Mathematical, Inferential and Computational Phylogenomics 2020

We are delighted to announce the meeting Mathematical, inferential and computational phylogenomics from 25 to 27 May 2020 at Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria.

Phylogenomics aims at reconstructing the evolutionary histories of organisms considering whole genomes or large fractions of genomes. The abundance of genomic data for an enormous variety of organisms has enabled phylogenomic inference of many groups, and this has motivated the development of a myriad of models and methods. The Mathematical, inferential and computational phylogenomics meeting intends to stimulate a larger debate focus on the main advances and challenges of the current phylogenetic models, methods and algorithms that are permitting to make sense of phylogenomic data.

The meeting will include keynotes and six sessions of contributed talks, and three hands-on practicals to try new software. The keynote talks will describe recent breakthroughs in statistical inference methods and software that address challenges in phylogenomics using large and heterogeneous sequence datasets to build species trees. Contributed talks will be selected from submitted abstracts; these may also describe advances in method development, novel challenges, or discoveries made using new methods.

The meeting is sponsored by WWTF and there is no registration fee. However, registration is compulsory. 

 

Important dates:

Deadline for workshop registration and abstract submission: March 31, 2020

Notification of oral presentation and/or workshop acceptance: April 15, 2020

Registration deadline: May 1, 2020

 

Keynote speakers

Ziheng Yang

University College of London, UK

Link to website 1

 

Tracy Heath

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, USA

Link to website 2