NIG Conference


Name: Molecular Evolution at All Fields of Biology

Organizer: Koichiro Tamura (Tokyo Metropolitan University) and Naruya Saitou (National Institute of Genetics)

Date and time: 9:50-17:00, Friday, November 8, 2013

Place: NIG Auditorium, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima

Language to be used: English

List of Speakers (confirmed)

Takashi Gojobori (KAUST/National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)

Partha Majumder (National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, India)

William Martin (Dusseldorf University, Germany)

Masatoshi Nei (Penn State University, U.S.A.)

Norihiro Okada (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

Tatsuya Ota (SOKENDAI, Hayama)

Fumio Tajima (University of  Tokyo, Tokyo)

Naoko Takezaki (Kagawa University, Kagawa)

Koichiro Tamura (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji)

George Zhang (Universit of Michigan, U.S.A.)


Conference Program


Opening Remarks

Session 1: chaired by Kazuho Ikeo (NIG /SOKENDAI)




Heteromorphic self-incompatibility in buckwheat - Evolutionary perspectives

Tatsuya Ota (SOKENDAI)

Evolution of microsatellite DNA

Naoko Takezaki (Kagawa Univ.)

Session 2: chaired by Takeshi Itoh (National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences)


Search for ancestral genes of the neural system and sensory organs

Takashi Gojobori (KAUST/NIG)

Session 3: chaired by Naruya Saitou (NIG/SOKENDAI)







Highly dimorphic diversity of V1R receptor genes on sex chromosome of East-African cichlids

Norihiro Okada (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

Admixture and sub-structure among ethnic populations of India

Partha Majumder (National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, India)


Lunch (at NIG Guest House)


Session 4: chaired by Yoshiyuki Suzuki (Nagoya City Univ.)





Evolution of structure and regulation in Drosophila antimicrobial peptide genes

Koichiro Tamura (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.)

Human coding RNA editing is generally nonadaptive

George Zhang (Univ. Michigan, U.S.A.)

Session 5: chaired by Yoko Satta (SOKENDAI)







Markov chain method in population genetics

Fumio Tajima (Univ. Tokyo)

The role of mutation at life's origin

William Martin (Dusseldorf University, Germany)


Tea Break


Session 6: chaired by Yoshio Tateno (DGIST/NIG)


Survival of the fittest and survival of the niche-filling variants

Masatoshi Nei (Penn State University, U.S.A.)


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