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KITP Conference: Cooperation and Major Evolutionary Transitions (Feb 4-8, 2013)
Coordinators: David Bensimon, Pierre Durand, Cassandra Extavour, Greg Huber

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Monday, February 04, 2013

Session: Conceptual Issues, Chair: Pierre Durand (Univ. Witwatersrand)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (UCSB) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Joan Roughgarden (Stanford/Univ. Hawaii) Principal-Agent Theory of Nuptial Gifts and Courtship Feeding[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am David Van Dyken (Harvard Univ.) Eco-evolutionary Feedback and Runaway Cooperation Evolution[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am Corina Tarnita (Princeton Univ.) Cooperation and Construction: From Multicellularity to Eusociality[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Philip Huneman (Univ. Paris) Organisms, Individuals, Adaptations: About Some Conceptual Issues[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Genomics, Population Biology and Molecular Evolution, Chair: Corina Tarnita (Princeton Univ.)

2:00pm Michael Lynch (Univ. Indiana) The Stochastic Diversification of Multimeric States of Proteins[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Roberta Fisher (Oxford Univ.) Relatedness and the Evolution of Multicellularity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm David Nelson (Harvard Univ.) Experiments on Competition and Cooperation in Structured Microorganisms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm David Smith (Univ. British Columbia) Volvocalean Organelle DNA and the Origins of Genome Architecture[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Session: Conceptual Issues, Chair: Mike Travisano (Univ. of Minn.)

9:00am Eugene Koonin (Nat'l Inst. of Health) Coevolution of Viruses and Antivirus Defense in Prokaryotes: A Tale of Antagonism, Cooperation and Life-or-Death Decisions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Greg Velicer (ETH Zürich) Why Do Microbes Discriminate?
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am David Queller (Univ. Washington) What is an Organism?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Rick Michod (Univ. Arizona) Cooperation and Conflict During Evolutionary Transitions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Experimental Evolution and Model Organisms, Chair: Owen Gilbert (Dallas, TX)

2:00pm Mike Travisano (Univ. Minnesota) The Origin of Variation in Molecular Complexes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Paul Rainey (Massey Univ.) Individuality, Transitions, Life Cycles, and the Evolution of Emergence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm Eugene Shakhnovich (Harvard Univ.) Proteins in Crowded Cellular Environments: Perfect Matches and Frustrations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Alexander Lobkovsky (Nat'l Inst. of Health) Evolution of CRISPR: A Prokaryotic Adaptive Immune System[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION
6:30pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Session: Theory, Computational Biology and Physical Considerations, Chair: Joan Roughgarden (Stanford/Univ. Hawaii)

9:00am Avigdor Eldar (Tel-Aviv Univ.) Social Interactions Drive the Divergence of Quorum Sensing Systems in Bacteria
9:45am Matthew Herron (Univ. Montana) Individuality in the 'Minor' Multicellular Taxa[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am Rick Grosberg (UC Davis) Opportunities for Defection and the Control of Defectors in Developmental and Evolutionary Transitions to Multicellularity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Yoav Soen (Univ. Witwatersrand) Epigenesis and Symbiosis: The Dark Matter of Evolution?
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Theory, Computational Biology and Physical Considerations, Chair: Pierre Durand (Univ. Witwatersrand)

2:00pm Kenneth Kosik (UCSB) The Emergence of Brain Region Specific miRNAs in Catarrhini

Session: Graduate Student Sound Bites

2:45pm Paul Ryan (Univ Southampton) The Evolution of a Unicellular Bottleneck in the Life History of Multicellular Organisms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Erik Hanschen (Univ Arizona) Beyond Germ/Soma: The Evolution of Many Cell Types[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm Deborah Shelton (Univ. Arizonza) Group Adaptations: Insights from Consideration of Small, Colonial Volvocine Algae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Mary Wahl (Harvard Univ.) Engineering Terminal Differentiation and Division of Labor[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:45pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Session: Theory, Computational Biology and Physical Considerations

9:00am Sergey Gavrilets (Univ. Tennessee) On the Evolutionary Origins of the Egalitarian Syndrome[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Hyun Youk (UCSF) Encoding Multicellular Communication and Structures in Synthetic Regulatory Networks
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am Frank Dehne (Carlton Univ.) Studying Evolutionary Transitions by Protein Interaction Networks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Ray Goldstein (Cambridge Univ.) Emergent Collective Behavior in Volvox[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Origin of Life and Ribozyme Evolution

2:00pm Nigel Goldenfeld (UIUC) Did Networks and Community Dynamics Drive the Rapid Evolution of Early Life?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Irene Chen (UCSB) RNA Fitness Landscapes
3:30pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm Niles Lehman (Portland State Univ.) RNA Self-assembly: Cooperation at the Origins of Life[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Pierre Durand (Univ. Witwatersrand) Evolution of Complexity at the Origin of Life and Death Genetic Programs
5:30pm RECEPTION
6:30pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, February 08, 2013

Session: Experimental Evolution and Model Organisms, Chair: J. David Van Dyken (UBC)

9:00am Brad Olson (Kansas State Univ.) Peering Into the Pond for Clues to Multicellularity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Will Ratcliff (Univ. Minnesota) Evolution of Accelerated Aging After the Transition to Multicellularity
10:30am Yoh Iwasa (Kyushu Univ.) Evolution of Stalk/Spore Ratio in a Social Amoeba: Cell-to-Cell Interaction via a Signaling Chemical Shaped by Cheating Risk[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:15am Morning Break

Session: Insect Sociality

11:45am Guy Bloch (Hebrew Univ.) The Sociochronobiology of Bees[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Michael Goodisman (Georgia Tech) Molecular Evolution and Sociality in Insects[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1:15pm Lunch Break
2:00pm CONFERENCE END
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