Symposium “Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics”, Oslo, November 5th

Registration (free) is now open for the one-day symposium “Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics”

Please email Eirik Lislerud:


The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters &
The Editors of the Zoologica Scripta
Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics

Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Premises of the Academy, Oslo, Norway (Drammensveien 78)

9.00 Doors open
9.30 Dr. Kirsti Strøm Bull, President DNVA: Welcome
9.35 Dr. Per Sundberg, Chief Editor The Zoologica Scripta: Zoologica Scripta: past, present, and the future
9.45 Dr. Casey Dunn, Brown University, USA: Next Generation sequencing – Potential and Challenges
10.30 Dr. Gonzalo Giribet, Harvard University, USA: Genomics and the Animal Tree of Life
11.15-11.45 Coffee break
11.45 Dr. Thomas Gilbert, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Phylo-, Populo-, Meta- and Palaeo-: The Expanding Possibilities of Genomics
12.30 Dr. Barbara Gravendeel, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, The Netherlands:  Added Value of NGS Based Metabarcoding for Evolutionary Studies
13.15-14.15 Lunch
14.15 Dr. Alexander Suh, Uppsala University, Sweden: Mobile Genetic Elements and the Complexity of Super-rapid Speciation in Birds
15.00 Dr. Scott Edwards, Harvard University, USA: Unifying Genome History and Function in Avian Phylogenetics
15.45 Coffee break
16.15 Dr. Matthew Webster, Uppsala University, Sweden: The evolutionary history of the honeybee revealed by genomics
17.00 Dr. Mark Blaxter, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom : The Evolution of Parasitism in Phylum Nematoda: Genomes Reveal Patterns

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