Phylogenomic analyses using the multispecies coalescent model

This full-day workshop is part of the Australasian Systematic Botany Society's annual conference and is sponsored by the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis.

It will consist of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on analyses of phylogenetic methods using the multispecies coalescent model (also known as "species tree methods").

Several methods will be discussed, including Bayesian methods (including BEST), maximum likelihood methods (including MP-EST and STELLS) and fast, semi-parametric methods such as STAR, STEAC and NJst.

In addition, the R package Phybase, written by Liang Liu, will be demonstrated. This package is useful for handling, simulating and analysing gene trees and species trees.

Workshop participants should bring laptops with Phybase installed and multi-locus data sets with them in nexus, fasta or phylip format to analyse during the workshop.

Cost: $30 full, $15 student/retired (select Species tree workshop; Thursday 3 December 2015 on the Registration page).

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided but you will need to purchase your own lunch at one of the nearby cafes on campus, or bring your own (there is a kitchenette with a fridge opposite the workshop room).

Parking at ANU can be hard to find after 8.30am, so we suggest being a bit early (you can get coffee in the Little Pickle cafe in the bottom of the nearby Robertson Building, Bldg 46).