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Workshop on Models and Inference in Population Genetics


14-16 September 2015


The aims of this workshop are to bring together researchers at the frontiers of probability and statistical inference in population genetics. The workshop is an expanded 2nd edition of a successful one-day event organised in 2012.

Population genetics has a long history, and has been the motivation behind many well known advances in probability and statistics. It is currently being further revolutionized by progress in DNA sequencing technologies. There is an enticement to develop ever more sophisticated stochastic models in order to make more refined predictions and to apply them to more complex datasets, raising many new challenges in maintaining statistical and computational efficiency.

The programme can be found here. We encourage those registering to contribute to a poster session.


Confirmed speakers:

  • Ellen Baake (Bielefeld)
  • Mark Beaumont (Bristol)
  • Matthias Birkner (Johannes-Gutenberg, Mainz)
  • Jochen Blath (TU Berlin)
  • Maria De Iorio (UCL)
  • Steve Evans (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Richard Everitt (Reading)
  • Bob Griffiths (Oxford)
  • Asger Hobolth (Aarhus)
  • Carolin Kosiol (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna)
  • Noemi Kurt (TU Berlin)
  • Gerton Lunter (Oxford)
  • Simon Myers (Oxford)
  • Christopher Quince (Warwick)
  • Yee Whye Teh (Oxford)
  • Amy Williams (Cornell)
Bob Griffiths (Oxford)
Paul Jenkins (Warwick)
Dario Spano` (Warwick)



Important dates:

  • 1 August 2015: Deadline for poster submission
  • 4 September 2015: Registration closes
  • 14-16 September 2015: Workshop