The Annual New Zealand Phylogenetics Meeting
Sunday 11th - Friday 16th February, 2007
Last updated 12 March 2007
Click here to view photos from the Doom07 conference.
Conference co-ordinator:Dr. Peter Lockhart
Phone: 3569099 x7053
A workshop on the latest developments in phylogeny and genome analysis, will be held at the Skotel, Whakapapa village, by the active volcanoes Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe (the setting for Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy).
This workshop will be the 11th annual New Zealand meeting on the interface of mathematics and biology in the study of phylogeny and molecular evolution. It will be held in the spectacular volcanic plateau region (Tongariro National Park) of the central North Island.
Visit the Skotel web site for location details There is a variety of accommodation choices at the skotel ranging from backpacker accommodation with self catering to serviced deluxe double rooms. The skotel has special rates for participants of the meeting and is the actual site for presentations and lectures. The venue is very family friendly.
Talks will be 15 mins in length - plus up to 5 minutes for questions and/or discussion. The first talk will begin at 9:00am on Monday, 12 February. The conference will finish at midday Friday, 16 February.
Old timers discount
If you have come to the last three conferences (or four of the last five), you pay half the registration fee.
The registration fee is requested from all particpants and partners. The fee covers the cost of self-serve continental breakfasts, lunches, and morning and afternoon teas. Also included is a full breakfast at the Chateau on Tuesday, and a barbeque on Thursday night.
Preferred method of payment is by credit card, eftpos or cash, and can be made directly at the Skotel at registration on Sunday evening. We are limited to 50 participants.
Please note that you will need to prepare your own dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Kitchen facilities are available - but bring your own food to prepare as supplies are thin at the Volcanic Plateau. Alternatively, you may wish to dine at one of the cafes or restaurants in the area.
AccommodationSpecial Doom07 Conference Rates:
Annex(backpacker style) x30 $ 26.pp Chalet's x2 @ $150.p/rm (1-4pax) extra's @ $20.pp Delux x3 $140.p/rm Standard Double x3 $110.p/rm Standard Queen x2 $130.p/rm Standard Twin x2 $130.p/rm
At the same time you pre-register online, please also contact Joy Wood at the Allan Wilson Centre for help with organising accommodation. Joy is allocating the available accommodation which is limited.
Other accommodation information can be found at the Whitianga/Mercury Bay accommodation website. Remember, this is peak season, so please book quickly. Rates for motels will be relatively high, unfortunately, but backpacker lodges and campgrounds offer cheaper accommodation.
Whakapapa village is situated on Mount Ruapehu in the centre of the North Island. International visitors will normally arrive in New Zealand at one of the three main centres (Auckland, Christhchurch or Wellington). The nearest cities to Whakapapa village with airports are Palmerston North, Rotorua and Taupo. From these three cities, Whakapapa village is still at least 2 hours by car, train or bus.
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Things to do and see
The Ruapehu New Zealand website is an excellent source of information things of to do and see while visiting the region.
Many thanks to Jim Whitfield for the high resolution images from Doom04.