SFB 680 Conference

Forecasting evolution?

Time: July 8 (2pm) - July 11 (1pm), 2015
Venue: Calouste 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.



Forecasting Evolution Lisbon 2015
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Isabel Gordo (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Lisbon)
Michael Lässig (University of Cologne),
Ville Mustonen (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute),


Invited speakers

Dan Andersson (Uppsala University),
Trevor Bedford (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center),
Jesse Bloom (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center),
Arup Chakraborty (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Sarah Cobey (University of Chicago),
Michael Desai (Harvard University),
Michael Doebeli (University of British Columbia),
Daniel Fisher (Stanford University),
Marco Gerlinger (Institute of Cancer Research London),
Michael Hochberg (CNRS, Montpellier),
Christopher Illingworth (Cambridge University),
Roy Kishony (Harvard University),
Natalia Komarova (University of California Irvine),
Richard Lenski (Michigan State University),
Stanislas Leibler (Rockefeller University),
Marta Luksza (Institute for Advanced Study Princeton),
Luke Mahler (University of Toronto),
Berenike Maier (University of Cologne)
Leonid Mirny (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Richard Neher (Max Planck Institute Tübingen),
Armita Nourmohammad (Princeton University),
Colin Russell (University of Cambridge),
Sohrab Shah (University of British Columbia),
Eugene Shakhnovich (Harvard University),
Boris Shraiman (University of California Santa Barbara),
Olivier Tenaillon (Inserm Paris),
Aleksandra Walczak (Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris)

Conference Schedule

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Conference management and general enquiries: Christa Stitz (forecasting-evolution@uni-koeln.de)