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
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).
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.