Till startsida
Sitemap
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Advanced phylogenetics

Master's level | 10 credits | Course code: BIO404
Autumn 2017
100% Day
Göteborg
Period: 1 November 2017 - 15 December 2017
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
2 Closed GU-11050
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a natural history museum? Or how organisms are related to one another? Or how DNA molecules can be used to tell species apart? Or why there are so many species in some places (such as tropical forests) but not in others? Are you interested in genes made of DNA sequences and how these differ within and between species? Do you want to know more about how the DNA of organisms change through time (evolution)?

Systematic biology (systematics) is the field of biology that engages with the questions raised above. This course focuses on a key component of systematics, namely the inference of phylogenies – the tree diagrams that show how species or genes are related to one another. Course contents include: model-based phylogenetic inference; multi-species coalescent; incongruence, hybridisation and paralogy; phylogenetic network analysis; advanced DNA alignment methods; basic genomic tools; confidence and support of phylogenetic hypotheses.

Attendance is mandatory at the examination at the end of the course. If you are admitted to the Master's Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics, you can write the exam at your home university, namely at one of the nine Nordic universities which is a part of the network that provides program (see www.nabismaster.org).

More Information

http://www.nabismaster.org

Show more

Course Syllabus

BIO404

Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 1BG393 Fundamental and molecular systematics (University of Uppsala) given in the  program NABiS – Masters in Biodiversity and Systematics, or corresponding course. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 22 817 SEK
First payment: 22 817 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Peter Gulz, 031-7862524 eller 031-7862526 education@biology.gu.se

Department

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Box 463
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 18

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 2/20/2017 1:12 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 2/20/2017
Share:

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?