Minisymposium: Biodiversity – Ecology and evolution of new species and phyla


Evolution of new species and phyla

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Venue

Lindahlsalen, Evolutionsbiologiskt centrum, EBC, Norbyvägen 14, Uppsala

Preliminary Program

 

09:00
Registration and coffee

Posters should be hung up at this time in designated area.

09:30
Welcome
09:40 Keynote

The subsurface biosphere: A late but massive bloom on the tree of life

Alexander Probst, University of Duisburg-Essen (Keynote Speaker)

10:30
Functional and comparative genomics of the Phylum Patescibacteria: a large scale view of the newly discovered candidate phyla radiation

Moritz Buck, Uppsala University

10:55
Coffee Break
11:15
Tell me what you encode and I’ll tell you what you eat: metabolic predictions from environmental genomics

Jonathan Lombard, Uppsala University

11:40
Morning round table discussion:

An open discussion amongst the morning speakers with questions coming from the audience

12:00
Lunch and poster session
13:30 Keynote

Re-evaluating the relationship between eukaryotes and Archaea

Tom Williams, University of Bristol

14:20
A new hypothesis on the phylogenetic origin of mitochondria

Joran Martijn, Uppsala University

14:45
Coffee break
15:00
Back to the Future: Using the rDNA Operon to Resolve the Eukaryotic Tree of Life

Mahwash Jamy, Uppsala University

15:25
Not dead yet: Diatom spores can survive in nature for several millennia

Anushree Sanyal, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

15:50
Afternoon round table discussion:

open discussion amongst the afternoon speakers with questions coming from the audience

16:10
Closing remarks & meet the speakers

 

 

Confirmed Speakers

  • Alexander Probst, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Tom Williams, University of Bristol
  • Moritz Buck, Uppsala University
  • Mahwash Jamy, Uppsala University
  • Anushree Sanyal, Uppsala University
  • Jonathan Lombard, Uppsala University
  • Joran Martijn, Uppsala University

Scientific Committee

  • Sari Peura
  • Kristina Jonas
  • Rachel Foster
  • Fabien Burki

Registration

Registration is now closed. Please contact david.gotthold@scilifelab.se for enquiries regarding remaining seats.