Solis-Lemus selected talks


Evolution conference: “Statistical challenges to infer phylogenetic networks” in the symposium of “Towards the Network of Life” (June 28)

Evolution conference. Invited panelist for the iEvoBio panel “Build it right from the start”. (June 24)

EEOB Seminar series in Iowa State U: Statistical challenges to infer phylogenetic networks (May 5)

Scalable inference of phylogenetic networks, RADsequencing for phylogenOMICs, Taxon-OMICS partners from Göttingen, München and Braunschweig (Apr 6)


Coloquio de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana: Biologia evolutiva a traves de los ojos de Ciencias de Datos (Nov 25) YouTube

ISCB EvolCompGen: Evolution & Comparative Genomics: Scalable inference of phylogenetic networks (Nov 2) YouTube

I Congreso Latinoamericano de Evolucion: Metodos estadisticos para reconstruir redes filogeneticas (Nov 30)

Invited speaker by graduate students to Organisms and Evolution seminar talk at Duke University: Statistical challenges on phylogenetic networks (Nov 11)

American Math Society Special Session on Phylogenetic Networks: Identifiability of phylogenetic networks (Oct 24)

WI Science Festival Delta Beer Lab: The adventures of the statistician’s rule of thumg (Oct 21)

Biology seminar series (U. Florida) – From phylogenetic networks to microbial networks: statistical tools for networked data (Oct 12)

Kenneth B. Raper Symposium (UW-Madison) – Novel methods to reconstruct microbial networks with environmental or experimental predictors (Sept 3)

Think STEM! – Learning the Tree of Life with Data Science (Aug 2) pdf

ClubEcoEvo Latinoamerica – Metodos estadisticos para estudiar comunidades microbianas (July 23) YouTube

Evolution 2021 – Behind the scenes of phylogenetic reconstruction with SNaQ (June 21-25)

BISP12 – Bayesian CAR-LASSO model to learn sparse networks with predictors (May 28)

INFORMS en espanol – Biologica evolutiva a traves de los ojos de ciencias de datos (Mar 18) YouTube

Algorithms and Complexity in Phylogenetics seminar, Scalable inference of phylogenetic networks (Mar 11) YouTube

Department of Statistics – Ohio State University, Scalable inference of phylogenetic networks (Feb 25)

Code conversations with Casey Dunn (Feb 8) YouTube

CIBM – UW-Madison, New challenges in phylogenetic inference (Jan 26)

Bioinformatics Institute – University of North Carolina, Scalable inference of phylogenetic networks (Jan 22)

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – Ohio State University, Scalable inference of phylogenetic networks (Jan 21)

Wednesday at the Lab – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Through the looking glass of Data Science (Jan 20) YouTube (talk starts around minute 19); Ishtmus article

El Zoominario: Learning the Tree of Life (Jan 8) YouTube


Department of Statistics – University of British Columbia: Scalable inference of phylogenetic networks (Nov 10)

Biology seminar – University of Central Florida: Comparative methods on phylogenetic networks (Nov 9)

The Biology Department – George Washington University: Scalable inference of phylogenetic networks (Oct 30 )

BadgerTalk – Cedarburg Public Library: Through the looking glass of Data Science (Oct 15)

Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University: Scalable inference of phylogenetic networks (Sept 24)

WID Symposium: Statistical methods for biological applications (Aug 27)

Virtual talk at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) on the Section of Statistical Methods in Phylogenetics and Metagenomics (Aug 4)

Methods in phylogenetic inference - SBE Meeting: What are phylogenetic networks and why should we care? (Jul 28). YouTube

Microbiome Hub Seminar - WID: Scalable Inference of Phylogenetic Networks (May 7)

Statistics seminar – UW-Madison: New challenges in phylogenetic inference (Mar 4)

Illuminating connections – WID: Identifying Genetic Factors Driving Microbial Phenotypes Through the Power of Data Science (Feb 12)


Nantucket developR - Nantucket, MA: From mindful programming to reproducible research github (Nov 6)

Bio-mathematics seminar - Georgia Tech: Phylogenetic inference for big data. pdf (Oct 31)

HAMLET seminar - UW-Madison: Using neural networks to predict antibiotic resistance from genomic data. pdf (Oct 25)

Taming the BEAST - Squamish, BC: Bayesian phylogenetic inference for big data. pdf (Aug 16)

Taming the BEAST - Squamish, BC: Statistical models on phylogenetic networks. pdf (Aug 14)

Molecular Evolution Workshop - Woods Hole, MA: Statistical models on phylogenetic networks pdf (Aug 6)

Women in STEM conference - Georgia State University: Through the looking glass of Data Science pdf (Apr 5)


Statistics Seminar - Creighton University: Statistical methods to identify genes associated with disease pdf (Oct 26)

SACNAS - Data Science: The rise of the machines: Identifying genes associated with disease pdf (Oct 12)

SACNAS - Postdoctoral talks: Machine-learning the tree of life pdf (Oct 13)

JSM - Advanced statistical inference for stochastic models of evolutionary biology: Comparative methods in phylogenetic networks pdf (Aug 1)

20th IMS New Researchers Conference: Statistical inference of the Tree of Life pdf (Jul 27)

BUGS seminar - Georgia Institute of Technology: Statistical methods to reconstruct phylogenetic networks pdf (Jan 25)


Microbiome group - Emory University: Statistical methods to reconstruct phylogenetic networks pdf (Nov 29)

Mathematical Approaches to Evolutionary Trees and Networks: Likelihood challenges for big trees and networks, Banff International Research Station, Canada (Feb 13)


Statistics Seminar: Phylogenetic inference for Big Data pdf (Dec 14)

Instituto de Biología - UNAM: Quartet-based inference of phylogenetic networks, Mexico City, Mexico (Nov 24)

Simposio de Inferencia y Modelación Estadística: Bayesian phylogenetic inference for big data, Guanajuato, Mexico pdf (Nov 21)

Advances in the analysis of reticulate population networks: Quartet-based inference of phylogenetic networks pdf Evolution, Austin, Texas (Jun 20)

Phylogenomics symposium and software school: Quartet-based estimation of reticulate evolution pdf Evolution, Austin, Texas (Jun 16)


System Information Learning Optimization Seminar: Statistical inference of phylogenetic networks pdf (Oct 28)

Evolution Seminar Series: Statistical inference of phylogenetic networks pdf (Oct 15)

Bayesian Models and Inference: Bayesian species delimitation combining multiple genes and traits in a unified framework. pdf Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, Washington (Aug 11)

Inferring phylogenetic networks from quartets with maximum pseudolikelihood estimation pdf Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology, Porquerolles, France (Jun 22)

The Hacker Within Short introduction on Julia pdf (Apr 24)

Advance Computing Initiative: Small tutorial on HTCondor pdf (Mar 23)

Networks seminar: Statistical inference on phylogenetic networks pdf (Mar 11)


Seminario aleatorio: El papel de la Estadística en la inferencia del árbol de la vida pdf ITAM, Mexico City, Mexico (Oct 17)

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Talks topics and countries


Date Speaker Title (YouTube link)
2 October 2020 Daniel Pimentel-Alarcon 🇲🇽 Machine-learning, inside the black-box
6 November 2020 Jose Alonso Solis-Lemus 🇲🇽 Supporting 2 patients with 1 ventilator
4 December 2020 Rosana Zenil-Ferguson 🇲🇽 Impact of polyploidy and biome on fern diversification
8 January 2021 Claudia Solis-Lemus 🇲🇽 Learning the Tree of Life
5 February 2021 Helena Jaramillo-Mesa 🇨🇴 Unraveling protein production mechanisms in plant viruses
5 March 2021 Maria Gracia Garcia 🇵🇪 Immune cell interactions with imaging flow cytometry
2 April 2021 Quimi Vidaurre 🇵🇪 Fungi and fungus-farming insects: friends and enemies
7 May 2021 Fabricia Nascimento 🇧🇷 Simulation framework for HIV epidemics
4 June 2021 Vianey Leos Barajas 🇲🇽 Latent structures in ecological and environmental data
2 July 2021 Ariadna Gonzalez-Solis 🇲🇽 Plant membrane lipids, a tale of life and death
6 August 2021 Victor Zavala 🇲🇽 Sustainability Challenges in the Dairy Industry
3 September 2021 Stephanie Colon-Santos 🇵🇷 Looking for life: A quest into the Origins of life and Astrobiology
5 November 2021 Fernando Campos 🇧🇷 Hasta la vista, baby! Terminating Cardiac Arrhythmias with Computer Simulations
7 January 2022 Ana Salgado 🇪🇨 Ecological implications of host plant quality for herbivorous insects
4 February 2022 Miguel Reyes 🇲🇽 Does stress help us adapt and survive?
1 April 2022 Juliana Gonzalez Tobon 🇨🇴 What makes potatoes sick?
6 May 2022 Adriana Romero-Olivares 🇲🇽 Fungal responses to climate change and consequences to our ecosystems
3 June 2022 Rene Flores Garcia 🇲🇽 Emulating a Pulsar in BRB
1 July 2022 Nayomi Plaza Rodriguez 🇵🇷 Elucidating the nanoscale interactions between wood and water
5 August 2022 Marcela Tabima Martinez  
2 September 2022 Laura Muñoz Baena  
7 October 2022 Natalia Rosario-Melendez  
4 November 2022    
2 December 2022    

El Zoominario K12

Welcome to El Zoominario K12: 5-10-minute videos by Latinx scientists talking about their trajectory in science and how their work has an impact in society.

In collaboration with Diego Roman and Daniel Pimentel-Alarcon.

Topic(s) Speaker Title (YouTube link)
Statistics, Math Claudia Solis-Lemus 🇲🇽 Solving the mystery of a feathered T.Rex with a data scientist
Plants, Chemistry Ariadna Gonzalez Solis 🇲🇽 A trip into plant cells with a biochemistry scientist
Math, CS, Dairy Victor Zavala 🇲🇽 The role of computational math in ice cream production
Plants, virus Helena Jaramillo Mesa 🇨🇴 The fascinating world of plant viruses