Keynote Anthropological Genetics

Anne Stone

Regent's ProfessorArizona State University, USA


Keynote Evolution of Plant Reproductive Traits

George Coupland

Professor of Reproductive development and the evolution of perennial life historyDirector of the Department of Plant Developmental BiologyMax Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany


Session 1 Pathogen Evolution

Francois Balloux

Professor of Computational Systems BiologyDirector of the UCL Genetics InstituteUniversity College London, UK

Eva H Stukenbrock

Max Planck Professor of Environmental GenomicsChristian-Albrechts University of Kiel and Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Germany


Session 2 Polyploidy & Epigenetic Variation

Zengjian Jeffrey Chen

D. J. Sibley Centennial Professor of Plant Molecular GeneticsThe University of Texas at Austin, USA

Yoav Soen

Professor of Adaptive PlasticityWeizmann Institute of Science, Israel


Session 3 Domestication

Takao Komatsuda

ProfessorShandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Esther van der Knaap

ProfessorUniversity of Georgia, USA


Session 4 Emerging Trends in Evolution

Tal Dagan

Professor of Evolutionary MicrobiologyChristian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

Tulio de Oliveira

Professor of BioinformaticsDirector of the Centre for Epidemic Response and InnovationDirector of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing PlatformStellenbosch University, South Africa


Session 5 Adaptation to Changing Environments

Hernán Burbano

Royal Society Wolfson Fellow and Associate Professor of Ancient Plant GenomicsUniversity College London, UK

Tábita Hünemeier

Ramon y Cajal Researcher Human of Population GenomicsUniversitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain


Workshop Machine Learning in Evolution

Franz Baumdicker

PI Mathematical and Computational Population GeneticsUniversity Tübingen, Germany

Sara Mathieson

Assistant Professor of Computer ScienceHaverford College, USA




The participation of our invited speakers is funded by the Scientific Exchanges funding scheme of the Swiss National Science Foundation.