an invitation to a:
Deep Gene RCN Workshop
This workshop is open to all interested people, but only by reservation.
Please contact Brent Mishler firstname.lastname@example.org to be
The BSA past-president's plenary symposium, organized by Doug Soltis,
to be held Monday morning August 13th on: "Functional
and comparative genomics: Evolutionary implications" will
be a fine public outreach for these ideas. In addition, we will
have a smaller-group discussion/ workshop all day Thursday, August
16th for our RCN group designed to introduce and educate systematists
and evolutionary biologists about the tools and data from genomics.
We also will have a joint session with the Deep Time RCN group to
begin to include paleobotanists in these areas.
||Gather in room for coffee and informal conversation
|| Introduction to the day; logistics
||Once around the room for self-introductions and
brief statements of current research interests (3 informal minutes
per person, please )
|| Coffee break
||Background on Deep Green and the Deep Gene RCN
program;mention of Deep Time
|| Practical goals of the project for this year;
activities,workshops, fellowships, web site, K-12 training,
internationalization efforts, etc. General discussion
|| Lunch in room -- informal discussion
Scientific goals of the project; break into four smaller
groups to separately consider the following general questions:
- what are the most promising sources of evidence from genomics
- what are the most promising uses of phylogenies in studies
of functional genomics/development /physiology/biochemistry
|| Get back together as a whole to share answers;
discussion. Where should we go from here?
|| Break; afternoon coffee, coke, snacks
Meet with Deep Time RCN group in joint session, consider
such joint scientific & logistic issues as:
- how can fossil and morphological data be integrated with
molecular data in "total evidence" phylogenetic
- how can fossils be used to calibrate molecular clocks?
- how can paleobotanical data inform our understanding of
function in extant plants?
- how can these two RCNs work together to further joint
|| End Discussions
|| Informal dinner with Deep Time (location
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