The 'Evolutionary Analysis Using PAML' Workshop with Sandra and Ziheng has come to an end! Check some pictures of our visit during the workshop at University of Sydney!.
Sandra and Ziheng are flying to Sydney to teach the 'Evolutionary Analysis Using PAML' Workshop as part of the USyd-UCL PCA Sandra received together with Prof Simon Ho.
'Power of Bayesian and heuristic tests to detect cross-species introgression with reference to gene flow in the Tamias quadrivittatus group of North American chipmunks' is published in Systematic Biology and Evolution.
After many years, we have had the first joint lab dinner with Mario's lab before the winter holidays! You can see our group picture here.
Tom Roberts will be joining the lab as an MSc student and will work with Tomas to test different features of BPP. Welcome to the lab, Tom!
'Inference of gene flow between species under misspecified models' is published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
New PhD position available on establishing evolutionary timescales at Bristol University. More information about how to apply here.
Sandra has been awarded the USyd-UCL Partnership Collaboration Award (PCA) together with Prof Simon Ho (USyd) for the project 'Reconstructing the evolutionary timescale of the Tree of Life'. Congratulations!
Sandra will be giving a talk at the ESEB 2022 conference! Join her on August 19 at 12.15h at South Hall 1B to learn more about the Bayesian sequential-subtree approach for timetree inference!
Applications for the 2023 (May 7 - May 18) summer school on Computational Molecular Evolution in Crete in Greece are now open! More information here.
'Bayesian phylogenetic inference using relaxed-clocks and the multispecies coalescent' is published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
After two years, we have managed to hold the Computational Molecular Evolution workshop in Hinxton! You can check some of the pictures here.
Sandra will be giving a virtual talk (Spanish subtitles available!) at Evolution 2022 about the Bayesian sequential-subtree approach used to infer the evolutionary timeline of mammals. You can join the 'Phylogenetics I' session to listen to her talk at 15.30h (GMT) / 10.30h (EDT).
Sandra has been talking about her research and academic career (in Spanish for the first time!) at the podcast En Fase Experimental. You can listen to the interview here.
'Estimation of cross-species introgression rates using genomic data despite model unidentifiability' is published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
Paschalia will give a talk at the Fossils, Phylogenies, Genomes, Embryos & the Evolution of the Deuterostomes symposium. Do not miss her talk and register your spot here before April 12!
'A simulation study to examine the impact of recombination on phylogenomic inferences under the multispecies coalescent model' is published in Molecular Ecology.
'Full-likelihood genomic analysis clarifies a complex history of species divergence and introgression: the example of the erato-sara group of Heliconius butterflies' is published in Systematic Biology.
To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Sandra has been at the Cañada Blanch Institute and answered the student's questions about her research and career in science. You can watch the videos recorded here.
Last days to apply for Computational Molecular Evolution workshop! Apply by February 10 (bursaries available too!). More information here.
Sandra has been invited to talk about her research at the YouTube channel Evolution Soup. You can watch her interview on YouTube, congratulations!
'A Species-Level Timeline of Mammal Evolution Integrating Phylogenomic Data' is published in Nature.
On behalf of Paschalia, Tomas, Sandra, and Mario: 'Thanks to all the participants that attended the Phylogenomics workshop. We had lots of fun teaching, and we hope that you all enjoyed the content and the discussions!'. You can see a group picture here.
The Phylogenomics workshop starts today! Follow the tweets posted by Physalia to learn how the symposium is going!
'Genome-scale data reveal deep lineage divergence and a complex demographic history in the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) throughout the southwestern and central USA' is published in Genome Biol Evol.
Sandra has been one of the postdocs organising the CLOE Anniversary Symposium 'Life On Earth-Tales From Different Perspectives'. You can now register to attend the symposium here!
Join Paschalia, Tomas, Sandra, and Mario on the new Phylogenomics Physalia workshop led by Paschalia and Tomas. Register before it is too late here!
A PhD position is available at Bristol University on developing methods of molecular clock calibration to date deep divergences in the tree of life. More information available here.
Applications for the 2022 (July 18 - July 29) Computational Molecular Evolution workshop in Hinxton are now open! More information here.
Paschalia is giving a talk entitled 'Ancient and troublesome branches in the Animal Tree of Life' at the MEEGene seminar series Oct 12 at 15.00h CET. Send an email here to register, do not miss her talk!
Daniel Kornai will be joining the lab as part of his MSci project and will work with Tomas to test different features of BPP. Welcome to the lab, Daniel!
Eyal Privman from Haifa University will be visiting the lab as part of his sabbatical. Welcome to the lab, Eyal!
'Multispecies coalescent and its applications to infer species phylogenies and cross-species gene flow' is published in National Science Review.
'Defining Species When There is Gene Flow' is published in Systematic Biology.
'Phase resolution of heterozygous sites in diploid genomes is important to phylogenomic analysis under the multispecies coalescent model' is published in Systematic Biology.
Sandra will be giving a virtual talk on Bayesian approaches to estimate species divergence times using geometric morphometrics data at Bristol University on June 18. Send an email here to ask for the Zoom link!
Do not miss Sandra's talk 'Estimating the divergence of Genome-scale data reveal deep lineage divergence and a complex demographic history idire wolves from their common ancestor with living canids using a Bayesian dating approach' at the virtual Evolution 2021 meeting! Her talk is schedule on June 23 at 17.10h (EDT) / 22.10h (GMT) at the 'Phylogenetic Comparative Methods' session.
The talks given at the MIC-Phy21 meeting are now available, which include Ziheng's talk! You can check all the talks here.
'Complexity of the simplest species tree problem' is published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
Jiayi Ji has joined the lab as a PhD student to study Bayesian approaches under multispecies coalescence models. Welcome to the lab, Jiayi!
Ziheng will be a keynote speaker at the MIC-Phy21 meeting. The deadline to register is January 15, do not miss it! More information here.
'The Asymptotic Behavior of Bootstrap Support Values in Molecular Phylogenetics' is published in Systematic Biology.
A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London on Bayesian phylogenomic dating. More information available here.
A PhD position is available at Bristol University on establishing evolutionary timescales. More information available here.
Dr Sandra Álvarez-Carretero has joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher to apply and develop Bayesian methods for timetree inference with phylogenomic datasets. Welcome to the lab, Sandra!
'A Simulation Study to Examine the Information Content in Phylogenomic Data Sets under the Multispecies Coalescent Model' is published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
'Defining Species When There is Gene Flow' is published in Systematic Biology.
We are recruiting a postdoc in statistical phylogenetics. Please follow the link.
'Phylogenetic tree building in the genomic age' is published in Nature Review Genetics.
New BPP version 4.2.9 is now available on GitHub!
The open access book 'Phylogenetics in the Genomic Era' is published without commercial publisher. The book can be downloaded for free here -- check Tomas and Ziheng's contributions!
Visiting Erasmus student Ioanna Kotari joined the lab and will work with Ziheng and Paschalia on the phylogenetic information in protein coding genes. Welcome to the lab, Ioanna!
'The Impact of Cross-Species Gene Flow on Species Tree Estimation' is published in Systematic Biology.
'A Bayesian Implementation of the Multispecies Coalescent Model with Introgression for Phylogenomic Analysis' is published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
MSci student Jiayi Zhu has joined the lab and will work on the evolutionary history of true lizards. Welcome to the lab, Jiayi!
MRes student Yan Zhou has joined the lab and will work on the chimp species relationships. Welcome to the lab, Yan!
PhD student Jun Huang is visiting us for one year through a CSC scholarship. Welcome to the lab, Jun!
Anne Yoder is visiting us. Check a memorable picture with Xiyun here.
Tomas, Paschalia, and Mario organise the symposium 'Phylogenomics under the Multispecies Coalescent' at SMBE 2019, Manchester.
CoME XI is held in Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK.