Multiple merger coalescents: population models and inference


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

 2nd - 4th September 2019



The aim of the miniworkshop is to bring together young and established researchers to present and discuss state of the art results regarding stochastic models and inference methods necessary to analyse the observed patterns of variation in genetic data of real populations with highly variable offspring distribution that are subject to evolutionary forces such as recombination, selection and spatial structure.

This workshop is part of the SPP Priority Programme 1590 Probabilistic structures in evolution funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.​


Confirmed speakers

Maite Wilke Berenguer (Universität Bochum)

Bjarki Eldon (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin)

Fabian Freund (Universität Hohenheim)

Katrín Halldórsdóttir (University of Iceland)

Asger Hobolth (Aarhus University)

Götz Kersting (Universität Frankfurt)

Jere Koskela (Warwick University)

Martin Möhle (Universität Tübingen)

Thibaut Sellinger (Technische Universität München)



Iulia Dahmer



The miniworkshop is open to all memebrs of the SPP Priority Programme 1590. Limited participation for external participants is also availabe.

Registration is mandatory for everybody and is open until August 15th 2019. In order to register please send an email to Ms. Sabine Muth (stochastik(at) stating whether you are a member of the SPP (and to which group you belong) or from outside the SPP.

Together with the confirmation of the registration, you will receive a password that you have to use if you wish to reserve a room in one of the two hotels with which we arranged special prices (special prices available only until June 26th 2019 - see below).

Invited speakers do not need to register, we will arrange accommodation for them.



September is a busy month in Mainz, so we recommend to reserve a hotel room as soon as possible.

We reserved a room contingent at special prices at in the following conference hotels:

advena Europa Hotel (near the train station ): 77 euro/night (breakfast inclusive)

Hotel Römerstein (near the university): 89.90 euro/night (breakfast inclusive)

The contingent and the prices are valid only until June 26th 2019.

Please use the password you receive after registration in order to reserve at these prices.




How to get to us

The miniworkshop will take place in the "Hilbertraum" (Room 05-432) located on the 5th floor of the Mathematics Institute of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The address is: Staudingerweg 9,
55128 Mainz. A map of the campus and directions can be found here.