Český Krumlov, Czech Republic (By Marjolein Knuit - View of Český Krumlov. Uploaded by Avala, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11164497)
Indiana University professor Matthew Hahn presented at the 2017 Workshop on Phylogenomics, held in Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic January 22, 2017 – February 4, 2017. Dr. Hahn gave a talk on gene gain and loss and also gave a tutorial on the CAFE (Computational Analysis of gene Family Evolution) application, a joint development effort between the Scientific Applications group in Research Technologies – Pervasive Technology Institute (at IU) and Dr. Hahn’s lab.
The talk and tutorial were presented to 30 participants, who learned the mechanics of gene duplication and loss, as well as how to model the process through creating CAFE datasets and using the application to perform basic evolutionary inferences about gene family evolution. A new release of CAFE will be available in the spring of 2017. For more information on the workshop, visit http://evomics.org/2017-workshop-on-phylogenomics-cesky-krumlov/
Big questions in gene loss (Reproduced with permission from McCutcheon & Moran, 2012)