14.01.2019

Preliminary program for the workshop “Molecular Evolution: Patterns and Causes“

 
Tuesday Feb 19, 2019 Travel day
  • Early arrivals, accommodation
  • 18:00 – 19:30 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 – 17:00 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?
  • 17:00 – 17:15 Break
  • 17:15 – 18:00 Discussion: Outlining the map for future molecular evolution research
  • 18:00 – 19:30 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 Talk
  • 10:30 – 10:40 Break
  • 10:40 – 11:25 Dr. Kim Steige (University of Cologne): TBA
  • 11:25 – 11:55 Talk 
  • 12.00 – 13:15 Lunch
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Dr. Jessica Abbott (Lund University): Linking phenotype and genotype using experimental evolution
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Talks
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Talk
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Poster session
  • 18:00 – 21:00 Workshop banquet
  • Social evening

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Friday Feb 22, 2019
  • 8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:45 Prof. Andreas Wagner (University of Zurich): Mistranslation noise and adaptive evolution
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Talk
  • 10:30 – 10:40 Break
  • 10:40 – 11:55 Talks
  • 12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Prof. Ville Mustonen (University of Helsinki): Evolution of drug resistance
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Talks
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Talk
  • 16:00 Closing the workshop

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