2016 Phylogenomics Symposium and Software School
Convention Center
Austin, Texas
June 16 and 17, 2016

The symposium and software school will take place at the annual Evolution meeting at the University of Texas at Austin, and is funded by the National Science Foundation through grant DBI-1461364 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The organizers are Jim Leebens-Mack (University of Georgia) and Tandy Warnow (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Symposium (to be held June 16, 8 AM to 5 PM, see the schedule) will feature research talks on new computational methods and software, including:

Software School (to be held June 17 7:30-5:15 PM, see the schedule) will provide hands-on training in new software tools.

Please download, install, and run all software before the software school. Please contact the organizers of each tutorial if you have difficulties downloading or installing the software.

Registration for the software school has closed, but a few spaces are still available for the symposium. If you wish to attend the symposium, please check with the organizers (Tandy Warnow and Jim Leebens-Mack) to see if space is still available. The registration form is required for all attendees, and should be sent to Note that registration for this symposium is separate from the registration for the Evolution meeting!

Travel awards (supported by NSF and the Society for Systematic Biology) of up to $500 will be provided to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty who wish to attend the software school or symposium (thanks in particular to Professor Stacey Smith). The deadline for travel award requests was April 30, 2016, and no more awards can be made. Awards will be announced by May 15. Important: the travel award is only for reimbursement of expenses directly related to attending the Symposium and Software School; that means at most three nights (June 15-17) of lodging and round-trip travel to Austin, Texas. Note that reimbursement will not be made for registration for the Evolution 2016 meeting, nor for any other costs associated with the Evolution 2016 meeting.