Bayesian phylogenomic methods advance at a rapid pace, and this talk will be a whirlwind tour of the latest developments in BEAST and its packages. In particular, we will have a look at
o bModelTest, a Bayesian approach to dealing with site models,
o multi gamma site models for dealing with heterotachy.
o the fossil birth death model and CladeAge, two new ways for dealing with fossils calibrations.
o spherical phylogeography, which allows whole world analysis with somewhat inhomogeneous diffusion so that landscape features can be taken in account.
o various ways to do species delimitation, including STACEY, BFD (for *BEAST) and BFD* (for SNAPP).
o structured coalescent and approximations, allowing larger number of demes.
o ARG trees for bacterial data through BACTER.
We will have a look at computational advances, making BEAST faster than before. If you have any further questions or problems with BEAST, you can visit me at the `BEAST clinic' in the trade area.