Society (WHS) has organized several international
on cladistics (Finland, Czech
In Latin-America one has been offered in Argentina
(2002) and two in
Brazil (2008, 2010). This will be the first held in Mexico.
workshop will be presented by a combination of at least four or five
professors, all members of WHS.
workshop will provide instruction on theory and methodological
experience. It will allow participants with basic knowledge of
phylogenetic methods to grasp advanced ideas and methods for the
analysis of morphological and DNA sequence data.
* Logic and history of phylogenetics
* Optimization and tree search
* Ambiguity, Weighting, Support
* Using WinClada, Nona
* Advanced search strategy, TNT
* Morphological character coding
* Cladistic character coding
* More powerful searches
* Diagnosing troublesome results
Day 3: DNA sequences
* Handling DNA sequences (GenBank, Muscle)
Day 4: Dynamic Homology
* Dynamic homology
* Direct Optimization and Alignment
Day 5: Likelihood and Bayesian
* Model-based phylogenetics
* Model-based Exercises, Garli, MrBayes
This workshop is open to participants from Mexico, Latinamerican
countries, but also to students from the US/Canada, Europe, and
elsewhere. Essentially this is offered in substitution of the famous "OSU workshop on phylogenetic methods",
longer will be offered there. Lectures will be in English. It is
expected that participating students are familiar with basic
Cost for students is US$300, and for non students is US$400.
This only includes registration fee.
It does not include transportation, accommodations or food.
A limited number
Fellowships will be offered by the WHS on a competitive basis. WHS
Fellowships will cover registration fee. Enrollees will be
responsible for cost of transportation, accommodation, and
workshop will be limited to 25 participants. Complete
applications will be evaluated competitively by an ad hoc committee.
Applicants will receive notifications by email on the status of their
application. Registration will be open only for accepted participants.
Software for the practicals will be distribued on a CD.
The software will include WinClada, Encino, Mesquite, TNT, PAUP*,
Clustal, POY, RaxML, GARLI, and MrBayes. Some programs are exclusively
for Windows, or Macintosh. Other programs
are available in versions for Linux, Windows and Mac.
a PC Windows and
In the Computer
will be available 10
PCs with Windows for participants to use. Also we will have 15-20
Macs (MacBook Pro 13", rented ex profeso). We will appreciate to be
informed in advance. In the "Application form",
each participant should indicate if he/she needs to reserve a
computer (PC and/or Mac) from the Computer Room, or if will bring your
own personal equipment (PC,
both) for the week. Optionally, if a
participant has only a
it may be convenient to install Windows (XP or Vista) on the
VMWare Fusion or Parallels.