SFB 680 Conference

Forecasting evolution?

Time: July 8 (2pm) - July 11 (1pm), 2015
Venue: Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

Evolutionary biology is changing its focus from reconstructing history to predicting future processes. For a number of systems, quantitative prediction methods have emerged recently or will be available in the near future. These include parallel evolution experiments with microbes, viral evolution and epidemiology, somatic evolution of cancer and cancer therapy, and evolutionary ecology. This meeting brings together experts on all of these areas to discuss what is, what may become, and what is not predictable in evolution.



Isabel Gordo (Institute Gulbenkian, Lisbon),
Michael Lässig (University of Cologne),
Ville Mustonen (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)


Invited speakers include

Dan Andersson (Uppsala University),
Trevor Bedford (Hutchinson Cancer Research Center),
Jesse Bloom (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center),
Arup Chakraborty (MIT),
Sarah Cobey (University of Chicago),
Michael Desai (Harvard University),
Michael Doebeli (University of British Columbia),
Daniel S. Fisher (Stanford University)
Marco Gerlinger (Institute of Cancer Research, London,
Isabel Gordo (Institute Gulbenkian, Lisbon),
Michael Hochberg (CNRS, Montpellier),
Christopher Illingworth (Cambridge University),
Roy Kishoni (Harvard University),
Natalia Komarova (UCI),
Richard Lenski (Michigan State University),
Stanislas Leibler (Rockefeller University),
Marta Luksza (IAS Princeton),
Luke Mahler (University of California, Davis),
Berenike Maier (University of Cologne)
Leonid Mirny (MIT),
Richard Neher (MPI Tuebingen),
Armita Nourmohammad (Princeton University),
Colin Russell (University of Cambridge),
Sohrab Shah (University of British Columbia),
Boris Shraiman (UCSB),
Olivier Tenaillon (Inserm Paris),
Aleksandra Walczak (ENS Paris)