Research presented at Phylomania
12 November 2012
Dr Simon Ho, Martyna Molak, and Sebastian Duchene have returned from a trip to Hobart, Tasmania, where they presented their research at the Phylomania conference. This annual meeting brings together biologists, mathematicians, and physicists sharing a common interest in biological analysis.
Simon presented his work on choosing the number of relaxed-clock models in phylogenetic analyses, whereas Martyna gave a talk entitled "A study of time-dependent evolutionary rates and a guide to molecular-clock calibration in higher vertebrates". She also presented a poster describing her work on rate estimation using ancient DNA sequences. Sebastian gave a talk entitled "Understanding evolutionary rate variation in viruses".