The 40th Midwest Probability Colloquium

Title: A Biased Talk Through Mathematical Phylogenomics, Part I
Speaker: Sebastian Roch
Speaker Info: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Brief Description:
Special Note:

The reconstruction of the Tree of Life is a classical problem in evolutionary biology that has benefited from numerous branches of mathematics, including probability, information theory, combinatorics, and geometry. Modern DNA sequencing technologies are producing a deluge of new genetic data -- transforming how we view the Tree of Life and how it is reconstructed. I will survey recent progress on some mathematical questions that arise in this context.
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 2:45pm
Where: 105 Lunt Hall
Contact Person: Elton Hsu
Contact email: ehsu@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 18541
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