The mighty daphnia: Past, Present and Future

Daphnia has fascinated naturalists and scientists since the 17th century, and now serves as a genomic model species for interdisciplinary research that includes toxicology, ecology, evolution, physiology, development, functional genomics, bioinformatics, quantitative and population genetics. The global efforts of the Daphnia Genomics Consortium (DGC) resulted in Daphnia’s designation as a model species for biomedical research by the US National Institutes of Health – an accomplishment having lasting effects.

Special attention is given to the de-novo assembly and annotation of the Daphnia magna genome –the newest DGC accomplishment. We also celebrate the BGI-UoB Joint Environment and Health Centre and the Daphnia Stock Centre, which are devoted, in part, to facilitating DGC research for Environmental Genomics.
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Scientific Topics:
Morphology, Phenotypic Plasticity and Development
Multiple Stress Responses & Ecotoxicogenomics
Environmental Management & Ecological Health Assessment
Epigenetics - an emerging field
Ecological Speciation & Adaptation
Species Interactions
Emerging Technologies & the Daphnia Toolbox
Population Genomics and Cladoceran Genome Diversity

Welcome Address:
John Colbourne, University of Birmingham, UK

Keynote speakers:

Norman Yan, York University, Canada
Ralph Tollrian, Ruhr University, Germany
Melania Cristescu, McGill University, Canada
Dagmar Frisch, University of Oklahoma
Peter Kille, Cardiff University, UK
Kevin Chipman, University of Birmingham, UK
Mark Viant, University of Birmingham, UK
Nelson Hairston, Cornell University, USA
Ken Spitze, Indiana University, USA

19 Jan - 22 Jan 2014
United Kingdom
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