/>
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Location: Also the Meigs Room in the [[:file:Swope-with-Eel-pond.jpg|Swope Building]] <br/>
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There will be food, drink, [[:file:view1.png|with great views of Woods Hole and Eel Pond]].<br/>
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'''Co-director:''' [http://phylo.bio.ku.edu/content/mark-t-holder/ Mark Holder] (University of Kansas)
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'''Co-director:''' [http://www.bielawski.info Joseph Bielawski] (''Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada'')
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'''Course Dates:''' July 19 to July 29, 2018.
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'''[http://www.mbl.edu/education/special-topics-courses/workshop-on-molecular-evolution/ MBL Course Page]''' (to apply)
 
'''[http://www.mbl.edu/education/special-topics-courses/workshop-on-molecular-evolution/ MBL Course Page]''' (to apply)
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''' [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Molecular-Evolution-Workshop-at-the-MBL/235315859833371?sk=wall Course Facebook Page]'''
 
''' [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Molecular-Evolution-Workshop-at-the-MBL/235315859833371?sk=wall Course Facebook Page]'''
  
'''[https://twitter.com/search?q=molevol2014&src=typd #MolEvol2015]'''
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'''[https://twitter.com/search?q=%23molevol2016&src=typd&vertical=default&f=tweets #MolEvol2016]'''
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'''[https://twitter.com/search?q=%23molevol2017&src=typd&vertical=default&f=tweets #MolEvol2017]'''
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==Course Description==
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MBL’s Workshop on Molecular Evolution is the most prestigious workshop serving the field of evolutionary studies.  Founded in 1988, it is the longest-running workshop if its kind, and it has earned worldwide recognition for its rich and intensive learning experience.  Students work closely with internationally-recognized scientists, receiving (i) high-level instruction in the principles of molecular evolution and evolutionary genomics, (ii) advanced training in statistical methods best suited to modern datasets, and (iii) hands-on experience with the latest software tools (often from the authors of the programs they are using).  The material is delivered via lectures, discussions, and bioinformatic exercises motivated by contemporary topics in molecular evolution.  A hallmark of this workshop is the direct interaction between students and field-leading scientists.  The workshop serves graduate students, postdocs, and established faculty from around the world seeking to apply the principles of molecular evolution to questions of anthropology, conservation genetics, development, behavior, physiology, and ecology.  The workshop also welcomes participants from federal agencies and science journalists.  A priority of this workshop is to foster an environment where students can learn from each other as well from the course faculty.
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Content has been carefully selected to provide participants with the background and practical skills required by modern molecular datasets.  The schedule addresses the following subject areas, with each subject having one or more exercises focused on practical data analysis and interpretation skills.
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::* '''An evolutionary perspective on molecular data''': sequence matching; protein sequence versus protein structure; homology, orthology and parology; mathematical, statistical, and theoretical aspects of sequence database searches; multiple alignment; information resources
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::* '''Foundations of phylogenetic analysis''': theoretical, mathematical, and statistical principles; sampling properties of sequence data; Maximum likelihood theory and practice; Bayesian analysis; hypothesis testing
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::* '''Species-level phylogenomics''': species trees from gene trees; species delimitation; multi locus and SNP data; empirical examples
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::* '''Deep phylogenomics''': deep evolutionary relationships; lateral gene transfer; modeling approaches; topology testing; sequencing strategies
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::* '''Foundations of population genetic analysis''': neutral theory; coalescence theory; maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation of population genetic parameters; empirical examples
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::* '''Population genomics''': phylogeography; molecular ecology; next-generation population genetics; signatures of natural selection; natural populations of non-model organisms
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::* '''Comparative genomics''': genome content; genome structure; gene and genome evolutionary dynamics; prediction of gene function
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::* '''Molecular evolution integrated at organism and higher levels''': population biology and ecology; natural selection; systematics and conservation
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::* '''Molecular evolution integrated at lower levels''': biochemistry; cell biology; physiology; natural selection; relationship of genotype to phenotype
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As the course progresses, participants learn how to use the following software to address questions concerning the origins, maintenance, and function of molecular variation: ASTRAL, BEAST2, BEST, BPP, FASTA, FigTree, GARLI, MIGRATE, MAFFT, MP-EST, RaxML, RevBayes, PAML, PAUP*, Phybase, ipyrad and SVD Quartets.  Students will have the opportunity to work with software on their own laptops as well receive training on how to use the same programs on a high performance computer cluster.
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Now in its 28th year, the MBL's Workshop on Molecular Evolution at Woods Hole presents a series of lectures, discussions, and bioinformatic exercises that span contemporary topics in molecular evolution. The workshop encourages the exchange of ideas among leading theoreticians, software developers, and workshop participants. The workshop serves graduate students, postdoctoral students, and established faculty from around the world. The 2014 Workshop will use computer packages including AWTY, BEAST, BEST, FASTA, FigTree, GARLI, MIGRATE, LAMARC, MAFFT, MP-EST, RevBayes, PAML, PAUP*, STEM, STEM-hy, and SeaView to address the following topics:
 
* '''Phylogenetic analysis''': theoretical, mathematical, and statistical bases; sampling properties of sequence data; Maximum likelihood theory and practice; Bayesian analysis; hypothesis testing
 
* Population genetics analysis using coalescence theory; maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation of population genetic parameters
 
* '''Databases and sequence matching''': database searching: protein sequence versus protein structure; homology; mathematical, statistical, and theoretical aspects of sequence database searches; multiple alignment
 
* Molecular evolution integrated at organism and higher levels: population biology; biogeography; ecology; systematics and conservation
 
* '''Molecular evolution and development''': gene duplication and divergence; gene family organization; coordinated expression in evolution
 
* '''Comparative genomics''': genome content; genome structure; genome evolution
 
* '''Molecular evolution integrated at lower levels''': biochemistry; cell biology; physiology; relationship of genotype to phenotype
 
Students will work with computer packages on their own laptops and have the opportunity to use the high performance computer clusters at the MBL.
 
 
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==Recent changes==
 
==Recent changes==
 
* '''Connection to the wiki is now encrypted (https).''' Depending on your browser you may be asked to accept an untrusted certificate.  It is OK to say yes to this.  If you're reading this you've probably figured this out.   
 
* '''Connection to the wiki is now encrypted (https).''' Depending on your browser you may be asked to accept an untrusted certificate.  It is OK to say yes to this.  If you're reading this you've probably figured this out.   
* '''All students now have editing rights on the wiki!'''  Most of the existing pages are still protected, but you can create and edit new pages, and add to some pages like [[Resources]] and [[Participants]].  Log on using your grendel username and your '''original''' grendel password (you can change your password after you log on).
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* '''All students now have editing rights on the wiki!'''  Most of the existing pages are still protected, but you can create and edit new pages, and add to some pages like [[Resources]] and [[Participants]].   
 
* '''Navigation Menu''' customized to be more useful (thanks Peter)
 
* '''Navigation Menu''' customized to be more useful (thanks Peter)
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Revision as of 10:30, 20 November 2017

Taken on Friday 22 July

Above: Group Photo from 2017 (2017 Group Photo Key) Photos from previous years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Workshop Values and Ethics (please read)

How to prepare for the Workshop on Molecular Evolution

Opening Activities: 7 PM Thursday, July 19th

Computer orientation lab:

Day: Thursday evening
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Meigs Room in Swope (ask about this location when you check in)
Bring your laptop with you to the lab, and try to arrive between 6:45-7:00. We plan to get started at 7:00pm sharp.

Opening Reception:

Day: Thursday evening
Time: 8:00-10:00 PM
Location: Also the Meigs Room in the Swope Building
There will be food, drink, with great views of Woods Hole and Eel Pond.

Co-director: Mark Holder (University of Kansas)

Co-director: Joseph Bielawski (Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada)

Course Dates: July 19 to July 29, 2018.



MBL Course Page (to apply)

Course Facebook Page

#MolEvol2016

#MolEvol2017


Course Description

MBL’s Workshop on Molecular Evolution is the most prestigious workshop serving the field of evolutionary studies. Founded in 1988, it is the longest-running workshop if its kind, and it has earned worldwide recognition for its rich and intensive learning experience. Students work closely with internationally-recognized scientists, receiving (i) high-level instruction in the principles of molecular evolution and evolutionary genomics, (ii) advanced training in statistical methods best suited to modern datasets, and (iii) hands-on experience with the latest software tools (often from the authors of the programs they are using). The material is delivered via lectures, discussions, and bioinformatic exercises motivated by contemporary topics in molecular evolution. A hallmark of this workshop is the direct interaction between students and field-leading scientists. The workshop serves graduate students, postdocs, and established faculty from around the world seeking to apply the principles of molecular evolution to questions of anthropology, conservation genetics, development, behavior, physiology, and ecology. The workshop also welcomes participants from federal agencies and science journalists. A priority of this workshop is to foster an environment where students can learn from each other as well from the course faculty.

Content has been carefully selected to provide participants with the background and practical skills required by modern molecular datasets. The schedule addresses the following subject areas, with each subject having one or more exercises focused on practical data analysis and interpretation skills.

  • An evolutionary perspective on molecular data: sequence matching; protein sequence versus protein structure; homology, orthology and parology; mathematical, statistical, and theoretical aspects of sequence database searches; multiple alignment; information resources
  • Foundations of phylogenetic analysis: theoretical, mathematical, and statistical principles; sampling properties of sequence data; Maximum likelihood theory and practice; Bayesian analysis; hypothesis testing
  • Species-level phylogenomics: species trees from gene trees; species delimitation; multi locus and SNP data; empirical examples
  • Deep phylogenomics: deep evolutionary relationships; lateral gene transfer; modeling approaches; topology testing; sequencing strategies
  • Foundations of population genetic analysis: neutral theory; coalescence theory; maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation of population genetic parameters; empirical examples
  • Population genomics: phylogeography; molecular ecology; next-generation population genetics; signatures of natural selection; natural populations of non-model organisms
  • Comparative genomics: genome content; genome structure; gene and genome evolutionary dynamics; prediction of gene function
  • Molecular evolution integrated at organism and higher levels: population biology and ecology; natural selection; systematics and conservation
  • Molecular evolution integrated at lower levels: biochemistry; cell biology; physiology; natural selection; relationship of genotype to phenotype

As the course progresses, participants learn how to use the following software to address questions concerning the origins, maintenance, and function of molecular variation: ASTRAL, BEAST2, BEST, BPP, FASTA, FigTree, GARLI, MIGRATE, MAFFT, MP-EST, RaxML, RevBayes, PAML, PAUP*, Phybase, ipyrad and SVD Quartets. Students will have the opportunity to work with software on their own laptops as well receive training on how to use the same programs on a high performance computer cluster.


Recent changes

  • Connection to the wiki is now encrypted (https). Depending on your browser you may be asked to accept an untrusted certificate. It is OK to say yes to this. If you're reading this you've probably figured this out.
  • All students now have editing rights on the wiki! Most of the existing pages are still protected, but you can create and edit new pages, and add to some pages like Resources and Participants.
  • Navigation Menu customized to be more useful (thanks Peter)


Schedule Faculty Participants Software Resources