Most Sackler colloquia are held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, in Irvine, California.
In the Light of Evolution VIII: Darwinian Thinking in the Social Sciences
January 10-11, 2014
Organized by Brian Skyrms, John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala
Darwinian thinking is now having a major impact in social science, both in the consideration of the consequences of biological and cultural evolution on traditional questions, and in the use of quasi-Darwinian adaptive dynamics in evolutionary game theory. This Darwinian point of view is having a major impact on economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, and demography.
Registration will open in November 2013. Email email@example.com to subscribe to email list.
Epigenetic changes in the developing brain: Effects on behavior
March 28-29, 2014
Organized by Donald W. Pfaff and Eric Barrington Keverne
This colloquium brings together experts in DNA methylation, histone chemistry and the emerging field of non-coding RNAs with practicing neuroscientists to explore the impacts on the CNS of regulated DNA methylation, specific modifications of histone N-termini, and one or more of the large number of non-coding RNA’s, as well as the fascinating field of genomic imprinting. Geneticists and chemists with knowledge of epigenetic modifications, talking with leaders in neuroscience, may help to shed new light on long-term modifications of gene expression in the nervous system with import for behavioral development.
Registration will open in winter 2013. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to the email list.
Symbioses becoming permanent: the origins and evolutionary trajectories of organelles
October 16-17, 2014
Organized by W. Ford Doolittle, Patrick Keeling, John McCutcheon and Jeffrey Palmer
Co-sponsored by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
This colloquium has a goal of filling the gap between ‘endosymbiont’ and ‘organelle’ by identitying two experimental areas, Genome Evolution, and Integration and Control, where substantial advances have been made in both endosymbiont and organelle systems, but where the full potential of these advances has not been met due to the absence of a comparative framework. The Genome Evolution theme will address issues of genome reduction and the relationship between genomic architecture and sequence evolution. The Integration and Control theme will focus on processes through which two previously independent evolutionary individuals come to work together, such as gene flow, protein trafficking, signaling and transporters.
Registration will open in spring 2014. Email email@example.com to subscribe to the email list.