Training Schools (TS)

Training School 6 (WG4): Phylogenetic and population genetic tools for vectors and vector-borne pathogen

Responsible Working Group: WG4 - Phylogenetics and phylogeography of vectors and vector-borne pathogens

Main organizer: Patrícia Salgueiro (

Local organizers: Patrícia Salgueiro and Celeste Figueiredo

Date: 23-27 January 2017

Venues: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT) / GHTM – Global Health and Tropical Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal

Number of trainees to be accepted for reimbursement: 20

Number of trainees to be additionally accepted without reimbursement: 8

Invited trainers:

Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz (Institute of Parasitology, Czech Republic)

Ana Abecasis (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal)

Carla Maia (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal)

João Pinto (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal)

Patrícia Salgueiro (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal)

Ricardo Parreira (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal)

Objective of the training school:

Understand the basic principles of phylogenetics and population genetics necessary to conceive and develop such studies.

Learn from examples of phylogeographic and population genetic studies on vectors and vector-borne pathogens

Understand the implications of such studies for the disease and vector control

Give background and practical experience on several Population genetics and Phylogenetic tools: PHYML, MEGA, HYPHY, SPLITSTREE, GENEPOP, FSTAT, MICROCHECKER, ARLEQUIN, STRUCTURE, GENETIX

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2016

Selection results: 30 November 2016

Grants for trainees: 800 EUR (flat rate to cover: travel, accommodation and meals)

Detailed program, practical and financial information: here

Other issues:

For local estimates of costs, please contact the local organizers

Each particopant is strongly advised to bring his/her own laptop.