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Algorithms in Bioinformatics, Tübingen University, Germany.
A group that is researching network-based method for phylogenetic inference, experimental evaluation of phylogenetic methods, sequence assembly algorithms, comparative gene finding, software tools.
 

Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Biology and Evolution [AWCMEE], Massey, New Zealand.
As part of the New Zealand Government's Centres of Research Excellence iniatitive, a centre in molecular ecology and evolution has been established. The Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution. brings together senior researchers from five universities throughout the country. Massey University, the host organisation, will be joined by researchers from the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, as well as Canterbury and Otago Universities. The "Wilson Centre" comprises world class ecologists, evolutionary biologists and mathematicians who will work together to unlock the secrets of our plants, animals, and microbes. How did they get here? How fast does evolution happen? What are the underlying processes that explain the evolution of our biota? How might these processes affect us in the future?
 

Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Biology and Evolution @ University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
 

Berkeley Phylogenomics Group
Phylogenomic analysis of protein or gene function is a form of functional genomics, designed to improve the accuracy of predicted molecular function, by integrating evolutionary tree construction and analysis in the annotation pipeline. The Berkeley Phylogenomics Group combine phylogenomic approaches with protein structure prediction, to elucidate the correlation between changes in protein structure and changes in molecular function. Principal directions:

  1. Algorithm development for protein functional, structural and phylogenetic analysis.
  2. Algorithm deployment in collaboration with experimental biologists.
  3. Phylogenomic analysis platform development for the scientific community.
     

Biomathematics Research Centre, Canterbury University, New Zealand.
The Biomathematics Research Centre was set up in 1996 to promote Biomathematics and Biostatistics within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Our group of mathematicians and statisticians work with biologists on a wide spectrum of projects.
 

Center for Computational Biology and Informatics [CCBB], Texas, USA
The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) provides research support and opportunities for students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty interested in the use of computational approaches in solving biological problems.
 

Computational Biology and Evolution Auckland, New Zealand
"My research group spans across the Bioinformatics Institute and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In addition I am the Chief Scientist of the software and research company, Biomatters Ltd, whose flagship product is Geneious. Currently, my work focuses on developing software tools and probabilistic models for understanding phylogenetics and population genetics from genes to genomes." - Dr Alexei Drummond.
 

Computational Historical Linguistics Project [CPHL]
The CPHL project, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, is a collaborative effort involving linguistics, computer science, and statistics, aimed at various goals:

  1. Producing and maintaining real linguistic datasets, in particular of Indo-European languages.
  2. Formulating statistical models that capture the evolution of historical linguistic data.
  3. Designing simulation tools and accuracy measures for generating synthetic data for studying the performance of reconstruction methods.
  4. Developing and implementing statistically-based as well as combinatorial methods for reconstructing language phylogenies, including phylogenetic networks.
     

Cultural Phylogeny Group at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
The broad mission of the Cultural Phylogeny Group at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, is to investigate the evolution of social learning. In order to understand the evolution of culture in its human form, it is necessary to understand what selective forces produce the various components of culture in nature, by looking at a broad taxonomic spectrum.
 

Cyberinfrastructure for Phylogenetic Research [CIPRES]
Cyberinfrastructure for Phylogenetic Research (CIPRES) project is an open collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation. The group is led by Tandy Warnow and involves researchers (biologists, computer scientists, statisticians, and mathematicians) at sixteen institutions. The goal of the CIPRES project is to enable large-scale phylogenetic reconstructions on a scale that will enable analyses of huge datasets containing hundreds of thousands of bio molecular sequences. To achieve this goal we have brought together a group of researchers involved in phylogeny estimation, statistics, and computer science to create new solutions for the difficult computational problems that arise in inferring evolutionary relationships. The project has a 5 year development plan (2003-2008) to create a national computational infrastructure for the international systematic's community. The group is committed to providing open-source software.
 

Evolutionary Biology Group, Univeristy of Oxford, UK
The Evolutionary Biology Group have a site for various projects in evolutionary biology, molecular evolution and phylogenetic epidemiology being carried out by members of the research group headed by Paul Harvey in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford.
 

Filogenetica, Veracruz, Mexico.
Depto. de Biodiversidad y Sistemática, INECOL, AC.
 

Laboratory for Mathematical and Computational Biology in the Department of Mathematics at UC Berkeley
 

Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala, Sweden.
Researchers at the Linnaeus Centre work on phylogenetics, molecular evolution, computational RNomics, classification and gene expression analysis. They also develop new bioinformatics software tools and databases, as well as providing research support and opportunities for students and postdoctoral fellows.
 

National Center for Biotechnology Information , Maryland, USA.
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease.
 

Phylo Lab, The University of Texas at Auston, USA
The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) provides research support and opportunities for students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty interested in the use of computational approaches in solving biological problems.
 

Society of Australian Systematic Biologists
A non-profit, interdisciplinary organisation whose purposes are to promote the scientific study of biological systematics and to disseminate scientific and educational information related to its fields of interests.
 

Systematics Association of New Zealand
 

UK Systematics Forum
The UK Systematics Forum aims to improve coordination and communication between the major UK collections-based institutions as well as the wider UK systematics community. Since May 1996 the Forum's main activity has been the development of a national strategy for systematic biology research: The Web of Life.