Plenary Speaker: Simon Ho

Plenary Speaker: Simon Ho

Simon HoRoom 1: Cinema

Simon Ho (University of Sydney).

Genomic data present a rich source of information for improving and refining our knowledge of evolutionary relationships and timescales. These data sets present considerable challenges for analysis, given their size and the complexity of their evolutionary signals. In this talk, I will describe our recent phylogenetic and molecular dating analyses of genome-scale data sets from marsupials, birds, and flowering plants. I will also report on our ongoing studies of morphological and molecular evolutionary rates across the Tree of Life. I hope that our findings are useful to researchers working with phylogenomic data or analysing combined morphological and molecular data sets.

Simon is a Professor of Molecular Evolution at the University of Sydney, with research interests in molecular clocks, evolutionary rates, phylogenomics, genomic evolution, and molecular ecology. Since co-founding the Molecular Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics Lab in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences in 2011, Simon has supervised more than 25 postgraduate research students. He has been running the annual Sydney Phylogenetics Workshop since 2010. Simon Ho: simon.ho@sydney.edu.au
Sun 7:33 am - 12:00 am
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