[Lfm] Symposium: on Animal Development and its Evolutionary Variation. Cambridge, 17-18 Sept 2017

Claudio Alonso C.Alonso at sussex.ac.uk
Wed Jul 19 11:06:17 BST 2017

Symposium on Animal Development and its Evolutionary Variation
17th - 18th September 2017
Department of Zoology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
(Apologies for cross posting)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We wanted to bring your attention to a meeting taking place on 17-18 September in Cambridge (UK) on the subject of Animal Development and its Evolutionary Variation.  The meeting is intended in part as a celebration of the contributions of Prof Michael Akam to this field.

On 17th September there will be an evening drinks celebration at the Department of Zoology. On 18th September there will be a day long scientific symposium held at the Department of Zoology.  The symposium will be followed by a celebratory dinner in Trinity College.

The list of confirmed speakers is detailed below.

Keynote speakers

Sean Carroll (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Matt Scott (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA)

Speakers / Titles

Detlev Arendt (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)
"Evolution of the centralised nervous system: a cell type perspective”

Nadia Bakalenko (St Petersburg State University, Russia)
"Antisense transcripts in the nereid Hox clusters"

Erik Clark (University of Cambridge, UK)
"Making stripes elegantly"

Cassandra Extavour (Harvard University, USA)
“From soma to germ line: Origin, evolution and molecular mechanisms of the oskar gene”

Jack Green (University of Marseille, France)
“How do organs change size during evolution? The cellular and genetic basis of ovipositor enlargement in Drosophila suzukii”

Robert Kelsh (University of Bath, UK)
“Pigment cells and their progenitors in the neural crest”

Alfonso Martinez-Arias (University of Cambridge, UK)
“What in vitro studies teach us about the evolution of axial elongation in vertebrates”

Christen Mirth (Monash University, Australia)
“Plasticity in body size and shape: how environmental conditions modify development to generate phenotypic variation.”

Tassos Pavlopoulos (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm, USA)
"Arthropod limb morphogenesis and diversification: lessons from a crustacean”

Mariana Wolfner (Cornell University, USA)
“Not your average peep-show: molecules and physiology that mediate post-mating changes in female Diptera”

To register for the event please follow the following link:


In case of any queries regarding registration please contact:
Paula McPhee, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Tel: +44 1223 336621 Email: admin at zoo.cam.ac.uk<mailto:admin at zoo.cam.ac.uk?subject=Symposium%20on%20Animal%20Development%20and%20its%20Evolutionary%20Variation>

Please forward this email to any other interested parties.  We hope to see you in September!


Claudio Alonso
Michalis Averof
Paul Brakefield
James Castelli-Gair
David Stern
Max Telford


Claudio R. Alonso
Professor of Developmental Neurobiology
Wellcome Trust Investigator

Sussex Neuroscience
School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QG
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 1273 876621
E: c.alonso at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:c.alonso at sussex.ac.uk>
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