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Phylogenetic data analysis using R (PHYL01)

31st October 2016 - 4th November 2016

£510 - £620

Course Overview:

The main objectives of the course are to teach the theoretical bases of phylogenetic analysis, and to give the ability to initiate a phylogenetic analysis starting from the files of molecular sequences until the interpretation of the results and the graphics. The introduction will cover a brief historical background and an overview of the different methods of phylogenetic inference. Different kinds of data will be considered, but with a special emphasis on DNA sequences. The software used will be based on R and several specialized packages (particularly ape and phangorn). Other software will be used (e.g., MUSCLE or Clustal) called from R. Overall, the course will cover almost all aspects of phylogenetic inference from reading/downloading the data to plotting the results.

Intended Audience

PhD and postgraduate students, researchers and engineers in evolutionary biology, systematics, population genetics, ecology, conservation.

Venue – Millport – Google MapDirections
*Please note that Millport Field Station is very easy to reach using public transport.
Availability – 30 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


We offer two packages
• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ALL INCLUSIVE – For an additional £210.00. Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 2 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 29th October and departure Friday 4th November December PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ pleases scroll to the bottom of this page.

To book ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ first book ‘COURSE ONLY’ and then add accommodation and meals direct from the venue for £210.00 by clicking – HERE

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PR~statistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PR~statistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.


Dr. Emmanuel Paradis


Dr. Oliver Hooker

Teaching Format
Course Programme


31st October 2016
4th November 2016
£510 - £620


Millport Field Station
Isle of Cumbrae,
Scotland, KA28 0EG, United Kingdom
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01475 530581