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NemPhyl - large-scale sequencing and taxon sampling project to estimate the phylogeny of nemerteans (phylum Nemertea)

0.5 HEC

Short description

A workshop followed by an open seminar day to discuss how large-scale phylogenomic projects can be carried out and organized.

Location and dates

Workshop: September 26-29 2008; open seminar day: September 29th, 2008

Sven Lovén centre for marine research, Kristineberg

Aim of the course

Learn how large-scale sequencing phylogeny and systematics project can be runned on an international basis and how to use biodiversity data bases. Discuss taxon sampling and potential problems when collecting biological samples.

Target group and entry requirements

Students and researchers in phylogeny, systematics, bioinformatics, biodiversity. No formal entry requirements. Maximum number of participants 50


Course organizers

Per Sundberg and Malin Strand (Department of Zoology, University of Gothenburg)

Teaching staff

Matthias Obst, Eric McEvoy, Jon Norenburg, Mikael Thollesson, Thomas Dahlgren, Mike Thorndyke

Course programme

Monday September 29, 1000 – 1500

Per Sundberg: Welcome and introduction

Mike Thorndyke (Kristineberg, KVA): LifeWatch - a European information resource for biodiversity research

Jon Norenburg : PEET - the NSF sponsored graduate research traineeship in systematics.

Gonzalo Giribet/Matthias Obst (Kristineberg/GU): Large scale tree of life project - challenges, logistics

Thomas Dahlgren (GU): Sampling the marine diversity.

Eric McEvoy (Liverpool): Access to genetic resources and legislation - a growing problem for systematists.

Marina Panova (Tjärnö, GU, Platform of Theoretical biology): EST data – what´s the use and how?

Mikael Thollesson (Uppsala University): Bioinformatics tools and the systematist

Practical information

Kristineberg is situated in Fiskebäckskil near Lysekil on the West coast of Sweden. It is situated about 120km north of Gothenburg and from there it takes approximately 1 1⁄2 hours by car and 2 1⁄2 hour by bus.

By train/bus

Please visit www.vasttrafik.se for timetables for trains/buses in the region. It is a short walk (20 minutes) from bus end stop in Fiskebäckskil to the station, please follow the road signs.

By car

From E6 just north of Uddevalla (at Torp) turn off and take the road (#161) to Lysekil. Shortly after having passed through the small village of Bokenäs, turn left towards Fiskebäckskil. From Fiskebäckskil church follow the signs to “Kristinebergs Marina Forskningsstation”. There is a carpark just before you enter the station area on the right side opposite a red barn.

Map showing Kristineberg (red flag)


Registrations, by e-mail, should be sent before 2008-09-20 to Per Sundberg: p.sundberg@zool.gu.se

Sidansvarig: Robert Karlsson|Sidan uppdaterades: 2010-02-03

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