MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETIC WORKSHOP
Date: 17-22 March 2004
Dr. Jean-Marc Moncalvo
Department of Botany
The University of
Molecular phylogenetics is the study of evolutionary relationships among organisms or genes by using molecular data such as DNA, protein sequences (or other molecular markers) and statistical techniques. This has become one of the areas of molecular evolution that have generated much interest.
The main purpose of this workshop is to provide researchers with basic concepts and understanding of the principles and application of tools in phylogenetic reconstruction, especially molecular systematics.
The lectures will introduce the phylogenetic concepts, explain how to reconstruct a phylogenetic tree from molecular data, and discuss theoretical problems associated with molecular phylogenetic reconstruction.
The practical sessions will include:
All participants who want to join the workshop are encouraged to write a proposal describing their research, and how molecular phylogenetics relates to their research. The best Asian student proposal will be awarded a scholarship to attend the workshop.
Date: 17-22 March 2004 (excluding Sunday)
: lectures and discussion.
– onwards: computer lab (data analysis)
Overseas participants should book their own accommodation. Prices
vary from HK$120-300/day in hostels and have to be booked well in advance.
Those located on
www.hostelworld.com/availability.php, www.hostels.com/fr/availability.php , www.hostelworld.com/findabed/causewaybayhongkong.php
Bishop Lei hotel: HK$ >400/day (Tel: (852) 2736-0922 Fax: (852) 2405-0922)
Alternatively participants can arrange for guest rooms on the campus. A number of guest rooms are available from HK$150 onwards http://www.hku.hk/gradhse.
Please fill in the form and mail or email the application form available at http://www.hku.hk/ecology/mycology/workshop/form.html to firstname.lastname@example.org
US$ 250 per participant. Payment to “The
A deposit if US$ 100 is required to secure a place. Full payment
should be made by
LETTER OF INVITATION
If you need a letter of invitation for visa purposes, please contact the organiser.
A certification of attendance will be issued to all participants.
Dr K. D. Hyde & Dr R. Jeewon
Department of Ecology & Biodiversity
Tel: (852) 22990610 Fax: (852) 25176082