Mathematics in population genetics and evolution - Part I of II
For Part II, see MS-Mo-E-52

Date: August 10
Time: 13:30--15:30
Room: 212A

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Yang, Ziheng (Univ. College London)
Ma, Zhiming (AMSS, CAS)

Abstract: Population genetics provides mechanistic interpretations of Charles Darwin¡¯s theory of evolution by natural selection. It is a discipline in the life sciences that has a strong interplay with statistics, computer science and applied mathematics, founded by R.A. Fisher, S. Wright, and J. B. S. Haldane.It is essential both for understanding biological evolution and forinterpreting the ever-increasing genomic datasets, and has thus gained momentum in the last few decades because of the rapid accumulation of genetic data, driven by the various genome projects. This symposium will focus on probabilistic modeling and statistical analysis of modern genetic and genomic data, and the statistical and computational challenges that we face. The symposium will provide a forum for statisticians and computer scientists interested in this exciting field of biology to exchange ideas and experiences with evolutionary biologists, and to discuss various problems at the cutting edge of the field.

The multispecies coalescent model and its applications in analysis of genomic sequence data
Yang, Ziheng (Univ. College London)

Bayesian species delimitation using DNA sequences
Rannala, Bruce (Univ. of California Davis)

Voodoo or real inference? ABC meets machine learning
Corander, Jukka (Univ. of Helsinki)

Stochastic modeling and analysis of DNA sequence data from Follicular Lymphoma
Wiuf, Carstens (Univ. of Copenhagen)


Code: Type-Date-Time-Room No.
Type : IL=Invited Lecture, SL=Special Lectures, MS=Minisymposia, IM=Industrial Minisymposia, CP=Contributed Papers, PP=Posters
Date: Mo=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, We=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, Fr=Friday
Time : A=8:30-9:30, B=10:00-11:00, C=11:10-12:10, BC=10:00-12:10, D=13:30-15:30, E=16:00-18:00, F=19:00-20:00, G=12:10-13:30, H=15:30-16:00
Room No.: TBA