Program for the workshop “Molecular Evolution: Patterns and Causes“

 
Tuesday Feb 19, 2019 Travel day
  • Early arrivals, accommodation
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
  • Evening: Sauna and free discussions

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Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
  • Arrivals, accommodation, free program
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:45 – 13:15 Opening of the workshop. Mikael Puurtinen/Heikki Helanterä/Ilkka Kronholm. Introduction of all participants.
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Prof. Adam Eyre-Walker (University of Sussex): Factors which affect the level of genetic diversity within species
  • 14:00 – 14:45 Prof. Richard Goldstein (University College London): Once upon a memory-foam mattress: Modelling the rate of amino acid substitutions
  • 14:45 – 15:15 Coffee
  • 15:15 – 16:00 Discussions in small groups:  What are the missing pieces in our understanding of molecular evolution? How can we integrate the research from the different sub-disciplines to a coherent conceptual theory?
  • 16:00-17:00 Discussion: Outlining the map for future molecular evolution research
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
  • Sauna and social evening

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 Thursday Feb 21, 2019
  • 8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:45 Dr. Sylvain Glémin (CNRS, Rennes): The genomic consequences of mating system evolution
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Dr. Radka Symonova (UHK, Czech R): Compositional genome evolution in fish 
  • 10:30 – 10:40 Break
  • 10:40 – 11:25 Prof. Andreas Wagner (U Zurich): Mistranslation noise and adaptive evolution
  • 11:30 – 12:00  MSc April Kleppe (U Münster): Translational errors and protein evolution 
  • 12.00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 13:45 Dr. Jessica Abbott (Lund U): Linking phenotype and genotype using experimental evolution
  • 13:45 – 14:30 Dr. Kim Steige (U Cologne): Evolution of the transcriptomic response to drought stress in the Arabidopsis genus
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Coffee
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Dr. Silva Uusi-Heikkilä (U Jyväskylä): The molecular mechanisms of fisheries-induced evolution
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Assoc. prof. Heikki Helanterä (U Oulu): Evolutionary rates of caste-biased genes in ants
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Dr. Mikael Puurtinen (U Jyväskylä): Temperature, mutational robustness and evolutionary rates
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Poster session
    • MSc Noora Poikela (U Jyväskylä): Genomic incompatibilities as barriers to interspecific gene flow
    • Ekaterina Iakovleva (Lomonosov Moskow State U): Influence of various environmental factors on lifespan: implications from an experimental evolution study on Drosophila melanogaster
    • Dr. David Hopkins (U Jyväskylä): Micro-RIP - Functional analysis of uncultivated microbes using radioisotope probing
  • 18:00 – 21:00 Workshop banquet

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Friday Feb 22, 2019
  • 8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast
  • 9:45 – 10:30 Prof. Ville Mustonen (U Helsinki): Evolution of drug resistance
  • 10:30 – 10:40 Break
  • 10:40 – 11:10 Dr. Venera I. Tyukmaeva (U Jyväskylä): A wide pleiotropic effect of melanin pathway genes on behavior and life-history traits in Drosophila montana
  • 11:10 – 11:40 Dr. Ilkka Kronholm (U Jyväskylä): Divergence in DNA methylation patterns
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Closing the workshop.  
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

After the workshop, those interested can continue with drafting a review paper from the workshop.

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