Deep Genomics Symposium, April 3-5


The University of Arizona IGERT Program in Genomics is sponsoring an international meeting on deep genomics:


Thursday, April 3  
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration Table - West Foyer, Marriott Hotel
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar - Pima Room, Marriott Hotel
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Poster Session - Pima Room, Marriott Hotel
Friday, April 4 Day 1: Pima/Sabino Room, Marriott Hotel
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Michael Sanderson, IGERT Program Director
9:00 a.m. Kenneth Wolfe - University College Dublin, Ireland
  Keynote Address: Origin and evolution of a reversible DNA rearrangement mechanism: yeast mating-type switching
9:50 a.m. Patrick Degnan - University of Illinois
  Investigating genome evolution and dynamics of human gut microbes
10:25 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. William Cresko - University of Oregon
  Very rapid stickleback evolution is underlain by deep genomics architecture
11:35 a.m. Joseph Thornton - University of Chicago
  Ancient evolution of a novel transcription factor
12:10 p.m. Lunch - on your own
1:30 p.m. Laura Landweber - Princeton University
  RNA-mediated epigenetic inheritance and massive genome rearrangement in the ciliate Oxytricha
2:05 p.m. Junhyong Kim - University of Pennsylvania
  Cellular ecology of the individual
2:40 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Veronica Hinman - Carnegie Mellon University
  The evolution of gene regulatory networks for a neural specification and patterning
3:50 p.m. Michael Nodine - Gregor Mendel Institute
  MicroRNA functions in Arabidopsis embryos
6:00 p.m. Banquet Dinner
7:30 p.m. Michael Nachman - University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, April 5 Day 2: Pima/Sabino Room, Marriott Hotel
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Shin-Han Shiu - Michigan State University
  Predicting biological phenomenon with machine learning
9:35 a.m. Dannie Durand - Carnegie Mellon University
  How old is my gene?  Estimating gene age by fitting gene trees to species trees
10:10 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Travis Wheeler - HHMI Janelia Farm
  Sensitive and fast remote homology search with profile HMMs in HMMER
11:20 a.m. Miklós Csűrös - Université de Montréal
  Copy number evolution on a phylogeny
11:55 a.m. Lunch - on your own
1:00 p.m. Erin Kelleher – University of Houston
  Genomic parasites and genome defense: the impact of adaptively evolving piRNA proteins on the regulation of transposable elements
1:35 p.m. Li-Jun Ma – University of Massachusetts
  Genomic dynamics and organism adaptation
2:10 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Robert Reed – Cornell University
  Regulatory architecture of adaptive radiation 
3:20 p.m. Robert Beiko – Dalhousie University
  Grand Theft Operon: Lateral City
4:00 p.m. Conference Concludes