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Origins of Biodiversity: Birds, Dinosaurs and DNA

News: Apr 18, 2017

Although we know from paleontology that dinosaurs are still among us in the form of birds today, it is less clear how dinosaur genomes changed to evolve into the streamlined, feathery creatures that are now found throughout the globe.

In this talk we will take a journey starting from the dinosaur ancestors of birds and learn how modern genomics and evolutionary theory can tell us not only what dinosaur genomes looked like, but also the key events in DNA that transformed dinosaurs into birds.

It is a fascinating story covering over 200 million years of evolution, and gives us insight into how birds are coping with modern pressures of human-induced global changes.

Date: April 19 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20 A, Wallenbergsalen

Registration (only required for coffee and buns) no later than April 12 at 3 PM, using the link:

More information about the workshop “Origin of Biodiversity: A cross-disciplinary thematic program on genome evolution and speciation”:

From early April to June 2017, Professor Scott V. Edwards from Harvard University will lead researchers from biology, medicine, mathematics, physics and computer science in a joint effort to reach new insights in the evolution of biodiversity on earth. The approach will be joint seminars, lab work and national and international workshops.

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