Plenary talks on July 29 at Miyako Messe

Access to Miyako Messe

9:00- 9:30 SMBE Business meeting
9:30- 9:45 Welcome to SMBE 2011 at Kyoto by SMBE2011 Organizing Committees

9:45-10:45 Nei Lecture
Ken Wolfe Ken Wolfe, SMBE President
"Yeast genome evolution and the aftermath of polyploidization"

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10:45-11:35 Plenary Talk 1
Manolo Gouy Manolo Gouy, CNRS, Lyon
"From non-homogeneous evolutionary models to molecular thermometers"
Chair: Hiroshi Akashi

11:35-12:25 Plenary Talk 2
Dan Hartl Daniel Hartl, Harvard University and NIG
"Evolutionary Epigenetics of the Y chromosome of Drosophila"
Chair: Etsuko Moriyama

Lunch break (12:25-14:20)

14:20-15:10 Plenary Talk 3
Shoji Kawamura Shoji Kawamura, University of Tokyo
"Evolutionary study of vertebrate color vision: from fish transgenesis to field primatology, and to human variation"
Chair: Shintaroh Ueda

15:10-16:00 Plenary Talk 4
Nancy Moran Nancy Moran, Yale University
"Back to Basics: Drastic genome reduction in symbiotic bacteria"
Chair: Yoko Satta

Coffee break (16:00-16:30)

16:30-18:30 Walter Fitch Student Symposium

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  • 16:30-16:45 Wenfeng Qian "Genome-wide quantification of antagonistic pleiotropy in yeast"
  • 16:45-17:00 Nicholas Casewell "Reconsidering the origin of venom in squamates"
  • 17:00-17:15 Heather A. Flores "Evolutionary analysis of the bag of marbles gene elucidates both intraspecific function and the consequences of interspecific divergence"
  • 17:15-17:30 Kerry Geiler-Samerotte"The selective cost of misfolded protein toxicity and a concomitant evolutionary adaptation"
  • 17:30-17:45 Hyunchul Kim "Protein evolvability is controlled by transcription-associated mutagenesis responding to the degree of nutritional stress"
  • 17:45-18:00 Sara J. Hanson "Genome and transcriptome analysis of sexual and asexual reproduction in monogonont rotifers"
  • 18:00-18:15 Sung Chun "Hitchhiking regions are enriched with deleterious mutations within the human genome"
  • 18:15-18:30 Jessica Crisci "On characterizing adaptive events unique to modern humans"

19:00-21:00 SMBE Banquet with special lecture
Chung-I Wu Chung-I Wu, University of Chicago
"Evolution of cells in multi-cellular organisms and the genomics of cancers"