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International Conference on Polyploidy

11-14 June 2019, Ghent, Belgium
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International Conference on Polyploidy

A VIB Science Event

The International Conference on Polyploidy will present cutting edge research into the importance of polyploidy and whole genome duplication for genetics, evolution and ecology. For the 2019 meeting, which will take place at the beautiful city of Ghent, we are trying to put together an exciting program focusing on many different aspects of polyploidy, such as the short- and long-term ecological and evolutionary consequence of polyploidy for plant and animal systems, but also polyploidy in somatic cells and clonal populations will be discussed.

The International Conference on Polyploidy will present a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with colleagues, get updated on the newest developments and insights into recent and ancient polyploidy and whole genome duplication, and will provide unique possibilities to network and discuss collaborations. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Ilia Leitch (Kew Gardens) has agreed to deliver the plenary lecture on Tuesday afternoon, June 11th, opening the meeting.

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Abstract submission deadline:
11 April 2019 (Extended - 30 April 2019). Abstract submission is now closed.

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Confirmed speakers

Doug Soltis
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Doug Soltis

Doug Soltis

University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, US
Itay Mayrose
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Itay Mayrose

Itay Mayrose

Tel Aviv University, Plant Evolution, bioinformatics & comparative genomics, IL

Program

Day 1 - Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

15:30
16:00
Registration & poster set-up
16:00
16:10
Welcome & introduction
16:10
17:00
Plenary session 1
The wondrous cycles of polyploidy in plants
17:00
19:00
Poster set-up & welcome reception

Day 2 - Wednesday, 12 June, 2019

08:00
09:00
Registration & poster set-up
Session 1: Evolutionary and ecological significance of polyploidy (part 1: short-term/micro evolutionary)
09:00
09:30
Is there a single polyploidy paradigm?

Doug Soltis

University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, US
Keynote speaker
09:30
10:00
Ecological and evolutionary advantages of polyploidy revealed by strawberries
10:00
10:30
Coffee break
10:30
10:45
Deleterious Mutation Accumulation During Cotton Allopolyploidization, Speciation, and Domestication
10:45
11:00
Polyploidy and adaptation in Australian burrowing frogs Neobatrachus
Selected from abstracts
11:00
11:15
Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in arabidopsis arenosa
Selected from abstracts
11:15
11:30
Distinguishing successive ancient polyploidy levels based on genome-internal syntenic alignments
11:30
11:45
When triploids take over: phylogeography of geographical parthenogenesis in Hieracium alpinum
Selected from abstracts
11:45
12:00
Adaptation and genotype-environment interaction in polyploid populations: lessons from primary contact zones
12:00
12:15
Phylogenetic and population structural inference from genomic ancestry maintained in present-day common wheat Chinese landraces
Selected from abstracts
12:15
12:30
Are homeologs redundant? Resequencing of the allotetraploid Arabidopsis kamchatica using subgenome classi cation approaches
12:30
14:00
Lunch
Session 2: Evolutionary and ecological significance of polyploidy (part 2: long-term/macro evolutionary)
14:00
14:30
Post-polyploid diploidization and karyotype evolution

Martin Lysak

Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University, CZ
Keynote speaker
14:30
15:00
From Genome to Ecology: niche separation in genus Cardamine through polyploidization
15:00
15:30
Coffee break
15:30
15:45
Impact of polyploidy on the genetic diversity of vascular plants
15:45
16:00
The Aquilegia genome reveals a hybrid origin of core eudicots

Gökce Aköz

Gregor Mendel Institute and Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, AT
Selected from abstracts
16:00
16:15
The evolutionary history of nuclear genomes trapped in a polyploid salamander lineage
Selected from abstracts
16:15
16:30
Genome reorganization after whole genome duplication in evolution of free-living flatworms of the genus Macrostomum

Kira Zadesenets

The Federal Research Center Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RU
Selected from abstracts
16:30
16:45
Gene Duplication in the Evolution of the Glucosinolate Biosynthesis Pathway
16:45
17:00
Co-evolution of chloroplast and nuclear genomes in owering plants and impact of allopolyploidy on ne-tuned cytonuclear interactions
17:00
17:15
Does reproductive assurance explain the incidence of polyploidy in plants and animals?
17:15
17:30
Deep-time morphological stasis in the carnivorous plant genus Drosera despite di erent trajectories of genomic upheaval

Victor Albert

University at Buffalo, Nanyang Technological University, US
Selected from abstracts
17:30
20:00
Poster session & networking reception

Day 3 - Thursday, 13 June, 2019

Session 3: Genetic, epigenetic, and physiological consequences of polyploidy
09:00
09:30
Integration of genomic and ecological changes in polyploids
09:30
10:00
Does polyploidy influence genomic accumulation of repetitive elements?
10:00
10:30
Coffee break
10:30
10:45
Transposable elements and early stages of polyploid evolution. A perspective from sibling allopolyploid marsh orchids (Dactylorhiza).
10:45
11:00
DNA methylation repatterning accompanying hybridization, whole genome doubling and homoeolog exchange in nascent segmental rice allotetraploids
Selected from abstracts
11:00
11:15
Integrating multiple RNA-seq normalizations to assess the impact of autopolyploidy and drought stress on gene expression in Tolmiea
Selected from abstracts
11:15
11:30
Chromatin structure and evolution of duplicate gene expression
11:30
11:45
Small-RNAs and PAH-stress tolerance in polyploid Spartina species (Poaceae)
Selected from abstracts
11:45
12:00
Evolution by gene loss: meiotic recombination genes could have their say
12:00
12:15
A reshuing machinery for generating new diversity in a polyploid context: Model Brassica napus
12:15
12:30
The interplay of polyploidy, epigenetic patterns, niche shifts and apomixis in plants
12:30
14:00
Lunch
Session 3 part 2: Genetic, epigenetic, and physiological consequences of polyploidy
14:00
14:30
Gene regulatory evolution following whole genome duplication
Keynote speaker
14:30
15:00
Investigating questions of size scaling and speciation using frogs with different genome sizes
15:00
16:00
Coffee break & poster session (continued)
16:30
17:30
Boat tour + conference dinner

Guided boat tour (16.30 - 17.30)
Conference dinner (18.00) @NT Ghent (registration required + additonal fee)

Day 4 - Friday, 14 June, 2019

Session 4: ‘Somatic’ polyploidy
09:00
09:30
Proteome changes upon whole genome doubling
09:30
10:00
Critical roles for somatic polyploidy in organ development and repair
Keynote speaker
10:00
10:15
Polyploidy and Origin of Human Tumors

Jinsong Liu

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, US
Selected from abstracts
10:15
10:30
Characterization of polyploid neurons in the developing mouse neocortex 3
10:30
11:00
Coffee break
Session 5: Evolutionary and ecological significance of polyploidy (short-term continued)
11:00
11:15
What are the ecological mechanisms involved with the allopatric distribution of a diploid-tetraploid complex?
11:15
11:30
The fate of homeologous genes which control transition to owering in recent allotetraploid Capsella bursa-pastoris
Selected from abstracts
11:30
11:45
Genomic interactions and their eco-physiological implications for adaptation to soil chemistry in allopolyploid marsh orchids
11:45
12:00
Pre- & postzygotic barriers to across-ploidy gene ow in Arabidopsis arenosa: testing the role of spatial scale, genetic divergence & reinforcement
12:00
12:15
The yeast species B. bruxellensis: a diploid-allotriploid complex showing adaptation to anthropic environments
12:15
12:30
Fine-scale empirical data on ecology and transcriptomics reveal niche differentiation of an allopolyploid from diploid parents in Cardamine
12:30
14:59
Lunch
Session 6: Evolutionary experiments, computational models and statistical approaches to study polyploidy
14:00
14:30
Revisiting global biogeographic trends of polyploid plants

Itay Mayrose

Tel Aviv University, Plant Evolution, bioinformatics & comparative genomics, IL
Keynote speaker
14:30
15:00
Joining forces: allopolyploidy-mediated innovations in the specialized metabolic networks of Nicotiana species

Emanuel Gaquerel

Institute of Plant Molecular Biology (CNRS / University of Strasbourg), FR
Keynote speaker
15:00
15:30
Coffee break
15:30
15:45
Exploring interactions between the parental genomes in the young allotetraploid A.suecica
15:45
16:00
Assembly graph cleaning through machine learning improves de novo long-read polyploid assembly
Selected from abstracts
16:00
16:15
Demographic inference in autopolyploid species
16:15
16:30
Polyploidy effects in the haplodiploid parasitoid Nasonia
16:30
16:45
Supervised Learning Estimation of Duplicate Genomes (SLEDGe): A Machine Learning Approach to Characterizing Ancient Whole-Genome Duplications
16:45
17:00
Inference of ancient whole genome duplications and the evolution of the gene duplication and loss rate
17:00
17:15
Taglotyping: Ploidy-independent TAG-SNP based haplotyping using only short reads
17:15
17:30
Unraveling hybridization in the genus Phytophthora using phylogenomics and genome size estimation
17:30
18:00
Poster award and closing

Organizing committee

Malika Ainouche

University of Rennes, FR

Mike Barker

The University of Arizona, US

Visnja Besendorfer

University of Zagreb, HR

Andrew Leitch

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Maurine Neiman

University of Iowa, US

Polina Novikova

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE

Eric Schranz

Wageningen University & Research, NL

Yves Van de Peer

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE

Jonathan Wendel

Iowa State university, US

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 04-06-2019 until 25-06-2019
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 04-06-2019 until 25-06-2019
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.