Random Graph Models in Phylogenetics (16frg670)


Mike Steel (University of Canterbury)

(ETH - Zurich)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Random Graph Models in Phylogenetics" workshop in Banff from August 21 to August 28, 2016.

Mathematics has become an important tool for allowing biologists to turn genetic data into a 'tree of life' that describe how species different have evolved from common ancestor. This workshop will bring experts together to look at three questions that are currently of high interest to biologists, and which require some sophisticated mathematical techniques to answer.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).