Genetics of the Evolutionary Process - April 20, 2018

Genetics of the Evolutionary Process Meeting
April 20, 2018 -
8:30am - 6:00pm
Location: 
Jerome L. Greene Science Center - 9th Floor Lecture Hall

A one day symposium on current research in evolutionary genetics. View the poster here. For questions, please contact Ellie Siddens (mes2314@columbia.edu).

Registration for this event is now full.

Schedule

8:30 - 9:00am -- Breakfast

Keynote

Opening Remarks by Molly Przeworski (Biological Sciences/Systems Biology Departments)

9:00 - 10:00am -- Neil Shubin, Keynote -- University of Chicago -- Fossils, genes, and the origin of limbs

10:00 - 10:30am -- Coffee break

Session One

Chair: Dustin Rubenstein (Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Department)

10:30 - 11:10am -- Peter Andolfatto -- Princeton University -- Constraints on adaptation revealed by the convergent evolution of toxin insensitivity

11:10 - 11:50am -- Richard Durbin -- Cambridge, UK -- Hybridisation, speciation and diversity in Lake Malawi cichlid fish

11:50am - 12:30pm -- Kirsten Bomblies -- John Innes Centre, UK -- The evolution of meiosis proteins and recombination rates in Arabidopsis

12:30 - 1:30pm -- Lunch

Session Two

Chair: Laura Landweber (Biochemistry/Biological Sciences Departments)

1:30 - 2:10pm -- Andres Bendesky -- Columbia University -- The genetic and neuronal bases of parental behavior evolution in monogamous mice

2:10 - 2:50pm -- Nancy Moran -- University of Texas, Austin -- Cooperation and conflict in a coevolved community of gut bacteria

2:50 - 3:30pm -- Michael B. Eisen -- University of California, Berkeley -- A mind controlling fungal pathogen of Drosophila melanogaster

3:30 - 4:00pm -- Coffee break

Session Three

Chair: Guy Sella (Biological Sciences Department)

4:00 - 4:40pm -- David Reich -- Harvard -- Who we are and how we got here: ancient DNA and the new science of the human past

4:40 - 5:00pm -- Closing Remarks

5:00 - 6:00pm -- Reception

 

Supported by the Precision Medicine​ Initiative, Arts and Sciences and the Dept. of Biological Sciences.

 

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