The Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group

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.

Next Meeting

When available, details of the next meeting will be given here.

Join the SPDG

If you register for an SPDG meeting, you automatically become a member of SPDG. If you cannot attend a meeting yet, but still wish to enrol as a member, email db60@st-andrews.ac.uk 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.

Previous Meetings

  • 15 April 2014, Lancaster Spring Phylogenetics Conference at Lancaster University:
    - Programme
    - 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)

Funding

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.

Contact

The overall organizer of the Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group isĀ Dr Daniel Barker.