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Fernando Gonzalez Candelas fernando.gonzalez at uv.es
Wed May 17 08:44:49 EST 2000

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the workshop
entitled Evolution:  From molecules to ecosystems that will be held
2-4 November 2000 in Valencia (Spain) as part of the activities
commemorating the fifth centennial of the University of Valencia and the
launching of  the Cavanilles Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary
Biology. The goal of the workshop will be to reflect on the present and
foreseeable future of evolutionary theory in the age of genomics,
development, and complex systems.

Themes and Topics

1. Behavior and evolution
 2. Coevolution
 3. Comparative genomics
 4. Evolution and development
 5. Evolution at the organismic level and biodiversity
 6. Evolutionary ecology
 7. Evolution of life history traits
 8. Evolution of parasites
 9. Evolution of sex
10. Experimental evolution
11. Extinctions
12. Human evolution
13. Impact of Darwinism
14. Macroevolution
15. Molecular ecology
16. Molecular evolution
17. Origins and the roots of life
18. Phylogenetic analysis of major taxonomic groups
19. Phylogenetics and the comparative method
20. Speciation

Speakers and invited participants include:

M. Aguade (Spain), F. J. Ayala (USA), G. Barbujani (Italy), J.
Bertranpetit (Spain), G.M. Burghardt (USA),   A. Caballero (Spain), P.
Calow (UK), S. Carroll (USA),  L. Chao (USA), L. De Meester (Belgium),
D.C. Dennett (USA), D. Erwin (USA), A. Fontdevila (Spain),  P. Forterre
(France), A. Garcia Bellido (Spain), C. Herrera (Spain), G.M. Hewitt
(UK), D.M. Hillis (USA), P. Holland (UK), C.E. King (USA), S. Kresovich
(USA), W. Lampert (Germany), A. Lazcano (Mexico), R.E. Lenski (USA),
M. Lynch (USA), A. Mayer (Germany), R. Michod (USA), C. Mitter (USA), N.
Moran (USA), H. Ochman (USA), T. Ohta (Japan), A.H. Patterson (USA), D.
Pinero (Mexico),  T.W. Snell (USA), S.J. Shettleworth (Canada),  R.
Thornhill (USA), M. Tibayrenc (France), R. Zardoya (Spain).


The workshop fee is 35000 ptas (210 euro), and includes registration,
lunch, and  refreshments served during coffee breaks at the venue. We
encourage you to visit our web page for further information and on-line
registration at:

Attendance to the workshop will be limited to 180 participants.
Selection, if necessary, will follow a first come, first served rule.

Deadline for registration : 1 July 2000

Financial aid

Support will be given where possible to a limited number of students
attending the workshop.  Two forms of financial aid will be offered, a
fee waiver, and a fee waiver plus a fixed sum to cover  travel
expenses.  Students must submit: 1) evidence that they are registered as
a full-time student in an accredited program, such us an enrollment
certificate or supporting letter from the university, department or
academic advisor, 2) a short CV describing interests and achievements in
the subject area of the workshop.  It is important that applications be
submitted as soon as possible in order to receive prompt consideration
by the Organizing Committee.

Dr. Fernando Gonzalez Candelas                       Phone: (+34) 963 983
Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biologia Evolutiva
Dept. de Genetica / Servei de Bioinformatica        FAX   : (+34) 963 983
Universitat de Valencia
Apartado de Correos 22085
E-46071 Valencia SPAIN                        e-mail:
Fernando.Gonzalez at uv.es

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