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Lancaster Spring Phylogenetics Meeting

Tuesday 15 April 2014
Lancaster University

In association with the Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group, Lancaster University will be hosting an international phylogenetics meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 15 April, as part of Lancaster's 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Registration and lunch are free. Four outstanding speakers in the field make this is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, evolution or infectious disease.

Provisional programme

  • 1PM Registration and buffet lunch.
  • 2 PM. "The Greatest Experiment in Evolution: Viral Biocontrol of Rabbits?". Professor Eddie Holmes, Australia Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and University of Sydney.
  • 3 PM. Tea/coffee.
  • 3:30 PM. "Molecular phylogenetics: can we do it better?" Dr Nick Goldman, Group Leader "Evolutionary tools for genomic analysis", European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge.
  • 4:15 PM. "Evolution of HIV-1 envelope drug resistance: use of the drug-bound CCR5-coreceptor versus coreceptor switching". Professor David Robertson, Group Leader, Computational & Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester.
  • 4:45 PM. "Origins and evolutionary history of the small ruminant lentivirus pandemic". Dr Rob Gifford, Senior Research Fellow, MRC Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow.
  • 5:15-5:30 PM. General discussion and close.
  • Evening. Speakers' dinner.

Further details of the event and how to register can be found at The Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group's website: