Events

Past Event

Genetics of the Evolutionary Process Symposium

April 20, 2018
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 3227 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Lecture Hall, L9-065
A one day symposium on current research in evolutionary genetics. Register for the conference by reserving a free ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/genetics-of-the-evolutionary-process-tickets-42727590373 Closing date for registration is March 26, 2018. For questions, please contact Ellie Siddens (mes2314@columbia.edu). Schedule 9:00 - 10:00am -- Neil Shubin, Keynote -- University of Chicago -- Fossils, genes, and the origin of limbs 10:00 - 10:30am -- break 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 -- Kristen Bomblies -- John Innes Centre, UK -- The evolution of meiosis proteins and recombination rates in Arabidopsis 12:30 - 1:30pm -- lunch 1:30 - 2:10pm -- Andres Bedensky -- 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 Eisen -- University of California, Berkeley -- A mind controlling fungal pathogen of Drosophila melanogaster 3:30 - 4:00pm -- break 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