The Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group (SPDG) meets to discuss phylogeny reconstruction and associated areas of research, including comparative genomics, phylogenomics, population genetics and taxonomy.
Meetings are hosted by a range of institutions in or near Scotland. Expenses are not available for local speakers, but registration is always free.
Join the SPDG
If you wish to join the SPDG, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Join SPDG”. In the text of your email, please include:
- your title (Miss/Mrs/Ms/Mr/Dr/Prof)
- your place of work or study, if any
- a summary (max. 10 words) of your research interests.
You will then receive occasional relevant email, e.g. announcements of meetings.
People who have registered to attend any SPDG meeting are automatically enrolled, and do not have to request membership.
- 8 December 2014, joint Next Generation Bioinformatics User Group and Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group, University of St Andrews
- 15 April 2014, Lancaster Spring Phylogenetics Conference at Lancaster University:
- Slides: “The greatest experiment in evolution: viral biocontrol of rabbits” by Professor Eddie Holmes
– Video, below: “Molecular phylogenetics: can we do it better?” by Dr Nick Goldman (starts at 0:00);
“Origins and evolutionary history of the small ruminant lentivirus pandemic” by Dr Robert Gifford (starts at 51:15)
- 18 February 2013, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland at the James Hutton Institute
- 13 June 2012, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
- 30 March 2012, University of Glasgow
- 26 October 2011, University of Edinburgh
- 16 June 2011, University of St Andrews
The Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group is funded by a grant from the Scottish Bioinformatics Forum and by the former Centre for Evolution, Genes and Genomics at the University of St Andrews.
The overall organizer of the Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group is Dr Daniel Barker.