'New Model Systems for Linking Evolutions and Ecology', Heidelberg, Germany
An event entitled 'New Model Systems for Linking Evolutions and Ecology' will be held from 1 to 4 May 2013 in Heidelberg, Germany.
A major obstacle in linking evolution and ecology has been that, for many of the preferred genetic and genomic research models, ecological information has been lacking. Conversely, preferred models for evolutionary ecology have generally not been amenable to genetic experiments and their genomic resources were poorly developed. The ongoing revolution in sequencing technologies is rapidly changing this.
Large-scale sequencing-based studies have become affordable for individual labs. They support population genomics, investigation of regulatory landscapes of the genomes, and in situ genetics in a wide range of species. Importantly, such analyses can now be performed with hundreds or even thousands of individuals.
The conference will be an opportunity for researchers to discuss the latest advances in satellite systems, that is, species that are closely related to conventional genetic model organisms and presenting entirely new models for evolutionary and ecological genetics and genomics. Special emphasis will be placed on the interaction between organisms as a basis for understanding ecological adaptation.
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