General Information


  • Basic bioinformatics
  • HTS data, formats and sanitation
  • Assembly, mapping, alignment, orthology inference
  • DNA and protein evolutionary models
  • Phylogenetic inference using Parsimony, Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian Inference. Testing robustness of phylogenetic hypotheses
  • Coalescent theory, neutral variation and neutrality tests
  • Variant calling from low-coverage population genomics data

  • Species trees and species delimitation
  • Population differentiation & demographic history
  • Detecting natural selection at the DNA level and local adaptation
  • Molecular dating
  • Biodiversity assessment methods (metabarcoding)
  • Virus & bacterial evolution


Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy or related
Preference will be given to graduate student in middle stages of their career

IMPORTANT: Participants are required to bring and use their own laptops (Windows, Mac, Linux)

A basic knowledge on the use of command line and programming skills is highly recommended. We strongly encourage prospective students to explore this tutorials:

Participants, hours, credits and fee

Maximum number of participants


The maximum number of participants is limited to 34


Total hours

65 hours

The two-week course consists in 65 hours and will combine theoretical and practical sessions.


6 ECTS credits

This course have the possibility of recognition for 6 ECTS credits


*plus 50€ UB fee


The price includes the registration, the teaching material, course dinner and ice-breaking party. It does NOT include accommodation and meals.

Starting date: 4/7/2022  Ending date: 15/7/2022

Hours: From 9 am to 6 pm

Technical Secretary

Alba Enguídanos

Departament de Biologia Evolutiva, Ecologia i Ciències Ambientals
Facultat de Biologia, 
Av. Diagonal 643 
Universitat de Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FAX: 93 403 4750 | Tel: 93 4034808




The course will be held at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona, Av. Diagonal, 643 Barcelona

Metro: L3, Palau Reial



Accommodation options and related information can be found here:

Barcelona Housing students
Barcelona Centro Universitario
Residencia de Estudiantes S.A. (RESA)
Página web Ayuntamiento de Barcelona