Welcome to CompPhylo 2019 - Oslo Edition

Sponsored by Forskerskole i biosystematikk (ForBio) & UiO:Life Science

August 26-30, 2019
Tollboden, Drobak Marine Station
Storgata 43
1440 Drøbak

ForBio and UiO:Life Science jointly offer a generator workshop on model-based demographic inferences of both single species and communities. The workshop aims to learn and apply new tools to elucidate phylogeographic patterns, biogeographic shifts and demographic responses of single- and multi-taxa as well as to contribute to knowledge exchange on methodological challenges and diverse biological systems for this cutting-edge field of research.

Call for participation and full workshop description


Instructors, and Facilitators

Travel, food and accommodation

Local travel and accommodation

You are welcome to arrive at the field station on Sunday afternoon. There is both a regular bus 500 and an express bus 500E that goes from Oslo S to Storgata in Drøbak, a short walk from Tollboden on Storgata 43.An example trip: on google maps. You can also see the bus schedule on the official Ruter site, and find information about how to buy a ticket. Buses on local routes run about every 20-30 minutes all day long. NB: Some of the express busses stop at Seiersten, which is a 10 minute walk from the station. We are assuming most people will leave on Friday Sept 28 at the end of the day, but let us know if this is not the case.

Station logistics and meals

ForBio covers the accommodation of all participants. We are all staying at Tollboden biological station, where the workshop will also take place. This is a simple but well equipped building, with a kitchen, lab space and rooms. Rooms will be shared. Bed linen and towels will be provided. ForBio is also paying for meals of all participants. We will share cooking and tidying up in the kitchen. You have indicated you food preferences in the registration form but if there is anything else we would need to know, please contact me directly.


Times Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30-9:00   Welcome/Intro/Housekeeping/Participant Summaries, data and questions. Check-in and refreshments Check-in and refreshments Check-in and refreshments Check-in and refreshments
9:00-12:30   Mike (Introduction and Background.) / Cluster config / jupyter notebook setup MESS Part I (Isaac) Presentation & PipeMaster tutorial (Marcelo) PresentABLE / InstallABLE / UnderstandABLE (Champak) Multi-DICE presentation & github (Xander)
12:30-14:00   Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-17:00 Optional bash/python/R/scripting/CLI intro CAMI (Megan) MESS Part II (Isaac) PipeMaster (Marcelo) RunnABLE (Champak) Multi-DICE (Xander)

Additional resources

CompPhylo Oslo 2019 co-sponsored by:

ForBio UiO:Life Science

CompPhylo Oslo 2019 Group Photo

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