Dumont D'Urville Workshop on Applied Evolutionary Bioinformatics

Dumont D'Urville Workshop on Applied Evolutionary Bioinformatics

Sunday 24 - Wednesday 27th June 2007


TranslateUpdated 14 June, 2007



Edward Percival Field Station  
South Island
New Zealand

Conference co-ordinator:

Allen Rodrigo
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland, NewZealand
Phone: +64-9-373-7599 ext 87296
FAX: +64-9-373-7416
Email: a.rodrigo@auckland.ac.nz

The New Zealand Ministry of Research, Science and Technology and the French funding agency EGIDE have jointly funded the Dumont D'Urville* Workshops on Applied Evolutionary Bioinformatics. The first of these workshops will be held as a satellite session of Evolution 2007, from 24 - 27 June 2007 at the University of Canterbury's field station in Kaikoura, a scenic peninsula 3 hours' drive north of Christchurch.

The workshop will focus on areas of research in evolutionary bioinformatics (including phylogenetics, evolutionary genetics and genomics, molecular evolution of pathogens and epidemiology, biodiversity, statistical modelling, algorithmics, and software development) that have an applied focus.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Vincent Berry (Universite Montpellier II)
  • Samuel Blanquart (Universite Montpellier II)
  • Bastien Boussau (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I)
  • Vincent Daubin (CNRS - Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I)
  • Frederic Delsuc (CNRS - Universite Montpellier II)
  • Christophe Douady (Université Claude Bernard Lyon I)
  • Stephane Guindon (CNRS - Universite Montpellier II)
  • Mike Hendy (Massey University)
  • Barbara Holland (Massey University)
  • Vincent Ranwez (Universite Montpellier II)
  • Allen Rodrigo (University of Auckland)
  • Charles Semple (University of Canterbury)
  • Mike Steel (University of Canterbury)


Download the programme (Excel, 39 KB).


Registration for the workshop is NZ$100, and covers an informal pizza-and-drinks get-together on 24 June, and morning/afternoon teas and lunches on Monday and Tuesday, but does not include accommodation. Registration is restricted to 30 people. Please contact the convenors to be certain of a place. The last day for registration is 30 April. Registration fees are payable on the first day of the conference. For accommodation options, please click here.

*Jules Sébastien César Dumont D'Urville was a French explorer who travelled to the Pacific and to New Zealand in the 19th century. He gives his name to D'Urville Island and the D'Urville River in New Zealand. His memorial stands in the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris.

  • Biomathematics Research Centre
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
  • Prof. Mike Steel
    Phone +64 3 364 2987 ext 7688
    Fax: +64 3 364 2587
  • Contacts Page
  • Follow us
    FacebookYoutubetwitterLinked In