After studying applied mathematics at the University of Twente, I obtained my PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology. After that, I have worked as a postdoc at the University of Canterbury, as a teacher in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania and Kenya and as a researcher at CWI in Amsterdam. Since 2014, I am an assistant professor at TU Delft (tenured since 2017).
- Distinguishability in genealogical phylogenetic networks, 13 – 17 August 2018, Lorentz Center, Leiden. Scientific organizers: Leo van Iersel, Steven Kelk, David Morrison and Celine Scornavacca.
- Utilizing Genealogical Phylogenetic Networks in Evolutionary Biology: Touching the Data, 7-11 July 2014, Lorentz Center, Leiden.
- The Future of Phylogenetic Networks, 15-19 October 2012, Lorentz Center, Leiden.
Program Committee memberships
- Vidi grant “Encoding, reconstructing and comparing complex evolutionary scenarios” funded by NWO.
- Veni grant “Bringing phylogenetic networks to life” funded by NWO.
New papers and preprints (a full list is here)
- Leo van Iersel, Remie Janssen, Mark Jones, Yukihiro Murakami and Norbert Zeh. Polynomial-Time Algorithms for Phylogenetic Inference Problems. arXiv:1802.00317 [q-bio.PE] (2018).
- Leo van Iersel, Mark Jones and Celine Scornavacca. Improved maximum parsimony models for phylogenetic networks. Systematic Biology, DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syx094 (2017) (free-access link) (preprint).
- Janosch Döcker, Leo van Iersel, Steven Kelk, Simone Linz. Deciding the existence of a cherry-picking sequence is hard on two trees. arXiv:1712.02965 [q-bio.PE] (2017).
- Remie Janssen, Mark Jones, Péter L. Erdős, Leo van Iersel, Celine Scornavacca. Exploring the tiers of rooted phylogenetic network space using tail moves. arXiv:1708.07656 [math.CO] (2017).
- Steven Kelk, Fabio Pardi, Celine Scornavacca and Leo van Iersel. Finding the most parsimonious or likely tree in a network with respect to an alignment. arXiv:1707.03648 [q-bio.PE] (2017).
- Philippe Gambette, Leo van Iersel, Mark Jones, Manuel Lafond, Fabio Pardi and Celine Scornavacca. Rearrangement moves on rooted phylogenetic networks. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(8):e1005611 (2017).
- Péter L. Erdős, Stephen G. Hartke, Leo van Iersel and István Miklós. Graph realizations constrained by skeleton graphs. The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 24 (2), \#P2.47 (2017).
- Leo van Iersel and Vincent Moulton. Leaf-reconstructibility of phylogenetic networks, arXiv:1701.08982 [math.CO] (2017).
- Leo van Iersel. Hoe zijn ze verwant? Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 5/16 (3): 174-178 (2015).