Program

22nd Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles

September 25th
8:00 9:20 am
Registration, posters installation and welcome coffee
9:20 9:30 am
Introduction

ORIGIN OF LIFE AND EXOBIOLOGY
Chairman: Susanne Lachmuth

9:30 9:53 am
Andrei N. Lupas: On the origin of folded proteins

GENOME PHENOTYPE EVOLUTION
Chairman: Susanne Lachmuth

9:53 10:16 am
Florian Maumus: Addressing the diversity and evolution of plant viruses using genomic data

10:16 10:39 am
Maria Assunta Biscotti: The lungfish transcriptome: a glimpse into molecular evolution events at the transition from water to land

10:39 10:54 am
Short Talk Session
1 PP Alberto Vicens: Selective pressures on cancer genes along the mammalian phylogeny

2 PP Inês Miranda: Understanding the genetic determinants of winter coat colour in the least weasel (Mustela nivalis) from museum genomics

3 PP Vikas Sharma: Hidden diversity of endogeneous geminiviruses in plants

10:54 11:44 am
Coffee break, and posters sessions

GENOME PHENOTYPE EVOLUTION
Chairman: Andrei Lupas

11:44 12:07 am
Marie-Noëlle Rosso: Evolutionary history and function of glycoside hydrolases GH131 related to plant tissue colonisation in Dikarya, Fungi, and Oomycetes

12:07 12:30 am
Mélanie Ribeiro Lopes, Nicolas Parisot, Federica Calevro:Expansion of genes encoding Apoptosis Inhibitor Proteins (IAPs) and their role in a novel bacteriocyte cell death process in aphid symbiosis

EVOLUTIONARY MECHANISMS
Chairman: Maria Assunta Biscotti

12:30 12:53 pm
Shuhua Xu: The impact of genetic admixture and natural selection on driving population differences in East Asia

12:53 2:30 pm
Lunch

EVOLUTIONARY MECHANISMS
Chairman: Maria Assunta Biscotti

2:30 2:53 pm
Susanne Lachmuth: Enemy release mitigates inbreeding depression in native and invasive Silene latifolia populations: experimental insight into the role of inbreeding x environment interactions for the success and evolution of invaders

2:53 3:16 pm
Conrad C. Labandeira: The Great Terrestrial Diversification: The Expansion of Plant–Arthropod Interactions Following the Permo-Triassic Ecologic Crisis

3:16 3:39pm
Thomas Becking: Impact of feminizing Wolbachia endosymbionts on the evolution of a male heterogametic system of sex chromosome

TRANSPOSON EVOLUTION
Chairman: Daniel Wall

3:39 4:02 pm
Fumitoshi Ishino: Evolution of skeletal muscle in mammals by domestication of an LTR retrotoransposon

4:02 4:52 pm
Coffee break, and posters sessions

TRANSPOSON EVOLUTION
Chairman: Daniel Wall

4:52 5:15 pm
Georgy Smyshlyaev, Alex Bateman, Orsolya Barabas: Structural and evolutionary insights into the broad transfer of antibiotic resistance by bacterial conjugative transposons

5:15 5:38 pm
Daniel Elsner, Karen Meusemann, Judith Korb: Longevity and transposon defense, the case of termite reproductives

5:38 6:01 pm
Yang Liu, Yousry A. El-Kassaby: Roles of coniferous transposable elements (12-18 Gb) in genome evolution and adaptive evolution

8:00 pm : Dinner at Restaurant de l’UNM

September 26th
8:30 9:00 am
Morning coffee

CONCEPTS AND METHODS
Chairman: Katherine Buckley

9:00 9:23 am
Lars Jermiin: Improving the Accuracy of Phylogenetic Estimates from Genomic Data

9:23 9:46 am
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis: Predicting the evolution of novel genes

9:4610:09 am
Nicholas David Evans: Gradualism, selection, and language diversity: why linguists need coevolutionary models

TRANSPOSON EVOLUTION
Chairman: Nicolas Marcel Cerveau

10:09 10:32 am
Jungnam Cho and Jerzy Paszkowski : Domestication of transposable elements to RNA decoys in rice

10:32 10:55 am
David Louis Adelson: Divergent Genome Evolution Caused by Regional DNA Gain and Loss in Mammals is Accompanied by Similar Evolutionary Trajectories of Retrotransposon Accumulation

10:55 11:45 am
Coffee break, and posters sessions

TRANSPOSON EVOLUTION
Chairman: Marie-Noëlle Rosso

11:45 12:08 am
Alex Kentsis: Known and unknown domesticated human DNA transposases

12:08 12:31 am
Josefa González: Transposable elements affect the transcriptional regulation of stress response genes in Drosophila and humans

12:31 2:00 pm
Lunch

TRANSPOSON EVOLUTION
Chairman: Conrad C. Labandeira

2:00 2:23 pm
Anton Buzdin: Retroelement – linked transcription factor binding patterns point to the most quickly developing molecular pathways in human evolution.

2:23 2:46 pm
Yves Bigot: Genome-wide identification of SETMAR protein binding sites reveals interactions between its isoforms and numerous Hsmar1/MADE1 ITRs that together co-evolved under selection

2:46 3:09pm
Magali Naville: Genome size variation is driven by differential expansion of non-autonomous transposable elements in larvaceans

3:09 3:32pm
Anne C. Roulin: Transposable element evolution in the grass Brachypodium distachyon: what can we learn from population genomics?

3:32 4:22 pm
Coffee break, and poster sessions

ORIGIN OF LIFE AND EXOBIOLOGY
Chaiman: Kelly Hugues

4:22 4:45 pm
Kunio Kawamura: Formation of oligonucleotides and oligopeptides under hydrothermal environments with minerals evaluated using hydrothermal microflow reactor systems

4:45 5:08 pm
Hideo Hashizume: Formation of adenosine from adenine and ribose in the presence of clay minerals

5:08 5:31 pm
Sávio Torres de Farias: Be Introduced to the First Universal Common Ancestor (FUCA): The Great-Grandmother of LUCA (Last Universal Common Ancestor)

EVOLUTION OF COMPLEX TRAITS
Chairman: Alex Kentsis

5:31 5:54 pm
Ingrid Lafontaine: Evidence supporting an Antimicrobial Origin of Chloroplast Transit Peptides

5:54 6:17 pm
Pedro Martinez: The origin of animal brains. The enigmatic xenacoelomorphs as a study case

6:17 6:40 pm
Michael Hiller: The importance of cis-regulatory divergence for morphological evolution

6:40 7:03 pm
Rongling Wu: The Genetic Architecture of Ecological Interactions That Drive Evolution

7:03 pm Cocktail at the meeting center

September 27th
8:30 9:00 am
Morning coffee

EVOLUTION OF COMPLEX TRAITS
Chairman: Lara Meade

9:00:9:23
Miroslav Oborník: Evolution of heme biosynthetic pathway in phototrophic eukaryotes

9:23 9:55 am
Emmanuelle Renard: The Germline Multipotency Program and the origin of animal sex cells

9:55 10:10 am
Short Talk Session
4 PP Lidan Sun: The Genetic Architecture of Heterophylly, Heteroblasty and Heterochrony

5 PP Jesper Fogelholm: CREBBP and WDR24 Affects Quantitative Variation in Red Coloration in the Chicken

10:10 11:00 am
Coffee break, and posters sessions

EVOLUTION OF COMPLEX TRAITS
Chairman: Francesc Calafell

11:00 11:23 am
Christian Braendle: The molecular basis underlying the genetic assimilation of C. elegans matricidal hatching

11:2311:46 am
Liran Carmel: Reconstructing Denisovan Anatomy Using DNA Methylation Maps.

11:46 12:09 am
Nicolas Marcel Cerveau: The importance of first contact in Molluscan shell development

GENOME PHENOTYPE EVOLUTION
Chairman: Francesc Calafell

12:09 12:32 pm
Jian Lu: Linkage of A-to-I RNA Editing in Metazoans and the Impact on Genome Evolution

12:32 2:02 pm
Lunch

CONVERGENT EVOLUTION
Chairman: Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis

2:02 2:25 pm
Marie Vasse: Highly convergent co-evolution of bacterial predators and prey

2:25 2:48 pm
Suhua Shi: Convergent adaptation among multiple mangrove taxa and the genomic mechanisms

2:48 3:11 pm
Andrey Ostrovsky: matrotrophy in invertebrates: distribution, structure, evolution

3:11 3:34pm
Pierre Pontarotti: Convergent evolution of DDE transposons  as sequence specific recombination activating systems.

3:34 3:57 pm
Bernard de Massy: The control of the localization of meiotic recombination by Prdm9

3:574:47 pm
Coffee break, and posters session

BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION
Chairman: Liran Carmel

4:47 5:02 pm
Short Talk Session
6 PP Zixiao Guo: The biogeography of Indo-West Pacific mangroves cast light to conservation and speciation

7 PP Wei-Jen Chen: Toward resolving complex evolutionary history of the Indo-West Pacific sergeant majors (Pomacentridae: Abudefduf)

5:02 5:25 pm
T.D. O’Hara, Hugall, A.F.: Seafloor phylodiversity gradients in the Indo-Pacific from equator to pole

5:25 5:48 pm
Francesc Calafell: The parallel lives of Y-chromosome lineages across the Gibraltar Straits

5:48 6:11 pm
Gergely Torda: Evolution of a complex metaorganism: rapid adaptive responses in reef-building corals

8:00 pm Dinner at Restaurant les Arcenaulx

September 28th
8:00 8:30 am
Morning coffee

BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION
Chairman: Bianca Habermann

8:30 8:53 am
Morgan Gueuning, Nadir Alvarez: Elevation in tropical sky islands as the common driver in structuring genes and communities of freshwater organisms

8:53 9:16 am
Aleš Horák: Planktonic diplonemids and their place in the global ocean ecosystem

9:16 9:39 am
Mariangela Bonizzoni: Insights into an unexplored component of mosquito repeatomes: distribution of viral integrations in mosquito genomes and their possible impact on immunity

SELF NON SELF EVOLUTION
Chairman: David Louis Adelson

9:39 10:02 am
Katherine Buckley: Evolutionary conservation and divergence in the gut-associated immune response of an invertebrate deuterostome

10:02 10:17 am
Short Talk Session
8 PP Marius Bredon: Lignocellulose degradation across the woodlice holobionts

9 PP Aleksandra Bialas: The rice NLR immune receptor Pik-1 only recently evolved to recognise the AVR-PikD effector of the blast fungus

10:17 11:07am
Coffee break, and posters sessions

SELF NON SELF EVOLUTION
Chairman: Marie Vasse

11:07 11:30am
Daniel Wall: Direct visualization of kin recognition and discriminating toxin transfer by a dynamic polymorphic cell surface receptor in a social microbe

11:30 11:53 am
Jim Kaufman: Generalists and Specialists: a new view of how MHC molecules fight
infectious pathogens

CONCEPTS AND METHODS
Chairman: Gergely Torda

11:53 12:16am
Kelly Hughes: The triplet-of-triplets genetic code

12:16 12:39 pm
Banu Ozkan: Allosteric modulation governs functional adaption

12:39 2:09 pm
Lunch

CONCEPTS AND METHODS
Chairman: Mariangela Bonizzoni

2:09 2:32 pm
Warren R. Francis: Neutral evolution of introns and intergenic sequence

2:32 2:55 pm
Kotaro Kagawa: Roles of hybridization in adaptive radiation: insights from a simulation study

2:55 3:15 pm
Short Talk Session
10 PP Mario Alberto Cerón-Romero: PhyloChromoMap and PhyloTol, two tools to explore gene family and karyotype evolution in eukaryotic parasites

11 PP Lara Meade: Adaptive maintenance of fertility in the face of meiotic drive

12 PP Armin O. Schmitt: Detection of gene orthologies using InterPro fingerprints

3:15 4:05 pm
Coffee break, and posters sessions

CONCEPTS AND METHODS
Chairman: Michael Oborník

4:05 4:28 pm
Bianca Habermann: HH-MOTiF: de novo prediction of short linear motifs in proteins

4:28 4:51 pm
Peter A. Lind: Forecasting experimental evolution in Pseudomonas

4:51 5:14 pm
Eric Gaucher: Evolutionary history and metabolic insights of ancient mammalian uricases

5:14 5:24 pm
Conclusion

Posters with short presentation

1 PP Alberto Vicens: Selective pressures on cancer genes along the mammalian phylogeny

2 PP Inês Miranda: Understanding the genetic determinants of winter coat colour in the least weasel (Mustela nivalis) from museum genomics

3 PP Vikas Sharma: Hidden diversity of endogeneous geminiviruses in plants

4 PP Lidan Sun: The Genetic Architecture of Heterophylly, Heteroblasty and Heterochrony

5 PP Jesper Fogelholm: CREBBP and WDR24 Affects Quantitative Variation in Red Coloration in the Chicken

6 PP Zixiao Guo: The biogeography of Indo-West Pacific mangroves cast light to conservation and speciation

7 PP Wei-Jen Chen: Toward resolving complex evolutionary history of the Indo-West Pacific sergeant majors (Pomacentridae: Abudefduf)

8 PP Marius Bredon: Lignocellulose degradation across the woodlice holobionts

9 PP Aleksandra Bialas: The rice NLR immune receptor Pik-1 only recently evolved to recognise the AVR-PikD effector of the blast fungus

10 PP Mario Alberto Cerón-Romero: PhyloChromoMap and PhyloTol, two tools to explore gene family and karyotype evolution in eukaryotic parasites

11 PP Lara Meade: Adaptive maintenance of fertility in the face of meiotic drive

12 PP Armin O. Schmitt: Detection of gene orthologies using InterPro fingerprints

Posters

13 P Kunio Kawamura: Two-gene hypothesis for the emergence of life-like system from a simple chemical evolution network of RNA molecules

P 14 James A. Langeland: Evolutionary origins of ß-secretase and Aß peptide

P 15 Leo Stahlecker: Proposal for a new Systematics of Mantodea

16 P Hassnae Afrache: Investigating the diversity of MHC class I and II genes in chickens

17 P Simona Petrelli, Maria Buglione, Marion van Vugt, Valeria Maselli, Kevin Matson, Domenico Fulgione: Return to the wild: re-adaptations in domestic Sus scrofa

18 P Tomoko Kaneko-Ishino: Brain function exerted by an LTR-retrotransposon-derived Sirh3/Ldoc1l

19 P Eugenia Rashkovetsky: Candidate genes involved in Drosophila mating behavior

20 P Louis Tsakou Ngouafo , Angèle Courtant, Robin Ordioni: DDE Transposons evolve via horizontal transfer: The RAG transposon exception.

21 P Laurent Abi-Rached, Philippe Gouret, Jung-Hua Yeh, Julie Di Cristofaro, Pierre Pontarotti,Christophe Picard, Julien Paganini: Immune Diversity Sheds Light on Missing Variation in Worldwide Genetic Diversity Panels

22 P Maximiliano Tourmente, Ruth Archer, David Hosken: Sexual conflict sperm quality in Drosophila simulans

23 P Divya Selvaraju: Molecular characterization of the gonadal dysgenesis inducing strain Harwich

24 P Emmanuelle Renard: StraS Project: studying sponge cell behavior during morphogenetic processes

25 P Lily Tran: An experimental approach to benchmark ancestral sequence reconstruction methods

26 P Chabrol O, Royer-Carenzi M, Pontarotti P, Didier G:Detecting Molecular Basis Of Phenotypic Convergence

27 P Sebastien Tempel: ProkTE: A web server for large-scale analysis of genetic context associated to the  insertion sequences and their putative roles

28 P Magali Lescot: The Ocean Gene Atlas: exploring the biogeography of plankton genes online

29 P Wei-Jen Chen & Sarah Samadi: Progress on the research of fish systematics and evolution through the Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos program

30 P Hsin Lee, Wei-Jen Chen & Sarah Samadi: Biodiversity Exploration and Phylogeny of Cocculinidae (Gastropoda: Cocculiniformia)