Saturday, February 05, 2011

Valentine's Special: Dating in the 21st Century: 2/8 Berkeley #BABS

Posting this email I received:

Bay Area Biosystematists Meeting

Tuesday evening, February 8th, 2011

at UC Berkeley, 2063 Valley Life Sciences Bldg.

Valentine's Special:
"Dating in the 21st Century:
Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Putting Dates on Phylogenies"

Featuring a Diverse and Distinguished Panel of Discussants
Followed by vigorous audience discussion

Panel members representing different approaches will give short informal presentations (10 minutes each), to be followed by active audience participation (this all following traditional pizza and beer, of course!).  
Confirmed Panel Members:
Tracy Heath
Pat Holroyd
Nick Matzke (moderator)
Sarah Werning

The venerable Biosystematists group (, operating since 1936 (see the history on the website), is the only inter-institutional seminar/discussion group on evolution for the Bay Area, so we encourage everyone to join in.

Schedule and venue:
    5:30 - social gathering with beverages (beer and soft drinks) and informal pizza dinner:  cost ca. $10, to be collected at door, 2063 Valley Life Sciences Bldg., UC Berkeley campus.
    7:00 - talk followed by discussion, in same room.

Reservations required for beverages and dinner (but not the talk).  Please email reservations to your host, Brent Mishler, at by Sunday, Feb. 6th  

For a map of campus and view of VLSB, use the link below.

All are welcome, members or not.  If you want to join the Biosystematists, sign up for our mailing list at: 

See you all there!

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