BIO9905FBI2 - Phylogenomics
Phylogenomics is a group of techniques within the larger
fields of phylogenetics and genomics, and focuses on
genome data and evolutionary reconstructions.
Phylogenomics draws information by comparing entire
genomes, or at least large portions of genomes.
Advances in high-throughput sequencing and genomics have
revolutionized research in evolutionary biology and
systematics. The use of genomics data in phylogenetic
analyses has brought new challenges in terms of data
handling and analysis. This course aims to help those that
have basic experience in bioinformatics and molecular
phylogenetics, and have projects focused on high-throughput
sequencing data and phylogenetics, to become acquainted
with tools, programs and pipelines for phylogenomics and
want to contact phylogenomic studies beyond the standard
also addressing potentially confunding biases in their datasets.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
In addition to registering through Studentweb, all students are requested to apply by filling the course registration form that you find at http://www.forbio.uio.no/events/courses/2016/phylogenomics.html
Deadline August 1th.
The course is limited to 26 students. The course is arranged by the National research School in Biosystematics, ForBio. Priority will be given to members of ForBio.
Recommended previous knowledge
Pre-course exercises on command line, regex and UNIX will be offered.
The workshop will consist of lectures and hands-on work
aiming to provide the participants with a good working
knowledge of genomic data for phylogenomics, and to
become acquainted with tools, programs and pipelines for
phylogenomics. To encourage discussion, participants will
work in pairs most of the time. All exercises will be carried out
using example data handed out by the teachers during the
workshop, but all exercises and results can be readily transposed to individual research data.
The examination will consist of two written reports on provided case studies. The reports will need to be submitted within two weeks after each week of the workshop (report 1 for week 1, and report 2 for week 2). The reports must be approved to pass the course and receive a grade and credit.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.