Graduate students Mai Uyen and Erfan Sayyari received the Best Student Paper Award at the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, 2017. The paper is titled:
“Minimum Variance Rooting of Phylogenetic Trees and Implications for Species Tree Reconstruction.”
The conference is organized by the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research findings and methods. An important goal for the conference is to foster long term collaborative relationships and networking opportunities within the domain of computational approaches to biology. The program will include oral presentations, poster presentations, invited keynote speakers and tutorials.