The Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group

The original funding for the Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group (SPDG) has been used up, and SPDG is currently dormant.

If you have an idea for hosting and funding a further meeting, please get in touch. See ‘Contact’, below.

Previous Meetings

  • 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)

Join the SPDG

If you wish to join the SPDG, email 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.


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