Buenos Aires 2018 RevBayes Workshop

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: 4/16, 2018 to 4/18, 2018
Instructors: Sebastian Höhna, Luis Palazzesi, Femke Thon


We are pleased to announce a new intensive short course on the use of RevBayes—the new MrBayes—focused on Bayesian phylogenetic tree inference and diversification rate estimation. The course will be free of charge, three full days in length and, and will take place at Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales (MACN-CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 16th to the 18th of April, 2018. This course is primarily funded by the BAYLAT (Germany), with support from the MACN-CONICET. The course will be primarily taught in English. Applications may be written in English or Spanish and should be submitted online using this form by March 15th, 2018. Preference will go towards students with background in phylogenetics and a compelling motivation for taking the course.

Nos complace anunciar un nuevo curso intensivo, con modalidad de taller, destinado a estudiantes de grado y posgrado, acerca del uso de RevBayes—el nuevo MrBayes—enfocado en la inferencia de árboles filogenéticos y en la estimación de tasas de diversificación. El curso será gratuito, tendrá una duración de tres días, y se dictará en el Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" (MACN-CONICET), entre los días 16 y 18 de Abril de 2018. Este curso estará financiado por BAYLAT (Alemania), y contará con el apoyo del MACN-CONICET. El curso será dictado principalmente en inglés. Las solicitudes pueden estar escritas en inglés o en español y deben ser completadas online aquí antes del 15 de Marzo de 2018. Se dará preferencia a estudiantes con conocimientos de filogenética y que estén desarrollando investigaciones relacionadas a los temas del curso. Se espera que todos los estudiantes tengan un nivel básico de inglés científico.


The address of the MACN (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales) is Angel Gallardo 470. The closest Metro station is Angel Gallardo, from the B line (Small Map). A security officer will be at this staff entrance. He will give you directions to get to the "Salón de Actos", where the workshop will take place. It is located on the first floor, next to the Museología department. If you have any issues to get in, please contact us +54 91144341130 (Luis Palazzesi)


Before the course starts, please install the following software on your own computer:


We recommend some selected papers for you to read prior to the workshop. These are not required and we will explain all the content throughout the workshop. However, some prior background knowledge will help to successfully work through the material.


Date Time Topic Material Instructors
Monday 09:00-09:30 Welcome to the Workshop Luis Palazzesi
Monday 09:30-10:15 RevBayes Introduction Sebastian Höhna
Monday 10:15-10:30 Coffee break
Monday 10:30-12:00 Substitution Models in Phylogenetics Sebastian Höhna
Monday 12:00-13:00 Lunch break
Monday 13:00-15:00 Practical on inferring phylogenies (Part I) Nucleotide substitution models Sebastian Höhna, Luis Palazzesi
Monday 15:00-15:15 Coffee break
Monday 15:15-17:30 Practical on inferring phylogenies (Part II) Nucleotide substitution models Sebastian Höhna, Luis Palazzesi
Tuesday 09:00-09:30 Recap MCMC and Substitution Models Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 09:30-10:15 Divergence time estimation Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 10:15-10:30 Coffee break
Tuesday 10:30-12:00 Tip-dating and the fossilized-birth-death model Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 12:00-13:00 Lunch break
Tuesday 13:00-15:00 Divergence time estimation Relaxed Clocks & Time Trees Femke Thon, Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 15:00-15:15 Coffee break
Tuesday 15:15-17:30 Practical on tip-dating and the fossilized-birth-death model Combined-Evidence Analysis and the Fossilized Birth-Death Process for Stratigraphic Range Data Femke Thon, Sebastian Höhna
Wednesday 09:00-09:30 Recap Sebastian Höhna
Wednesday 09:30-10:15 Diversification rate estimation (Part I) Sebastian Höhna
Wednesday 10:15-10:30 Coffee break
Wednesday 10:30-12:00 Diversification rate estimation (Part II) Sebastian Höhna
Wednesday 12:00-13:00 Lunch break
Wednesday 13:00-15:00 Practical on diversification rate estimation (Part I) Simple Diversification Rate Estimation Luis Palazzesi, Femke Thon, Sebastian Höhna
Wednesday 15:00-15:15 Coffee break
Wednesday 15:15-17:30 Practical on diversification rate estimation (Part II) Branch-Specific Diversification Rate Estimation Luis Palazzesi, Femke Thon, Sebastian Höhna