Thursday, February 11, 2010

Darwin Celebration 2010 at CWRU

Darwin Celebration 2010 continues here in Cleveland, Ohio, at Case Western Reserve University’s Darwin Celebration, an ongoing series of lectures and events that began in 2008 to celebrate Darwin's life and work by exploring how evolutionary biology informs current research in many fields of science.

Thursday February 11:

John Avise Seminar
"Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design"
DeGrace Hall 312 4:15pm

John Avise is a world renowned biologist and author, and professor at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Avise's laboratory conducts research using genetic markers to analyze the evolution of wild animals, from micro- to macro-evolutionary dynamics, phylogeography, speciation, systematics, and phylogenetics. The primary goal is to unveil ecological, behavioral, or evolutionary features of the organisms themselves; an important secondary concern is to elucidate molecular and evolutionary properties of protein and DNA molecules.

Friday February 12:

Phylogenetics Seminars
Wolstein Auditorium Wolstein Research Building

9:00am - Speaker: Helen Piontkivska
10:00am - Speaker: Rich Glor
11:30am - Speaker: Philip Gingerich
1:30pm - Speaker: John Avise

Saturday February 13:

Phylogenetics Workshop 9am - noon
Wolstein Research Building 4th floor conference room: 4-136.


Get more info on all the events HERE

Campus map HERE