MMay 18  |   9:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   |   no registration necessary
Hogness Auditorium (Health Sciences A-420) 

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9:45 a.m. :

Welcome by Evan Eichler, Ph.D.
Department of Genome Sciences
Howard Huges Medical Institute

10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. :

Russell Doolittle
Ph.D.  University of California San Diego, Molecular Biology
“The Tree of Life Remains Mysterious”

Kenneth Wolfe, Ph.D.  University of Dublin, Department of Genetics
“Comparative Genomics and Genome Evolution in Yeasts”

12:30 p.m.. - 1:30 p.m. :   Lunch


1:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. :

Introduction by Willie Swanson, Ph.D.
Department of Genome Sciences

Wen-Hsiung Li, Ph.D.   University of Chicago, Department of Ecology and Evolution
“Determinants of Gene Duplicability”

Joachim Messing, Ph.D.  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Waksman Institute of Microbiology
“Analysis of Polyploidization and Hybrid Vigor in Maize by Comparative Genomics”

David Kingsley, Ph.D.   HHMI and Stanford University School of Medicine, Developmental Biology
“Fishing for the Secrets of Vertebrate Evolution”

3:50 - 4:15 p.m. :   Break


4:15 - 5:50 p.m. :

Introduction by Phil Green, Ph.D.
Department of Genome Sciences
Howard Huges Medical Institute

Molly Przeworski, Ph.D.   Brown University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
“Insights into Recombination from Patterns of Genetic Variation in Humans and Chimpanzees”

Richard Durbin, Ph.D. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Informatics Division
“Finding all the Genes in all the Genomes”

5:50 p.m. :

Closing remarks by Robert Waterston , M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Genome Sciences