Dr Jeremy Sumner Publishes Paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology

11 September 2008

Dr Jeremy Sumner, until recently a postdoctoral associate with Dr Michael Charleston (School of IT) and Assoc. Prof. Lars Jermiin, has published a paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology on Markov invariants, plethysms, and phylogenetics. The paper shows that group representation theory provides a general framework for analysing Markov processes on tree, and that the simplest Markov invariant forms the foundation of the well-known Log-Det distance measure.