Welcome to the PhyloSynth page. PhyloSynth is a collaborative group of scientists that aim to provide an updated framework and set of phylogenies for the plant tree of life.If you are interested in joining us, please contact us on phylosynth[at]gmail.com.
We are pleased to have Dr. Dom Bennet visitng us! He is a post-doc in the Antonelli Lab at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), working on pipelines in R for phylogenetic analysis. He has quite impressive productivities in R packages .
We had a great time together, and quite enjoyed his visit. Dom Bennet gave us a supersmartR-workshop on his first day of visit. He demonstrated how to integrate his published R packages as modules forming an efficient pipeline via outsider and Docker , from data mining in GenBank to supertree grafting. That was quite computational intense one-day worshop! All the details and tutorials are available here .
On the second day, we had compared the features of two pipelines supersmartR and PyPHLAWD . We were trying to tear those great features from both pipelines apart, to investigate which of those features could be best suit for Phylosynth project. Our meeting notes can be found Google Doc here .
Here are some snapshoots took by Miao Sun (all rights reserved :).
Want to work with us to put our roadmap into practice? Apply now:
Deadline: April 15
The results of our first PhyloSynth workshop in October 2017 are now published in Early View!
Eiserhardt, W.L., Antonelli, A., Bennett, D.J., Botigué, L.R., Burleigh, J.G., Dodsworth, S., Enquist, B.J., Forest, F., Kim, J.T., Kozlov, A.M., Leitch, I.J., Maitner, B.S., Mirarab, S., Piel, W.H., Pérez-Escobar, O.A., Pokorny, L., Rahbek, C., Sandel, B., Smith, S.A., Stamatakis, A., Vos, R.A., Warnow, T. & Baker, W.J. (2018). A roadmap for global synthesis of the plant tree of life. American Journal of Botany, early online. doi:10.1002/ajb2.1041.
This paper will be part of an amazing special issue on “Using and Navigating the Plant Tree of Life”.
We are pleased to announce a half-day Phylogenomics Software Symposium, which will be held at the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution - Montpellier, on the University of Montpellier campus. This symposium will take place on August 17, the day before the Evolution 2018 meeting begins.
The conference will include two sessions of invited talks and one session of contributed talks. The invited talks will describe recent breakthroughs in methods and software that address challenges in phylogenetics using large and heterogeneous sequence datasets. Contributed talks will be selected from submitted abstracts; these may also describe advances in software, novel challenges, or discoveries made using new methods.
Travel awards are available, and registration in advance is required.
Read more and register here.
We had our first meeting at Kew in October 2017.
Read the outcome of our meeting here.