**Additional authors**: Andrew Rogers - Dalhousie University; Ed Susko - Dalhousie University

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Senate Chamber (#2145) in The Ohio Union

# Current trends in phylogenetics

#### Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30am

Room assignment: Senate Chamber (#2145) in The Ohio Union.

**MS04-ECOP-1**(click here).

**Organizers:**

#### Kristina Wicke, Laura Kubatko

**Description**:

Inference of phylogenies – graphs that display ancestry-descent relationships among a collection of species – is a fundamental problem in evolutionary biology, and one for which the community of mathematical biologists has made crucial contributions. The field of phylogenetics is also heavily interdisciplinary, requiring interactions among mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, and biologists. The overarching goals of the field are to reconstruct and analyze the tree (or rather network) of life from data observed in the present and to use these data to make predictions about future evolutionary trajectories (as for instance, in the analysis of viruses). Both are challenging tasks and have led to many exciting new mathematical and computational questions and results. This mini-symposium will bring together researchers of various backgrounds (ranging from Discrete Biomathematics to Scientific Computing) and differing career stages to discuss current trends and recent developments in phylogenetics and beyond.

#### Hector Banos

*Dalhousie University (Department of Mathematics and statistics)*

###### "When Are Profile Mixture Models affected by Over-parameterization?"

#### Peter Beerli

*Florida State University (Scientific Computing)*

###### "Population genetics processes impact Species Trees estimation"

**Additional authors**: Marzieh Khodaei (Florida State University)

#### Lena Collienne

*Fred Hutch Cancer Center (Computational Biology)*

###### "Spaces of Discrete Time Trees"

#### Tandy Warnow

*University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Computer Science)*

###### "New methods for very-large scale maximum likelihood tree estimation"

**Additional authors**: Paul Zaharias, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris France Minhyuk Park, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign