The University of Oregon and Indiana University have this wonderful Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship in evo-devo that was, unfortunately, established long after I graduated from the UO. I have to say that it is a great idea, and it isn’t their fault I’m a superannuated anachronism. Anyway, the important thing is that they are hosting a symposium on evolution, development, and genomics: “From Patterns to Process:
Bridging Micro-and-Macroevolutionary Concepts through Evo-Devo” on
4-6 April, in beautiful Eugene, Oregon. And look at the speakers they have lined up!
- Detlev Arendt – European Molecular Biology Laboratory
- Bill Cresko – University of Oregon
- Bernie Degnan – University of Queensland
- Hopi Hoekstra – Harvard University
- Mark Martindale – University of Hawaii
- Daniel Meulemans – California Institute of Technology
- Leonie Moyle – Indiana University
- Fred Nijhout – Duke University
- Kevin Peterson – Dartmouth College
- Stephan Schneider – University of Oregon
- Mike Wade – Indiana University
- Deneen Wellik – University of Michigan
A springtime meeting in Oregon in which I get to hear the latest in evo-devo from some of its biggest names and a rather significant detractor (Coyne)? Well, that settles it for me — I’m going. This sounds like spectacular fun.