Detailes of Oral Presentations

  • Talks on July 29

    9:45-10:45 Nei Lecture by Ken Wolfe, SMBE President
    10:45-11:35 Plenary Talk 1 by Manolo Gouy, CNRS, Lyon
    11:35-12:25 Plenary Talk 2 by Daniel Hartl, Harvard University and NIG
    Lunch break (12:25-14:20)
    14:20-15:10 Plenary Talk 3 by Shoji Kawamura, University of Tokyo
    15:10-16:00 Plenary Talk 4 by Nancy Moran, Yale University
    16:30-18:30 Walter Fitch Student Symposium
    19:00-21:00 SMBE Banquet
    Special lecture by Chung-I Wu, University of Chicago

  • Symposia

  • Symposium 1: Evolution of modern human

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 27, room C-1

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    Organizer: Saitou Naruya, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

    Mark Stoneking, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leibzig, Germany
    Partha Majumder, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani, India
    Jaume Bertranpetit, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
    Li Jin, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    John Novembre, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
    Yumi Yamaguchi-Kabata, RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

    9:30-10:00 Bertranpetit: Recombination gives a new insight in the effective population size and the history of the Old World human population
    10:00-10:30 Majumder: The human genetic history of South Asia, with special reference to India
    10:30-11:00 Jin: Exploring genetic structure of East Asians
    11:00-11:30 Stoneking: Insights into human migration from admixture signals from ancient genomes
    11:30-11:45 Novembre, Recombination rates in admixed individuals revealed by ancestry-based inference
    11:45-12:00 Yamaguchi-Kabata: Dual genetic structure of the Japanese population based on autosomal SNPs and haplotypes

    This symposium is supported by Strategic Research Program of The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Hayama, Japan

  • Symposium 2: Gene evolution and phenotypic adaptation

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 27, room S-1

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    Wen Wang, Kunming Institute of Zoology Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Manyuan Long, The University of Chicago, U.S.A.

    Aoife McLysaght, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    Liangbiao Chen, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    Josephine A. Reinhardt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A.
    Chen Siang Ng, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Yannick Wurm, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Qingxin Liu, Laboratory of Developmental Genetics, Shandong Agricultural University, China
    Wen Wang (organizer)

    9:30- 9:35 Long: Introduction
    9:35-10:00 McLysaght: Novel protein-coding genes in mammalian genomes
    10:00-10:25 Chen: Escape from adaptive conflict (EAC) as the evolutionary mechanism underlying the evolution of an antifreeze protein
    10:25-10:50 Reinhardt: Two extremely rapidly evolving genes function in association with the male germline
    10:50-11:15 Wang: Functional and phenotypic effects of newly originated genes
    11:15-11:30 Ng: The genetic basis of morphological traits and evolution in chickens
    11:30-11:45 Wurm: The genomic region responsible for fire ant social structure
    11:45-12:00 Liu: Functional analysis of a conserved transcription factor Apt

  • Symposium 3: Compensatory fitness interactions and genome evolution

    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 27, room C-1

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    Hiroshi Akashi, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Tomoko Ohta, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

    Lin Chao, University of California San Diego, U.S.A.
    Hideki Innan, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
    Naoki Osada, National Institue of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Masaru Iizuka, Kyushu Dental College, Japan
    Bin Z. He, University of Chicago, U.S.A.
    Chris A. Nasrallah, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
    Deepa Agashe, Harvard University, U.S.A.

    13:30-13:35 Ohta: Introduction
    13:35-14:05 Chao: Evolution of compensatory mutations
    14:05-14:35 Innan: The rate of compensatory nucleotide substitution
    14:35-14:55 Osada: Compensatory evolution between mitochondrial and nuclear genomes: evidence from primate respiratory chain complex genes
    14:55-15:15 Iizuka: Models of compensatory molecular evolution
    15:15-15:30 He: Does positive selection drive transcription factor binding site turnover? A test with Drosophila cis-regulatory modules
    15:30-15:45 Agashe: Experimental analysis of the strength of selection on codon usage, and its impact on evolutionary dynamics
    15:45-16:00 Nasrallah: Evaluation of phylogenetic substitution models via the population genetics of compensatory evolution in RNA

  • Symposium 4: Symbiosis as the source of evolutionary novelties

    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 27, room S-1

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    Takema Fukatsu, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
    Nancy Moran, Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A.

    John Archibald, Dalhousie University, Canada
    Gaelen Burke, The University of Georgia, U.S.A.
    Yoshitomo Kikuchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
    Davide Sassera, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
    Naruo Nikoh, the Open University of Japan, Japan
    Takema Fukatsu (organizer)

    13:30-13:35 Fukatsu: Brief Introduction
    13:35-14:00 Archibald: One plus one equals one: secondary endosymbiosis and genome mosaicism in microbial eukaryotes
    14:00-14:15 Sassera: The genome of the intramitochondrial bacterium Midichloria and the origin of mitochondria
    14:15-14:40 Burke: The genome sequence of Serratia symbiotica, a recently evolved symbiont of aphids
    14:40-15:05 Kikuchi: The winnowing in an insect-microbe symbiosis: bean bug selectively takes up a Burkholderia symbiont through specific gut structure and morphogenesis
    15:05-15:30 Fukatsu: Intraspecific polymorphism of obligate symbionts: Insights into diversification and evolution of insect-microbe mutualistic associations
    15:30-15:45 Nikoh: Comparative genomics among the obligate gut symbionts of plataspid stinkbugs, Ishikawaella capsulata
    15:45-16:00 Moran: General Discussion

  • Symposium 5: Genome evolution: surprises from microbes

    Time and Room: 16:30-18:55, July 27, room C-1

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    Ichizo Kobayashi, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Howard Ochman, Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A.

    William Martin, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
    Rumiko Suzuki, Oita University, Japan
    W. Sung, University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.
    Howard Ochman (organizer)
    Ichizo Kobayashi (organizer)

    16:30-16:35 Ochman: Introduction
    16:35-17:15 Martin: Endosymbiosis and gene transfer in evolution, or: Why does Arabidopsis have thousands of genes from cyanobacteria, but the photosynthetic slug Elysia does not
    17:15-17:50 Ochman: The evolution of microbial communities infecting humans and other great apes
    17:50-18:25 Kobayashi: DNA duplication associated with inversion (DDAI) and domain movement (DoMo): two novel genome rearrangement mechanisms discovered through genome comparison
    18:25-18:40 Suzuki: Prediction of human migration by Helicobacter pylori
    18:40-18:55 Sung: Extraordinary genome stability In the ciliate Paramecium tetraurelia

  • Symposium 6: Molecular bases of speciation

    Time and Room: 16:30-19:00, July 27, room S-1

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    Organizer: Aya Takahashi, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

    Kentaro Shimizu, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Marcy K. Uyenoyama, Duke University, U.S.A.
    Kyoichi Sawamura, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
    Nori Kurata, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Jun Kitano, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Aya Takahashi (organizer)

    16:30-16:55 Shimizu: Transcriptomic study of polyploid speciation using Arabidopsis relatives
    16:55-17:20 Uyenoyama: Barriers to neutral introgression generated by local adaptation and sex-specific hybrid incompatibility
    17:20-17:45 Kurata: Reproductive barriers in rice diversification
    17:45-18:10 Kitano: Genomic and functional characterization of a neo-sex chromosome important for stickleback speciation
    18:10-18:35 Sawamura: Molecular drive and epigenetics in speciation
    18:35-19:00 Takahashi: Association between color and behavior in Drosophila

    This symposium is supported by Cooperative Research Program of National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

  • Symposium 7: New approaches in ancient DNA

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 28, room C-1

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    Johannes Krause, Institute for Archaeological Sciences, University of Tuebingen, Germany
    Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.

    Alan Cooper, Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, Australia
    Ludovic Orlando, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Christina Adler, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    Sriram Sankararaman, Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.
    Eric Y. Durand, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
    Johannes Krause (organizer)

    9:30-10:00 Orlando: Ancient genomes in the next-next generation sequencing era
    10:00-10:30 Cooper: Ancient DNA, climate change and the Devil
    10:30-10:50 Adler: Ancient bacterial DNA from dental calculus records the impact of diet and cultural change on the evolution of human pathogens and disease
    10:50-11:20 Krause: What makes us human: Insights from sequencing extinct hominin genomes
    11:20-11:40 Sankararaman: Dating ancient admixture: the date of gene flow from Neandertals into modern humans
    11:40-12:00 Durand: Testing for archaic admixture between closely related population

  • Symposium 8: Origin and diversification of sensory organs

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 28, room S-1

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    Atsushi Ogura, Ochanomizu University, Japan
    Katsuhiko Mineta, Hokkaido University, Japan

    Hugh M. Robertson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
    Shozo Yokoyama, Emory University, U.S.A.
    Jung Shan Hwang, UCSI University, Malaysia
    Hiroaki Matsunami, Duke University Medical Center, U.S.A.
    Ikuo Suzuki, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Shigeru Saito, Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, Okazaki, Japan
    Nagayasu Nakanishi, Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Norway
    Ai Kamijo, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan
    Katsuhiko Mineta (organizer)

    9:30- 9:50 Robertson: Evolution of the insect chemoreceptor superfamily
    9:50-10:10 Yokoyama: Mutagenesis, statistics, and adaptive evolution
    10:10-10:30 Hwang: Phylum-specific genes give the structural novelties to Cnidarian nematocysts
    10:30-10:50 Matsunami: The functional evolution of odorant receptor orthologs
    10:50-11:05 Suzuki: Generation program of neocortical layer-specific neurons predates mammalian emergence
    11:05-11:20 Saito: Functional evolution of thermosensor TRPV3 channels: opposite temperature sensitivity between mammals and Western clawed frogs
    11:20-11:35 Nakanishi: Evolutionary origin of jellyfish sensory structures, the rhopalia
    11:35-11:50 Kamijo: Evolution of eye field transcription factors in a variety of animal phylum
    11:50-12:00 Mineta: Evolution of the mammalian auditory system-related genes

  • Symposium 9: Evolutionary systems biology

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 28, room S-2

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    Organizer: Jianzhi George Zhang, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

    Alan Moses, University of Toronto, Canada
    Allan Drummond, Harvard University, U.S.A.
    James J. Cai, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.
    Ryan Gutenkunst, University of Arizona, U.S.A.
    Jean-François Gout, Indiana University, U.S.A.
    Hisakazu Iwama, Kagawa University, Japan
    Jianzhi George Zhang (organizer)

    9:30-10:00 Moses: Evolution of post-translational regulatory networks
    10:00-10:30 Drummond: Natural selection and the fidelity of protein synthesis
    10:30-11:00 Zhang: Gene expression noise and evolution
    11:00-11:15 Iwama: MicroRNA networks alter to conform to transcription factor networks adding redundancy and reducing the target gene repertoire for coordinated regulation
    11:15-11:30 Cai: Broker genes in human disease
    11:30-11:45 Gutenkunst: Protein domains with greater influence on network dynamics evolve more slowly
    11:45-12:00 Gout: The mechanisms and evolutionary roles of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in C. elegans

  • Symposium 10: Evolution of genome structure

    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 28, room C-1

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    Organizer: Takashi Gojobori, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

    Giorgio Bernardi, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy
    Laurent Duret, CNRS, University Lyon, France
    Toshimichi Ikemura, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, Japan
    Hideyuki Tanabe, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Japan
    Satoshi OOta, RIKEN Bioresource Center, Japan
    Ashley Byun, Fairfield University, U.S.A.

    13:30-13:35 Gojobori: Introduction
    13:35-14:05 Bernardi: Isochores: structure, function and evolution
    14:05-14:35 Duret: The dynamics of recombination hotspots in the human genome: insights from ancient DNA
    14:35-15:05 Ikemura: Visualization of genome signatures with BLSOM and its application to eukaryotic and viral genomes
    15:05-15:25 Tanabe: Role of spatial positioning of chromosome territories in the genome evolution
    15:25-15:45 OOta: An alternative framework for studying the isochore evolution: the temporal mutation rate model
    15:45-16:00 Byun: A 94 genome survey of the evolution of eukaryotic duplicate genes

  • Symposium 11: Molecular mechanisms governing morphological divergence of arthropod appendages

    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 28, room S-1

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    Aleksandar Popadic, Wayne State University, U.S.A.
    Juan Pablo Couso, University of Sussex, Sussex, U.K.

    Shigeo Hayashi, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
    Sumihare Noji, Department of Life systems, University of Tokushima, Japan
    Yasuhiro Shiga, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, Japan
    Antonia Monteiro, Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A.
    Toru Miura, Hokkaido University, Japan
    Aleksandar Popadic (organizer)
    Juan Pablo Couso (organizer)

    13:30-13:35 Couso: Introduction
    13:35-14:00 Hayashi: Evolutionary origin of the insect wing via integration of two developmental modules
    14:00-14:25 Shiga: Co-option of a conserved gene regulatory module during the evolution of flat outgrowths in arthropods
    14:25-14:50 Monteiro: Tracing the molecular evolution of a novel complex gene network: butterfly eyespots
    14:50-15:15 Noji: Molecular mechanisms underlying determination of leg segment size and shape, insights from studies on cricket leg regeneration
    15:15-15:40 Miura: Endocrine regulations of appendage development in insect polyphenisms: case studies in termite soldiers and male stag beetles
    15:40-15:55 Popadic: Hox genes and evolution of insect thoracic appendages
    15:55-16:00 Discussion

  • Symposium 12: Evolution as a stochastic process

    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 28, room S-2

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    Hitoshi Araki, Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
    Naoki Osada, National Institue of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Kunihiko Kaneko, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

    Tetsuya Yomo, Osaka University, Japan
    Scott Rifkin, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.
    Hiroshi Kudoh, Center for Ecological Reearch, Kyoto University, Japan
    Chikara Furusawa, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
    Kunihiko Kaneko (organizer)
    Hitoshi Araki (organizer)

    13:30-13:45 Araki: Stochastic processes in biology and their evolutionary consequences
    13:45-14:10 Kaneko: Plasticity and Robustness: A Macroscopic Theory in terms of Phenotypic Fluctuations
    14:10-14:35 Fukusawa: Genome-wide resequencing and expression analyses of evolved Escherichia coli strains under ethanol stress
    14:35-15:00 Yomo: How does phenotypic fluctuation affect adaptation and evolution?
    15:00-15:25 Rifkin: Stochastic gene expression and the genotype-phenotype map: experimental studies
    15:25-15:50 Kudoh: Studying gene function ‘in natura’: Robust control of a flowering-time gene in natural conditions
    15:50-16:00 Open discussion

  • **Symposium 13: Present and future of the neutral theory

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 30, room C-1

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    Organizer: Kazuho Ikeo, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

    Tomoko Ohta, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Andy Clark, Cornell University, Ithaca, U.S.A.
    Gill Bejerano, Stanford University, Stanford, U.S.A.
    Colm O hUigin, National Cancer Institute, Saic-Frederick, U.S.A.
    Richard Jovelin, University of Toronto, Canada
    Peter D. Keightley, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

    9:30-10:00 Ohta: Progress of the near-neutrality concept
    10:00-10:30 Clark: Properties of neutral variation in large samples (n > Ne) drawn from an explosively growing population
    10:30-11:00 Bejerano: Mutation & function in the human genome cis-regulatory landscape
    11:00-11:30 O hUigin: Limits to molecular adaptation
    11:30-11:45 Jovelin: MicroRNA nucleotide polymorphisms in the nematode Caenorhabditis briggsae reveal candidates for intra-specific functional divergence
    11:45-12:00 Keightley: Adaptive evolution of conserved noncoding elements in mice
    ** This symposium is jointly held with Society for Evolutionary Studies, Japan (SESJ).

  • **Symposium 14: Current problems in vertebrate evolutionary development

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 30, room C2-A

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    Shigeru Kuratani, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
    Mikiko Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

    Daniel Chourrout, University of Bergen, Norway
    Marcelo Sánchez, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Hiroshi Nagashima, Niigata University, Japan
    Naoki Irie, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Lab for Morphological Evolution, Japan
    Mikiko Tanaka (organizer)

    9:30-10:00 Chourrout: What happened to the genome of vertebrate closest living relatives?
    10:00-10:30 Sánchez: The contributions of palaeontology to the study of development in a molecular world
    10:30-11:00 Nagashima: Developmental bases for morphological diversity of amniote pectoral girdle
    11:00-11:30 Irie: Transcriptome similarity reveals developmental basis for vertebrate body plan
    11:30-12:00 Tanaka: Evolution of vertebrate paired appendages

    This symposium is supported by RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan, and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Genetic Bases for the Evolution of Complex Adaptive Traits", MEXT, Japan.
    ** This symposium is jointly held with Society for Evolutionary Studies, Japan (SESJ).

  • **Symposium 15: Evolution of life: a multi-disciplinary approach, from universe to genomes

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 30, room C2-B

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    Shigenori Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Norihiro Okada, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Japan
    Yukio Isozaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Masahiro Ikoma, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Shigenori Maruyama (organizer)
    Norihiro Okada (organizer)

    9:30-9:35 Okada: Introduction
    9:35-10:05 Ebisuzaki: The Earth’s surface environmental change by the supernova explosion and collision of molecular clouds
    10:05-10:35 Isozaki: Palaeozoic-Mesozoic boundary mass extinction: its role in evolution
    10:35-11:05 Ikoma: Exo-solar planets; possibility of life on their planets
    11:05-11:35 Maruyama: History of the earth and life; from galaxy to genome
    11:35-12:00 Okada: Emergence of mammals by emergency

    ** This symposium is jointly held with Society for Evolutionary Studies, Japan (SESJ).

  • Special Symposium: Honoring late Walter M. Fitch

    Time and Room: 16:30-17:30, July 28, room C-1

    Organizer: SMBE2011 Organizing Committees
    Chairperson: Takashi Gojobori

    Masatoshi Nei, Pennsylvania State University, State College, U.S.A.

  • Special Session: History of Molecular Biology and Evolution

    Time and Room: 17:30-18:30, July 28, room C-1

    Organizer: SMBE2011 Organizing Committees
    Chairperson: Saitou Naruya

    Speakers & Schedule:
    17:30-18:00 Barry Hall, Bellingham Research Institute, U.S.A. (2nd MBE Editor-in-chief)
    18:00-18:15 William Martin, University of Duesseldorf, Germany (4th MBE Editor-in-chief)
    18:15-18:30 Marcy Uyenoyama, Duke University, U.S.A. (5th and current MBE Editor-in-chief)

  • Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Methods for multiple alignment and phylogenetic tree making for large sequence data set

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 27, room S-2

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    Koichiro Tamura, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
    Kirill Kryukov, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

    Sudir Kumar, Center for Evol. Medicine & Informatics, Arizona State Univ., U.S.A.
    Kazutaka Katoh, CBRC, AIST, Japan
    Jessica W. Leigh, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Tina Koestler, University of Vienna, Austria
    Koichiro Tamura (organizer)
    Kirill Kryukov (organizer)

    9:30-10:00 Kumar: Maximum likelihood methods in MEGA5
    10:00-10:30 Katoh: Effect of adding homologs in phylogenetic analysis
    10:30-11:00 Tamura: Heterotachy in real world: lessons from Drosophila genomes
    11:00-11:30 Kryukov: Alignment free phylogeny reconstruction using oligonucleotide frequencies
    11:30-11:45 Leigh: Evaluating incongruence: One size doesn't fit all
    11:45-12:00 Koestler: rEvolver: simulating sequence evolution under domain constraints

  • Workshop 2: Reverse transcriptase as an evolutionary force

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 27, room S-3

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    Organizer: Wojciech Makalowski, University of Muenster, Germany

    Juergen Brosius, University of Muenster, Münster, Germany
    Izabela Makalowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Manyuan Long, The University of Chicago, U.S.A.
    Amit Pande, Institute of Bioinformatics, Germany
    Richard Cordaux, Universite de Poitiers - CNRS, France
    Kazutaka Takeshita, Hokkaido University, Japan
    Kenji K. Kojima, Genetic Information Research Institute, U.S.A.
    Hiroaki Sakai, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan
    Kazuhiko Ohshima, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, Japan

    9:30- 9:30 Wojciech Makalowski: Reverse transcriptase - the remarkable evolutionary machine
    9:30- 9:50 Brosius: The RNA world we are still living in
    9:50-10:10 Makalowska: Retrogenes and the mode of their evolution
    10:10-10:30 Long: Phenotypes of retrogenes and evolution of developmental genetic programs
    10:30-10:45 Cordaux: Remarkable abundance and evolution of reverse transcriptases in a bacterial endosymbiont (Wolbachia)
    10:45-11:00 Pande: Regulatory landscaping of transposable elements during interlaced transcription
    11:00-11:15 Takeshita: Comparative genomics of retrogenes in green algae
    11:15-11:30 Kojima: Ancient domestication of tyrosine recombinase-encoding crypton family of DNA transposons
    11:30-11:45 Sakai: Retrogenes in rice (Oryza sativa L. ssp. japonica) are old, functional and exhibit correlated expression with their source genes
    11:45-12:00 Ohshima: Origin of the polyA connection: plant L1 Retrotransposons may have lost the specific recognition of RNA template for reverse transcription in parallel with mammalian L1s

  • Workshop 3: Plant evolutionary genomics

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 27, room S-4

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    Akira Kawabe, Kyoto Sangyo University, Faculty of Life Science, Japan
    Tatsuya Ota, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan

    Tzen-Yuh Chiang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
    Takeshi Itoh, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan
    Tomoaki Nishiyama, Advanced Science Research Center, Kanazawa University, Japan
    Jeffrey A. Fawcett, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
    Maud Tenaillon, CNRS, France

    9:30-10:00 Nishiyama: Land plant evolution learnt from moss and lycophyte genomes
    10:00-10:30 Fawcett: Higher intron loss rate in Arabidopsis thaliana than A. lyrata due to stronger selection for a smaller genome
    10:30-11:00 Chiang: Genomic divergence between sister species in plants: cases in Arabidopsis and Miscanthus
    11:00-11:30 Itoh: Comparative genome sequence analyses between African and Asian cultivated rice
    11:30-12:00 Tenaillon: Whole genome sequencing to evaluate the contribution of transposable elements to the evolution of genome size in Zea

  • Workshop 4: Natural selection in human populations: beyond classic sweeps

    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 27, room S-2

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    Brenna M. Henn, Stanford University, Stanford, U.S.A.
    Jeffrey M. Kidd, Stanford University, Stanford, U.S.A.

    Rasmus Nielsen, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
    Steve Schaffner, Broad Institute, U.S.A.
    Takahiro Maruki, Arizona State University, U.S.A.
    Julie Granka, Stanford University, U.S.A.
    Shigeki Nakagome, Kitasato University, Japan
    Benjamin Peter, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
    Jeffrey M Kidd (organizer)

    13:30-14:00 Nielsen: Discovering positive and negative selection in the human genome using new-generation sequencing data
    14:00-14:30 Schaffner: Characterizing recent positive selection in 1000 genomes data
    14:30-15:00 Kidd: Out of Africa migrations determine the distribution of deleterious variants in diverse human genomes
    15:00-15:15 Maruki: Strength of purifying selection at a genomic position modulates the estimates of genetic differentiation between populations
    15:15-15:30 Granka: Selective Sweeps in Africans populations driven by demography
    15:30-15:45 Nakagome: Population specific distribution of Crohn’s disease risk alleles on the NOD2 locus and natural selection on standing variation
    15:45-16:00 Peter: A method to distinguish selection on standing variation from selection on a new mutation

  • Workshop 5: Evolutionary diversity revealed by comparative transcriptomics

    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 27, room S-3

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    Tadashi Imanishi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
    Wen-Hsiung Li, University of Chicago, U.S.A.

    Junichi Takeda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
    Akiko O. Noda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
    Julien Meunier, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Ning-Yi Shao, Shanghai Institutes for Computational Biology, China
    Ulises Rosas, New York University, U.S.A.
    Wen-Hsiung Li (organizer)

    13:30-13:35 Imanishi: Introduction
    13:35-14:10 Li: Epigenetic factors in the evolution of gene regulation
    14:10-14:35 Takeda: Comparative analyses of alternative splicing variants between humans and mice by using full-length cDNAs
    14:35-15:00 Noda: Peak periods of evolutionary emergence of tissue-specific genes
    15:00-15:15 Meunier: Birth and functional evolution of mammalian microRNA genes
    15:15-15:30 Shao: Systematic survey of medium-length ncRNAs in mammalian brain cortex by deep sequencing
    15:30-15:45 Rosas: Genome-wide expression patterns of Arabidopsis thaliana in nature
    15:45-16:00 Discussion

  • Workshop 6: Assessing and visualizing the geographic and temporal structure of biodiversity

    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 27, room C-3

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    Robert G. Beiko, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Donovan H. Parks, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

    J. Duminil, Free University of Brussels. Brussels, Belgium
    Takeshi Igawa, Hiroshima University, Higashi-hiroshima, Japan
    Y. Ujiie, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    Alexander Nater,University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Yohei Terai, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
    Graham Wallis, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Robert G. Beiko (organizer)
    Donovan H. Parks (organizer)

    13:30-13:55 Beiko: Questions at the interface of evolution, ecology, space and time
    13:55-14:20 Parks: GenGIS: A geospatial information system for genomic data
    14:20-14:30 Discussion/Short Break
    14:30-14:45 Igawa: Population structures and its causal landscapes of two endangered frog species of genus Odorrana - Different scenarios in two islands
    14:45-15:00 Duminil: The relative influence of spatial and temporal gradients on genetic diversity distribution of African tropical species: The case of Erythrophleum (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae)
    15:00-15:15 Ujiie: Longitudinal differentiation of pelagic plankton unveiled by phylogeography
    15:15-15:30 Nater: Sex-biased dispersal and volcanic activities shaped phylogeographic patterns of extant orangutans (genus: Pongo)
    15:30-15:45 Terai: Speciation of deep-water cichlids in the limited light environment in Lake Victoria
    15:45-16:00 Wallis: Extreme positive selection on a ZP-domain glycoprotein in larval galaxiid fishes

  • Workshop 7: Comparative and evolutionary neurogenomics in humans and non-human primates

    Time and Room: 16:30-19:00, July 27, room S-2

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    Philipp Khaitovich, Partner Institute of Computational Biology, Shanghai, China
    Yasuhiro Go, Kyoto University, Japan

    Christiane Schreiweis, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
    Athma Pai, University of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.
    Courtney Babbitt, Duke University, Durham, U.S.A.
    Tetsuo Yamamori, National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan
    Takuya Imamura, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Yuka Imamura-Kawasawa, Yale University School of Medicine, U.S.A.
    Philipp Khaitovich (organizer)

    16:30-16:35 Go: Introduction
    16:35-17:00 Yamamori: Selective gene expresion in regions of primate neocortex: implication for cortical specialization
    17:00-17:20 Imamura-Kawasawa: Spatiotemporal transcriptome of the human brain
    17:20-17:40 Khaitovich: Transcriptome sequencing in human brain evolution
    17:40-18:00 Schreiweis: Altered learning in mice carrying the human version of Foxp2, a promising candidate gene for human language and speech evolution
    18:00-18:20 Babbitt: Conservation and function of noncoding RNAs in primate brain evolution
    18:20-18:40 Pai: A comparative study of genetic and epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in primates
    18:40-19:00 Imamura: Species-specific promoter-associated noncoding RNA mediates DNA demethylation in macaques

  • Workshop 8: Virus evolution

    Time and Room: 16:30-19:00, July 27, room S-3

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    Organizer: Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Nagoya City University, Japan

    Joel Wertheim, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.
    Takashi Abe, Nagahama Biological University, Nagahama, Japan
    Kimihito Ito, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
    Yuki Kobayashi, Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan
    Asif U. Tamuri, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, U.K.
    So Nakagawa, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Marta L. Wayne, University of Florida, U.S.A.

    16:30-16:35 Suzuki: Introduction
    16:35-17:00 Wertheim: Purifying selection can obscure the ancient age of viral lineages
    17:00-17:25 Abe: Prediction of directional changes of influenza A virus genome sequences using BLSOM with emphasis on pandemic H1N1/09
    17:25-17:50 Ito: Prediction of amino acid substitutions on the hemagglutinin molecules of antigenic variants of influenza A viruses
    17:50-18:15 Kobayashi: No evidence for natural selection on endogenous borna-like nucleoprotein elements in primates
    18:15-18:30 Tamuri: Site-wise mutation-selection models to estimate the distribution of selection coefficients from phylogenetic data
    18:30-18:45 Nakagawa: Dynamic evolution of endogenous retrovirus-derived genes for placentation: An RNA-seq study of trophoblast cell in Bos taurus
    18:45-19:00 Wayne: Molecular basis of evolution of virulence in sigma virus in Drosophila

  • Workshop 9: Modeling protein structural and energetic constraints on sequence evolution

    Time and Room: 16:30-19:00, July 27, room S-4

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    Organizer: David A. Liberles, University of Wyoming, Laramie, U.S.A.

    Richard Goldstein, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, U.K.
    David Pollock, UC Colorado School of Medicine, U.S.A.
    Teruaki Watabe, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    David Bogumil, Heinrich Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany
    Olivier Tenaillon, University of California Irvine, U.S.A.
    David Liberles (organizer)

    16:30-17:00 Goldstein: Analysing site-wise selective constraints using codon-based mutation selection models
    17:00-17:30 Pollock: Modeling structural context dependence and coevolution dependent mixture models
    17:30-18:00 Watabe: Structural considerations in the fitness landscape of a virus
    18:00-18:30 Liberles: The evolution of protein sequences under structural and functional constraint
    18:30-18:45 Bogumil: Ten chaperone modules fold and mediate evolution of ten protein classes in yeast
    18:45-19:00 Tenaillon: The molecular diversity of adaptive convergence to high temperature in 115 Escherichia coli populations

  • Workshop 10: Molecular biology and evolution of blood group and MHC antigens in primates

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 28, room S-3
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    Antoine Blancher, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France
    Takashi Shiina, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Japan

    Jacques Le Pendu, INSERM University of Nantes, France
    R. W. Wiseman, University of Wisconsin - Madison, U.S.A.
    Takashi Kitano, Ibaragi University, Hitachi, Japan
    Yoko Satta, The Grauate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Hayama, Japan
    Saitou Naruya, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Takashi Shiina (organizer)
    Antoine Blancher (organizer)

    9:30- 9:50 Le Pendu: Potential involvement of histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs) in host-Calicivirus co-evolution
    9:50-10:10 Kitano: The functional A allele was resurrected via recombination in the human ABO blood group gene
    10:10-10:30 Saitou: No distinction of orthology/paralogy among human and chimpanzee Rh blood group genes
    10:30-10:50 Shiina: Elucidation of genomic structure and diversity in cynomolgus macaque MHC region toward biomedical research
    10:50-11:10 Wiseman: High-throughput pyrosequencing for MHC characterization in diverse nonhuman primates
    11:10-11:30 Satta: PBR, peptides, and functional divergence in MHC
    11:30-11:50 Blancher: Impact of MHC polymorphism on various biological parameters in Macaca fascicularis
    11:50-12:00 Discussion

  • Workshop 11: Selective sweeps in complex demographic and genetic systems

    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 28, room C-3

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    Organizer: Kristan Schneider, University of Vienna, Austria

    Jeffrey Jensen, University of Massachusetts, Medical School, U.S.A.
    Yuseob Kim, Ewha Womans University, Korea
    Haipeng Li, Institute for Computational Biology, SIBS, CAS, China
    Greg Ewing, Mathematics and BioSciences Group, University of Vienna, Austria
    Frank Chan, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany
    Wen-Ya Ko, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
    Kristan Schneider (organizer)

    9:30-10:00 Li: A new test for detecting recent positive selection that is free from the confounding impacts of demography
    10:00-10:30 Kim: Selective sweeps in geographically structured populations
    10:30-11:00 Jensen: Characterizing the influence of effective population size on the rate of adaptation
    11:00-11:15 Ewing: Simulating sweeps and likelihood free inference with msms
    11:15-11:30 Chan: Identification of orchestrator genes for bodyweight in mice under long-term selection
    11:30-11:45 Ko: Spatially heterogeneous selection on human ApoL1 variants among diverse African populations in trypanosomiasis endemic areas
    11:45-12:00 Schneider: Selective sweeps in human malaria: Modeling genetic hitchhiking in P. falciparum

  • Workshop 12: Recombination and the efficacy of selection

    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 28, room S-3

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    Organizer: Jeffrey Jensen, University of Massachusetts, Medical School, U.S.A.

    Charles Aquadro, Cornell University, U.S.A.
    Magnus Nordborg, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
    Doris Bachtrog, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.
    Andrea Betancourt, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria
    Josep Comeron, University of Iowa, U.S.A.

    13:30-14:00 Aquadro: Two decades of studies of the impact of recombination on DNA variability
    14:00-14:30 Nordborg: Does recombination explain the genomic pattern of polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana?
    14:30-15:00 Bachtrog: Degeneration and masculinization of evolving sex chromosomes in Drosophila revealed by next-generation sequencing
    15:00-15:30 Betancourt: Recombination and adaptation in Drosophila
    15:30-16:00 Comeron: Intra-specific variation in recombination rates in Drosophila melanogaster based on ultra-dense crossing over and gene conversion maps

  • Workshop 13: Biodiversity – divergence and convergence in evolution

    Time and Room: 16:30-19:00, July 28, room S-1

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    Masami Hasegawa, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    Zhong Yang, Institute of Biodiversity Science and Geobiology, Tibet University, Lhasa, China & School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

    Bojian Zhong, Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, New Zealand
    Shuyi Zhang, East China Normal University, China
    Masato Nikaido, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.
    Huerta-Sanchez, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
    Masami Hasegawa (organizer)
    Zhong Yang (organizer)

    16:30-16:50 Hasegawa: Introduction: Divergence and convergence in evolution
    16:50-17:10 Zhong: Beyond reasonable doubt: Proof of evolution from DNA sequences
    17:10-17:30 Nikaido: Positive selection and long standing polymorphism in east African cichlids
    17:30-17:50 Zhang: Convergent sequence evolution between echolocating bats and dolphins (tentative title)
    17:50-18:05 Malaspinas: Characterizing Neanderthal admixture using the joint derived SFS with humans
    18:05-18:20 Huerta-Sanchez: Characterizing the genetic signature of high altitude adaptation in Tibetans
    18:20-18:50 Zhong: Horizontal gene transfer from aphids to their host plants
    18:50-19:00 Discussion

  • Workshop 14: Next generation sequencing technologies in evolutionary studies

    Time and Room: 16:30-19:00, July 28, room S-2

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    Organizer: Matt Bellgard, Murdoch University, Australia

    Kazuho Ikeo, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Hsiao-Han Chang, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, U.S.A.
    Holly M. Bik, Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.
    Masa-aki Yoshida, Ochanomizu University, Japan
    John E. Pool, University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
    Beatriz Vicoso, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
    Suhua Shi, State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol and Guangdong Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, Sun Yat-sen University, China
    Matthew Bellgard (organizer)

    16:30-16:50 Bellgard: Evolutionary conserved microRNAs are ubiquitously expressed compared to tick-specific miRNAs in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus
    16:50-17:05 Chang: Population genetic inferences of Plasmodium falciparum based on 25 fully sequenced genomes from Senegal
    17:05-17:20 Bik: Rapid biodiversity assessment of microbial eukaryotes using high-throughput sequencing: A case study from the BP oil spill
    17:20-17:35 Yoshida: Genome structure analysis of molluscs revealed large-scale genome duplication and lineage specific repeat variation
    17:35-17:50 Pool: Population genomics of sub-Saharan Drosophila melanogaster: African diversity and non-African admixture
    17:50-18:05 Vicoso: Using whole-genome sequencing to reveal the history of the dot chromosome in Drosophilids
    18:05-18:20 Shi: Two evolutionary histories in the genome of rice: the roles of domestication genes
    18:20-18:40 Ikeo: Genome wide data analysis by using NGS
    18:40-19:00 Discussion

  • Contributed Oral Presentation

  • Contributed Oral Presentation 1: Microbe evolution
    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 27, room C-3
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    Chairpersons: Yoshio Tateno and Ingo Ebersberger
    9:30-9:45 Nobuto Takeuchi, On the origin of DNA genomes: evolution of the division of labor between template and catalyst in model replicator systems
    9:45-10:00 Ovidiu Popa, Lateral gene transfer frequency decreases with donor-recipient divergence
    10:00-10:15 Chih-Horng Kuo, The life and death of pseudogenes in bacterial genomes
    10:15-10:30 Lionel Guy, Selective increase of recombination and variability in host-adaptation systems in Bartonella
    10:30-10:45 Brendan J. McConkey, Genomic signatures of host exploitation and molecular mimicry in bacterial pathogens
    10:45-11:00 Etsuko N. Moriyama, Evolution of the Kdo2-lipid A biosynthesis in bacteria
    11:00-11:15 Joshua Schraiber, Detecting non-neutral evolution in transcriptome-wide gene expression measurements
    11:15-11:30 Bernhard Schaefke, Inheritance patterns of mRNA levels and different selective constraints on trans- and cis-regulatory factors in yeast gene expression evolution
    11:30-11:45 Yutaka Watanabe, Sequence conservation and gene-conversion; insights into highly conserved elements in mating-type loci in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    11:45-12:00 Ingo Ebersberger, A consistency-based reconstruction of the fungal tree of life

  • Contributed Oral Presentation 2: Mammalian evolution
    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 27, room S-4
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    Chairpersons: Toshinori Endo and Kenta Sumiyama
    13:30-13:45 Yves Clement, Mice and men are different: insights from nucleotide substitution rates
    13:45-14:00 Hideaki Moriyama, Structural mechanisms of hemoglobin in hypoxia adaptation
    14:00-14:15 Bruno F. Simões, Opsin phylogenetics illuminates the evolution of colour vision in mammals
    14:15-14:30 Kenta Sumiyama, Theria-specific evolution in both coding and noncoding region of the Dlx4 gene
    14:30-14:45 Mauris Nnamani, Identification of critical regulatory domains of HoxA-11
    14:45-15:00 Mahoko Takahashi: Identification and characterization of lineage-specific highly conserved noncoding sequences in mammalian genomes
    15:00-15:15 Yukako Katsura, The differentiation of sex chromosomes in eutherians and marsupials
    15:15-15:30 Emma C. Teeling, Environmental niche specialisation and the evolution of the olfactory subgenome in mammals
    15:30-15:45 Jun Gojobori, Evolutionary rates are elevated for genes with homopolymeric amino acid repeats constituting nondisordered structure
    15:45-16:00 Ken Daigoro Yokoyama, Co-evolving SP proteins and DNA binding sites functionally converge in birds and placental mammals

  • Contributed Oral Presentation 3: Plant evolution
    Time and Room: 16:30-19:00, July 27, room C-3
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    Chairpersons: Tatsuya Ota and Masafumi Nozawa
    16:30-16:45 Geoffrey I. McFadden, Evolution of galactolipid synthesis in plants, algae & parasites
    16:45-17:00 Masafumi Nozawa, Origins and evolution of microRNA genes in plant species
    17:00-17:15 Shohei Takuno, Body-methylated genes in Arabidopsis thaliana tend to be essential and evolve slowly
    17:15-17:30 Jeffrey P. Mower, Intron loss from plant mitochondrial genomes: is retroprocessing the mechanism?
    17:30-17:45 Takashi Tsuchimatsu, On the nature of mutations for the recurrent evolution of self-compatibility: multiple examples from Brassicaceae
    17:45-18:00 Ching-chia Yang, Independent domestication of Asian rice cultivars and their ancient hybridization
    18:00-18:15 Yao-Ming Chang, Using gene duplication patterns to profile evolution of C4 photosynthesis
    18:15-18:30 Yudai Okuyama, Entangling ancient allotetraploidization of Asian mitella (Saxifragaceae)
    18:30-18:45 Jer-Ming Hu, Evolutionary rate heterogeneity in the genome of holoparasitic plant Balanophora laxiflora (Balanophoraceae)
    18:45-19:00 Tomotaka Matsumoto, Evolution of sphingophily: a case study of Hemerocallis species

  • Contributed Oral Presentation 4: Theory
    Time and Room: 9:30-12:00, July 28, room C-3
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    Chairpersons: Naoko Takezaki and Ikuo Uchiyama
    9:30-9:45 Nicholas H. Putnam, Selective constraints on the evolution of metazoan genome organization
    9:45-10:00 Ikuo Uchiyama, A rapid procedure for large-scale ortholog assignment and its application to metagenomic data
    10:00-10:15 John M. Logsdon, Jr., Molecular evolution of meiotic genes in sexual and asexual rotifers
    10:15-10:30 Sohini Ramachandran, Detecting gene flow with low-dimensional summaries of genotype data
    10:30-10:45 Lucie Gattepaille, 1+1=3; combining SNPs into haplotypes can improve ancestry inference
    10:45-11:00 Yosef Maruvka, Population genetics of large samples
    11:00-11:15 Masato Yamamichi, Single-gene speciation revisited: allele dominance and pleiotropy
    11:15-11:30 Nimrod D. Rubinstein, Evolutionary models accounting for layers of selection in protein coding genes and their impact on the inference of positive selection
    11:30-11:45 Ben Murrell, Heterotachy revisited: Mixing Markov substitution processes to identify lineages under episodic diversifying selection
    11:45-12:00 Klara L. Verbyla, The embedding problem for Markov models of nucleotide substitution

  • Contributed Oral Presentation 5: Drosophila evolution
    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 28, room S-4
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    Chairpersons: Toshiyuki Takano and Reed A. Cartwright
    13:30-13:45 Reed A. Cartwright, Neutral evolution of robustness In Drosophila microRNA precursors
    13:45-14:00 Georgii A. Bazykin, Conservative segments of proteins evolve under the strongest positive selection
    14:00-14:15 Yuh Chwen G. Lee, Population genomics of Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila simulans protein coding sequences
    14:15-14:30 Charles Robin, The molecular evolution of DDT resistance in Drosophila melanogaster
    14:30-14:45 Anthony J. Greenberg, Differentiation of metabolic function during incipient speciation in Drosophila melanogaster
    14:45-15:00 Zhu Yuan, Empirical validation of SNP frequency estimation by pooled resequencing
    15:00-15:15 Carlos Garcia, Looking for gene expression sources of inbreeding depression in Drosophila melanogaster
    15:15-15:30 Alfred Simkin, Patterns of recurrent and recent selective sweeps in piRNA pathway proteins in the host/transposon genomic conflict
    15:30-15:45 Jose L. Campos, Molecular evolution in the non-recombining heterochromatic regions of Drosophila melanogaster
    15:45-16:00 Tomoko Y. Steen, ABCC, CDPG, neutral theories: Japanese profiles in molecular evolution

  • Contributed Oral Presentation 6: Animal evolution
    Time and Room: 13:30-16:00, July 28, room C-3
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    Chairpersons: Hiroshi Wada and Shigehiro Kuraku
    13:30-13:45 Peter Heger, The chromatin insulator CTCF and the emergence of Metazoan diversity
    13:45-14:00 Takashi Makino, Genome-wide coldspots for gene copy number variation in vertebrates
    14:00-14:15 Shigehiro Kuraku, Reasons why dating the two-round whole genome duplications is so difficult
    14:15-14:30 Koryu Kin, Exploring the sister cell type of endometrial stromal cells using RNA-seq data
    14:30-14:45 Yvonne Lai, Evolution of the fatty acid-binding protein gene family in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
    14:45-15:00 Kazunori Okada, On the origin of the vertebrate pharyngeal arch; insight from expressions and functions of Pax1/9
    15:00-15:15 Kateryna Makova, Dynamics of mitochondrial heteroplasmy in three families: a repeatable re-sequencing study
    15:15-15:30 Abraham E. Tucker, Genome-wide comparison of sexual vs. asexual populations of Daphnia pulex reveals loci underpinning the evolution of obligate asexuality
    15:30-15:45 Kohta Yoshida, B chromosomes have gained a function in sex determination in Lake Victoria cichlids
    15:45-16:00 Jody Hey, New approximate Bayesian methods and the history of the cichlid fishes of Africa's Great Lakes

  • Contributed Oral Presentation 7: Human evolution
    Time and Room: 16:30-19:00, July 28, room C-3
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    Chairpersons: Hidemi Watanabe and Timothy Jinam
    16:30-16:45 Naoko Takezaki, Evolution of microsatellite DNA in human and chimpanzee genomes
    16:45-17:00 Mehmet Somel, MicroRNA-driven ontogenetic patterns show accelerated evolution in the human brain
    17:00-17:15 Rori Rohlfs, A likelihood framework to model gene expression through a phylogeny
    17:15-17:30 Wynn K. Meyer, Transmission distortion observed in human pedigrees
    17:30-17:45 Masahiko Kumagai, Construction of rice chloroplast DNA reference data and its application for ancient DNA analysis of over 2,000 years old rice seed remains
    17:45-18:00 Kun Tang, Genetic basis of facial morphological diversity: A genetic association study based on high-density 3D facial images
    18:00-18:15 Ida Moltke, Using IBD inference to investigate the evolutionary history of two human mutations
    18:15-18:30 Anna Ferrer-Admetlla, Signatures of selection from standing variation in the human genome
    18:30-18:45 Tamara Hofer, Factors promoting surfing and sectoring during range expansions
    18:45-19:00 Timothy Jinam, Evolutionary history of continental South East Asians;"early train" hypothesis based on complete mitochondrial DNA sequences