KITP Program: Evolutionary Cell Biology
(Aug 3 - Oct 23, 2015)
Coordinators: Michael Lynch, Rob Phillips, and Shelley Sazer
Scientific Advisors: Frances Brodsky, Frank Jüicher, Michael Lässig, Nancy Moran, Sarah Teichmann

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Time Speaker Title
8/03, 9:00am Rob Phillips
Caltech & KITP
Introduction to the QBio Course: Cellular Evolution[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/03, 10:30am Mike Lynch
Indiana & KITP
What is Evolutionary Cell Biology?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/03, 1:30pm All Participants Introduction to Evolutionary Cell Biology Program
8/04, 9:00am Matthew Good
Adaptations to Cell Size Variation in Embryo Development[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/04, 10:30am Andrew Murray
Harvard & KITP
Experiments to ask Quantitative and Qualitative Questions about Evolution[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/05, 9:00am Mike Lynch
Indiana & KITP
Introduction to Population Genetics, Part I[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/05, 10:30am Mike Lynch
Indiana & KITP
Introduction to Population Genetics, Part II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/05, 1:30pm Matt Good
Frank Jülicher
(MPI Dresden & KITP)
Mike Lynch
(Indiana & KITP)
Informal Discussion to Consider Scaling Issues in Cell Biology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/06, 9:00am KC Huang
Robust Prediction of Functional Sectors from Protein Coevolution
8/06, 10:45am Kimberly Reynolds
UT Southwestern & KITP
Identifying Modularity in Cellular System[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/06, 1:30pm Mike Lynch
Replication and Transcription Error Rates and the Drift-barrier Hypothesis[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/07, 9:00am Ned Wingreen
Princeton & KITP
Feedbacks in Quorum Sensing: An evolutionary Perspective[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/07, 10:45am Christian Landry
Laval & KITP
Evolution of Protein Networks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/07, 1:30pm Andrew Murray
Harvard & KITP
Using Experimental Evolution and Engineering to Explore the Evolution of Multicellularity and Differentiation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/10, 9:00am Rob Phillips
Caltech & KITP
The Most Common Trick of Proteins and How it Led to Biology's Greatest Model[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/10, 11:00am Rob Phillips
(Caltech & KITP)
Mike Lynch
(Indiana University & KITP)
Hernan Garcia
Jitu Mayor
(VNat'l Ctr for Bio Sci & KITP)
Introduction to QBio Projects and Instructors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/11, 9:00am Matt Weirauch
Univ. Cincinnati & KITP
Transcription Factors across Life: Control of Gene Expression[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/11, 1:30pm Joel Dacks
Univ. Alberta & KITP
Discussion: What might Population Genetics Contribute to Understanding the Origin of Eukaryotes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/12, 9:00am Shelley Copley
Univ. of Colorado & KITP
Promiscuity, Serendipity and Metabolic Innovation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/13, 9:00am Nicole King
Choanoflagellate Colonies, Bacterial Signals, and the Origin of Animal Multicellularity
8/13, 1:30pm Kimberly Reynolds
Univ. Texas & KITP
Hotspots for the Evolution of Allosteric Regulation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/14, 9:00am Wallace Marshall
Extreme cell biology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/14, 1:30pm Stephen Quake
Stanford Univ. & KITP
Single Cell Genomics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/17, 9:00am Mukund Thattai
Nat'l Centre Bio Study & KITP
From Ancient Proteins to Ancient Cells: The Story of the Primordial Mitochondrial Division Apparatus[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/18, 9:00am Joel Dacks
University of Alberta & KITP
Toward a Theory for the Evolution of the Endomembrane System[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/18, 1:30pm Shelley Copley
University of Colorado & KITP
Discussion: Open Questions about how New Metabolic Pathways Evolve[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/19, 9:00am Satyajit "Jitu" Mayor
Nat'l Ctr for Bio Sci & KITP
The Active Actin Membrane Composite: A New Model for the Cell Surface with Implications for the Evolution of the Eukaryotic Cell Membrane[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/19, 1:30pm Maria D'Orsogna
CSU, Northridge & KITP
Emergent Patterns in Particle Swimming[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/20, 9:00am Randy Schekman
Traffic patterns inside of cells I[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/20, 10:30am Randy Schekman
Traffic patterns inside of cells II[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/21, 9:00am Dan Needleman
Harvard University & KITP
Evolutionary Biology, Quantitative Genetics, and (maybe) Biophysics of Cell Division[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/03, 9:00am QBio Instructors Introduction to QBio Instructors and Projects[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/22, 9:00am QBio Students QBio Student Project Presentations I[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/22, 11:00am QBio Students QBio Student Project Presentations II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/24, 9:00am Frank Jülicher
MPI Dresden & KITP
Spatial organization of the cell cytoplasm by phase separation
8/24 12:15pm Shelley Copley
Univ. of Colorado & KITP
Microbes Meet Anthropogenic Pesticides[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
8/25, 9:00am Mónica Bettencourt Dias
Evolution of cellular organelles
8/25, 1:30pm Emmanuel Levy
Weizmann Inst. & KITP
Protein Super-assemblies are Frequently Visited During the Course of Evolution[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/26, 9:00am Sarah Teichmann
Wellcome Trust & KITP
Evolution and Assembly of Protein Complexes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/26, 11:00am Julius Lukes
Czech Academy of Sciences & KITP
The TARA Project and sampling biological diversity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/27, 9:00am Dan Bolon
UMass & KITP
Using protein fitness landscapes to unravel the biophysical, biochemical, and genetic underpinnings of purifying selection.[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/27, 1:30pm Mike Lynch
Indiana Univ. & KITP
The Evolution of Protein Multimeric States[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/28, 9:00am Hernan Garcia
How, when and where in pattern formation: The regulatory knobs of evolution[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/29, 9:00am Alexander Grosberg
Paradoxes in Statistical Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/31, 9:00am Cassandra Extavour
Harvard University & KITP
Evolution of the Germ Cell Soma Distinction
9/01, 9:00am Jose Pereira-Leal
The Evolution of Intracellular Compartmentalisation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/01, 1:30pm Alexander Grosberg
New York University & KITP
Polymer Population Mapping[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/02, 9:00am Edo Kussell
New York University
Evolution of Genomic Binding Landscapes by Global Selection
9/02, 1:30pm Dan Needleman
Harvard University & KITP
Discussion: Combining Quantitative Genetics and Cellular Biophysics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/03, 9:00am Julius Lukes
Evolution, Diverse Life Styles and the Extreme Complexity of the Mitochondrion of Kinetoplastid Flagellates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/03, 1:30pm David Roos
(Univ. of Penn & KITP)
Jose Pereira-Leal
Computational Frameworks for Evolutionary Cell Biology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/04, 9:00am Paul Higgs
McMaster Univ. & KITP
Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Evolution of Bacterial Genomes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/04, 3:00pm QBio Students QBio Student Project Final Presentations I[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/04, 4:45pm QBio Students QBio Student Project Final Presentations II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/08, 1:30pm David Roos
Univ. of Penn & KITP
Alveolate Diversity and the Evolution of Eukaryotic Organelles[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/09, 10:30am All Discussion: Why is Concentration the Main Determinant of a Protein's Sequence Conservation? Discussion Leader: Emmanuel Levy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/09, 1:30pm Erwin Frey
Univ. Munich & KITP
Evolutionary Design Principles of Cell Polarity
9/10, 10:30am David Pollock
Univ. Colorado & KITP
Evolution as memory foam: entropy, epistasis and time (and a bit of snake oil)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/11, 10:30am Hervé Isambert
On the Evolutionary Expansion of Gene Families Involved in Dominant Diseases[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/14, 10:30am Michael Desai
Evolutionary Dynamics when Selection is Pervasive[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/15, 10:30am Michael Lässig
University of Cologne
Towards a Quantitative Genetics of Complex Cellular Traits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/15, 1:30pm Michael Desai
Evolutionary Dynamics when Selection is Pervasive, Part II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/16, 10:30am Anna Panchenko
Perturbation by Sequence Variation: Impacts of Coding Mutations on Protein Fitness[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/17, 10:30am Holly Goodson
University of Notre Dame & KITP
Biochemical, Biophysical and Evolutionary Approaches to Understanding Cytoskeletal Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/17, 1:30pm Michael Lässig
University of Cologne
Towards a Quantitative Genetics of Complex Cellular Traits, Part II[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/18, 10:30am Richard Michod
University of Arizona & KITP
Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality: From Cells as Individuals to Cells as Parts of Multicellular Organisms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 10:30am Allyson Sgro
Princeton & KITP
Greater together: Working Toward an Evolutionary Perspective on Collective Cellular Survival Strategies
9/22, 10:30am Bo Wang
Stanford & KITP
Flatworm Stem Cells: Evolutionary Units for Tissue Formation and Germline Development
9/22, 1:30pm All Discussion-Program participants
9/23, 10:30am John Logsdon
Univ. Iowa
Origins & Evolution of Meiosis: A Sexy Tree with Old Roots and Kinky Branches[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 10:30am Tom Chou
Methods for Modeling Aging, Differentiation and Fixation in Stochastic Populations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 1:30pm All Discussion-Program participants
9/25, 10:30am Eugene Shakhnovich
Harvard University & KITP
Merging Molecular Mechanism and Evolution: Theoretical Concepts and Experimental Explorations of Biophysical Fitness Landscapes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/28, 10:30am Damien Devos
Univ. Pablo de Olavide & KITP
Evolutionary Cell Biology of the Eukaryotic Endomembrane System, of Bacterial Cell Division and Introduction of Microbiology's Platypus[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/29, 10:30am Juliette de Meaux
Univ. Cologne & KITP
Polygenic Adaptation in the Arabidopsis Genus and the Evlution of Plant Cell Biology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/29, 1:30pm Kelley Harris
Stanford & KITP
The Evolving Landscape of Human Mutation and Recombination[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 10:30am James Umen
Danforth Center & KITP
Evolutionary Perspectives on Cell Size Control and Related Insights from Green Algae[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 10:30am Helmut Schiessel
Leiden University & KITP
The Mechanical Genome[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 12:15pm All Discussion-Program participants
10/02, 10:30am Shelley Sazer
Baylor College & KITP
Open vs. Closed Mitosis: What is the difference? How did they evolve?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 10:30am Mark Field
Dundee & KITP
Evolution of the Nucleus: Diversity and Patterns within the Nuclear Pore Complex and the Lamina[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 12:00pm Ke Hu
(Indiana & KITP)
John Murray
(Indiana & KITP)
How to Build a Parasite[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 1:30pm Program Participants Discussion
10/07, 10:30am Fred Chang
Cell Size, Shape and Polarity in Fission Yeast[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/07, 1:30pm Program Participants Discussion
10/08, 9:00am Paul Higgs
McMaster & KITP
Evolution in the RNA World: Co-operation at the Molecular Level[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 2:00pm Program Participants Discussion
10/12, 10:30am Niles Lehman
Portland State Univ. & KITP
Prebiotic Networks: From Molecules into Cells[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 10:30am Irene Chen
RNA Evolution in Early Life
10/14, 10:30am Scott Wylie
Brown Univ. & KITP
Simpson's Paradox in Mutation Rate Evolution[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 10:30am Steve Kelly
Univ. Oxford & KITP
Necessity is the Mother of Re-invention: the Parallel Evolution Evolution of C4 Photosynthesis[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/16, 10:30am Students and Post-docs Short talks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/19, 10:30am Joanna Masel
Univ. Arizona & KITP
Drift Barriers and Evolvability[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 10:30am Serge Kryazhimskiy
Harvard & KITP
Genetic Interactions and Adaptation: Experiments and Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 1:30pm Steve Kelly
Univ. Oxford & KITP
You are what you eat: diet modulates codon bias and genome composition in parasitic microbes
10/21, 10:30am Daniel Promislow
University of Washington & KITP
Building a Metabolomic Bridge from Genotype to Phenotype[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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