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Australasian Structural Phylogenetics Meeting (ASPM2023)


Date: Tuesday 24 to Wednesday 25 October 2023

Venue: B09-303, Science Building, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Host: Centre for Computational Evolution

About ASPM2023

Welcome to the inaugural Australasian Structural Phylogenetics Meeting (ASPM2023), sponsored by the Centre for Computational Evolution. This meeting will bring together researchers of all career stages, working at the intersection of structural biology and phylogenetics. This will be an opportunity to showcase the latest methodologies and discoveries made in the field.




What is Structural Phylogenetics?

Structural Phylogenetics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that merges principles from evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, and structural biology. It focuses on understanding the evolution of biomolecular structures and how they have shaped life on this planet over billions of years. This involves studying the molecular architecture of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules to uncover their evolutionary history, infer ancestral relationships, and gain insights into the molecular basis of biological functions.



The program can be downloaded here: ASPM Program


Meeting summary

On the afternoon of October 25, the participants formed small groups to discuss the challenges faced in structural phylogenetics. The findings of this discussion can be found here: ASPM Brainstorm



Registration has closed.


Travel Scholarships

Early-career researchers are encouraged to apply for a travel scholarship to help cover travel and accommodation. Please contact Caroline Puente-Lelievre or Jordan Douglas




Caroline Puente-Lelievre: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland