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Future Directions in Phylogenetic Methods and Models

17th December 2007 to 21st December 2007

Organisers: Professor Mike Steel (University of Canterbury, NZ), Professor Vincent Moulton (University of East Anglia) and Dr Katharina Huber (University of East Anglia)

Workshop Theme

This workshop will showcase the leading edge of phylogenetic theory -- from questions and challenges posed by biologists, to novel approaches for dealing with new types of data, and an outline of outstanding mathematical problems to be resolved. The workshop will be based around the following themes (one for each day):

  • Challenges for tree reconstruction from molecular data
  • Population genetic aspects of phylogenetics
  • Phylogenetic combinatorics and algebra
  • Speciation, extinction and tree shape
  • The tree of life

Keynote Speakers

Professor David Aldous (UC Berkeley), Professor Andreas Dress (PICB Shanghai), Dr Andrew Roger (Dahlhousie U), Dr Noah Rosenberg (U. Michigan) and Professor Tandy Warnow (U. Texas).

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
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