Event Details

Math/CS Colloquium: Phylogenetic Studies of HIV Evolution
Host:
Beloit College
Location:
Beloit, WI
Date(s):
October 21, 2003
Abstract/Description:
Phylogenetics is the study of evolutionary relationships between and within species. Most modern phylogenetic work uses DNA and protein sequence data to reconstruct an evolutionary tree of the species under study. Because the number of such trees increases rapidly with the number of species, enormous effort has gone into devising computationally efficient phylogenetic algorithms. In this talk, we'll briefly explore phylogenetic concepts and methods, with emphasis on linking the mathematical models with the underlying biology. We will then discuss two studies of HIV evolution which illustrate some of the applications of phylogenetics.
BioQUEST Staff Attending:
Tony Weisstein

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