[Popgenlunch] Interesting chromosome evolution meeting locally in mid-August

Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu
Thu May 14 11:08:47 PDT 2015

In case you haven't noticed, the American Genetic Association is
hosting their annual symposium locally in August, at the IslandWood
camp on Bainbridge Island. The notice was just posted on Evoldir.

This is a great lineup of people on chromosome evolution,
coincidentally a central topic in Evolsyst this quarter. I can't
attend owing to conflicts with summer travel, but I recommend it.
Space is limited, so keep that in mind. The keynote speaker, Mark
Kirkpatrick, not only does great population genetic work but is a
Ph.D. graduate of our own Department of Biology (its predecessor,
Zoology, actually). Also two of the speakers are from The Hutch.

Here is a copy of the more complete announcement, which also links to
more information about the program:


Interested in Chromosome Evolution? Want to attend a very cool meeting
in the beautiful Pacific Northwest? A small meeting, where you can
interact with top researchers and dedicated students at talks, meals,
and after-hour get-togethers? The AGA President, Katie Peichel, has
reserved an intimate retreat, IslandWood, just outside of Seattle,
for this year’s AGA President’s Symposium.

Registration includes all meals, spacious shared lodging is cheap,
and we've thrown in a few drinks every evening.

For more information, poster abstract submission, and registration,
go to: http://www.theaga.org/program.htm

Space is limited for what promises to be a very popular small meeting.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 30, or as soon as space is filled,
so register early!

Mark Kirkpatrick (University of Texas)
Wilhelmine Key Lecture

Doris Bachtrog (UC Berkeley)
Chromatin and the evolution of dosage compensation

Dan Barbash (Cornell University)
Repetitive DNA dynamics and hybrid incompatibilities

Winston Bellott (Whitehead Institute/MIT)
Gene survival and gene amplification on vertebrate sex chromosomes

Jim Birchler (University of Missouri)
Using the B chromosome of maize to study the remarkable fluidity of
centromere function

Heath Blackmon (University of Texas at Arlington)
The fragile Y hypothesis – variation in Y chromosome turnover

Justin Blumenstiel (University of Kansas)
Caught in the crossfire: Evolution of transposon silencing in the context
of off-target effects

Kirsten Bomblies (Harvard University)
Evolution of meiosis after whole genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa

Anna Drinnenberg (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Holocentric chromosomes

Lila Fishman (University of Montana)
Female meiotic drive

Jeff Good (University of Montana)
Neo-sex chromosome evolution and speciation in beetles

Jun Kitano (National Institute of Genetics)
Drivers of sex chromosome-autosome fusions and their roles in speciation

Michael Lampson (University of Pennsylvania)
Violation of Mendel’s first law: biased chromosome segregation in meiosis

Mia Levine (University of Pennsylvania)
Evolution of heterochromatin binding proteins

Harmit Malik (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Centromere drive

Karen Miga (UC Santa Cruz)
A genomic and epigenomic study of human centromeres

Rachel O’Neill (University of Connecticut)
Centromere function and evolution

Galina Petukhova (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Mechanisms controlling initiation of genetic recombination in mammals

Daven Presgraves (University of Rochester)
Sex chromosomes in the Drosophila male germline: speciation and regulation

Jeremy Searle (Cornell University)
Chromosomal hybrid zones and speciation in mice and shrews

Beatriz Vicoso (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)
Testing evolutionary hypotheses on the surprisingly diverse
sex-chromosomes of flies

Anjanette Baker
Managing Editor, Journal of Heredity http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/
American Genetic Association http://www.theaga.org/
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97366

evoldir at evol.biology.mcmaster.ca

Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu
Department of Genome Sciences and Department of Biology,
University of Washington, Box 355065, Seattle, WA 98195-5065 USA

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