Forthcoming Meetings


May 2008

May 2008 Molecular Evolution Journal Club PosterMonday 19th May, Room 208, 14.30

Tim Massingham

Paper Selected

Li et al (2008) Worldwide Human Relationships Inferred from Genome-Wide Patterns of Variation.
Science 22(319):1100-1104
PMID: 18292342
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Papers Not Selected

Hu et al. (2008) Early steps of angiosperm-pollinator coevolution.
PNAS 105(1): 240-245
PMID: 18172206
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Hogues et al. (2008) Transcription factor substitution during the evolution of fungal ribosome regulation.
Mol. Cell 29(5):552-562
PMID: 18342603
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June 2008


Katja Luck

Papers for Selection

Dynamic behavior of an intrinsically unstructured linker domain is conserved in the face of negligible amino acid sequence conservation.
Daughdrill GW, Narayanaswami P, Gilmore SH, Belczyk A, Brown CJ
J Mol Evol. 2007 Sep;65(3):277-88. Epub 2007 Aug 25.
PMID: 17721672
They examined a flexible linker peptide between 2 globular domains and its homologous and found out that backbone flexibility is conserved but not the amino acid sequence. This provides an example that sequence conservation is not required for conservation of molecular function.                        
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Alternative splicing and protein structure evolution.
Birzele F, Csaba G, Zimmer R
Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Feb;36(2):550-8. Epub 2007 Nov 30.
PMID: 18055499
They performed a study on different alternative splicing sides and show that deletions and insertions are more tolerated than expected and provide proteins of different function instead of non-functional ones. They suggest a more important role of splicing for evolution than thought before.
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Intrinsic disorder in pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes: discovering and analyzing the unfoldomes of early-branching eukaryotes.
Mohan A, Sullivan WJ Jr, Radivojac P, Dunker AK, Uversky VN
Mol Biosyst. 2008 Apr;4(4):328-40. Epub 2008 Feb 21.
PMID: 18354786
They investigated proteomes of pathogenic protozoa with regard to their content of disordered regions and compared it to data from eukaryotic cells. They suggest that the occurence of much more disorder in protozoa can be related to a parasitic lifestyle and the evolution of this class of organisms.
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July 2008

July
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Previous Meetings

April 2008

April 2008 Molecular Evolution Journal Club Poster

Thursday 17th April 2008, 14.30, Video Conferencing Container

Evangelos Pafilis

Paper Selected

Centromeres were derived from telomeres during the evolution of the eukaryotic chromosome
Villasante A, Abad JP, Méndez-Lago M.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jun 19;104(25):10542-7
PMID: 17557836
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The beginning of the end: links between ancient retroelements and modern telomerases.
Curcio MJ, Belfort M.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 May 29;104(22):9107-8.
PMID: 17517612
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Evolution of hydra, a Recently Evolved Testis-Expressed Gene with Nine Alternative First Exons in Drosophila melanogaster.
Chen ST, Cheng HC, Barbash DA, Yang HP.
PLoS Genet. 2007 Jul 6;3(7):e107
PMID: 17616977
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March 2008

March 2008 Molecular Evolution Journal Club Poster

Monday 17th March 2008, 14.30, Room 208

Damien Devos

Paper Selected

Oxygen content of transmembrane proteins over macroevolutionary time scales
Claudia Acquisti, Juergen Kleffe, and Sinead Collins
Nature 47-52(445), January 2007
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Papers Not Selected

Toward automatic reconstruction of a highly resolved tree of life.
Ciccarelli FD, Doerks T, von Mering C, Creevey CJ, Snel B, Bork P.
Science. 2006 Mar 3;311(5765):1283-7. Erratum in: Science. 2006 May 5;312(5774):697.
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Alignment uncertainty and genomic analysis.
Wong KM, Suchard MA, Huelsenbeck JP.
Science. 2008 Jan 25;319(5862):473-6.
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February 2008

February 2008 Molecular Evolution Journal Club Poster

Wednesday 20th February 2008, 14.30, Video Conference Container

Jacky Hess

Paper Selected

Genomics, biogeography, and the diversification of placental mammals
D. E. Wildman, M. Uddin, J. C. Opazo, G. Liu, V. Lefort, S. Guindon, O. Gascuel, L. I. Grossman, R. Romero, and M. Goodman
PNAS, September 4, 2007; 104(36): 14395 - 14400.
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The evolution of trophic structure
G Bell
Heredity (2007) 99, 494-505; doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6801032
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On the relation between promoter divergence and gene expression evolution
Itay Tirosh, Adina Weinberger, Dana Bezalel, Mark Kaganovich & Naama Barkai
Molecular Systems Biology 4 Article number: 159 doi:10.1038/msb4100198
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January 2008

January 2008 Molecular Evolution Journal Club Poster

Thursday 17th January 2008, 14.30, Video Conferencing Container

Niall Haslam

Paper Selected

Wasp Gene Expression Supports an Evolutionary Link Between Maternal Behavior and Eusociality
Toth et al.
Science 2007, 441-444(318)
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Papers Not Selected

Cooperation and conflict in quorum-sensing bacterial populations
Diggle et al.
Nature 2007, 411-414(450)
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Invested, extracted and byproduct benefits: a modified scheme for the evolution of cooperation.
Connor R
Behav Processes, 109-113(76)
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December 2007

December 2007 Molecular Evolution Journal Club Poster

Tuesday 18th December 2007, 14.30, Video Conferencing Container

Gene Schuster

Paper Selected

Discovery of functional elements in 12 Drosophila genomes using evolutionary signatures
Stark et al.
Nature 2007, 219-32(450)
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Papers Not Selected

Dynamic evolution of the innate immune system in Drosophila
Sackton TB, Lazzaro BP, Schlenke TA, Evans JD, Hultmark D, and Clark AG.
Nat Genet 2007
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Comparative genomic analysis of the Odorant-Binding Protein family in 12 Drosophila genomes: Purifying selection and birth-and-death evolution
Filipe G. Vieira , Alejandro Sanchez-Gracia, and Julio Rozas
Genome Biol 2007, R235(8)
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November 2007

November 2007 JC Poster

Thursday 15th November 2007, 14.30, Video Conferencing Container

Aidan Budd

Paper Selected

Divergent selection on opsins drives incipient speciation in Lake Victoria cichlids.
Terai et al.
PLoS Biology 2006 e433(4)
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Papers Not Selected

Correlated asymmetry of sequence and functional divergence between duplicate proteins of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Kim SH and Yi SV
Mol Biol Evol 2006 1068-75(23)
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Anteroposterior Patterning in Hemichordates and the Origins of the Chordate Nervous System
Lowe CJ, Wu M, Salic A, Evans L, Lander E, Stange-Thomann N, Gruber CE, Gerhart J, and  Kirschner M
Cell 2003 853-65(113)
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October 2007

October 2007 Molecular Evolution Journal Club Poster

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Laurence Ettwiller

Paper Selected

Tissue-specific transcriptional regulation has diverged significantly between human and mouse.
Odom DT, Dowell RD, Jacobsen ES, Gordon W, Danford TW, MacIsaac KD, Rolfe PA, Conboy CM, Gifford DK, and Fraenkel E.
Nat Genet. 2007 730-2(39)
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August 2007

August 2007 Molecular Evolution Journal Club Poster

Friday 31st August, 14.30, Room 208

Alvaro Mateos Gil

Paper Selected

Chromosomal speciation and molecular divergence--accelerated evolution in rearranged chromosomes.
Navarro and Barton
Science 2003 321-4(300)
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Evolution at two levels: on genes and form.
Sean B. Carroll
PLoS Biology 2005 e245(3)
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More genes underwent positive selection in chimpanzee evolution than in human evolution.
Bakewell et al.
PNAS 2007 7489(104)
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July 2007

July 2007 Molecular Evolution Journal Club Poster

Friday 27th July, 14.30, Room 208

Damien Devos

Paper Selected

The origin of eukaryotes: a reappraisal
Christian de Duve
Nat Rev Genet. 2007 395-403(8)
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Papers Not Selected

Centromeres were derived from telomeres during the evolution of the eukaryotic chromosome
Alfredo Villasante, José P. Abad, and María Méndez-Lago
PNAS 2007 10542-10547(104)
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Oxygen content of transmembrane proteins over macroevolutionary time scales
Claudia Acquisti, Jürgen Kleffe, and Sinéad Collins
Nature 47-52(445)
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June 2007

June 2007 Molecular Evolution Journal Club Poster

Friday 22nd June, 14.30, Room 208

Monica Campillos Gonzalez

Paper Selected

Junk DNA as an evolutionary force
Christian Biemont and Cristina Vieira
Nature 2006 521-524(443)
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Papers Not Selected

Evolution of hormone-receptor complexity by molecular exploitation.
Bridgham JT, Carroll SM, and Thornton JW
Science 2006 97-101(312)
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Accelerated evolution of nervous system genes in the origin of Homo sapiens.
Dorus S, Vallender EJ, Evans PD, Anderson JR, Gilbert SL, Mahowald M, Wyckoff GJ, Malcom CM, and Lahn BT.
Cell 2004 1027-40(119)
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May 2007

Friday 25th May 2007, 14.30, Room 208

Juan Martinez

Paper Selected

Gene regulatory networks and the evolution of animal body plans.
Davidson EH and Erwin DH
Science 2006 796-800(311)
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Papers Not Selected

April 2007

Friday 27th April 2007, 14.30, Room 208

Aidan Budd

Paper Selected

The evolutionary fate and consequences of duplicate genes.
Lynch, M and Conery, JS
Science 2000 1151-5(290)
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