Mini-Workshop Multiple merger coalescents in population genetics



 Multiple   merger   coalescents   in   population   genetics



DFG   SPP   1590   `Probabilistic   Structures   in   Evolution´





JGU   Mainz,   28-29   November,   2013




Aim of the workshop

This workshop is part of the activities of DFG priority programme SPP 1590 "Probabilistic Structures in Evolution". The idea is to assemble SPP 1590 members, leading experts in the field and guests from "outside SPP 1590" for a two-day meeting to discuss recent advances and perspectives in multiple and simultaneous multiple merger coalescent theory, including in particular the currently rapidly expanding field of applications in population genetics.


Main invited speakers


Alison   Etheridge   (Oxford)


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Vlada   Limic   (Paris)


Aurélien   Tellier   (TU München)


Matthias Birkner (JGU Mainz), Jochen Blath (TU Berlin).


The workshop is open to all SPP 1590 members. Limited participation available also for external participants. However, registration is mandatory, also for SPP members. Please send an e-mail to Stephanie Grün ( if you wish to participate and also indicate (with title and abstract) if you wish to give a talk. There will be no registration fee, but perhaps we might ask for a contribution towards the catering by external participants.



Available as a pdf file


Practical information

Campus map, travel information etc available here.

Mathematics Institute (Staudingerweg 9) in OpenStreetMap:

Note: A convenient bus stop when coming from the city centre/main station (e.g. bus lines 9, 54, 55, 58, 68) is "Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg", location in OpenStreetMap:, local map from MVG Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft:



Participants are requested to book their own accommodation. With the following three hotels we arranged an optional room contingent (deadlines for booking: 18/10/2013 - City-Hotel Neubrunnenhof; 30/10/2013 - Hotel Hammer and InterCityHotel) with special prices in the period of 27/11/2013 to 30/11/2013:

  • City-Hotel Neubrunnenhof Mainz: 10 single rooms at 75,- €/night (breakfast buffet inclusive)
  • Hotel Hammer Mainz, situated closely to the Mainz Central Station: 7 single rooms at 90,- €/night (comfort rooms, only from 27 - 28/11/2013), then at 80,- €/night (standard rooms) from 28 - 30/11/2013 (breakfast buffet and W-LAN inclusive)
  • InterCityHotel Mainz, also situated closely to the Mainz Central Station: 8 single rooms (standard rooms) at 88,50 €/night (breakfast inclusive).

After registration you will receive a confirmation indicating the keyword for your hotel reservation in order to get the reduced prices.

Last updated: November 21, 2013