INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM / WORKSHOP

Toward Developing Global Genetic Diversity Assessments

 

 

February 6-7, 2010

International Hall, Hakozaki, Kyushu University.

 

This symposium is held in connection with a workshop on February 7, 2010. Before discussing about concepts and implementation plans of the global genetic diversity assessment on the next day, the symposium will provide participants of the workshop an opportunity for exchanging knowledge and ideas resulted from recent advance in population genetics, conservation genetics, phylogenetics, and evolutionary genomics.


Although scientists of such wide areas are invited, participants are biased to plant scientists. This is partly because genetic diversity assessments in forest plants are urgently needed under the rapid loss of forest vegetation, particularly in tropics. 


Fish scientists are also invited because the rapid loss of fish diversity and fish biomass is threatening the sustainability of services supplied from freshwater and marine ecosystems.

 

Only 30 minutes including short discussion are allocated to each speaker.  On the whole day of January 7, we are going to have discussion and thus only a few questions will be accepted after each lecture.

 

The symposium and workshop are sponsored by the Global Center of Excellence Program “Asian Conservation Ecology as a Basis for Symbiotic Society” of Kyushu University and the University of Tokyo under the support of JSPS.

 

 

Program

(Titles are all tentative)

 

Overview


9:30-10:00

Daniel Faith (Australian National Museum)

Concepts and implementation plans of GEO BON genetic diversity assessment

 

10:00-10:30

Tetsukazu Yahara (Kyushu University)

Genetic diversity assessments in the century of genome science

 

10:30-11:00

Andrew Lowe (University of Adelaide)

How do plants survive and adapt to anthropomorphized landscapes?

 

Evolutionary genomics


11:10-11:40

Shinichi Morinaga (University of Tokyo)

Evolutionary genomics of a wild species of Arabidopsis

 

11:40-12:10

Gane Ka-Shu Wong (University of Alberta)

1000 Plant EST project

 

Phylogenetics


13:10-13:40
Atsushi Ebihara (Tsukuba Botanical Garden, National Museum)
Identification of hotspots of Japanese ferns based on molecular phylogeny and distribution data
 

Conservation genetics


13:40-14:10

Yuji Isagi (Kyoto University)

Ubiquitous genotyping of threatened plants
 

14:10-14:40

Hitoshi Araki (Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)

Conservation genetics of fish

 

Population genetics

15:00-15:30

Yoshihisa Suyama (Tohoku University)

Utility of single pollen genotyping

 

15:30-16:00

Alfred Szmidt (Kyushu University)

Population genetics of tropical trees

 

16:00-16:30

Hidenori Tachida (Kyushu University)

Population genetics of trees and fish

 

Phylogenetics and genomics

16:30-17:00

Mutsumi Nishida (University of Tokyo)

Phylogenetics and genomics of fish

 

18:00

Dinner

 

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Shin Nishida,
2010/01/07 21:29