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Species tree estimation in the ‘omics’ era: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

September 7-8, 2020 | Lecture Hall 315 Neue Universität Sanderring, Sanderring 2, 97070 Würzburg

Understanding of the evolutionary relationships among organisms are the basis for estimating species formation, extinction rates or species-specific diversification rates but are also of fundamental importance for the investigations of other biological disciplines. However, especially in times of the 'omics'-era, scientists are constantly faced with new challenges in systematics that we want to tackle under the topic “Panacea or Pandora’s Box of Phylogenomics”.

This satellite symposium will discuss recent challenges, different approaches and various methods used for phylogenetic reconstruction in the 'omics'-era. With already three confirmed invited speakers:  Prof. Dr. Axel JankeDr. Tomas Flouris and Dr. Karen Meusemann, we will discuss current hot topics, for example, the species concept in the ‘omics’-era, multispecies coalescent approaches and the critical evaluation of large phylogenomic datasets. We welcome further contributions (oral presentation / poster) from researchers at all career stages working with ‘omics’-data for phylogenetic reconstruction and / or new methods.

This meeting is a Satellite Symposium of the 113th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG).


With Main Meeting 30 €,
Without Main Meeting 50 €,
Student with Main Meeting 20 €,
Student Without Main Meeting 30 €



Sabrina Simon
Manuela Sann

FG-Sprecher „Systematik, Biogeographie & Diversität“