Sars internasjonale senter for marin molekylærbiologi


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Sars Symposium June 10th, 2022

Biological transitions: from molecules to evolution

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08:30                  Coffee and registration


09:00 – 09:10    Prof. Lionel Christiaen, Sars Director

Opening remarks

09:15 – 09:30    Prof. Øyvind Fiksen, Marine Dean, University of Bergen

09:35 – 09:50    Prof. Edith Heard, EMBL General Director

Morning session: Evolution and development

10:00 - 10:30     Prof. Kjetill Jakobsen, University of Oslo

  • Beyond SNPs: the importance of simple tandem repeats and inversions in evolutionary processes

10:35 - 11:05     Dr. Nicoletta Petridou, EMBL

  • Rigidity phase transitions in embryonic development: from identification to function

11:05 - 11:25     Break - coffee and snacks will be served in foyer

11:25 - 11:55     Dr. Maria Ina Arnone, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

  • Gene regulatory networks for development and evolution: lessons from the sea urchin

12:00 – 12:30    Dr. Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Stowers Institute

  • Understanding the Sources of Regenerative Capacity in animals

12:35 – 13:05    Prof. Simona Chera, University of Bergen

  • Mammalian Regeneration Rhythms

13:05 - 14:35    Lunch - food will be served in foyer

Afternoon session: Neurobiology

14:35 – 15:05    Dr. Maria Sachkova, Sars Centre

  • Ctenophore neuropeptides and the origin of neurons

15:10 – 15:40    Prof. Steve Wilson, University College London

  • Breaking symmetry in the brain: from genes to circuits and behaviour

15:45 – 16:05    Break - coffee and snacks will be served in foyer

16:05 – 16:35    Prof. Eve Marder, Brandeis University

  • Cryptic Changes in Degenerate Circuits Revealed by Perturbations

16:40 – 17:10    Prof. Gilles Laurent, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research 

  • Neurons, circuits, behavior and evolution


17:15 - 18:45  Light refreshments and informal discussions

Dinner for speakers