Short-term Visitor

New applications of phylogenetic combinatorics

PI(s): Vincent Moulton (University of East Anglia (UNITED KINGDOM))
Start Date: 16-Aug-2010
End Date: 27-Aug-2010
Keywords: computational modeling, mathematical modeling, biodiversity, genomics, phylogenetics

Phylogenetic combinatorics is a new branch of applied mathematics concerned with the combinatorial description and analysis of evolutionary trees and related structures such as split systems, metrics and phylogenetic networks. It represents a unifying framework to handle the combinatorial structures that commonly appear in evolutionary studies, and has provided useful computational tools and algorithms for evolutionary analysis. In this project, Huber and Moulton will visit Prof. Allen Rodrigo to explore new applications of phylogenetic combinatorics to some cutting-edge problems in evolution.