Monday, March 8, 2010

Bodega Phylogenetics 2010 is Underway

The annual Bodega Bay workshop in applied phylogenetics kicked off last weekend. Participants have already heard Mike Sanderson's take on the State of the (Phylogenetics) Union, learned about Bayesian phylogenetic inference from John Huelsenbeck and Jeremy Brown, and run tutorials on the use of programs BEST, RAxML, R, and BEAST. Don't worry if you couldn't be here in person - lecture material and tutorials are being posted at the Bodega Phylogenetics Wiki! The next few days will feature lectures on comparative methods, morphological evolution, phylogenomics, diversification rates, and community phylogenetics (see the complete schedule). Photo captions: John Huelsenbeck introducing students to programming, Peter Wainwright organizes group projects, students learn about maximum likelihood with 10-sided die.

6 comments:

Pete said...

Such a great course! 2009 was brilliant so I'm sure 2010 course is going well! hope you don't lose to many students on the "R" battlefield Rich!

anchovy32 said...

A great course indeed. Wish I could go every year!

FZ said...

Yes, great workshop!! Class of 2005!!

Rose L. Carlson said...

@Rich: your comments on the course wiki schedule page are classic. I'm having Bodega envy big time.

Dan Warren said...
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Dan Warren said...

Is there going to be a discussion of the Science paper on distance methods that just came out (Roch, this issue)? If so, it would be interesting to hear everybody's thoughts.

Abstract here

I haven't read it yet, but I'm about to.