Friday, February 7, 2014

[DMANET] 1st Greifswald Phylogenetics Meeting

I herewith want to announce the 1st Greifswald Phylogenetics Meeting, which will be held in Greifswald (north eastern Germany) from the 14th till the 16th of July 2014.

This meeting will have a particular focus on mathematical (e.g. graph theoretical, combinatorial, probabilistic and algebraic) aspects of evolutionary tree or network reconstruction, but it will also bring together scientists from different disciplines in order to provide the opportunity of close collaboration.

Registration is now open! For more details, please visit the conference website:

Phylogenetics is an interdisciplinary research area that aims at reconstructing the evolutionary history of biological systems such as, for example, collections of species, populations or groups of bio-molecules. To achieve this, biologists work closely together with mathematicians and computer scientists. The conference will provide researchers from all three involved disciplines an opportunity to present their recent work and exchange ideas.

Greifswald is a beautiful little town located directly at the Baltic Sea in close proximity to the famous islands Rügen and Usedom. Greifswald university was founded in 1496 and has therefore a long tradition and history. Being a former Hanse town, Greifswald is famous for its historic market square, its cathedral and the museum harbor. Other famous towns like Stralsund with the Oceaneum or the world cultural heritage city of Wismar are nearby, as well as the city of Rostock with its newly established Darwineum. The region is a holiday region but not too crowded by tourists. In July the weather is most likely to be great and we hope that if you can come to our meeting, you will find the time to stay longer and enjoy this unique area.

Please note that the meeting starts early on the 14th with one of our highlight talks and ends in the evening of the 16th with another highlight talk - so if possible, please plan your stay from the 13th till the 17th of July.

The registration fee is 150 Euros (100 Euros for students).

Organizers: Mareike Fischer, Andreas Spillner, Martin Haase

Invited speakers: Olaf Bininda-Emonds, Mike Steel, Olivier Gascuel, Vince Moulton, Allen Rodrigo

For more details, visit our website

or contact Mareike Fischer:

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