Workshop Announcement: Taming the BEAST 2017, London, July 2017


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Taming the BEAST 2017 workshop on Bayesian phylogenetic and phylodynamics analyses

Date: Monday 24 July - Friday 28 July 2017 Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

Taming the BEAST is a workshop focused on BEAST2, an open-source software package for Bayesian phylogenetic analyses of molecular sequences. The workshop consists of invited talks, lectures and hands-on tutorials by prominent experts in the field. This workshop aims at equipping participants with the skills and core knowledge necessary to confidently perform phylogenetic and phylodynamics analyses of their own. It is open to scientists of any level interested in the analysis of genomic data and molecular evolution.

Invited speakers: Alexei Drummond, University of Auckland; Nuno Faria, University of Oxford; Oliver Pybus, University of Oxford; Tanja Stadler, ETH Zürich; Tim Vaughan, University of Auckland; Erik Volz, Imperial College London

Program: The program can be seen at the following link: Registration fee: £245 + fees. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration deadline: Monday 12 June 2017 Accommodation: Participants are asked to arrange their own accommodation. For a selection of recommended hotels and/or hostels nearby the School please view the hotels list.

Contact: Stephane Hue Email:

For more information and how to apply, please visit:

This workshop is organised in collaboration with ETH Zürich and the LSHTM Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases.

We hope to see you there,

The Taming the BEAST organizing team