The Evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks in Animal Development (GRN Evolution)
Venue: Institut Francais Vienne
|Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2012||End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2012|
|Registration Date: Jul 30, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Jul 01, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jul 30, 2012|
New sequencing technologies and the publication of several completed genome sequences from a number of emerging or non-model systems now allow for the first time to investigate how gene regulatory networks (GRNs) evolved by comparison among a wide range of organisms. It is timely to bring these emerging data from various labs together in order to create a basis for our understanding of how the diversity of body plans, tissues and cell types evolved by changes of the GRNs. So far, Systems Biology mainly focused on detailed analysis within one cell, while evolutionary biology and developmental biology emphasized the role of single genes in morphogenesis and differentiation. It is time to unite these disciplines to come to a new level of understanding. Further, this workshop is intended to attract numerous young researchers in order to inspire them in their future research plans.