DIMACS Working Group on Reticulated Evolution

September 22, 2004
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Mel Janowitz, DIMACS, melj@dimacs.rutgers.edu
Randy Linder, University of Texas, rlinder@mail.utexas.edu
Bernard Moret, University of New Mexico, moret@cs.unm.edu
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computational Molecular Biology and the Special Focus on Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology.

Workshop Program:

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

 8:15 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration - CoRE Bldg., 4th Floor

 9:00 -  9:10  Welcome and Opening Remarks
               Mel Janowitz, DIMACS Associate Director

 9:10 -  9:55  Directed Scenarios of Gene Histories over an Evolutionary Tree
               as Virtual Reticulation Events
               Boris Mirkin, Birkbeck University of London, UK 

10:00 - 10:40  Discussion 1. What needs to be done on the mathematical/CS side for better
               understanding reticulation?

10:40 - 11:10  Break

11:10 - 11:40  Bayesian Analyses of Hybrid Populations
               Robbie Young, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

11:40 - 12:20  Discussion 2. What needs to be done at the biological level to better
               understand reticulation?

12:20 -  1:30  Lunch

 1:30 -  2:10  Discussion 3. How can math/CS and biology  most fruitfully collaborate to
               advance inference and reconstruction of reticulate events?

 2:10 -  2:40  Computational Evaluation of Interspecific Gene Transfer between 
               Fully Sequenced Genomes
               Samuel Handelman, Columbia University

 2:45 -  3:25  Discussion 4. How can math/CS and biology  most fruitfully collaborate to
               develop and test models that distinguish among different aspects of
               reticulation (population vs. species levels, apparent (error induced) vs.
               real reticulation, etc.)?

 3:30          Meeting ends

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