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School of Earth Sciences University of Bristol, UK

Phil Donoghue

I am Professor of Palaeobiology at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol (UK). I obtained my PhD from the University of Leicester (UK) in 1997 and heldfellowships there and the University of Birmingham (UK) before being appointed Lecturer in Birmingham in 1999. In 2003 I moved to the University of Bristol (UK) where I was appointed professor in 2010. My lab studies major evolutionary transitions, from the LUCA to the origin of animals and land plants, combining evidence from palaeontology and molecular biology to understand the timing, tempo and mode of organismal evolution Donoghue Lab.

Institute of Evolutionary Biology Barcelona

Josefa González

I am a Research scientist at the CSIC in Barcelona, Spain. I got my PhD at UAB, Barcelona, and continued my training at Stanford University, as a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow and Research Associate. Research in my lab focuses onunderstanding how organisms adapt to natural and urban environments (González Lab). We combine-omic approaches with molecular and phenotypic analyses to identify and characterize adaptive mutations, in particular those induced by transposable element insertions.

Department of Ecology and Geology University of Málaga, Spain

Francisco J. Serrano

Basque Centre for Climate Change, BC· Bilbao, Spain

Ainhoa Magrach

Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Germany

Iker Irisarri

Department of Zoology Cambridge University, UK

Emilia Santos

Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas UPM-UNIA, Madrid, Spain

Jaime Iranzo

Department of Animal Biology. University of Málaga, Spain

Amelia Victoria de Andrés Fernández


Wednesday 17th

1st Day

Thursday 18th

2nd Day

Friday 19th

3rd Day

Wednesday 17th

Welcome speech & Novogene Talk
Plenary Talk: Philip Donoghue (University of Bristol, U.K.)
Developmental biology of early animals and their timescale of diversification.
Coffee break
Session 1: Evo-Devo
Chairs: Isabel Almudí and Juan Pascual-Anaya
Invited speaker: Emília Santos (Cambridge University, U.K.)
Mechanisms underlying colour pattern variation within and between species of cichlid fishes
Patricia Álvarez-Campos (Centro de Investigación en Biodiversidad y Cambio Global (CIBC-UAM) & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Annelid adult cell type diversity and their pluripotent cellular origins
Marc Fábregà Torrus (Universitat de Barcelona & Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio), Barcelona, Spain)
Deciphering the evolution of the tail muscle genetic machinery in Oikopleura dioica and the transition from biphasic sessility to free-living style in tunicates
Koryu Kin (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (IBE), CSIC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Size, complexity, and oxygen: exploring the multicellular evolvability of a unicellular relative of animals through experimental evolution.
Pedro Martínez (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Living without a basal lamina. Cell and tissue organizations in an acoel flatworm.
Ana Riesgo Gil (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain)
Conservation of sex determination markers along animals: the case of genotypic sex determination in sponges
Ildikó Somorjai (University of St Andrews, UK)
Complex and non-random patterns of NLK gene loss in vertebrates suggest functional genomic constraints
Session 2: Evolutionary Genetics & Adaptation
Chairs: Manuel Marí Beffa and Marta Pascual
Antonio Barbadilla (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain)
PopLife: Population genomics across the tree of life.
Marta Barluenga (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain)
Host-parasite interactions drive biodiversity in cichlid fish.
Elena Bosch (Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), UPF-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)
Adaptive archaic introgression related to cellular zinc homeostasis in humans: the SLC30A9 case.
Carlos Leiva (University of Guam, Guam, USA)
Exploring giant clams evolution through genomics and large-scale whole genome resequencing
Victor Luria (Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA)
Novel genes enable protein structural innovation and function in the brain.
Gabriela Montejo-Kovacevich (King's College, University of Cambridge, UK)
The peaks and troughs of adaptation to high altitude in Heliconius butterflies.
Javier Sala-García (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain)
Origin and genomic bases of a rapid postglacial radiation in the dark-eyed juncos of North America (Aves: Passerellidae).
Carlos Sarabia (Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA)
When Beauty saved Beast: A history of adaptive introgression from dogs to wolves in the Iberian Peninsula
Coffee break
Poster Session 1 (Odd numbers)
Welcome Reception (Hotel Ilunion)

Thursday 18th

9:00 - 11:00
Session 3: Evolutionary Omics
Chairs: Manuel Irimia and Ana Riesgo
9:00 – 9:30
Invited Speaker: Iker Irisarri (Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Germany)
Unraveling the origin of land plants by multiomics
9:30 – 9:45
Lucia Campos Domínguez (Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB, Bellaterra, Spain)
Using pangenomes to elucidate the impact of TEs in the domestication of tetraploid cotton
9:45 – 10:00
Irene del Olmo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Towards the identification of the molecular machinery involved in annelid posterior regeneration
10:00 – 10:15
Claudia Londoño-Nieto (Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, Spain)
Local adaptation of seminal fluid proteins to temperature in Drosophila melanogaster
10:15 – 10:30
Federica Mantica (Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain)
Evolution of tissue-specific transcriptomes across bilaterians
10:30 – 10:45
Rubén Martín-Blázquez (Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Sevilla, Spain)
Population epigenetic differences between an endemic and a widespread Erodium (Geraniaceae) species
10:45 – 11:00
Sebastián R. Najle (Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain)
Placozoan single-cell genomics and the emergence of the neuronal gene expression program
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 11:45
Vadim Pisarenco (Universitat de Barcelona & Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio), Barcelona, Spain)
Did genome size reduction drive the rapid radiation of Dysdera spiders in Canary Islands?
11:45 – 12:00
Aida Verdes (National Museum of Natural Sciences, MNCN-CSIC, Madrid, Spain)
Understanding venom evolution and function in ribbon worms through Spatial Transcriptomics
12:00 – 14:00
Session 4: Evolutionary Ecology and Ethology
Chairs: Pau Carazo and Jennifer Leonard
12:00 – 12:30
Invited Speaker: Ainhoa Magrach (Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Leioa, Spain)
Pollinator foraging dynamics across flowering seasons
12:30 – 12:45
Mohamed Abdelaziz (University of Granada, Spain)
Can hybrids modify the adaptive trajectories of parental species in contact zones?
12:45 – 13:00
Jorge Doña (Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, IL, USA)
Introgression dynamics in bird feather lice
13:00 – 13:15
Juan Gefaell (Centro de Investigación Mariña, University of Vigo, Spain)
Wonderful cline: Temporally stable parallel color cline in the shell of a marine gastropod from four coastal inlets
13:15 – 13:30
Lucía Jiménez-Gallardo (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Differences in exposure to vector bites and diet explain variation in prevalece of locally transmitted Neotropical avian malaria parasites
13:30 – 13:45
Javier Puy (Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Sevilla, Spain)
Phenotypic plasticity modulated by hormonal and epigenetic modifications compensates detrimental effect of herbivory in Erodium cicutarium.
13:45 – 14:00
Violeta I. Simón Porcar (University of Seville, Spain)
Convergent evolution of heterostyly independent of pollination system
14:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 17:00
Session 5: Scientific Outreach & Popular Evolutionary Science
Chair: Enrique Viguera
Invited speaker: Victoria de Andrés (Department of Animal Biology. University of Málaga, Spain)
Evolución: la intuición de una realidad
15:30 – 15:45
Josefa González (Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), UPF-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)
Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!: a citizen science network in adaptation genomics
15:45 – 16:00
Andrés Moya (Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Valencia, Spain)
The theory of evolution: a bridge between science and humanities
16:00 – 16:15
Gustavo Rezende (Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Valencia, Spain)
Evo-Devo as a part of a toolkit to deactivate racism and prejudice: the relationship between form and function in living beings and the mistakes of the human look
16:15 – 16:30
The Conversation
16:30 – 17:00
Book Presentation: "Bailando con moscas"
Antonio Fontdevilla Vivanco
17:30 – 20:00
Social Activity
Visit to Historical Málaga

Friday 19th

9:00 – 11:15
Session 6: Palaeontology & Palaeoanthropology
Chairs: Alberto Martín Serra and Juan Antonio Pérez Claros
9:00 – 9:30
Invited Speaker: Francisco J. Serrano Alarcón (University of Málaga)
Origin and early evolution of birds: New evidences and perspectives
9:30 – 9:45
Markus Bastir (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain)
Experimental approaches to paleophysiology in early Homo erectus and the origin of modern human body shape
9:45 – 10:00
Marta Gómez-Recio (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain)
Simulating the breathing motion of KNM-WT 15000 (H. erectus s.l.) external torso surface: first steps
10:00 – 10:15
Jordi Marcé-Nogué (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain)
Machine Learning for inferring ecological traits from morphological and biomechanical data in the fossil record
10:15 – 10:30
Carlos Martínez Pérez (University of Valencia, Spain)
Theoretical morphology and computational biomechanics reveal the euconodont crown as a key innovation
10:30 – 10:45
Alejandro Pérez-Ramos (University of Málaga, Spain)
The role of the paranasal sinuses on the hibernation of cave bears and living bears
10:45 – 11:00
David Peris (Institut Botànic de Barcelona (IBB-CSIC), Spain)
Pollinating insects in the fossil record.
11:00 – 11:15
Guillermo Rodríguez-Gómez (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Changes in carrying capacity and meat availability throughout human evolution in Western Europe
11:15 – 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 – 13:30
SESBE Assembly Meeting & Next Conference
15:00 – 16:45
Session 7: Microbial Evolution
Chairs: Ana Grande and María Jesús García Sánchez
15:00 – 15:30
Invited Speaker: Jaime Iranzo (Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), CSIC-INTA, & Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP), UPM-INIA, Madrid, Spain)
Eco-evolutionary dynamics of phage-bacteria interactions in the human gut through the analysis of CRISPR arrays
15:30 – 15:45
Javier de la Fuente (Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia (CNB-CSIC), CSIC. Madrid, Spain)
Within-patient evolution of plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance
15:45 – 16:00
Mara Laguna Castro (Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), INTA-CSIC, Spain)
A common strategy for virus adaptation to low host density at different temperatures.
16:00 – 16:15
Ignacio J. Melero Jiménez (Institute of Environmental Sciences, Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel)
Environmental stress leads to the breakdown of mutualistic interactions a simplified bacterial community
16:15 – 16:30
Davide Pisani (University of Bristol, UK)
Phylogenomic approaches reconstruct the age and physiology of the last universal common ancestor of life
16:30 – 16:45
Raquel Sánchez de Pedro Crespo (University of Málaga, Spain)
Warming rate could influence the thermal resistance in freshwater phytoplankton
16:45 – 17:00
PeerJ Awards:
Best Student Poster and Best Student Talk
17:00 – 17:30
Pere Alberch Award: Alicia Gómez-Fernández
The legacy of Pere Alberch in the context of plant domestication.
17:30 – 18:00
Coffee break
18:00 – 19:15
Poster Session 2 (even numbers)
19:15 – 20:15
Plenary Talk: Josefa González (Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), Barcelona, Spain)
Transposable elements drive genetic and epigenetic novelty relevant for adaptive evolution across species
Conference Dinner (NH Hotel)