Program for Phylogeny Workshops, Princeton University, Feb. 6-8, 1995

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	The following is the Program for the Phylogeny Workshop, Princeton
University, February 6-8, 1995.

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			PHYLOGENY WORKSHOP
		     February 6, 7, and 8, 1995

			Princeton University
		83 Prospect Avenue - Stevenson Hall


  Program Committee:

Michael Bullmer (co-chair, Biological Sciences, Rutgers)

Martin Farach (Computer Science, Rutgers)

Peter Smouse (Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Rutgers)

Simon Tavare (co-chair. Mathematics and Biological Sciences, USC)

Vrijenhoek (Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Rutgers)

Tandy Warnow (Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania)


	MONDAY, February 6, 1995

 8:30 - 9:00   Continental Breakfast and distribution of packets
               with schedules 

 9:00 - 9:15   Simon Tavare, USC 
               Welcome and Opening Remarks

	       Fred Roberts, Rutgers, Chair of Special Year 
               Opening Remarks

	       Andy Yao, Princeton, Co-Director of DIMACS 
               Opening Remarks

 9:15 - 10:30  Walter Fitch, UC Irvine
	       `Introductory molecular evolution for mathematicians,
	        statisticians, and computer scientists'

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45  David Roos, University of Pennsylvania
	       `A biologist's perspective on interesting questions and
	       practical difficulties in phylogeny reconstruction'

11:45 - 1:00   Lunch

 1:00 - 1:45   Gary Churchill, Cornell
	       `Network models for sequence evolution'

 1:45 - 2:30   Andrey Rzhetsky, Penn State
	       `Problems in reconstructing phylogenetic trees from distance
	        measures'

 2:30 - 3:00   Coffee Break

 3:00 - 3:45   Jeff Thorne, NC State
	       `Sequence evolution with variation of preferred residues among
	       sites'

 3:45 - 4:30   Sampath Kannan, University of Pennsylvania
	       `A survey of tree consensus criteria and methods'

 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception


	TUESDAY, February 7, 1995

 8:30 - 9:00   Continental Breakfast

 9:00 - 9:45   Gary Olsen
	       `Maximum likelihood approaches to sequence-based phylogenetic 
               analysis:  Some histories would make the present much less
	       improbable than others'

 9:45 - 10:30  Arndt von Haeseler, University of Munich
	       `Reliability of tree reconstruction methods if sites are not 
	       evolving independently'

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45  Nick Goldman, NIMR London
	       `Estimation of parameters of evolutionary models, with 
               applications in the analysis of large data sets'

11:45 - 1:15   Lunch

			CONTRIBUTED PAPERS


 1:15 - 1:35   Keith Crandall, University of Texas 
	       `Intraspecific cladogram estimation'

 1:35 - 1:55   Boris Mirkin, DIMACS 
	       `A biologically meaningful model for comparing molecular
	       phylogenies'

 1:55 - 2:15   Kenneth Rice, Harvard University 
	       `Accepted-mutation parsimony: a method for reconstructing
	       trees from highly divergent amino acid sequences'

 2:15 - 2:35

 2:35 - 3:05   Coffee Break

 3:05 - 3:25   Elizabeth Thompson, University of Washington 
	       `Likelihood inference of joint relationships from molecular
	       data'

 3:25 - 3:45   Joseph Chang, Yale University 
	       `The perils of ignoring rate heterogeneity: inconsistency of
	       topology estimation methods when substitution rates vary
	       across characters'

 3:45 - 4:05   Tandy Warnow, University of Pennsylvania 
	       `An efficient algorithm for the computation and enumeration
	       of perfect phylogenies'

 4:05 - 4:25   Simon Tavare, USC	
	       `The effects of site dependence on estimation of the topology
	       of a tree from DNA sequence data'


	WEDNESDAY, February 8, 1995

 8:30 - 9:00   Continental Breakfast

 9:00 - 9:45   Michael Steel, University of Canterbury, NZ
               `Reconstructing evolutionary trees under a variety of 
	       Markov-style models'

 9:45 - 10:30  David Sankoff, University of Montreal
	       `A nonlinear invariant for a model without the homogeneity of
	       sites assumption'

10:35 - 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45  Pavel Pevzner, Penn State University
	       `Evolutionary scenarios of genome rearrangements'

11:45 - 1:00   Discussion



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