New perspectives on evolution in molluscs: from fossils to next generation sequencing
21 March 2018
Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London
You are warmly invited to attend this celebratory symposium to accompany the 125th Annual General Meeting of the Malacological Society of London, hosted by the Natural History Museum, London.
The meeting will include talks from world-renowned experts in the field of malacology, covering aspects of molluscan evolution and life histories ranging from pharmacology, palaeontology and chemosymbiosis to larval development and shell structure. Focused on the phylum Mollusca, these talks will be of interest to evolutionary biologists, biogeographers, marine biologists and palaeontologists.
Preliminary Schedule (subject to change):
10.00-10.30 Registration and tea and coffee
10.40-11.25 Prof. Geerat Vermeij: Shell Function and the History of Life: An Arena and Bedrock of Evolution
11.25-12.10 Prof. Sarah Samadi: Title TBC
12.10-13.30 Lunch (provided by the Malacological Society of London)
13.30-14.15 Prof. Toto Olivera: Venomous Fish-Hunting Conus From Behaviour and Phylogeny to Drug Development
14.15-15.00 Prof. Yasunori Kano: Larval ecology matters: macroevolution and spatiotemporal distributions of neritimorph gastropods
15.00-15.30 Tea & coffee; 125th AGM of the Malacological Society of London
15.30-16.15 Prof. Dan Distel: Kuphus polythalamia: uncovering the biology of a giant shipworm
16.15-17.00 Dr Carmel McDougall: The molecular basis of molluscan biomineralisation
17.00-17.10 Closing remarks
17.10-18.45 Wine reception
The meeting is free to attend but registration is necessary. Please register by sending an email to the automated account MSLfirstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a bounce back message to say that you have successfully registered. Please do not send queries to this account as it is not monitored. Each participant must register via a separate email.
Prof. Dan Distel, Ocean Genome Legacy Center, Northeastern University, USA
Prof. Yasunori Kano, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr Carmel McDougall, Griffith University, Australia
Prof. Toto Olivera, University of Utah, USA
Prof. Sarah Samadi, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Prof. Geerat Vermeij, University of California, Davis, USA