Current Challenges and Problems in Phylogenetics

3 September to 7 September 2007

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Sponsored by: European Molecular Biology Organisation

Principal Organiser: Professor Vincent Moulton (University of East Anglia)

Organisers: Dr Brent Emerson (University of East Anglia ), Professor Daniel Huson (Tuebingen University ) and Professor Mike Steel (University of Canterbury)

in association with the Newton Institute programme Phylogenetics (3 September to 21 December 2007)

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Accepted contributed talks: length 15 mins with 5 mins for questions

Name Title Abstract
Allman, E Identifiability of the GTR=Gamma substitution model of DNA evolution Abstract
Bordewich, M Consistency of phylogenetic tree search algorithms based on the balanced minimum evolution principle Abstract
Brandstaedt, A On k-Leaf powers Abstract
Chor, B Phylogenetic reconstruction based on RNA secondary structure Abstract
Emerson, B Explaining elevated substitution rate estimates from ancient DNA: biases from model violations Abstract
Gernhard, T New analytical results for the speciation times in neutral models Abstract
Gronau, I Reconstruction of phylogenetic trees with very short branches Abstract
Grunewald, S Quartet compatibility: new results and surprising counterexamples Abstract
Gusfield, D Integer programming for phylogenetic computations Abstract
Hartmann, K Prioritising species for biodoversity conservation Abstract
Holland, B Appropriate models for heterogeneous multi-gene data sites Abstract
Huber, K Inference rules for super-network construction Abstract
Humphries, P Properties of the TBR metric Abstract
Huson, DH Dendroscope - An interactive viewer for large phylogenetic trees Abstract
Lesser, A Optimal and hereditarily optimal realization of metric spaces Abstract
Li, H Incorporating species phylogeny in the reconstruction of gene trees Abstract
Margos, G Multilocus sequence analysis of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. Abstract
Mariadassou, M Explicit bounds for the stability of maximum likelihood trees Abstract
Matsen, FA Glimpses from the strange world of phylogenetic mixtures Abstract
Metzler, D Insertion-deletion models for dequence evolution and Bayesian sampling methods for multiple alignment Abstract
Moran, S Robustness of neighbour joining to noise in input distances: Atteson criteria revisited Abstract
Pardi, F Branch and bound construction of balanced minimum evolution optimal trees Abstract
Semple, C Nature reserve selection problems Abstract
Snir, S Maximum parsimony on phylogenetic networks: some rigorous results Abstract
Spillner, A Computing phylogenetic diversity for split systems Abstract
St John, K Comparing phylogenetic trees Abstract
Willson, SJ Restrictions on meaningful phylogenetic networks Abstract
Yoshida, R Partitioning the sample space on five taxa for the neighbor joining algorithm Abstract

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