A while back I announced that there would be a symposium at the University of Chicago to celebrate—if that’s the right word—my retirement. The time and place, announced before, are the same:
Friday, October 14, 2016 – 9:00 am until 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 9:30 am until 11:00 am
Location: Gordon Center for Integrative Science, 929 E. 57th Street, Room W301.
Everyone’s welcome, and there are places to buy lunch nearby. We now have a schedule with speakers and most titles, which may be subject to some revision, but not much. Talks will be short, around 20 minutes each. I have instructed all speakers not to say anything good about me, whereupon one contrarian (Turelli) said he’ll instruct all speakers to say bad things about me. That’s okay by me—I’m used to it.
Bruce Grant College of William and Mary. Moths are bigger than flies!
Greg Mayer University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Geographic variation in paradise kingfishers: the classic case of peripatric speciation.
Mohamed Noor Duke University. How much do chromosomal inversions prevent gene conversion and interspecies gene flow?
Manyuan Long University of Chicago. Rapid evolution of new genes and phenotypes.
John Willis Duke University. Why reproductive isolation in flowering plants and “mammals” is not always like it is in flies.
Kelly Dyer University of Georgia. The evolution of reinforcement in mushroom-feeding Drosophila.
Ana Llopart University of Iowa When genomes drift apart: insights Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea
Doug Schemske Michigan State University. Ecological genetics of adaptation in the fruitfly Arabidopsis thaliana [What a joker!]
Michael Turelli University of California. Davis Some new results about Wolbachia in Drosophila species.
Amanda Moehring Western University. The genetic basis of female preference and species isolation.
Colin Meiklejohn University of Nebraska. Dissecting the large X-effect in Drosophila speciation: high resolution mapping and population genomic analyses.
Daven Presgraves University of Rochester. Sex chromosomes & speciation: determining the molecular basis of the large X effect for hybrid sterility in Drosophila.
Nick Barton Institute of Science and Technology Austria. What have we learnt about speciation?
Brian Charlesworth University of Edinburgh. The influence of Genetic recombination on molecular evolution and variation.
Daniel Matute University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. An experimental test of hybrid speciation.
Leonie Moyle Indiana University. Sexual selection as a driver of reproductive isolation.
Corbin Jones University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Testing the ‘complexity hypothesis’.
Allen Orr University of Rochester. Why doesn’t evolution get stuck on local optima?
Matthew Cobb University of Manchester. Perfuming the species – chemical signals in Drosophila sexual behaviour.
Nitin Phadnis University of Utah. Selfish genes and speciation.