Evo-Devo in the Evolutionary Theory: The Challenges Ahead

Il 9 maggio, a Venezia, si terrà un simposio sul ruolo dell’evo-devo nell’ambito della teoria dell’evoluzione. La partecipazione è libera, ma è necessaria la registrazione

Evo-Devo in the Evolutionary Theory: The Challenges Ahead Thursday 9th May 2019
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti Palazzo Loredan,
Sala delle Adunanze Campo S. Stefano, 2945 – Venezia

Organisers Gerd B. MÜLLER, Alessandro MINELLI, Giuseppe FUSCO

The symposium explores current trends in evo-devo research and their conceptual implications. Particular attention is given to the challenges that arise from combining developmental concepts with evolutionary ones. Lectures and discussion will explore avenues of future progress in the theoretical integration of evodevo with evolutionary theory, a theme of ongoing collaboration between the Istituto Veneto and the KLI.


09.30-09.40 Introduction
09.40-10.40 Ehab ABOUHEIF (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) A Theory for the Role of Rudiments and Vestiges in Development and Evolution
10.40-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.00 Paul BRAKEFIELD (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK) Patterning of Butterfly Eyespots and Exploring Developmental Bias
12.00-13.00 Philip MITTEROECKER (University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria) EvoDevo and Human Health: The Case of Childbirth
13-00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Yoav SOEN (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel) The Missing Link of Darwinian Evolution: How Every INDIVIDUAL Adapts to its INTERNAL Perturbations?
15.00-16.00 Sonia SULTAN (Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA) Eco-Devo Insights to Evolution: A Case Study in 3 Big Questions
16.00-16.20 Tea break
16.20-17.00 General discussion
17.00-17.15 Closing remarks

The lectures are public and the access is free. However, due to the limited place available, advance registration is required. Places will be assigned on a first come first served basis. If you intend to participate, please send an e-mail to giuseppe.fusco@unipd.it with subject “Registration for Venice Symposium” and provide your name and affiliation in the body of the message.