Evolutionary emergence of life cycles
October 26-29, 2018
The evolution of life cycles is central to evolutionary transitions and much more. This three day workshop will bring together a diverse range of scientists to focus on issues such as the link between life cycles, timescales, development and the origins of Darwinian properties (particularly reproduction and its partner heredity), the origins of cells, multicellular organisms and so forth; the impact of nascent cycles on how natural selection comes to effect the evolution of collectives; why death is integral and why death matters.
Organisers: Paul Rainey, Corina Tarnita, Will Ratcliff & Jordi van Gestel
Invited participants: Buzz Baum, Michael Doebeli, Erwin Frey, Paulien Hogeweg, Eric Libby, Silvia de Monte, Vidyanand Nanjundiah, Elizabeth Ostrowski, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, Ricard Solé, Fred Spiegel, Eros Szathmary
Registration Deadline is August, 10, 2018!