Tangled Bank Seminar

Wednesday December 4th the Tangled Bank Seminar will be given by Sebastian Höhna at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. More information on the talk soon. 

Tangled Bank lecturer 4th of December 2019

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Sebastian Höhna
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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Biography

I’m a computational biologist with focus on Bayesian phylogenetic inference. Natural selection by means of adaptation and genetic inheritance are key principles in evolutionary biology. Evolutionary relationships are commonly depicted by phylogenetic trees. Using phylogenetic methods we can learn about the evolutionary history of species and the processes that have contributed to present diversity. I’m developing statistical and computational methods to infer phylogenies from molecular sequence data. These methods additionally identify periods of adaptive genetic evolution at lineage or genes. Furthermore, I develop mathematical models to study macroevolutionary patterns, such as, diversification rate variation over time and among lineages and episodes of global mass extinctions.

Publisert 22. okt. 2019 11:56 - Sist endret 22. okt. 2019 11:57