Web Desc
Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Organizer(s): Sean B. Carroll, Trisha J. Wittkopp and Nicole King
Date: February 27 - March 03, 2011
Location: Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, CA, USA
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.
Scholarship Deadline: October 26 2010
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 26 2010
Abstract Deadline: November 29 2010
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 28 2010
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Development, The Company of Biologists Ltd
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
S. Karger AG - Cytogenetics & Genome Research
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant No. IOS-1111027
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:

Click here to view more of these organizations
Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

Click here to view more of these organizations

Program

Sunday, February 27 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Pre Function


Sunday, February 27 | 7:15PM - 8:30PM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 2
* Sean B. Carroll, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Sunday, February 27 | 7:15PM - 8:30PM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 2
Neil Shubin, University of Chicago, USA
Fossils, Genes and the Evolution of the Vertebrate Limb

Monday, February 28 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Granhall


Monday, February 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution in Populations
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 7
* David L. Stern, HHMI/Princeton University, USA

Monday, February 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution in Populations
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 7
Richard E. Lenski, Michigan State University, USA
Dynamics of Phenotypic and Genomic Evolution in a 50,000-Generation Experiment with Bacteria



Monday, February 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution in Populations
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 7
Matthew Rockman, New York University, USA
Causes of Heritable Phenotypic Variation in C. elegans


Monday, February 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution in Populations
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 7
Hopi E. Hoekstra, HHMI/Harvard University, USA
Adaptive Evolution of Beach Mice

Monday, February 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution in Populations
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 7
David M. Kingsley, Stanford University, USA
Fishing for the Secrets of Vertebrate Evolution

Monday, February 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution in Populations
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 6 of 7
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

Monday, February 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution in Populations
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 7 of 7
Ricardo Mallarino, Harvard University, USA
Short Talk: Evolution and Development of Beak Diversity in Darwin's Finches and their Relatives

Monday, February 28 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Pre Function


Monday, February 28 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Bay


Monday, February 28 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Monday, February 28 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Bay


Monday, February 28 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Pre Function


Monday, February 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Origins of Complexity
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 5
* Nipam H. Patel, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Monday, February 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Origins of Complexity
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 5
Joe Thornton, University of Chicago, USA
Evolution of a New Ligand Recognition Grammar in Steroid Hormone Receptors

Monday, February 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Origins of Complexity
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 5
Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley, USA
The Origin of Animals

Monday, February 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Origins of Complexity
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 5
Detlev Arendt, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
The Deep Roots of Animal Evolution - A Cell Type Perspective

Monday, February 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Origins of Complexity
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 5
James G. Umen, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Short Talk: Evolution of Multicellularity and Sexual Dimorphism in the Green Alga Volvox

Monday, February 28 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Dinner
Room: Granhall


Monday, February 28 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Bay


Monday, February 28 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Bay


Tuesday, March 01 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Granhall


Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 8
* Hopi E. Hoekstra, HHMI/Harvard University, USA

Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 8
Miltos Tsiantis, University of Oxford, UK
Evolution and Development of Leaf Shape

Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 8
Trisha J. Wittkopp, University of Michigan, USA
Genetics of Regulatory Evolution: From Mutation to Polymorphism to Divergence

Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 8
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

Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 8
David L. Stern, HHMI/Princeton University, USA
How a Complex Enhancer Region Contributes to Phenotypic Robustness and Morphological Evolution

Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 6 of 8
David W. Loehlin, University of Rochester, USA
Short Talk: Genetic Basis of Wing Size Evolution in Wasps (Nasonia Species)

Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 7 of 8
Benjamin D. Ross, University of Washington/FHCRC, USA
Short Talk: Neofunctionalization of the Heterochromatin Gene Umbrea at the Drosophila Centromere

Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 8 of 8
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

Tuesday, March 01 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Pre Function


Tuesday, March 01 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Bay


Tuesday, March 01 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Tuesday, March 01 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Bay


Tuesday, March 01 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Pre Function


Tuesday, March 01 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Speciation and Developmental Disruption
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 5
* Trisha J. Wittkopp, University of Michigan, USA

Tuesday, March 01 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Speciation and Developmental Disruption
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 5
Daniel A. Barbash, Cornell University, USA
Hybrid Incompatibilities and Heterochromatin Evolution

Tuesday, March 01 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Speciation and Developmental Disruption
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 5
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)

Tuesday, March 01 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Speciation and Developmental Disruption
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 5
Eric Haag, University of Maryland, USA
Genetic and Molecular Approaches to the Evolution of Self-Fertility in Caenorhabditis

Tuesday, March 01 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Speciation and Developmental Disruption
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 5
Daven Presgraves, University of Rochester, USA
The Genetics of Speciation in Drosophila

Tuesday, March 01 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Dinner
Room: Granhall


Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Bay


Tuesday, March 01 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Bay


Wednesday, March 02 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Granhall


Wednesday, March 02 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution of Regulatory Networks
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 7
* Gregory A. Wray, Duke University, USA

Wednesday, March 02 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution of Regulatory Networks
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 7
Alexander D. Johnson, University of California, San Francisco, USA
The Evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks in Fungi

Wednesday, March 02 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution of Regulatory Networks
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 7
Michael S. Levine, Princeton University, USA
Transcriptional Precision in the Drosophila Embryo

Wednesday, March 02 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution of Regulatory Networks
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 7
Dominik Stappert, Institute for Developmental Biology, University of Cologne, Germany
Short Talk: Approaching the Dorsoventral Gene Regulatory Network of Tribolium Castaneum

Wednesday, March 02 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution of Regulatory Networks
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 7
Eric H. Davidson, California Institute of Technology, USA
Evolutionary Properties of Developmental Gene Regulatory Networks

Wednesday, March 02 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution of Regulatory Networks
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 6 of 7
Michael B. Eisen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
The Evolution of Transcriptional Regulation in Drosophila

Wednesday, March 02 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Evolution of Regulatory Networks
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 7 of 7
Scott Barolo, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Rapid Evolutionary Rewiring of a Structurally Constrained Eye Enhancer

Wednesday, March 02 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Pre Function


Wednesday, March 02 | 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Discussion: Research Frontiers in Evo-Devo
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 4
Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Wednesday, March 02 | 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Discussion: Research Frontiers in Evo-Devo
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 4
David L. Stern, HHMI/Princeton University, USA

Wednesday, March 02 | 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Discussion: Research Frontiers in Evo-Devo
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 4
Michael S. Levine, Princeton University, USA

Wednesday, March 02 | 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Discussion: Research Frontiers in Evo-Devo
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 4
Richard E. Lenski, Michigan State University, USA

Wednesday, March 02 | 12:15PM - 12:15PM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Wednesday, March 02 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Pre Function


Wednesday, March 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Macroevolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 5
* Michael S. Levine, Princeton University, USA

Wednesday, March 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Macroevolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 5
Gregory A. Wray, Duke University, USA
Evolvability of a Developmental Gene Regulatory Network

Wednesday, March 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Macroevolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 5
Lisa Noelle Cooper, University of Illinois, USA
Short Talk: Cellular Patterns of Bat (Carollia) Forelimb Skeletogenesis and Their Biomechanical Consequences

Wednesday, March 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Macroevolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 5
Nipam H. Patel, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Development Lecture: Developmental Insights from the Study of Newly Emerging Model Species

Wednesday, March 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Macroevolution
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 5
Sean B. Carroll, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
The Evolution of Complex Patterns

Wednesday, March 02 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Dinner
Room: Granhall


Wednesday, March 02 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Granhall


Wednesday, March 02 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Granhall


Thursday, March 03 | 10:25AM - 10:25AM
Departure


*Session Chair.