21 December, 2012
We are pleased to invite you to the symposium “*MOLECULAR EVOLUTIONARY INNOVATIONS*” that will be held at the XIV congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology 2013 from 19 to 24 August in Lisbon, Portugal, and would be honored to receive your abstract submission.
Evolutionary innovations, including evolution of new functions, bear the hallmarks of genome plasticity. The comparison of ever-increasing number of sequenced genomes in different species has expanded our ability to discover molecular evolutionary novelties, to study their origin, their dynamics and long-term fates in genomes. In this symposium we will address the evolution of these events, focusing in particular in studies that discovered and traced them down (from whole genome duplications to single gene duplications), mechanisms involved in their advent (exon shuffling, gene fusion, or fission, domestication of transposable elements, exaption of coding or noncoding sequences and lateral gene transfer…), the dynamics and fate of novelties (contribution to the neofunctionalization or subfunctionalization events, gene repertoires preferentially retained, patterns of gene family expansion, mode of evolution they followed for their maintenance), as well as the tools allowing their retrieval and/or the comparison of such genes at the genomic level. We will also put emphasis on those detailing changes at the molecular and cellular levels, up to those showing behavioural impact.
*Vaishali Katju* http://biology.unm.edu/katju/Katju_Lab_Website/Home.html
We would be extremely grateful if you could help us to convey this call beyond the evoldir community.
With our best regards,
Frdric Brunet (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rita Ponce (email@example.com)
More information and registration at: *http://www.eseb2013.com*
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: *February 28th 2013*