Introduction to Multiple Sequence Alignment and Phylogenies

Tuesday 10th - Wednesday 11th February 2008

MPI for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen, Germany

Aidan Budd


How I got in the mood for my visit to Swabia with the help of Tagesshau and John Wayne
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 and Presentations

Guides to Using Software

Additional Links


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