This course introduces a variety of molecular methods including: Molecular markers, DNA extraction, PCR, DNA sequences and bioinformatics analysis. The course is led by Dr. Joe Zuccarello from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, who has extensive experience in using molecular methods to understand population structure and speciation of marine algae. Local lectures include Dr. Erasmo Macaya from Universidad de Concepción and Dr. Florence Tellier from Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, both with experience in phylogeography and evolution of chilean kelps.
This course comprises a mix of lectures and practical sessions. (Practical sessions involves computer based and articles discussion).

Participants must bring their own laptop.


Course Coordinator: Dr. Camilo Werlinger, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.