MIC-Phy 2021

The virtual MIC-Phy meeting will be happening here!

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Monday, 15th February 2021

Time Event
09:40-10:00 Workshop welcome session
10:00-12:20 Workshop session 1: RevBayes: Bayesian tree estimation
Sebastian Höhna (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
12:20-13:40 Lunch break
13:40-14:00 Opening session
  Session 1 Chair: Rui Borges (Vetmeduni Vienna)
14:00-15:00 Species tree inference under the multispecies coalescent model 🎥
Ziheng Yang (University College London)
15:00-15:20 Convergence assessment in Phylogenetics 🎥
Luiza Fabreti (LMU Munich)
15:20-15:25 New World primate phylogeny and species boundaries with novel genomic data 🎥
Mareike C. Janiak (University of Salford)
15:25-15:30 Phylogenomic analyses of large-shelled cones from Cabo Verde, West Africa 🎥
Sara Rocha (University of Vigo)
15:30-15:35 Phylogeny and species limits in African grass rats (Muridae: Arvicanthis) using genomic-scale data 🎥
Veronika Bartáková (Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences)
15:35-15:40 A novel approach combining diffusion approximation and Bayesian skyline plots for inferring demographic histories from SNP data 🎥
Ronja Jessica Billenstein (LMU Munich)
15:40-16:00 Break
  Session 2 Chair: ‪Gergely Szöllősi‬ (Eötvös University)
16:00-16:40 Genome-scale detection of convergent molecular evolution 🎥
Bastien Boussau (Université de Lyon)
16:40-17:00 sMap: Evolution of independent, dependent and conditioned discrete characters in a Bayesian framework 🎥
Giorgio Bianchini (School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol UK)
17:00-17:20 Generalizing Bayesian phylogenetics to infer shared evolutionary events 🎥
Jamie R. Oaks (Auburn University)
17:20-17:25 Assessment of intra- and inter-outbreak diversity of Paenibacillus larvae by core- and whole-genome multilocus sequence typing (cg/wgMLST) 🎥
Bojan Papić (University of Ljubljana Veterinary Faculty)
17:25-17:30 Reconstructing the evolutionary history of a rapid species radiation: the Andean Lupins
Bruno Nevado (CE3C – University of Lisbon)
17:30-17:35 Patterns of genomic divergence and phylogenomic analyses in a young marine radiation 🎥
Martin Helmkampf (Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT))
17:35-17:40 A comparison of utility of target enrichment (TE) and double-digest restriction site associated (ddRAD) sequencing in systematics – a case study of a parapatric species pair of butterflies 🎥
Mukta Joshi (University of Oulu)
17:40-18:00 Break
18:00-19:00 Discussion group: Challenges and problems in phylogenomics

Tuesday, 16th February 2021

Time Event
10:00-12:20 Workshop session 2: IQ-tree Polymorphism-aware phylogentic models
Dominik Schrempf (Eötvös University)
12:20-14:00 Lunch break
  Session 1 Chair: Asger Hobolth (Aarhus University) ‪
14:00-14:40 Polymorphism-ware phylogenetic models and their applications 🎥
Carolin Kosiol (University of St Andrews)
14:40-15:00 ILS-Aware Analyses of Retroelement Insertions in the Anomaly Zone 🎥
Erin Molloy (University of California, Los Angles)
15:00-15:20 The corrected Synonymous Dinucleotide Usage: a novel framework for quantifying genomic dinucleotide representation 🎥
Spyros Lytras (MRC - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research)
15:20-15:25 Congruent birth-death models can be collapsed using Bayesian inference 🎥
Bjørn Tore Kopperud (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
15:25-15:30 Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of Paederinae rove beetles (Staphylinidae) based on genomic and morphological data 🎥
Alexandra Tokareva (Museum and Institute of Zoology, Poland Academy of Sciences)
15:30-15:35 Phylogenomics analysis reveals new microsporidian species as the most basal member of Ordospora clade 🎥
Nathalia R. de Albuquerque (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)
15:35-15:40 Molecular Evolution of Olfactory Receptors through jawless and jawed fishes 🎥
Liliana Silva (CIIMAR/FCUP)
15:40-16:00 Break
  Session 2 Chair: Bastien Boussau (Université de Lyon) ‪
16:00-17:00 Bayesian phylogenetic methods for analyzing paleontological and neontological data 🎥
Tracy Heath (Iowa State University of Science and Technology)
17:00-17:20 Inferring divergence times using a stepwise Bayesian approach 🎥
Allison Yi Hsiang (LMU Munich)
17:20-17:40 Dating Alphaproteobacteria evolution with eukaryotic fossils 🎥
Sishuo Wang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
17:40-18:00 Break
18:00-19:00 Poster session

Wednesday, 17th February 2021

Time Event
10:00-12:20 Workshop session 3: Bayesian polymorphism-aware phylogenetic inference
Rui Borges (Vetmeduni Vienna) and Carolin Kosiol (University of St Andrews)
12:20-14:00 Lunch break
  Session 1 Chair: ‪Carolin Kosiol (University of St Andrews)
14:00-14:40 Mutational signatures in cancer genomics
Asger Hobolth (Aarhus University)
14:40-15:00 On the terminal branch length distribution and its application in the singleton density score 🎥
Benjamin Wölfl (University of Vienna, Institute of Mathematics and Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics)
15:00-15:20 Placing ancient DNA sequences into reference phylogenies
Bianca De Sanctis (University of Cambridge)
15:20-15:40 Break
15:40-16:00 Dissecting genomic determinants of positive selection with an evolution-guided regression model 🎥
Yi-Fei Huang (Pennsylvania State University)
16:00-16:20 Ordering the events in the ancient tree of life with edge length ratio distributions 🎥
Andrew J. Roger (Dalhousie University)
16:20-16:40 Closing session