New England Complex Systems Institute

Special Meeting, April 24, 1998

Gene Interactions in Evolution

Time: Friday, April 24, 1998: 11:00AM-4:30PM*

Location: Agassiz room -- ground floor of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology building (next to the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology) 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

Overview: One characteristic of complex systems is the interaction of component parts which go beyond simple superposition of effects. In genetics interaction effects are called epistasis. In recent years it has been recognized that gene interactions are an integral part of many evolutionary phenomena. We will discuss the problems involved in modeling genetic interactions and analytical approaches to understand their role in evolutionary change.

Program:

This meeting will be informal, allowing for extended discussion. It is organized as the second of a series of meetings of the New England Complex Systems Institute evolution working group. Faculty and students are welcome to participate.

We expect to meet through lunch. Lunch will be available at a local cafeteria or you can bring your own.