Biology, genomics and evolution of the complex thalloids symposium


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Tuesday 14th July 2015

09.15-09.45: Arrival and orientation

09.45-10.00: Welcome from RBGE’s Regius Keeper, Simon Milne

10.00-10.30: Diversity of complex thalloid liverworts
                    David G. Long

10.30-11.00: Amphitropical disjunctions in the complex thalloids
Robbert Gradstein

11.00-11.30: Coffee

11.30-12.00: The beginnings of microtranscriptome evolution in
Halina Pietrykowska, P. Piszczałka, S. Alaba, A. Pacak, 
I. Sierocka, P. Nuc, K. Singh, P. Plewka, A. Sulkowska, 
A.Jarmolowski, W.M. Karlowski, Z. Szweykowska-Kulinska

12.00-12.30: On Monocarpus (Monocarpaceae, Marchantiopsida),
an isolated salt-pan complex thalloid liverwort 
Laura L. Forrest, M.L. Hart, D.C. Cargill, J. Milne, D.G. Long

12.30-14.00: Lunch and poster session with speed talk on Journal
of Bryology 
Liz Kungu

14.00-14.30: Sex chromosome evolution in haploid dioecy
Peter Szövényi, S.F. McDaniel, A. Payton, M. Ricca

14.30-15.00: Food- and water-conducting systems in complex 
thalloids with sexual reproduction thrown in 
Jeff Duckett, S. Pressel

15.00-15.30: Coffee

15.30-16.30: Walk through gardens/glasshouses

16.30-16.45: Biosystematics and Ecology of Neotropical Cyathodium 
Noris Salazar Allen, H. Korpelainen, C. Chung, N. Gómez, 
N. Rivas

16.45-18.00: Microscopes available in lab.

Wednesday 15th July 2015

09.30-10.00: An update on the Marchantia genome
                    John Bowman, S. K. Floyd,T. Kochi,
                    K.T. Yamato, K. Ishizaki, K. Berry,
 J. Jenkins, J. Schmutz

10.00-10.30: Evolution of sexual systems in complex thalloids
Masaki Shimamura

10.30-11.00: Development and evolution of the plant soil interface
Liam Dolan

11.00-11.30: Coffee

11.30-12.00: Scratching the surface: The Marchantia Cuticle
Sam Brockington, S. Pressel, J. Duckett

12.00-12.30: An overview of Malagasy Marchantiidae
Catherine Reeb

12.30-14.00: Lunch and poster session

14.00-14.30: Fungal associations in complex thalloids
Silvia Pressel, J.G. Duckett

 14.30-15.00: RNA sequencing as a method of choice for the 
                      identification of genes differentially expressed
                      between male and female gametophytes
                      producing sex organs in 
simple thalloid liverwort
                      Pellia endiviifolia
Izabela Sierocka, S. Alaba, W. Karłowski,
                     Z. Szweykowska-Kulinska

 15.00-15.30: Divergence times, evolution of morphological
                      complexity and sexual systems in a lineage with
                      a slow molecular rate
Juan Carlos Villarreal, B.J. Crandall-Stotler, 
                     M.L. Hart, D.G. Long, L.L. Forrest

15.30-16.30: General discussion


With funding from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Sibbald Trust

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Preissia - Carpocephalum, Photo by D. Callaghan

Marchantia polymorpha subsp. ruderalis – ventral scales, Photo by D. Callaghan

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