Coalescent Theory: New Developments and Applications
Organized by Philip Awadalla (Montréal), Robert C. Griffiths (Oxford), Fabrice Larribe (UQÀM), Sabin Lessard (Montréal)
10/07/2013 - 10/11/2013
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Coalescent theory is one of the most elegant and powerful probabilistic approaches in mathematical population genetics. It formalizes the backward perspective on evolution in large finite populations by considering a population evolving forward in time under the effects of various factors, conditional on genetic data observed in the current generation, providing a link between evolutionary models and empirical data.