Sunday Plenary Lecture
6:15 PM - Eric Perakslis
Monday Plenary Lecture
8:00 AM - Michael B. Eisen
8:45 AM - Daniel Chourrout
9:30 AM - Greger Larson, Durham University (UK)
Tuesday Plenary Lecture
8:00 AM - Steven Jacobsen
8:45 AM - Gonçalo Abecasis
Wednesday Plenary Lecture
8:00 AM - Michele Morgante
8:45 AM - Gary Muehlbauer
All Plenary Lectures will be in the Town & Country Ballroom.
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Director, General Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (NORWAY)
Title: What Happened to the Genome of Vertebrate Closest Living Relatives?
9:45 AM Monday
Daniel Chourrout has a PhD in Genetics from the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and is since 1997 Director of the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology in Bergen (Norway) and Professor at the University of Bergen. The Sars Centre is an official partner of E.M.B.L. and mostly involved to the evolution of animal diversity, using a variety of marine model systems. His personal research is on the rapid evolution of tunicates, sister-group of vertebrates, with emphasis on changes of genome organization. Before moving to Norway, Daniel Chourrout was heading the fish genetics lab of I.N.R.A. (Jouy en Josas, France) and mainly focused on genome manipulations in rainbow trout and medaka.