Symposium: Evolution of Genomes and Orgin of Species

(November 10,2008 - November 10,2008 )

Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of Species, first published in 1859, put forth the theory that organisms evolve over many generations through the process of natural selection. One hundred and fifty years hence, we have determined the chemical basis of inheritance in the structure of DNA, we have sequenced the genomes of thousands of organisms, including our own, and have made good progress in unraveling the molecular mechanisms of many of life's basic processes; and we are finding that Darwinian concepts apply to the evolution of cellular and biomolecular systems. This symposium brings together some of the leading researchers in evolutionary dynamics and mathematical modeling to talk about the evolution itself of Darwin's theory, and its applications to diverse systems such as cancer and infectious diseases.

Accepted Speakers

Gonzalo Giribet
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Joan Herbers
College of Biological Sciences, The Ohio State University
Hopi Hoekstra
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Daniel Janies
Biomedical informatics, The Ohio State University
Wolfgang Sadee
Internal Medicine, College of Medicine (OSUMC), The Ohio State University
Peter Schuster
Institut fuer Theoretische Chemie, Universit""at Wien
Monday, November 10, 2008
Time Session
Name Email Affiliation
Cervenec, Jason M. jcervenec@worthington.k12.oh.us Science, Worthington City Schools
Giribet, Gonzalo gonzalo.giribet@gmail.com Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Herbers, Joan herbers.4@osu.edu College of Biological Sciences, The Ohio State University
Hoekstra, Hopi hoekstra@oeb.harvard.edu Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Janies, Daniel Daniel.Janies@osumc.edu Biomedical informatics, The Ohio State University
Kimmel, Marek kimmel@stat.rice.edu Department of Statistics, Rice University
Parvin, Jeff jeffrey.parvin@osumc.edu Biomedical informatics, The Ohio State University
Sadee, Wolfgang wolfgang.sadee@osumc.edu Internal Medicine, College of Medicine (OSUMC), The Ohio State University
Schuster, Peter pks@tbi.univie.ac.at Institut fuer Theoretische Chemie, Universit""at Wien