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     This meeting places a strong emphasis on communication and debate: all speakers will be given a 30-minute time slot and poster presenters will be able to promote their work in a “1 minute + 1 slide” oral presentation.

Wednesday 15 July 2020
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Origins: What made Eukaryotes reproduce Sexually?

09:00 - Welcome address

SESSION 1 - THE ORIGIN AND MAINTENANCE OF SEX
09:10 - Simone Immler
09:40 - Selection from abstract
10:10 - Selection from abstract

10:40 - Morning break

SESSION 2 - TWO TO TANGO: SEX AND DIVERSITY ORIGIN AND MAINTENANCE OF SEX
11:00 - Sarah P. Otto
11:30 - Selection from abstract
12:00 - Selection from abstract
12:30 - Lunch

14:00 - FLASH PRESENTATIONS (1 minute + 1 slide)

SESSION 3 - MEIOSIS: SEX IS A GAME OF TWO HALVES
14:30 - Eva Hoffmann
15:00 - Selection from abstract
15:30 - Selection from abstract
16:00 - Afternoon break

SESSION 4 - TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE: CELL FUSION
16:30 - Luca Jovine
17:00 - Selection from abstract
17:30 - Selection from abstract

18:00 - POSTER SESSION  (Wine & Cheese)  


Thursday 16 July 2020

Evolution: What are the constraints that shape reproductive cells?

SESSION 5 - EVOLUTIONARY CONSTRAINTS ON GERM LINE SEGREGATION
09:10 - Cassandra Extavour
09:40 - Selection from abstract
10:10 - Selection from abstract

10:40 - Morning break

SESSION 6 - EVOLUTIONARY CONSTRAINTS ON GERM LINE STEM CELLS
11:00 - Yukiko Yamashita
11:30 - Selection from abstract
12:00 - Selection from abstract
12:30 - Lunch + Stroll on the neighboring gardens

SESSION 7 - EVOLUTIONARY CONSTRAINTS ON GERM CELL DIFFERENTIATION
14:30 - Mónica Bettencourt-Dias
15:00 - Selection from abstract
15:30 - Selection from abstract
16:00 - Afternoon break

SESSION 8 - THE ARMS RACE FOR IMMORTALITY
16:30 - Harmit Malik
17:00 - Selection from abstract
17:30 - Selection from abstract
18:00 - Round-table discussion #1: Selective forces influencing the frequency of infertility in human populations
19:30 - DINNER RECEPTION

Friday 17 July 2020

Disease: What can evolution teach us about human infertility?

SESSION 9 - SEX CHROMOSOMES AND REPRODUCTIVE IMPAIRMENT
09:10 - Doris Bachtrog
09:40 - Selection from abstract
10:10 - Selection from abstract

10:40 - Morning break

SESSION 10 - AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE ON MAKING GERM CELLS IN VITRO
11:00 - Mitinori Saitou
11:30 - Selection from abstract
12:00 - Selection from abstract
12:30 - Lunch 

SESSION 11 - EVOLUTIONARY REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
14:30 - Stephen C. Stearns
15:00 - Selection from abstract
15:30 - Selection from abstract
16:00 - Afternoon break

SESSION 12 - LIVE LONG OR PROSPER: GERM CELLS vs LIFESPAN 
16:30 - Virpi Lummaa
17:00 - Selection from abstract
17:30 - Selection from abstract
18:00 - Round-table discussion #2 and final remarks: Opportunities for the new field of evolutionary reproductive biology.