Past events

16
Oct
2018
Speaker: Leonie Moyle, Indiana University
For decades, studies of rapid species radiations have provided insight into the processes that drive biological diversification, but recently these analyses have been revolutionized by data from next-generation sequencing technologies.
15
Oct
2018
Speaker: Professor Jochen Brocks, Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU
The transition from dominantly bacterial oceans to more complex eukaryotic ecosystems was one of the most profound revolutions in our planet’s history. It changed the distribution of nutrients in the oceans, and dramatically transformed ecosystems.
12
Oct
2018
Speaker: Professor Jotun Hein, Bioinformatics at the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
This and the next two lectures deals with stochastic models of insertion-deletions, which is an alternative to score based alignment methods.  This approach should appeal to statisticians.   This approach is more consistent approach to analysis of homologous sequences over the use optimization al
11
Oct
2018
Speaker: Professor Ross Maller
We review the developments that led from the Ewens sampling formula via a Dirichlet distribution on the n-dimensional simplex to Kingman's  Poisson-Dirichlet distribution on the infinite simplex. The connection with a  GEM distribution, via size-biasing, is brought out. The Perman, Pitman and Yor
10
Oct
2018
Speaker: Professor Jotun Hein, Bioinformatics at the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
BSA is a huge field since sequences are presently so abundant. So far Jotun has covered pairwise and multiple alignment optimizing some score function or defined via a heuristic algorithm.
09
Oct
2018
Speaker: Camilla Whittington, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
Evolutionary innovations such as eyes, venom, and live birth (viviparity) are dramatic, adaptive novelties that have shaped the evolutionary trajectories of animals.
03
Oct
2018
Speaker: Professor Jotun Hein, Bioinformatics at the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
Multiple Sequence Optimization Alignment by Heuristic Methods is the third of 10 lectures on Biological Sequence Analysis [BSA], I give at ANU, Canberra, Australia in September to December 2018.     BSA is a huge field since sequences are presently so abundant.
02
Oct
2018
Speaker: Kerensa McElroy, CSIRO Canberra
If you accidently overwrote your analysis, could you regenerate it with a single click? Do you have a myriad of files on your desktop labelled ‘Draft v2 Final May FINAL SH edit KM.doc’? Could you pick up a project easily after extended leave? Is bioinformatics your biggest bottleneck?
26
Sep
2018
Speaker: Professor Jotun Hein, Bioinformatics at the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
Multiple Sequence Optimization Alignment by Heuristic Methods is the third of 10 lectures on Biological Sequence Analysis [BSA], I give at ANU, Canberra, Australia in September to November 2018.     BSA is a huge field since sequences are presently so abundant.
25
Sep
2018
Speaker: Rob Brooks, University of New South Wales
Having spent much of my working life studying sexual conflicts in animals, I have grown increasingly absorbed by human relations and how evolutionary, economic and cultural forces combine to make sex and reproduction so much more complicated than happily ever after.

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