BBSRC Summer School 2006, p.
BBSRC Summer School on Molecular Evolution & Diversity
Monday July 17th (starting at 2pm)— July 21st (ending at noon)
Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
Organisers Deborah Charlesworth and John Brookfield
Programme, version 4 (may be subject to small changes)
Theme A: Genetic diversity within populations
Monday July 17th, afternoon
2.00 Introduction to the summer school. The neutral theory and coalescence. D. Charlesworth
2.40 Detecting natural selection from gene genealogies. Gil McVean
4.00 Carolin Kosiol (EMBL - European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton) Markov models for protein sequence evolution
4.15 Adam Auton (Oxford University) Assessment of the properties of recombination hotspots using population genetic data
4.30 The effects of genomic context on molecular evolution and variation. Brian Charlesworth
Posters on Theme A
Joanna Parmley (University of Bath) Recombination-induced mutational events and their impact on genomic evolution.
Lukasz Jasnos (Jagiellonian University. Krakow) Statistical and functional analysis of genetic interactions between detrimental effects of gene deletions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Andrea Harper (University of Birmingham) The origin and evolution of sex chromosomes in Silene latifolia (Caryophyllaceae).
Maxim Kapralov (University of Birmingham) Adaptive and purifying selection in island and mainland plant species.
Posters to be put up
Tuesday July 18, morning
9.00 LD and recombination detection Susan Ptak
10.00 Meike Thomas (University of Cologne) A systematic assessement of signatures of positive selection events in natural populations of the house mouse
10.15 Amy Sherborne (University of Liverpool) Causes and consequences of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) variation; linking the individual to the population
11.00 Evolution of non-coding sequences. Peter Keightley
12.00 Gene finding from association and LD mapping Toby Johnson
Tuesday July 19, afternoon
2.00 – 4.00 First computer class, MEGA (Pollock Halls Micro Lab)
Theme B: Genetic variability in subdivided populations
4.45 Genetic variation between populations John Brookfield
Wednesday July 19, morning
9.00 Noel Thomson (University of Glasgow) Estimation of fluctuating population sizes and migration rates from DNA haplotype data
9.15 Richard Buggs (University of Oxford) Ecology and evolution of sexual systems and polyploidy in Mercurialis annua (Euphorbiaceae)
9.30 Bruno Moreira (University of Reading) Use of multilocus genotypes to infer pedigrees, genealogies, and demographic parameters in a Moran model.
Discussion and Overview of Genetic Variation within and between populations
Posters on Theme B
Silvia Perez-Espona (University of Edinburgh) Population structure and gene flow of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in the Scottish Highlands
Amy Llewellyn (University of Sheffield) The genetics of male sterility in a hybrid zone
Paris Veltsos (Queen Mary University, London) A tool to better understand early sex chromosome evolution.
Suzanne Lavelle (University of Leicester) Autosomal haplotypes as markers for the histories and structures of human populations
Elie Dolgin (University of Edinburgh) The effects of mating system on genetic architecture
Louise Hathaway (Lund University) Geographic differentiation, hybridization and speciation in Silene Section Elisanthe.
Theme C: Macroevolution and variation between species
10.30 Sequence Alignment: Jaap Heringa
11.30 Reconstruction of Phylogenetic Trees, Paul Sharp
12.30 Giulia Riccioni (University of Ferrara) Molecular diversity at the
12.45 Roger Kouyos (ETH Zurich) Genetic Systems and Retroviral Evolution
Wednesday July 19, afternoon
2.00 – 4.00 Second computer class, DNAsp
4.30 Structural genomic variation: John Armour
5.30 Discussion of macroevolution
Thursday July 20, morning
9.00 Gene duplication and gene families: John Brookfield
10.00 Harriet Hunt (University of Cambridge) Origins and spread of domesticated broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum L.)
10.15 Angela McCann (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) Phylogenetic methods for detecting bacterial genome fusions.
Posters on Theme C
Satoko Kaneko (Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Sokendai) Molecular evolutionary and population genetics studies on regulatory Makorin1-derived processed pseudogenes
Magnus Lundmark (University of Copenhagen) Evolution and phylogeny of asexual animals.
Neville Cobbe (University of Edinburgh) Combining in silico and in vivo approaches to analysis of invadolysin function.
Theme D: Evolution of development
11.00 Evolution and development: M. Akam
12.00 Sarah Saminadin-Peter (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiy, Munich) Evolutionary and functional genomics of Drosophila gene expression
12.15 Alex Tattersall (Oxford University) Control of dissected leaf form in the Arabidopsis thaliana relative Cardamine hirsuta.
12.30 Katie Tindall (University of Hull) The role of regulatory genes in cichlid adaptive radiation.
12.45 Bárbara Negre de Bofarull (University of Cambridge) Evolution of cis-regulatory elements: the Drosophila achaete-scute complex as a model.
Posters on Theme D
Reinmar Hager (University of Manchester) QTL analysis of genomic imprinting.
Thursday July 20, afternoon
2.00 – 4.00 Third computer class, PAML
4.00 Tea, then free time
7.00 Summer School Dinner, St. Trinnean's Room
Friday July 21, morning
Theme E: Evolution in microorganisms
9.00 am Evolution in microorganisms Tim Anderson
10.00 Angeliki Harissiou (University of Warwick) Evolution of respiratory syncytial virus
10.15 Guislaine Refrégier (Lab. d' Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution. Dépt Génétique et Ecologie Evolutives. UMR CNRS-UPS-ENGREF) Molecular signature of specialisation and speciation in the fungal species complex Microbotryum violaceum
11.00 Rachel Jones (Oxford University) The evolution of niche specificity and type III secretion in plant pathogenic pseudomonas
11.15 Anastasios Tsaousis (The University of Newcastle) Evolution of Microsporidia and Microsporidian mitosome
11.30 John Archer (University of Manchester) Origin and Diversification of HIV-1
11.45-12.00 Discussion of microbial evolution
Posters on Theme E
Maria Anisimova (University College London) Evolution of coding regions in Streptococcus genomes
Richard Emes (University College London) Adaptive evolution of parasite species
Alex McCarthy (University of Leeds) The genetics of host susceptibility in an emerging morbillivirus infection
12.00 End of the course
D. Charlesworth (University of Edinburgh)
B. Charlesworth (University of Edinburgh)
Toby Johnson (University of Edinburgh)
Peter Keightley (University of Edinburgh)
Gil McVean (Oxford University)
John Armour (University of Nottingham)
John Brookfield (University of Nottingham)
Paul Sharp (University of Nottingham),
Michael Akam (Cambridge, Zoology
Jaap Heringa (Centre for Integrative Bioinformatics, Free University, Amsterdam)
Susan Ptak (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)
Timothy J.C. Anderson (Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio)