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02.04 - 03.04.2019 09:00 - 16:00 o'clock

Jena Alliance "Life in Focus" course: Phylogenetic reconstruction of microbial evolution based on multi-gene genealogies

Organizer: Volker U. Schwartze, Jena Microbial Resource Collection, FSU and HKI Jena

Date: April 2 - 3, 2019

Theme of the workshop:

The workshop targets beginners and advanced PhD fellows and postdoctorates seeking basic knowledge in phylogenetic reconstruction of microbial evolution based on nucleic and amino acid sequence data. The workshop splits into two parts: One part deals with the editing of own sequence data (using BioEdit, CHROMAS and MEGA tools, submission of sequences to public data bases and the download of sequences from public databases (NCBI, EMBL etc.). The second part deals with the compilation of the sequence data into files applicable by phylogenetic programmes such as MEGA and CIPRES. In addition an introduction will be given to use the Phylome DB to search for orthologous genes and proteins towards an orthologous search-based reconstruction of gene and protein phylogenies.


  • Editing own nucleotide sequences (the applicant are invited to bring own sequences)
  • Sequence manipulations using BioEdit, CHROMAS and MEGA
  • Submission of sequences to public data bases
  • BLAST searches
  • Phylogenetic reconstructions using MEGA, CIPRES and Phylome DB

Location: JSMC building, Neugasse 23, seminr room 101

Meeting Point: JSMC building, Neugasse 23, seminr room 101, April, 2, 2019, at 9 AM

The number of participants will be limited to 12 in order to assure a workshop environment conducive to “hand to hand” exercises.

Students only need a login and password for CIPRES Science Gateway V 3.3. at: https://www.phylo.org/portal2/login!input.action

Basic background in sequence analysis and manipulation is advantageous but not required.


To register please send an email to office(at)jsmc.info

First come, first served!

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