Key Dates

21 July 2013
On site registration opens

Further key dates

Physiology and Evolution: Has physiology become relevant again to evolutionary biology?

Date & Venue

  • The Journal of Physiology
0930 - 1130
Lecture Theatre: 
Hall 10 (The ICC)

Sponsored by The Journal of Physiology

Recent developments in evolutionary biology have revealed additional mechanisms to the standard story of random mutations followed by natural selection. These include DNA transfer between organisms, fusion & reorganisations of genomes, and non-DNA inheritance. What are the implications for the relationships between genes and function? Have these developments restored physiology to the centre ground of biology? 

This symposium will follow-on from Denis Noble’s IUPS President’s Lecture, since he will be addressing the future of physiology in the context of developments in evolutionary biology.

Denis Noble
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
Relating genotypes to phenotypes
09.30 - 10.00
Stig Omholt
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Cross-species cloning: influence of cytoplasmic factors on development
10.00 - 10.15
Yonghua Sun
Institute of Hydrobiology
The Read-Write (RW) genome
10.15 - 10.45
James Shapiro
University of Chicago
United States
Computational biology as a tool for reverse engineering genotype-phenotype relations
10.45 - 11.00
Chae Young Cha
Seoul National University (currently at University of Oxford)
South Korea
The modern synthesis: extension or replacement?
11.00 - 11.30
Gerd Müller
University of Vienna