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A symposium hosted by Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt, Germany
January 17th to 18th 2018

Topic
Global warming and changing climatic conditions will require organisms to either track their climatic niche or rapidly adapt to new conditions.  Our understanding of the genomic basis underlying climate adaptation across various taxa is currently growing fast. We have so far learned about adaptive inversion clines, polygenic traits, the interplay of standing genetic variation and newly arising mutations, adaptation in symbiotic systems, and the role of adaptive introgression between species. These species-specific responses now raise more general scientific questions:
I) Which processes and genomic features further or hinder adaptation?
II) Are common patterns arising in terms of genes or pathways responding to climate stress selection? What are the relative roles of transcription changes versus structural changes?
III) Which directions of research are promising for the future?
IV) Which next generation sequencing techniques, and other methods, are most appropriate in the near future?
This symposium aims at bringing together leading scientists in the field to discuss recent results in genomic climate adaptation. Particularly, we want to integrate knowledge across disciplines (e.g. population genetics, molecular ecology/evolution, bioinformatics), and across taxa (e.g. plants, animals, fungi). Together, we want to identify open questions and promising methodology, and conceptually advance this scientifically and societally important field.

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Confirmed keynote lecturers
Outi Savolainen (University of Oulu, Finland)
Alan O. Bergland (University of Virginia, USA)

Confirmed speakers
Thomas Flatt (University Lausanne, Switzerland)
Robert Kofler (VetMedUni, Vienna, Austria)
Christian Rellstab (WSL, Zürich, Switzerland)
Thomas Bataillon (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Karl Schmid (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
Victoria Sork (University of California, USA)

Tentative schedule: Click here

Venue: Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt am Main
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

The organizers and scientific committee cordially invite you!

Markus Pfenninger (markus.pfenninger(q)senckenberg.de)
Imke Schmitt (imke.schmitt(q)senckenberg.de)
Barbara Feldmeyer (Barbara.Feldmeyer(q)senckenberg.de)
Ann-Marie Oppold (Ann-Marie.Oppold(q)senckenberg.de)

Registration
Registration will be open until November 1st, 2017. We have a limited number of 100 places available following the principle ‘first come - first serve’.
Please register as early as possible and contact us if you need further information in advance.

Fees
The regular participation fee is 100 € (special fees for students: 75 €, a proof of student status will be requested upon registration on site). The participation fee includes coffee breaks and 2 lunches.

In case of inquiries and problems, contact
Barbara.Feldmeyer(q)senckenberg.de
Ann-Marie.Oppold(q)senckenberg.de

http://www.senckenberg.de/GenBasClimAdapt


Contact
Ann-Marie Oppold
Phone: +49 69 7542 1839
Fax:
E-Mail: Ann-Marie.Oppold(q)senckenberg.de

Seats still available 94 of 100

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