Nov - Wayne Maddison¶
Speaker: Wayne Maddison
Talk Title: Balancing flexibility and usability in Mesquite, a modular system for phylogenetic analysis.
November 17, 2005, 5:00pm.
Affiliation: Professor and Canada Research Chair Departments of Zoology and Botany University of British Columbia
Comparative biologists, whether focussing on genomics, physiology or ecology, now use phylogeny as a central interpretive framework. The open source Mesquite Project (mesquiteproject.org) provides analytical tools for such phylogenetic interpetation. Its modularity gives it flexibility and a great diversity of possible analyses, but at the same time presents to developers challenges in designing a usable interface.
Student speaker: Morgan Langille, Bioinformatics Training Program for Health Research