Symposium: Genome Evolution in

Laura A. Katz LKatz at smith.edu
Mon Mar 8 20:35:23 EST 2004


Symposium: Genome Evolution in Microbial Eukaryotes
June 2nd, Smithfield Rhode Island

To elucidate principles of eukaryotic genome evolution, we must
increase studies of microbial eukaryotes.  The bulk of eukaryotic
diversity is microbial yet our current knowledge of eukaryotic 
genome
evolution comes largely from studies of plants, animals and fungi. 
Our intention in this one-day symposium is to highlight recent
achievements in understanding the diversity of eukaryotic 
genomes, and
to expose relevant researchers to advances in techniques for both 
data
acquisition and data analysis.  Speakers and titles appear below.


Travel funds are available for undergraduates, graduate students 
and
postdocs.  These funds will offset costs of those currently working 
on
molecular evolution/genomics of microbial eukaryotes, and those
switching into the field.  Students and postdocs are encouraged to
bring a poster of their work.  For more information, visit:
http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/lkatz/SOPgeno
me_funds
request.html


The symposium will take place at this year's Society of 
Protozoologists meetings.

More information about the symposium:
http://www.biology.uiowa.edu/workshop/SOP_symposium.html

More information on the SOP meetings:
<http://www.uga.edu/protozoa/meetings/sop_meeting.html>http://w
ww.uga.
edu/protozoa/meetings/sop_meeting.html
http://www.uga.edu/protozoa/meetings/sop_meeting10.html



Scheduled Speakers

Recent Studies on Eukaryotic Genome Evolution
Paddy Patterson, University of Sydney, Australia/Marine Biological
Laboratory, USA The changing face of protozoan taxonomy

Jessica Kissinger, University of Georgia, USA
Parasite genome evolution

Andrew Roger, Dalhousie University, Canada
Genome and cell evolution in anaerobic protists: Inferences from 
EST
data

Kenneth Stuart, University of Washington
Comparative genomics in kinetoplastids

Laura Katz, Smith College, USA
Evolution and implication of genome rearrangements in ciliates

Uwe Maier, University of Marburg, Germany
Organelles and endosymbiosis

Debashish Bhattacharya, University of Iowa, USA
Genome evolution in photosynthetic eukaryotes


Workshop On Data Acquisition and Analysis
Jane Carlton, TIGR, USA
Protist genome sequencing projects and comparative genomics: 
from
genome to populome

Martin Embley, University of Newcastle, UK
Challenges and pitfalls in reconstructing eukaryotic relationships

Amy Driskell, UC Davis, USA
Exploiting large sequence databases to build the trees of life


Poster Session: Molecular Evolution and Genomics
TBA

Keynote Address
Martin Embley, University of Newcastle, UK
Genomes, organelles and the demise of the Archezoa




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Laura A. Katz, Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
College Road
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-3825
Fax: 413-585-3786
http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/lkatz/
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