Abstract: Phylogenies are a fundamental tool that provide insight into microbial dynamics. Yet phylogenies can be very challenging on large biological datasets, especially when attempting to infer species phylogenies from multiple genes. In this talk I will describe some advances in improving phylogenetic tree estimation on large and ultra-large datasets, and then also identify some challenges where new ideas and techniques are needed. Some of this work is joint with my current and former students and postdocs, including Prof. Siavash Mirarab, Prof. Erin Molloy, Dr. Paul Zaharias, Dr. Vladimir Smirnov, Mr. Minhyuk Park, and Ms. Eleanor Wedell.
Bioinfo4Women seminars / BSC Life Session
Venue: Online seminar - Zoom
Time: 15:00 CEST
Host: Toni Gabaldón
New Approaches for Phylogenetic Species Tree Estimation
Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering, and Professor and Associate Head of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign