International Phylogenetics Meeting, Lancaster

  • Title:  International Phylogenetics Meeting
  • When:  15 April 2014
  • Location:  Lancaster University, UK

In association with the Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group, Lancaster University will be hosting an international phylogenetics meeting on the afternoon of 15th April, as part of Lancaster's 50th Anniversary celebrations.  Registration and lunch are free.  We have four outstanding speakers in the field, making this  an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, evolution or infectious disease.

Please email Derek Gatherer ( to register, indicating any dietary requirements if necessary, and also if you would like to come to dinner with the speakers afterwards.


1 pm

  • Registration and buffet lunch.

2 pm 

  • The Greatest Experiment in Evolution: Viral Biocontrol of Rabbits
    • Professor EDDIE HOLMES, Australia Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) & University of Sydney.

3 pm

  • Tea/coffee.

3.30 pm 

  • Molecular phylogenetics: can we do it better?
    • Dr NICK GOLDMAN, Group Leader "Evolutionary tools for genomic analysis", European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge.

4.15 pm

  • Evolution of HIV-1 envelope drug resistance:  use of the drug-bound CCR5-coreceptor versus coreceptor switching
    • Professor DAVID ROBERTSON, Group Leader, Computational & Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester.

4.45 pm

  • Origins and evolutionary history of the small ruminant lentivirus pandemic
    • Dr ROB GIFFORD, Senior Research Fellow, MRC Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow.

5.15 - 5.30 pm

  • General discussion and close.


  • Speakers' dinner (optional; if interested, please request in advance; charged at cost).

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