During the five-day workshop (5 - 9 Aug) , attendees will participate in the following three main parallel modules in the first four days (5 - 8 Aug):
The Phylogenetic Inference Module
offers participants the theoretical background of and hands-on experience in phylogenetic analysis. This module is specifically targeted at participants who have little to no prior experience and expertise in phylogenetic analysis. The Evolutionary Hypothesis Testing Module
is targeted at participants who are familiar with alignments and phylogenetic trees and would like to expand their expertise to likelihood and Bayesian inference in phylogenetics, coalescent and phylogenographic analyses (phylodynamics). The Next Generation Sequencing Analytics Module
will cover the more complex analysis of full genomes and huge datasets of pathogens with a focus on Next Generation Sequencing data.
On the fifth day of the workshop (9 Aug), participants can choose among six Half-Day Modules
covering Large Phylogenies, Transmission Cluster Investigation, Molecular Adaptation, Visualization of Large Phylogenies with Metadata, Recombination and Networks, and Virus Analysis Tools.
During free practice time, participants will work on their own datasets which we recommend that participants bring themselves, with the help of the teachers. We also advise participants to buy The Phylogenetic Handbook
as a useful guide during the workshop.
We will also provide each participant with a laptop computer for the workshop. These laptop computers are for use inside the Graduate House teaching venue only. Should more powerful computers be needed to analyze large datasets, we are also able to provide high performance computers for this purpose (please inquire onsite with IT support).
Welcome Reception has now been postponed to Tuesday 6th, August and will be held at Le Méridien Cyberport (see map
). Shuttle bus will depart from Graduate House HKU at 17:30 pm and arrive at Le Méridien Cyberport at about 18:00 pm. The event will finish at about 19:30 pm that evening.