SFB 680 / FOR 1078 Joint Conference

Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 29

13:50 - 14:00Wolfgang Stephan / Michael Lässig
Opening remarks
Session 1Chair: Berenike Maier
14:00 - 14:45 Frank Rosenzweig
Rapid evolution of simple microbial communities in the laboratory
14:45 - 15:15Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:00Isabel Gordo, Ana Sousa
Adaptation and compensation in Escherichia coli
16:00 - 16:45Oskar Hallatschek
The evolutionary advantage of being round
16:45 - 17:00Break
17:00 - 17:45Diethard Tautz
Evolution and the genomics revolution: what are the challenges?
17:45 - 18:30Shamil Sunyaev
Learning from human population sequencing data
Session 2: Posters
18:30 - 19:00Poster Talks
19:00 - 20:00Wine and Posters

Friday, September 30

Session 3Chair: Wolfgang Stephan
08:30 - 09:15Christian Schlötterer
Adaptation of Drosophila to a novel laboratory environment reveals temporally heterogeneous trajectories of selected alleles
09:15 - 10:00Jeffrey Jensen
Characterizing the influence of effective population size on the rate of adaptation
10:00 - 10:30John Parsch
Population transcriptomics of Drosophila melanogaster
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45Yingguang Frank Chan
Selecting for Giants: Genetic Dissection of an Adaptive Complex Trait in Laboratory and Wild Mice
11:45 - 12:30Thomas Bataillon
Extensive X-linked adaptive evolution in central chimpanzees
12:30 - 15:30Lunch / Excursion to Chiemsee
15:30 - 16:00Coffee break
Session 4Chair: Peter Pfaffelhuber
16:00 - 16:30John Baines
Evolutionary and ecological forces shaping diversity in the mammalian intestinal microbiota
16:30 - 17:00Jonathan Howard
Coevolution in a natural host-pathogen system between two model organisms, the house mouse and Toxoplasma gondii
17:00 - 17:30Susanne Foitzik
Can kin selection explain the evolution of slave rebellion?
17:30 - 17:45Break
17:45 - 18:30Ville Mustonen
Quantifying selection acting on a complex trait using allele frequency time-series data
18:30 - 19:00Dirk Metzler
Estimating demographic parameters from population genetic data
19:00 - 19:30Michael Lässig
Survival of the Flattest or the Fattest? Mutational load on complex traits

Saturday, October 1

Session 5Chair: Juliette de Meaux
09:00 - 09:45Karl Schmid
Positive and purifying selection in natural populations of Arabidopsis thaliana
09:45 - 10:30Jinyong Hu, Filippos Klironomos
Natural variation in miR824 synthesis modifies stomata patterning and fitness in Arabidopsis thaliana: experiment and modelling
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30George Coupland
Evolution of life history traits in plants
11:30 - 12:15Xavier Vekemans
Combining demographic inference from population genomic data with evolutionary inference on the targets of adaptation to learn about ecological speciation in plants
12:15 - 12:45Rubén Alcázar
Immune-triggered hybrid incompatibilities between European and central Asian Arabidopsis accessions: a by-product of local selection?
13:00 - 14:00Lunch