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MorphoEvoDevo: A happy threesome?

A multilevel approach to understand the evolution of animal diversity

The "Fachgruppe Morphologie" is happy to announce a satellite meeting on integrating data from EvoDevo and morphology in order to discuss the evolution of metazoan diversity. All confirmed keynote speakers are renowned experts in these fields, but use different, conceptual strategies to tackle down evolutionary questions. This satellite aims to bring together young ambitious researchers as well as advanced established scientists which share a passion for ancestor and character reconstruction. The combination of contributing participants will set a basis for lively and vibrant panel discussions and might eventually lead into a sound understanding of the evolution of animal phenotypes.

Keynote Speakers:

Andreas Hejnol, Sars Center, University of Bergen, Norway
Thomas G. Stach, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Andreas Wanninger, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Special guest: Jakob Vinther, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Venue:

Lecture Hall 1, Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 6

Organizers/Contact:
Sabrina Kaul-Strehlow (email)
 

Programme

12.00 - 12.10    Sabrina Kaul-Strehlow, Wien
Opening, Welcome

12.10 - 12.40    Andreas Wanninger, Wien
The need for a revised, multi-level view on homology and parsimony for reconstructing morphological evolution in the genomic era

12.40 - 13.10    Thomas Stach, Berlin
Some thoughts on threesomes, MorphoEvoDevo and happiness

13.10 - 14.00    Discussion incl. lunch

14.00 - 14.20    Andy Sombke & Matthes Kenning, Greifswald
The sensory pathways in arthropods – convergent evolutionary transformation or corollary of serial homology?

14.20 - 14.40    Jörn von Döhren, Bonn
First larva intercalated? – Evolutionary developmental morphology in Nemertea

14.40 - 15.10    Andreas Hejnol, Bergen
Toward a healthy synthesis: morphology, phylogenetics, evolution and development

15.10 - 16.30    Panel discussion incl. coffee and snacks

18.00 - 22.00    Social evening @ Tent, University Historic Campus (including dinner)

10.00 - 10.30    Jakob Vinther, Bristol
Palaeontological evidence for the origin of ctenophores

10.30 - 10.45    Franziska Spitzner*, Greifswald
Maybe a metamorphosis is not such a big thing? Reconstructing the larval organogenesis of Carcinus maenas (Decapoda: Brachyura)

10.45 - 11.00    Philipp Thieme*, Stralsund
Supraneurals – What are they and what can we learn from them?

11.00 - 12.00    Panel discussion