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MEEP at the Genetics Society of Australasia Conference


18 July 2013

Members of the MEEP lab presented 4 talks and 5 posters at the Genetics Society of Australasia Conference 2013 (July 14-17), held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. The conference was attended by about 250 researchers and students.

Two PhD students from MEEP won prizes at the conference. Sebastian Duchene won a "Student Talk Prize" for his presentation on calibrating molecular clocks, which he gave in the Phylogenetics symposium. Luana Lins won a "Student Poster Prize" for her poster on isopod phylogenetics, shown below.

Luana's prize-winning poster
Luana's prize-winning poster

Simon Ho ran a workshop on "Introduction to Phylogenetic Analysis", with assistance from Martyna Molak and Sebastian Duchene. The workshop, comprising 3 lectures and 2 practical classes, was attended by 30 researchers and students from a variety of institutions across Australia and New Zealand.

Talks were given in various symposia by Nate Lo (Genomic Conflict and Cooperation), Simon Ho (Computational and Mathematical Genetics), Martyna Molak (Phylogenetics), and Sebastian Duchene (Phylogenetics). Posters were presented by Grace Wei, Luana Lins, Daej Arab, Ashley Montagu, and Jun Tong.