28/10: From genes to ecosystems: evolutionary biology of networks

28/10 - From genes to ecosystems: evolutionary biology of networks
 

ORGANISERS: Claire Morandin a, Pierre Nouhaud b

a University of Lausanne, Switzerland; b University of Helsinki, Finland

Contact: claire.morandin@unil.ch

 

SUMMARY: 

No gene works in isolation and no individual lives in solitary without any interaction with other individuals, species or their environment. This creates networks of interactions that operate at multiple biological levels and shape evolution, from gene network to food web architectures. Networks of interactions from any level could create opportunities for feedback both within a network or between networks at different levels. These feedbacks can in turn influence the dynamics of evolution and adaptation. However, evolution in biological networks is only beginning to be explored with empirical data. Network biology is a novel framework that brings life sciences, mathematics and systems science together to broaden our understanding of biological complexity and evolution across scales. Social insects are a great system to understand biological networks due to their social organization. Our symposium aims to link studies on biological networks at different levels as well as disciplines that use network biology for answering different questions pertaining to the evolution of networks such as gene regulation, colony structure, species interactions or phylogenetics.

 

ZOOM LINK:


https://cnrs.zoom.us/j/97525031511
ID de réunion : 975 2503 1511
Code secret : 24jXUK

 

PROGRAMME (London time, pm):

Time

   Speaker

Title

12:00

 

Introduction to the symposium

12:05

   Elva Robinson

Dynamic cooperation networks in wood ants

12:25

   Graham Thompson

Towards a network-based integration of sociobiology

12:45

   Luke Holman

Gene co-expression and cp-methylation networks in early development of totipotent honeybee larvae

13:05

   Tomas Kay

Trans-species and species-specific features of ant social networks

13:25

 

Break

13:40

   Jürgen Gadau

Genetic architecture of a social polymorphism - a genotype-colonytype map

14:00

   Valentin Lecheval

From foraging trails to transport networks: how the quality-distance trade-off shapes network structure

14:20

   Kate Maia

What can networks teach us about plant-pollinator interactions?

14:40

   Isaac Planas-Sitjà

Gene expression underlies differences in collective behaviour of cockroaches

15:00   Discussion
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

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