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Evolutionary Developmental Biology (C1)


Organizer(s) Sean B. Carroll, Trisha J. Wittkopp and Nicole King
February 27—March 3, 2011
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, California USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 26, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 26, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 28, 2010

Supported by the Directors’ Fund

Summary of Meeting:
One major goal of evolutionary biology is to understand how morphological variation arises within populations and how species diverge. Four major challenges in understanding the genetic and molecular basis of morphological evolution are the identification of loci underlying trait divergence, the elucidation of functional changes within these loci, tracing the origin of functional variation and adaptations in populations, and reconstruction of how major innovations have been assembled over time. Current research in evolutionary developmental biology is addressing these challenges in a variety of model animals, plants, and microbes. The pace of progress is such that it is now possible to pose general questions about the process of morphological evolution, such as: are there any general themes underlying the genetic and developmental basis of variation and divergence? And, are the phenomena and mechanisms observable over short time scales sufficient to explain processes that have unfolded over much longer time scales in the fossil record? The purpose of this Keystone meeting on evolutionary developmental biology is to gather the leading researchers across the discipline to share emerging information and to address these general questions. The prospective speakers include the most notable contributors to the field and emerging young investigators who together constitute an exceptionally broad representation of this highly interdisciplinary research field.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

15:00—19:30
Registration

Pre Function
19:15—20:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
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Mountain/Lake
* Sean B. Carroll, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Neil Shubin, University of Chicago, USA
Fossils, Genes and the Evolution of the Vertebrate Limb


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:15
Evolution in Populations
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Mountain/Lake
* David L. Stern, HHMI/Princeton University, USA

Richard E. Lenski, Michigan State University, USA
Dynamics of Phenotypic and Genomic Evolution in a 50,000-Generation Experiment with Bacteria



Matthew Rockman, New York University, USA
Causes of Heritable Phenotypic Variation in C. elegans

Hopi E. Hoekstra, HHMI/Harvard University, USA
Adaptive Evolution of Beach Mice

David M. Kingsley, Stanford University, USA
Fishing for the Secrets of Vertebrate Evolution

Meredith E. Protas, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Short Talk: The Genetic Basis of Eye and Pigment Loss in the Cave Isopod Crustacean, Asellus aquaticus

Ricardo Mallarino, Harvard University, USA
Short Talk: Evolution and Development of Beak Diversity in Darwin's Finches and their Relatives

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre Function
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Bay
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bay
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
The Origins of Complexity
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mountain/Lake
* Nipam H. Patel, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Joe Thornton, University of Chicago, USA
Evolution of a New Ligand Recognition Grammar in Steroid Hormone Receptors

Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley, USA
The Origin of Animals

Detlev Arendt, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
The Deep Roots of Animal Evolution - A Cell Type Perspective

James G. Umen, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Short Talk: Evolution of Multicellularity and Sexual Dimorphism in the Green Alga Volvox

19:00—20:00
Dinner

Granhall
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 1

Bay
20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Bay

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:15
Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution
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Mountain/Lake
* Hopi E. Hoekstra, HHMI/Harvard University, USA

Miltos Tsiantis, University of Oxford, UK
Evolution and Development of Leaf Shape

Trisha J. Wittkopp, University of Michigan, USA
Genetics of Regulatory Evolution: From Mutation to Polymorphism to Divergence

Frank Chan, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany
Short Talk: Selecting for Giants: Genetic Dissection of an Adaptive Complex Trait in Laboratory and Wild Mice

David L. Stern, HHMI/Princeton University, USA
How a Complex Enhancer Region Contributes to Phenotypic Robustness and Morphological Evolution

David W. Loehlin, University of Rochester, USA
Short Talk: Genetic Basis of Wing Size Evolution in Wasps (Nasonia Species)

Benjamin D. Ross, University of Washington/FHCRC, USA
Short Talk: Neofunctionalization of the Heterochromatin Gene Umbrea at the Drosophila Centromere

Dennis H. Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Natural Polymorphisms in a Neural E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Modulate Behavioral Avoidance of Pathogenic Bacteria in Wild Strains of C. elegans

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre Function
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Bay
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bay
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
Speciation and Developmental Disruption
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mountain/Lake
* Trisha J. Wittkopp, University of Michigan, USA

Daniel A. Barbash, Cornell University, USA
Hybrid Incompatibilities and Heterochromatin Evolution

Michael H. Kohn, Rice University, USA
Short Talk: Adaptive Introgressive Hybridization with the Algerian Mouse (Mus spretus) Promoted the Evolution of Anticoagulant Rodenticide Resistance in European House Mice (M. musculus domesticus)

Eric Haag, University of Maryland, USA
Genetic and Molecular Approaches to the Evolution of Self-Fertility in Caenorhabditis

Daven Presgraves, University of Rochester, USA
The Genetics of Speciation in Drosophila

19:00—20:00
Dinner

Granhall
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 2

Bay
20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Bay

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:15
Evolution of Regulatory Networks
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Mountain/Lake
* Gregory A. Wray, Duke University, USA

Alexander D. Johnson, University of California, San Francisco, USA
The Evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks in Fungi

Michael S. Levine, Princeton University, USA
Transcriptional Precision in the Drosophila Embryo

Dominik Stappert, Institute for Developmental Biology, University of Cologne, Germany
Short Talk: Approaching the Dorsoventral Gene Regulatory Network of Tribolium Castaneum

Eric H. Davidson, California Institute of Technology, USA
Evolutionary Properties of Developmental Gene Regulatory Networks

Michael B. Eisen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
The Evolution of Transcriptional Regulation in Drosophila

Scott Barolo, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Rapid Evolutionary Rewiring of a Structurally Constrained Eye Enhancer

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre Function
11:15—12:15
Discussion: Research Frontiers in Evo-Devo

Mountain/Lake
Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley, USA

David L. Stern, HHMI/Princeton University, USA

Michael S. Levine, Princeton University, USA

Richard E. Lenski, Michigan State University, USA

12:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
Macroevolution
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mountain/Lake
* Michael S. Levine, Princeton University, USA

Gregory A. Wray, Duke University, USA
Evolvability of a Developmental Gene Regulatory Network

Lisa Noelle Cooper, University of Illinois, USA
Short Talk: Cellular Patterns of Bat (Carollia) Forelimb Skeletogenesis and Their Biomechanical Consequences

Nipam H. Patel, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Development Lecture: Developmental Insights from the Study of Newly Emerging Model Species

Sean B. Carroll, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
The Evolution of Complex Patterns

19:00—20:00
Dinner

Granhall
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Granhall

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant No. IOS-1111027




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