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Center for Evolutionary Science Symposium - The Molecular Landscape

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Li Zhao: 1:00-1:25 pm

Rockefeller University

"The origin and evolution of de novo genes"

Joe Thornton - 1:25-1:50 pm

University of Chicago

"Simple mechanisms for the evolution of molecular complexes"

David Booth - 1:50-2:15pm


"Cell type switching in the closest living relatives of animals"

Leslie Babonis - 2:15-2:40pm

Cornell University

"Genome editing, homeosis, and the evolution of novel cell types: a sea anemone's tale"

Woody Fischer- 3:00-3:25pm


"Evolution of carbon fixation during precambrian time"

Paul Turner - 3:25-3:50pm

Yale University

"Leveraging evolutionary trade-offs and phage selection pressure to reduce bacterial pathogenicity"

Pamela Bjorkman - 3:50-4:15


"An evolutionary arms race: viruses versus the immune system"

Informal reception and further discussion - 4:15-4:30pm

Meeting ID: 898 5129 6203

Passcode: CaltechCES