Mutation Rate Evolution Meeting 2018

March 27-28th 2018
Center for Evolution and Medicine
Arizona State University

This meeting aims to bring together leading experts, early-career researchers, and trainees interested in studying the evolution of mutation rates in different organisms. More specifically, invited speakers will discuss (i) current state-of-the-art approaches in estimating the rate of mutations, (ii) differences in mutation rates between sexes, as well as (iii) the molecular mechanisms underlying both germ line and somatic mutations.

The meeting is sponsored by ASU’s Center for Evolution and Medicine

Invited Speakers
Oskar Hallatschek, University of California, Berkeley, US
Kelley Harris, University of Washington, Seattle, US
Peter Keightley, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Michael Lynch, Arizona State University, Tempe, US
Susanne Pfeifer, Arizona State University, Tempe, US
Anna Selmecki, Creighton University Medical School, Omaha, US
Anne Stone, Arizona State University, Tempe, US

Organizers
Susanne Pfeifer, Arizona State University, Tempe, US
Anne Stone, Arizona State University, Tempe, US
Michael Lynch, Arizona State University, Tempe, US

Schedule

Google Travel Awards
In order to foster exchange between early-career women and leading research scientists in the field, Google sponsors four travel awards to support the participation of female undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows. The awards will provide up to $250 in funding for travel-related expenses to each award recipient (in the form of reimbursement after the meeting).

Eligible applicants must:
1. Be a female full-time student or postdoctoral fellow.
2. Submit an abstract for the meeting by January, 31st 2018.
3. Submit a CV and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

Registration
The meeting has reached full capacity and the registration is now closed. Please email susanne.pfeifer[@]asu.edu to join the waitlist.

Venue
The meeting will be hosted by ASU’s Center for Evolution and Medicine, Tempe, US.
Address: 427 E. Tyler Mall, Life Sciences building C, room 202, Tempe, AZ 85287.

Travel
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Lodging
Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
Tempe Mission Palms
Graduate Tempe
Courtyard Marriott Tempe Downtown
University Inn & Suites
Quality Inn at ASU
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe – University