Phylogenetic Networks

  • Funding:
    • National Science Foundation grant CCF-1302179, titled "Algorithmic Foundations for Phylogenetic Networks."
    • National Science Foundation grant DBI-1062463, titled "Novel Methodologies for Genome-scale Evolutionary Analysis of Multi-locus Data."
    • National Science Foundation grant CCF-0622037, titled "Efficient Techniques for Reconstructing Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bacteria."
    • Department of Energy grant DE-FG02-06ER25734, titled "Tools for accurate and efficient analysis of complex evolutionary mechanisms in microbial genomes."
    • National Library of Medicine, NIH, grant R01LM009494, titled "Evolutionary analysis of bacterial genomes: High-throughput computational tools."

 

  • Description:
    • Phylogenetic networks extend phylogenetic trees to provide an appropriate model of reticulate evolutionary histories that involve events such as horizontal gene transfer, hybridization, and recombination. In this project, we are developing mathematical models, computational algorithms, and software tools for inferring and evaluating phylogenetic networks. Further, we are conducting evolutionary analyses of various data sets that involve reticulate evolutionary events.

 

  • People:
    • Luay Nakhleh (PI)
    • Matt Barnett (research application developer)
    • Jianrong Dong (postdoc)
    • Hyun Jung (Justin) Park (former PhD student)
    • Nikola Ristic (PhD student)
    • Derek Ruths (former PhD student)
    • Cuong Than (former PhD student)
    • Yun Yu (PhD student)

 

  • Publications:
    • Group publications related to this project: click here.

 

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