- In the issue of Nature published on
29 October 2014, they
published a list of
the top 100
most-cited scientific papers of all
time. My 1985 bootstrap paper was #41. Overall 5 of the 100
were in phylogenetics (Saitou and Nei's 1987 paper on the
Neighbor-Joining method was #20). There were also a number
of bioinformatics papers, with papers on ClustalW and BLAST
being #10 and #12, respectively.
|| ||Bruce Walsh, of the University of Arizona, has named a species
of small noctuid
moth found in Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains after me. It probably eats
cottonwood leaves. For the paper describing it, see here.
| Books, etc.: ||
| Scientific papers:||
- Links to published papers (some viewable freely) will be found in the
publications list in my C.V.
- For papers since 1990, versions will be found here,
many of them being preprint versions.
(in each case the most recent course web page is linked
to). Many have audio recordings of lectures and viewable PDFs of slides.
Summer courses I teach in regularly. (Lecture projections and audio
recordings are available for some of these).:
- Courses I teach at the University of Washington
- Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (in Seattle), module on Molecular
Phylogeny, taught jointly with Mark Holder and Jeffrey Thorne. (Jeff, Mark,
and I did not teach this in 2015, but we are teaching this year).
- Workshop on Molecular Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods
Hole, Massachusetts. (This year I will not be lecturing in this Workshop).
- Tutorial on Evolutionary Quantitative
Genetics at the National Institute
for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, Knoxville, Tennessee, which
I codirect with Stevan Arnold. (This year I was not be present but
gave several talks by video link. That included being present in the group
photo of the course -- I was there in real time and could see the camera's
Links to videos of some lectures I have given:
At Microsoft Research in December, 2007 in a workshop on
“Computational Aspects of Biological Information”, a lecture
on “Reconstructing Phylogenies: How? How Well? Why?,” At the link
you will be able to access the video in two formats, the audio recording in
two formats, and the slides in two formats.
If you want a clearer view of the slides,
here they are as a PDF.
Association Julian Huxley Lecture, July 2008, auditorium of the Linnean
Society, London. Richard Bateman is in the chair. At that web page you will also find the projection slides, which can
be downloadable as a PDF. Here is the same video on Youtube.
This talk covers the use of threshold models for
discrete 0/1 traits and use of fossil species in model-based frameworks.
at 500th Convocation of the University of Chicago, (also available at
October, 2009 (the sound for
Marty Kreitman's introduction breaks up, but the rest of the sound is
clear). If you want a clearer view of the projection slides, here they are as a PDF. This talk argues that
the separate lines of work on within-species molecular population genetics and
between-species molecular evolution are now merging in a major event, a Grand
- Evening at
the Genome lecture in Seattle on 28 July 2010 in the Genome Sciences
epartment public lecture series, on “Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosome
Adam: Who do your genes come from?” Video is in two parts. For
greater clarity, here is a PDF of the slides.
- A web talk on 24 January 2011 on the subject “What poultry breeders and
guinea pigs have to tell us about statistical nonmolecular
phylogenetics”, in Erick Matsen's interesting series of talks by various
people working on phylogenies. It is available also in
its original format,
which uses Java and may require too much memory on your machine.
- Mary Kuhner interviews me in the Distinguished Faculty Interview Series of our department on 5 June 2012.
I ran over, which I can't say surprised anyone.
- The Japanese television clip showing me receiving the International Prize
for Biology on 18 November 2013, making some remarks, and Joan and I greeting the Emperor and Empress.
- I gave a talk on "A Brief History of Computational Phylogenetics" on 4
August, 2016 in Erick Matsen's "phyloseminar" series of online talks. Video of
the talk and of the discussion on
YouTube here. (The sound gets a little disconnected from the image in
the part at the end where you can see me talking).
Here are some postings by me on blogs regarding arguments by advocates of
Intelligent Design or creationism:|
on the Panda's Thumb blog
on the Skeptical Zone blog
The Amphioxus Song web page.|
A video of me singing the Amphioxus Song (a
Quicktime movie) shot by Anna Malaspinas at the 2010 annual retreat of the
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program of the University of
California, Berkeley, which was held at the Marconi Center, Marshall,
at the Workshop on Molecular Evolution at the Marine Biological Laboratory in
Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 2011, thanks to Casey Dunn.
The 2013 performance
which had more wind noise, me temporarily skipping a verse, but at least no
The 2015 performance
which had no wind noise but I still had to be reminded of verses.
stuff that should be better known.
and diatribes that Joe often comes up with. They are gradually being
| Old:||Older stuff that is less important is linked on this web page.