MCEB - Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology

Jun/21 09:00 - Jun/25 18:00
Porquerolles Island and Conservation area, South of France (
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 18:00

Porquerolles Island and Conservation area, South of France


Mathematical and computational tools and concepts form an essential basis for modern evolutionary studies. The goal of the MCEB conference (at its 7th edition) is to bring together scientists with diverse backgrounds to present recent advances and discuss open problems in the field of mathematical and computational evolutionary biology. The theme of this year's edition will be new data, new questions, new methods. New generation sequencing techniques have multiplied not just the amount, but also the types of genetic data produced, giving rise to new questions, and new methodologies to answer them. These methodologies are often cross-disciplinary, with applications to diverse research topics. General concepts, models, methods and algorithms will be presented and discussed, as during the previous conference editions.

Keynote speakers:

David Bryant -
University of Otago, NZ
Recovering phylogeny and demographics from SNPs: prospects and limitations

Jukka Corander - Bayesian Statistics Group, University of Helsinki, FI ABC meets machine learning - fitting intractable models to genome data

Asger Hobolth -
Bioinformatics Research Center (BiRC), Aarhus University, DK Modelling DNA sequence evolution within and between species

Philippe Lemey
Rega Institute, Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, BE Data integrating in viral evolutionary inference: from spatial dynamics to trait evolution

Bernard Moret -
Laboratory for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, EPFL, CH Phylogenetic Transfer of Knowledge

Ludovic Orlando -
Center for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, DK Ancient DNA: from very old molecules to genomes and epigenomes

Molly Przeworski -
Columbia University, New york, USA
A population-genetic approach to the study of mutation and recombination in humans

Katherine St. John -
City University of New York, USA


Conference fees including accommodation for four nights, meals, coffee breaks, etc., will be between 300§ and 630§, all inclusive, varying depending on the room. PhD students and postdocs will benefit of cheap rooms.


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