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Next meeting St. Andrews

Organised in collaboration with The Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group


Monday 8th December 2014


The Bute Building, St. Andrews, KY16 9TS


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The Bute Building, St Andrews is number 70 (K4) on the map:

Approach the Bute Building on foot from South Street (through a gate that says 'In principio erat verbum') or from Queens Terrace. Enter through Door A, at the Queens Terrace end of the building. The meeting is on the ground floor. Talks are in Lecture Theatre A and refreshments are in the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Free on-street parking is available within 10 minutes' walk, for example on Langlands Road (around K5 on the map), Greenside Place and Kinnessburn Road. Disabled parking, next to the venue, can be booked in advance - ask Daniel Barker (

Getting to St Andrews:

Additional Information

The meeting itself is free. Anyone interested in an optional dinner with the speaker after the meeting, charged at cost, should book in advance by email to Daniel Barker (


You can register to attend this meeting here.


Speaker Presentation title Time More info
LUNCH LUNCH 12:30 - 13:30  
Dr. Jo Dicks Estimating and exploiting yeast NGS-based phylogenies for industrial biotechnology 13:30 - 14:30  
Emma Carroll Assessing the influence of migratory culture on connectivity in the southern right whale 14:30 - 14:50  
BREAK Tea/coffee 14:50
Deepali Vasoya Viral/host gene expression profiles in lymphoid and feather follicle epithelial (FFE) cells infected with Marek's disease virus 15:20
Miguel Pinheiro Determine dimorphic nature of the zoonotic parasite Plasmodium knowlesi 15:40
Reconstructing the phylogenetic relationships of nematodes using draft genomes and transcriptomes 16:00
Joanne Taylor (RBGE) Environment and host genotype influence of fungal endophyte assemblages of Scots Pine 16:20


Jo Dicks, Rosanna Alderson, Simon Dailey, Jane Wishart, Daniel Barker, Mohsen Nokhbatolfoghahai, Alison Meynert, Ildiko Somorjai, Heleen Plaisier, Thomas Barton-Owen, John Mitchell, Emma Carroll, Thomas Meagher, Hannah Currant, Deepali Vasoya, Kashyap Chhatbar, Miguel Pinheiro, Réka Szabó, Katrin MacKenzie, Simon Young, Silvia Paracchini, Jack Richard-Bollans, Wilber Sabiiti, Myles Garstang, Georgios Koutsovoulos, Siddharth Jayaraman, Rodrigo Bacigalupe, Jo Taylor, Clara Coll, Kirsten Wolff, Nick Levsen, Helder Ferreira, Willie Weir, Peter Thorpe, Monika Gostic, Katarina Oravcova, Dalila Seni De Jesus, Sonia Pascoal, Anne Smith, Sara Tavares, David Ferrier, Elisabet Sjokvist, Jim Procter, Fanny Gatzmann, Laura Salazar, Axel Wiberg, David Martin, Venera Tyukmaeva, Kerry Pettigrew

NextGenBUG is co-ordinated and sponsored by Edinburgh Genomics, The University of Edinburgh's next generation genomics facility.