SFB 680 Conference

Molecular Basis of Evolutionary Innovations

Time: July 1 (2 pm) - July 3 (2:00 pm)
Venue: Marche-en-Famenne (Belgium)

This meeting will be hosted by SFB 680 to launch its second funding period. The aim of the meeting is to bring together a group of leading experts to discuss aspects of adaptive evolution: molecular mechanisms, functional consequences, inference from genomic and gene expression data, and population genetics.

Invited speakers include

R. Bundschuh (Ohio State University),
C. Callan (Princeton University),
A. Clark (Cornell University),
J. Colbourne (Indiana University),
E. Dekel (Weizmann Institute),
L. Hurst (University of Bath),
S. Elena (Universidad Polytecnica de Valencia),
E. Koonin (National Center for Biotechnology Information),
M. Kreitman (University of Chicago),
S. Leibler (Rockefeller University, New York and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton),
T. Lengauer (Max Planck Institute for Informatics),
S. Maerkl (Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne),
C. Marx (Harvard University),
L. Mirny (Massachusetts Intitute of Technology),
V. Mustonen (Sanger Institute),
C. Pal (Biological Research Center, Szeged),
D. Petrov (Stanford University),
B. Shraiman (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara),
S. Sunyaev (Harvard University),
D. Tautz (Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology)

Conference Schedule and Scientific Program


Travel information: The town of Marche-en-Famenne is best connected to the airports of Brussels and Luxembourg. There are hourly train services to the neighboring town of Marloie (travel time about 2 hrs). From Marloie, take a taxi to Hotel Quartier Latin in Marche-en-Famenne (about 4 km). Details of train schedules can be found here. Train tickets within Belgium can be bought online.