The Willi Hennig Society

Twelfth International workshop in Phylogenetic Methods

Willi Hennig Society

23 - 27 May,  2011.

Instituto de Ecologia, AC.
Xalapa, Ver (México).



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FINAL Program for the workshop

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 - 22: Arrive.

Information for travel to Xalapa is available here.

Sunday, May 22: Welcome reception.

17:00 to 20:00 Location TBA (at no additional cost). Please plan to attend the opening reception sponsored by INECOL. Friends, food and drinks. The workbook and other materials for the workshop will be available there. We will arrange for  transportation of small groups on personal cars.

Monday to Friday, May 23 - May 27.

--:-- Breakfast (on your own).
8:05 Transport from hotels in downtown to INECOL (see map). Local participants will drive small groups of people who have requested so.

8:30 to 10:00
Computer Room, third floor, Bldg E (Edificio E, Posgrado).

10:00-10:15 Coffee break.

10:15-12:30 Computer Room, third floor, Bldg E (Edificio E, Posgrado).

12:30 Lunch (on your own). Options on campus include a food court (complete meal) and two coffee shops for sandwiches (Cost mex $20.00 - 40.00).

14:00 to 17:30 Computer Room, third floor, Bldg E (Edificio E, Posgrado).

17:40 Back to downtown Xalapa.
18:00 Dinner (on your own).

Monday, Day 1 Introduction.
8:30 – 17:30, Lectures and practicals. Logic and history of phylogenetics, Optimization and tree search,
Ambiguity, Weighting, Support
Using WinClada, Nona, Advanced search strategy, TNT.

Tuesday, Day 2: Morphology.

8:30 – 16:30, Lectures and practicals. Morphological character coding, Cladistic character coding, More
powerful searches, Diagnosing troublesome results.
16:45, Group official picture. Grounds of the Botanical Garden.
17:30, directly from INECOL to Restaurant for Group dinner. We will arrange transportation in several cars. Please plan so that we could leave directly to the Restaurant.

Wednesday, Day 3: DNA sequences.

8:30 – 16:30, Handling DNA sequences (GenBank, Muscle), Alignment.

Thursday, Day 4: Dynamic Homology.

8:30 – 16:30, Dynamic homology. Direct Optimization and Alignment. (POY).

Friday, Day 5: Likelihood and Bayesian methods.

8:30 – 16:30, Model-based phylogenetics. Model-based Exercises, Garli, jmodeltest, MrBayes,

Saturday and Sunday May 28 and 29: Depart.


Further information:
Please contact me.

Dr. Efrain De Luna email
Workshop organizer.
Biodiversidad y Sistemática, INECOL
Xalapa, Ver. México.