Introduction to Multiple Sequence Alignment and Phylogenies

Thursday 22nd - Friday 23rd April, 2010

MPI for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen, Germany

Aidan Budd and Tomas Larsson


Some photos from the course

This introductionary two-day courses focuses on multiple sequence alignment (MSA) and phylogenetics - tools important for a wide range of different bioinformatic analyses e.g. protein structure prediction, comparative genomics etc.

The course will focus on providing experience of examining, manipulating, and interpreting the results of these analyses: in particular of tree topologies, branch lengths, roots, splits, and positional equivalence in MSAs. Another focus will be on giving examples of biological questions that can be investigated using MSAs and phylogenies.

Please note that the focus is on protein sequences - although in some places, examples will include nucleic acid sequences.

Exercises

Presentations

Guides to Specific Software

Webserver "How To"s

References

Links to software and webservers


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