EMBO | EMBL Symposium: New Model Systems for Linking Evolution and Ecology
EMBL Heidelberg
Meyerhofstraße, Germany
EMBO | EMBL Symposium: New Model Systems for Linking Evolution and Ecology 
EMBL Heidelberg

Schedule of Presentations:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
11:15:00 Arrival, Registration & light refreshments
13:15:00 Opening remarks
13:30:00 Session 1 - Satellite species - animals
13:30:00 Dobzhansky-muller incompatablilities revealed by genome wide association mapping in a natural house mouse hybrid zone Bettina Harr
14:00:00 Beyond the C. elegans reference strain in its Petri dish Marie-Anne Felix
14:30:00 Environmental cues trigger cross-generational polyphenism in a nematode
14:45:00 The nematode Pristionchus pacificus as a model system for integrative studies in evolutionary biology
15:00:00 Coffee Break
15:30:00 Beyond melanogaster: studying evolutionary mechanisms using other Drosophila species
16:00:00 What's so super about sticklebacks? The genomics of adaptive divergence
16:45:00 Role of genomic islands of polymorphism in local adaptation
17:00:00 Poster Session I & Beer Session
19:00:00 DINNER
20:00:00 Welcome Reception in the Roof Top Lounge
Thursday, May 2, 2013
09:00:00 Session 2 - Satellite species - microorganisms Chair: Marie Anne Felix, ENS Paris, France
09:00:00 Species emergence and adaptive evolution of fungal pathogens in agro-ecosystems and natural grass lands Eva Stukenbrock
09:30:00 Watching social evolution in bacteria Greg Velicer
10:00:00 Extreme environments as potential drivers of convergent evolution by exaptation: the Atacama Desert Coastal Range case
10:15:00 Phaeodactylum tricornutum, a model system for studying the genetic and epigenetic bases of adaptation in oceanic plankton communities
10:30:00 Coffee Break
11:00:00 Life cycle evolution and transitions in Darwinian Individuality Paul Rainey
11:30:00 Using mathematical and engineered biological systems to study war and peace in microbial communities Wenying Shou
12:00:00 What makes the Fungi cheesy: comparative genomics of Penicillium species
12:15:00 New protist models elucidating the origin of metazoan multicellularity: ichthyosporeans and filastereans
12:30:00 Lunch
14:30:00 Session 3 - Satellite species - plants Chair: Eva Stukenbrock, MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology - Marburg, Germany Eva Stukenbrock
14:30:00 Arabidopsis halleri as an extremophile model plant for studying evolutionary adaptation
15:00:00 Analyzing plant structure and function in the genomics era
15:30:00 Loss of petal number canalization in Cardamine hirsuta
15:45:00 The genomic footprint of mating system shift and colonization in the genus Capsella
16:00:00 Coffee Break
16:30:00 Constrained Freedom: The evolution and development of phenotypic diversity
17:00:00 The Genetic Architecture of Maize Domestication John Doebley
17:30:00 Arabis montbretiana and Arabis alpina as a model system for studying the evolution from annual to perennial life cycle
17:45:00 Of Cups and Lips and Polarity Flips: The Control of Growth and Shape of Antirrhinum Flowers
18:00:00 Poster Session II & Beer Session
20:00:00 DINNER
21:00:00 Meet-the-Speakers-session Drinks in the ATC Roof Top Lounge
Friday, May 3, 2013
09:00:00 Session 4 - Emerging models - animals Chair: Bettina Harr, MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Germany Bettina Harr
09:00:00 Ant behavior is modulated by complex interactions between genes and social environment Laurent Keller
09:30:00 How Daphnia populations vary in their genomic responses to chemicals and binary mixtures John Colbourne
10:00:00 Local adaptation of Daphnia to cyanobacterial protease inhibitors: linking ecological history with microevolution
10:15:00 Water-walking insects: marrying evo-devo with ecology for a better understanding of morphological evolution
10:30:00 Coffee Break
11:00:00 Developmental mechanisms for morphological evolution: Insights from birds and lizards Arkhat Abzhanov
11:30:00 Genetic and environmental basis of variation and diversity in adaptive traits Patricia Beldade
12:00:00 Genetics of migration—insights from Scandinavian willow warblers Phylloscopus trochilus
12:30:00 Lunch
14:30:00 Session 5 - Emerging models - plants Chair: Ute Krämer, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
14:30:00 Reproductive isolation in Silene Sophie Karrenberg
15:00:00 Landscape genomics of climate-associated genetic variation in a California oak Victoria Sork
15:30:00 Nectar spur evolution in Pelargonium (Geraniaceae)
15:45:00 California poppy – a basal eudicot model for developmental biology, population genetics, and secondary metabolite production
16:00:00 Coffee Break
16:30:00 Evolution of body plans inland plants John Bowman
17:00:00 Evolutionary Genomics of Columbines (Aquilegia) Scott Hodges
17:30:00 Protein domain modulation in Eucalyptus grandis associated with reproductive diversification and geographic isolation
17:45:00 The moss Physcomitrella patens: a flagship model for understanding plant evolution
18:00:00 Conference Dinner & Party
Saturday, May 4, 2013
06:00:00 New Presentation
06:00:00 New Presentation
09:00:00 Connecting organisms with their environment and evolutionary past: symbioses between deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels and chemosynthetic bacteria Nicole Dubilier
09:00:00 Session 6 - Interactions and ecosystems Chair: Detlef Weigel, MPI for Developmental Biology, Germany Detlef Weigel
09:30:00 Evolutionary genomics of body size in Soay Sheep Josephine Pemberton
10:00:00 miRNAs in development of Icelandic Arctic charr ecomorphs
10:15:00 The sea anemone Aiptasia as a novel model system to dissect the molecular basis of cnidarian-dinoflagellate-endosymbiosis
11:00:00 Co-evolution of virulence and resistance between Toxoplasma gondii and the mouse
11:15:00 Novel Fungal-Algal Mutualisms Created By Niche Engineering
11:30:00 The ongoing Nicotiana attenuata sequencing project: an ecological model system for understanding the function of plant genes required for life in the rough and tumble of nature Ian Baldwin
12:15:00 Closing remarks and poster prize
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