## Workshops

## 5th Annual Phylomania Workshop on Theoretical Phylogenetics

Organized by Barbara Holland

http://ow.ly/pVL3x11/06/2013 - 11/08/2013

The University of Tasmania

Phylogenetics is concerned with the problem of reconstructing the past evolutionary history of organisms from molecular data, such as DNA, or morphological characters. There is ongoing interest in the further development of the mathematics that underlies computational phylogenetic methods. Hidden from view, in the software packages used by biologists, are algorithms performing statistical inference using Markov models on binary trees. The mathematics involved represents a unique confluence of probability theory, discrete mathematics, statistical inference, algebraic geometry, and group theory. Phylomania brings together phylogenetic researchers with a strong theoretical leaning, with the aim of discussing some of the more pressing problems.

This conference series showcases work at the intersection of mathematics and evolution.

Organisers:

• Barbara Holland, School of Maths and Physics, University of Tasmania

• Jeremy Sumner, School of Maths and Physics, University of Tasmania

• Karen Bradford, School of Maths and Physics, University of Tasmania

Please click **here** to register.