Future Directions in Phylogenetic Methods and Models

17 December to 21 December 2007

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Principal Organiser: Professor Mike Steel (University of Canterbury, NZ)

Organisers: Professor Vincent Moulton (University of East Anglia) and Dr Katharina Huber (University of East Anglia)

Sponsored by: Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution


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

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Theme of Workshop:

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).

Participant Presentations:

Participants are welcome to submit an abstract to give a short talk (25 mins) and a selection of these will be made for the meeting; remaining participants will be given the opportunity to present a poster. Participants wishing to apply to give a short presentation (or poster) should indicate this on their workshop application form, and also provide a brief abstract consisting of at most 250 words together their name, affiliation, current position and proposed presentation title.

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