JSPS Japanese-German Colloquium on Evolutionary Genomics

jointly organized by JSPS and Düsseldorf University

Bad Honnef
March 8-10, 2009


Sunday, March 8, 2009

18:00   Reception Restaurant Palmengarten, Seminaris Hotel

Monday, March 9, 2009

09:00   Prof. Dr. William F. Martin (Düsseldorf University) and Prof. Dr. Naruya Saitō (National Institute of Genetics, Mishima):
Introductory remarks

09:15   Dr. Ikuo Uchiyama (National Institute for Basic Biology):
Toward a systematic approach to microbial genome comparison: Identification of genomic core among moderately related genomes

09:45   Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann (Munich University):
Towards an understanding of bacterial speciation

10:15   Dr. Jeroen Raes (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg):
Untangling microbial communities through their DNA – from oceans to the human body

10:45   Coffee break

11:00   Prof. Dr. Martin J. Lercher (Düsseldorf University):
Evolution of molecular networks

11:30   Dr. Kosuke Teshima (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama):
Evolution of duplicated genes under the effect of gene conversion

12:00   Dr. Tan Dagan (Düsseldorf University):
Modular networks and cumulative impact of lateral transfer in prokaryote genome evolution

12:30   Lunch

14:00   Prof. Dr. Günter Theissen (Jena University):
The power of gene duplications: how the orchid got its lip

14:30   Dr. Tomoaki Nishiyama (Kanazawa University):
Evolution of developmental regulatory system in plants based on large scale phylogenetic analyses utilizing whole genome shotgun sequence data

15:00   Dr. Aya Takahashi (National Institute of Genetics, Mishima):
Genes and their phenotypes in Drosophila

15:30   Dr. Noaki Osada (National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Osaka):
Analysis of recent gene duplication and conversion in the Drosophila melanogaster genome

16:00   Coffee break

16:15   Dr. Ingo Ebersberger (Center for Integrative Bioinformatics, Vienna):
Are microsporidia really derived sexual fungi?

16:45   Dr. Satoshi Ōta (RIKEN Bioresource Center, Tsukuba):
The evolution of isochore genome compartments

17:15   Prof. Dr. Wolfgang R. Hess (Freiburg University):
The supragenome and the world of non-coding RNAs in cyanobacteria

17:45   Franziska Hempel (Marburg University) and Prof. Dr. Uwe Maier (Marburg University):
Genomics of phototrophic protists: Communication between compartments and the extracellular/intracellular transition

19:00   Dinner

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

08:30   Prof. Dr. Naruya Saitō (National Institute of Genetics, Mishima):
Evolution of primate-specific and mammalian-specific highly concerved non-coding genomic region

09:00   Dr. Stephan Hutter (Munich University):
Populations genetics of the X-chromosome and the autosomes in Drosophila melanogaster: Comparing patterns of SNP diversity and gene expression

09:30   Takeshi Tsuru (University of Tokyo):
Multiple genome comparison within a species reveals a unit of evolution spanning two ORFs in tandem paralog clusters

10:00   Coffee break

10:30   Dr. Satoko Kaneko (Ochanomizu University, Tokyo):
Evolutionary dynamics of ”functional“ processed pseudogenes that stabilize Makorin1 mRNAs in mammals

11:00   Dr. Yoko Kuroki (RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Yokohama):
Comparative genomics of the mammalian Y chromosomes

11:30   Dr. Thomas Giger (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig):
Primate Transcriptome Evolution at the Cellular Level

12:00   Lunch

13:30   Prof. Dr. Arndt von Haeseler (Center for Integrative Bioinformatics, Vienna):
Another view of sequence evolution

14:00   Dr. Meike Teschke (Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön):
Genome evolution in wild house mice

14:30   Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stephan (Munich University):
Neutral non-equilibrium population genetics: a case study in wild tomatoes

15:00   Coffee break

15:30   Summary, perspectives, wrap-up