[Taxacom] Conference: Lancaster, Phylogenetics, April 15

Daniel Barker db60 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Tue Feb 4 10:19:02 CST 2014

Dear colleagues,
In association with the Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group, Lancaster
University will be hosting an international phylogenetics meeting on the
afternoon of 15th April, as part of Lancaster's 50th Anniversary
celebrations.  Registration and lunch are free.  We have four outstanding
speakers in the field, making this is an unmissable opportunity for anyone
interested in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, evolution or infectious

Please email Derek Gatherer <d.gatherer at lancaster.ac.uk> to register,
indicating any dietary requirements if necessary, and also if you would
like to come to dinner with the speakers afterwards.

Lancaster University, UK, 15 April 2014

- 1 PM. Registration and buffet lunch.

- 2 PM. "The Greatest Experiment in Evolution: Viral Biocontrol of
Rabbits". Professor EDDIE HOLMES, Australia Fellow, National Health and
Medical Research Council (NHMRC) & University of Sydney.

- 3 PM. Tea/coffee.

- 3:30 PM. "Molecular phylogenetics: can we do it better?" Dr NICK
GOLDMAN, Group Leader "Evolutionary tools for genomic analysis", European
Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge.

- 4:15 PM. "Evolution of HIV-1 envelope drug resistance:  use of the
drug-bound CCR5-coreceptor versus coreceptor switching". Professor DAVID
ROBERTSON, Group Leader, Computational & Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of
Life Sciences, University of Manchester.

- 4:45 PM. "Origins and evolutionary history of the small ruminant
lentivirus pandemic". Dr ROB GIFFORD, Senior Research Fellow, MRC Centre
for Virus Research, University of Glasgow.

- 5:15-5:30 PM. General discussion and close.

- Evening. Speakers' dinner (optional; if interested, please request in
advance; charged at cost).

Further details can be found at: http://eggg.st-andrews.ac.uk/spdg/

Best wishes,


Daniel Barker
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