International Symposium on Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Biology


All lectures will be held in MPI MiS Conference Center,
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

Monday, August 26, 2013
14:00Jürgen Jost (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
Herbert Jäckle (Vicepresident, Max Planck Society, Germany)
Welcome address
Eberhard Neumann (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
Welcome address
Coffee & Tea
Ib Madsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Real algebraic K-theory (see abstract)
Li Felix Jin (Fudan University, China)
Genomic analysis of human populations: from admixture to introgression
18:00Reception at the conference center
19:00Dinner (à la carte and on individual payment)
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
09:00 - 09:45Mike Steel (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Ancestral reconstruction, lateral gene transfer, and the joys of leaping between trees (see abstract)
09:45 - 10:30Martin Vingron (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany)
Likes and dislikes and concerted action among regulating factors on a genome
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:45Hans Jürgen Bandelt (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
Holistic clustering and oriented matroids
11:45 - 12:30Vincent Moulton (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
30 years of tight-spans and still going strong!  (see abstract)
12:30 - 14:30Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:15Kay Nieselt (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
The SuperGenome, a new concept for comparative genomics and beyond (see abstract)
15:15 - 16:00Gunnar Brinkmann (Ghent University, Belgium)
Structure generation: applications, methods, problems and solutions (see PDF abstract)
16:00 - 16:30Coffee & Tea
16:30 - 17:15Stefan Grünewald (CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB), China)
The quartet distance between phylogenetic trees and an application beyond phylogenetics  (see abstract)
17:15 - 18:00Dragan Stevanović (University of Niš, Serbia, and University of Primorska, Slovenia)
Principal eigenvector potpourri (see abstract)

Date and Location

August 26 - 27, 2013
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
see travel instructions

Scientific Organizers

Jürgen Jost
Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften

Peter Stadler
Leipzig University
Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email
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