Le Hameau de l'étoile
Hameau de l'étoile
June 25-29th, 2018
village of Saint Martin de Londres near Hameau de l'étoile
Important Info
  • Extended Registration deadline: 2018, March 15th
Theme and spirit

The huge amount of molecular data available nowadays can help addressing new and essential questions in evolution. Answering these questions require efficient and sound mathematical and computational models and tools. The Mathematical and Computation Evolutionary Biology meetings focus on cutting-edge methodological advances in the domain, along with their foremost applications.

The theme of this year's edition will be "Methods for Evolutionary Genomics", including genome evolution, phylogenomics, population genomics, functional genomics and further more.

Beyond this year’s theme, general concepts, models, methods and algorithms will be presented and discussed, just as in the previous editions of MCEB. As usual, the meeting will bring together researchers originating from various disciplines: mathematics, computer science, phylogenetics, population genetics, epidemiology, ecological modeling ... Keynote speakers will introduce a field of research and discuss their own work in this field (see below). Afternoon will be for short presentations and posters, with plenty of time for discussions. We will stop early every day, thus leaving time for other activities, such as hiking or swimming. The number of attendees will be limited to favor small group interactions.

Essential information
  • Place : "Hameau de l'Etoile" (Saint Martin de Londres), near Montpellier in the South of France. See details on venue tab.
  • Dates : June 25-29th, 2018. The conference will begin Monday evening and will end at about 2pm on Friday.
  • A bus shuttle service is organised to depart from Montpellier at 17:00 on Monday 25th June to take delegates to the Hameau de l'étoile and will bring people back to Montpellier centre and airport leaving the Hameau at about 15:00 on Friday 29th June.
  • Fee : Around 500€ (Includes accommodation for four nights with breakfast, bus shuttle service, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks and drinks around posters from Monday night until Friday lunch time included.)
Keynote speakers
  • Laurent Duret (UMR CNRS 5558 - LBBE "Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive" UCB Lyon 1 , FR)
    Biased gene conversion: the dark side of recombination
  • John Novembre (Department of Human Genetics, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, USA)
    New lenses on genetic variation: Tools for understanding geographic structure
  • Ida Moltke (The Bioinformatics Center, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, DK)
    Inferring relatedness from genetic data
  • Mathieu Blanchette (Computational Genomics Lab, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, CA)
    Mining ancient mammalian genomes
  • Vladimir Minin (University of California, Irvine, USA)
    Algorithmic and statistical advances in phylogenetic stochastic mapping
  • Jens Lagergren (Computational Biology department, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SE)
    Reconstructing tissue trees
  • Caroline Colijn (Imperial College London, UK)
    Using genomic data and modelling to forecast population composition and design vaccines
Important dates
  • Extended Registration deadline: 2018, March 15th
  • Notification to applicants: 2018 March 23rd
  • Final list of attendees: 2018 April 16th
Organizing Committee
Previous conferences and meetings
Logo C3BI - Institut Pasteur Logo INRA GDR BIM
Montpellier Université d'excellence logo du GDR ecostat Labex CEMED
This site is managed by Martine Hornby - Legal information