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MathBio Seminar

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

Sebastien Roch

University of Wisconsin — Madison


University of Pennsylvania

318 Carolyn Lynch Lab

The reconstruction of the Tree of Life is a classical problem in evolutionary biology that has benefited from many branches of mathematics, including probability, combinatorics, algebra, and geometry. Modern DNA sequencing technologies are producing a deluge of new genetic data---transforming how we view the Tree of Life and how it is reconstructed. I will survey recent progress on some mathematical questions that arise in this context.