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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
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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
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