Workshop on Quantitative Evolutionary Biology, 2014
Date(s) - 14/09/2014 - 21/09/2014
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 studentsstudying 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 — locatednear Izmir (western Turkey).
You can check out http://qevolution2014.wordpress.com/ for more information.