Bioinformatics for phylogeny and evolutionary tree reconstruction (Heiko Schmidt)

Course Academic Credits: 3 ECTS
Content: The course aims at giving a broad overview covering topics like historical background; theoretical basics and definitions; different approaches like maximum parsimony, distance methods, maximum likelihood and Bayesian and associated algorithms; tree search and tree rearrangements; models of sequence evolution and model selection; summarizing trees and branch support; tree topology testing; tracing phylogenetic signal and noise; phylogenomics, supertrees and partition models. The last two units will be hands-on exercises.

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