Meetings 2018

The Centre for Computational Evolution (CCE) holds regular research meetings where CCE researchers, guests or visitors present on current projects. Students and visitors are especially welcomed to these meetings. To be put onto the mailing list for these meetings, please e-mail compevol@auckland.ac.nz

Research talks are held on Thursdays, 11am - 12 noon either in Room 303S-561 (Science Centre Building) OR Room 106-113 (MAC2, Biology Building). Research talks by visitors will be held on a suitable day during their visit. 

 

Date Location Speaker Topic
4-Jan      
11-Jan      
18-Jan

 

   
25-Jan      
1-Feb  MAC 1 Jeffrey Hanson (University of Queensland) PhD student Conserving evolutionary processes
2-Feb (Friday 12 noon - 1pm) MAC 1   Peter J Waddell (Massey University and The Ronin Institute) The West African Homo iwoeleruensis, our newest and closest relative, along with other developments in understanding the origins of Homo sapiens
8-Feb      
15-Feb      
22-Feb      
1-Mar      
8-Mar      
15-Mar      
22-Mar MAC 2 Ashar Malik (Massey University) PhD student supervised by Ant Poole and Jane Allison (MU) Exploring deep phylogenies using protein structure
29-Mar MAC 2 Ant Poole Developing DNA as a medium for format-independent digital archiving
5-Apr      
12-Apr      
19-Apr      
26-Apr      
3-May      
10-May      
16-May (Wednesday 1-2pm) MAC 1 Jordan Douglas Single-molecule kinetic models of transcription elongation
24-May 561   CCE Science Committee Meeting
31-May MAC 2 James Russell Progress towards a Predator Free New Zealand
7-Jun      
14-Jun      
21-Jun      
28-Jun 561 Roman Oliynyk Genome editing for improving human health from a theoretical genetics perspective
5-Jul      
12-Jul      
19-Jul      
26-Jul MAC 2 Nilmini Hettiarachchi Evolutionary dynamics of Conserved Noncoding Sequences (CNSs)
2-Aug 303-610 Remco Bouckaert Nested sampling for phylogenetic inference — progress report
9-Aug 303-610 Alex Liu (School of Chemical Sciences, UoA) Machine learning models for forensic sequence classification
16-Aug      
23-Aug      
30-Aug      
3-Sep (10-11am) 561 Jing Yang (Beijing Normal University, China) Evolutionary dynamics and mechanism of spread of avian influenza virus H9N2 in Asia
6-Sep (4.30-5.30pm) Clock Tower 105-018 Dr Alex Taylor (University of Auckland) What can birds teach us about the evolution of intelligence?
13-Sep      
20-Sep 561 Rong Zhang Bayesian phylogenetic models for molecular clock and morphological evolution
27-Sep      
4-Oct (4.30-5.30pm) Clock Tower 105-018 Prof. Kendall Clements (University of Auckland) How evolution contributes to understanding marine herbivory
11-Oct      
18-Oct      
25-Oct (6.15-7.15pm) Large Chem 301-G050 Prof. Quentin Atkinson Politics, religion and the last major transition in evolution
1-Nov (4.30-5.30pm) Commerce A 114-G14 Dr. Kristal Cain (University of Auckland) Fiery females; form, function and fitness
8-Nov      
14-Nov (Wed. 3-4pm) 303-310 Francois Bienvenu (Sorbonne Universite, Paris) The split-and-drift random graph, a null model for speciation
16-Nov (Fri. 1-2pm) 303-G15 Prof. Bruce Weir (University of Washington, US) Estimation of inbreeding, kinship and population structure parameters
22-Nov      
29-Nov 561 Marnus Stoltz (University of Otago) Inferring Species Trees for many species from Allele Frequency Spectra
6-Dec (4.30-5.30pm) Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre, Room SNW200, Massey University Prof. Dan Tawfik (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) How do proteins evolve?
13-Dec      
20-Dec      
27-Dec