[MARMAM] Phylogenetic data analysis using R

Oliver Hooker oliverhooker at prstatistics.com
Thu Jun 23 02:05:40 PDT 2016


"Introduction to phylogenetic analysis with R"

Delivered by Dr. Emmanuel Paradis

http://prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-phylogenetic-analysis-with-r-phyg/

This course will run from 31st October – 4th November, Millport Field 
Station, Ilse of Cumbrae, Scotland

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. This course is intended for PhD and 
postgraduate students, researchers and engineers in evolutionary 
biology, systematics, population genetics, ecology, conservation.

Course content is as follows
Day 1
•	Refresher on R: data structures, data manipulation with the indexing 
system, scripts, using the help system.
•	Introduction to phylogenetic inference.
•	Basics on phylogenetic data (sequences, alignments, trees, networks, 
“splits”) and other data in R.
•	Reading / writing data from files or from internet.
•	Matching data. Manipulating labels. Subsetting data.
•	Main package: ape.
Day 2
•	Plotting and annotating trees.
•	Theory of sequence alignment. Comparing alignments. Graphical 
analyses of alignments.
•	Main packages: ape (with MUSCLE and Clustal).
Day 3
•	Theory and methods of phylogeny reconstruction.
•	Parsimony methods.
•	Evolutionary distances.
•	Distance-based methods: General principles and the main methods (NJ, 
BIONJ, FastME, MVR).
•	Methods for incomplete distances matrices (NJ*, BIONJ*, MVR*). 
Methods for combining several matrices (SDM).
•	Main packages: ape, phangorn.

Day 4
•	Theory of maximum likelihood estimation.
•	Application to phylogeny reconstruction.
•	Substitution models.
•	Tree space and topology estimation.
•	Main packages: ape, phangorn.

Day 5
•	Tree comparison, consensus methods.
•	Topological space and distances.
•	Bootstrap.
•	Bayesian methods.

Please email any inquiries to oliverhooker at prstatistics.com or visit our 
website www.prstatistics.com

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Upcoming courses - email for details oliverhooker at prstatistics.com
1.	ADVANCES IN SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF MULTIVARIATE ECOLOGICAL DATA (July)
2.	INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS USING LINUX (August)
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4.	INTRODUCTION TO BAYESIAN HIERARCHICAL MODELLING (August)
5.	INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON FOR BIOLOGISTS (October)
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11.	ADVACNED PYTHON FOR BIOLOGISTS (February)
12.	NETWORK ANALYSIS FOR ECOLOGISTS (March)
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