Origin of Biodiversity

​Host-pathogen co-evolution in the genomic era


This symposium will highlight new insights at the interface of host and pathogen revealed by modern –omics and statistical approaches.

The symposium runs May 29-June 2, on the first day there are open lectures for everyone interested.

Local host: Karin Hårding

Monday 29 May
Location: Mallvinden
11.00 Coffee and cake, Welcome by Scott and Karin. Plan for the week.
11.10-11.40  Scott Edwards, Harvard University: 25 years of mapping the avian immunome: a foundation for host-pathogen studies in birds
14.00-14.30  Sara Lidén, SA Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell biology at Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg: Host pathogen interactions in the mucus niche - focus on how host glycosylation and mucus change during infection, which in turn change the ability of pathogens to interact with its host, in a constant host -pathogen adaptation process
14.40-15.10 Vincenzo Ellis, Lund University: Curious distributions of avian malaria parasites suggest localized coevolution with hosts
15.20-15.50 Allison Shultz, Harvard University: Genomic signatures of pathogen-mediated selection across the bird tree of life
16.00-16.30 Nina Hafer, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany: Conflicts over Host Manipulation - Outcomes and potential Mechanisms

Tuesday 30 May
Location: MVH12
10.10-10.30 Karin Hårding, University of Gothenburg: Epidemiology of the Phocine Distemper in harbour seals
10.40-11.10 Morten Tange Olsen, Copenhagen University – Pinniped host immunogenetics and PDV virus evolution
11.20-11.50 Kathrin Naepflin, Harvard University: Variation in susceptibility to parasite infection and the underlying gut microbiota composition in bumblebees
14.00-14.30 Jamie Winternitz, Emmy Noether Group for Evolutionary Immunogenomics, Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology: The impact of mate choice and parasites on human immune gene variation
14.40-15.00 Jacob Roved, Lund University: The divergence and diversity of MHC-I alleles in a population of great reed warblers
15.00-15.30 Lutz Becks, Community Dynamics Group, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology (Mon-Thursday) Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a co-evolving host-virus system - disentangling the effects of demography and selection
15.40-16.20 Helena Westerdahl, Lund University – Adaptive immunity of wild animals; to handle pathogens and maximize fitness

Wednesday 31 May
Location: Mallvinden
10.20-10.50 Elin Videvall, Lund University: Dual transcriptomics of birds with malaria
11.00-11.30 Tim Sackton, Harvard University: The role of gene duplication and de novo gene origination in the evolution of insect immune systems

Thursday 1 June
Location: Botanical Garden (Meeting rooms), Carl Skottbergs gata
10.00-10.30 Staffan Bensch, Lund University: Diversity of avian malaria parasites and other haemosporidians. ’’Bird malaria includes several thousands of species. Because of this diversity and the well characterized host system (birds), studies of these parasites will contribute with important understanding of evolution of host-specificity, host shifts and virulence.’’

Category Public lecture
Location: Mallvinden, Hörsalsvägen 1
Starts: 29 May, 2017, 09:00
Ends: 29 May, 2017, 17:00

Published: Thu 30 Mar 2017. Modified: Wed 31 May 2017