Understanding evolution with models and genomes…
These are exciting days for evolutionary biology. Sequencing costs are dropping rapidly and it has become feasible to obtain genome data from multiple individuals. At the other end of the spectrum, over the last 100 years a mature body of population genetic theory has emerged — most of it developed under a notorious lack of data to test the hypotheses. While many classical theoretical results have proven invaluable in the analysis of genome data, new theoretical approaches are more needed than ever, to find our way through the plethora of data to gain insight into natural evolution.
In this spirit, we want to bring together researchers and graduate students studying aspects of natural evolution from different perspectives. In particular, we want to promote the exchange (and foster collaboration) between scientists working with genome data and others doing modelling. Students should get an overview over the state of the art in several fields of evolutionary biology and learn to develop their own scientific ideas by pursuing collaborative short projects.
The workshop will take place from September 14-21, 2014 in the Mathematics Village — a perfect venue for such scientific/educational meetings — located near Izmir (western Turkey). The main body of the workshop will consist of keynote lectures by
- Aida Andres (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig),
- Nick Barton (IST-Austria, Klosterneuburg),
- Thomas Lenormand (CEFE/CNRS, Montpellier),
- Nadia Singh (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, — note: substitute for Pleuni Pennings),
The application deadlines:
Early: April 22, 2014(recommended as the number of attendees and fellowships are limited) Late: June 15, 2014
Our workshop has received funding and/or organizational supports by
You can find the poster of our workshop in this link [pdf, 6MB]
For all types of questions, please contact Murat Tugrul: firstname.lastname@example.org