ARC discovery project 2020 award

04 Dec 2019 - Admin

We have recently received an Australian Research Council discovery grant 2020, together with Prof. Allen Rodrigo (CI) and A/Prof. Rob Lanfear (co-CI), H/Prof. Lars Jermiin, and Prof. Matt Hahn. The value is $422,697 for a three-year Postdoc.

The topic is about Efficient phylogenetic methods that manage the curse of genomic complexity. This project aims to develop new methods and software to infer the evolutionary history of organisms using genomic data. These new phylogenomic methods need to take account of the complexity of evolutionary processes and/or patterns in time (along the evolutionary tree) and space (along the genome). This project is significant because these methods must merge mathematics and statistics with High-Performance Computing to handle the huge quantities of genetic data and the complexity of evolution itself. An important expected outcome of this project will be the development and release of freely-available software that incorporates these new methods. This project expects to benefit scientists who need to infer phylogenies from genomic data.

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