Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast & other Model Systems

This conference discusses fundamental questions of evolution and ecology. It explores the use of model organisms amenable to experimental studies of evolution and ecology. It focuses on unicellular eukaryotic systems, but contains examples from other organisms. Invited speakers were selected to bring expertise from a wide range of topics, including evolutionary theory, computation, ecology, yeast genetics, cell biology, genome and protein evolution, and systems biology. In a stimulating environment with presentations from invited speakers and many speakers selected from submitted abstracts, the meeting’s intention is to communicate ideas across disciplinary borders, to foster interactions between researchers with different expertise, with the intention of addressing and identifying new and emerging fundamental questions of evolution and ecology.
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Eric Alani, Cornell University, USA

Judith Berman, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Guillaume Beslon, INSA-Lyon, France

Jef Boeke, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Michael Desai, Harvard University, USA

Aimee Dudley, Systemsbiol Inst, Seattle, USA

Maitreya Dunham, University of Washington, USA

Hunter Fraser, Stanford University, USA

Audrey Gasch, Universityof Wisconsin, USA

Dan Hartl, Harvard University, USA

Joseph Heitman, Duke University Medical Center, USA

Alexander Johnson, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Laurent Keller, UNIL (Univesrite de Lausanne), Switzerland

Michael Knop, Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie der Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Vassiliki Koufopanaou, Imperial College, United Kingdom

Richard Lenski, Michigan State University, USA

Jun-Yi Leu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Taiwan

Trudy McMay, N.C. State University, USA

Andrew Murray, Harvard University, USA

Norman Pavelka, Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Singapore

Gwenael Piganeau, CNRS, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France

Yitzhak Pilpel, Weismann Institute of Science, Israel

Patricia Pukkila, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Paul Rainey, Massey University, New Zealand

Lars Steinmetz, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

John Taylor
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Kevin Verstrepen, Leuven University, Belgium

12 Oct - 15 Oct 2014

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