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SICB 1998 Annual Meeting Symposia

    SICB is featuring 10 exciting symposia at the SICB 1998 Annual Meeting, Jan. 3-7, 1998. Below is a brief look at each symposium.

    • "Innovations in Evolutionary Biology" This innovative symposium explores the latest developments in evolutionary biology. Drs. Lynn Margulis and Stephen Jay Gould will share their research. Organized by Willy Bemis

    • "Comparative Embryology of Myogenesis" Certain molecules are known to play similar roles in myogenesis in different species of animals, but the details vary phylogenetically. This will be the first symposium to examine comparative aspects of muscle development. Organized by Judith Venuti, Columbia University

    • "The Evolution of the Steroid/Thyroid/Retinoic Acid Receptor Family" This symposium focuses on the evolution of the steroid/thyroid/retinoic family of nuclear receptor molecules, targeting questions about the divergence or conservation of their functions and regulatory roles. Organized by Penny Hopkins and David Durica, University of Oklahoma

    • "Coral Reefs and Environmental Change — Adaptation, Acclimation or Extinction?" The symbiotic modular organisms central to coral reef ecosystems provide a natural laboratory for studying rates, mechanisms and ranges of adaptation and acclimation. Organized by Robert W. Buddemeier, University of Kansas and Howard W. Lasker, State University of New York at Buffalo

    • "Aquatic Organisms, Terrestrial Eggs: Early Development at the Water's Edge" This symposium will integrate studies of algae, invertebrates and vertebrates and consider topics such as the physical properties of eggs, physiology and early development at the water's edge, and parental care in the intertidal zone. Organized by Karen Martin, Pepperdine University and Richard Strathmann, Friday Harbor Laboratories

    • "Evolutionary Relationships of Metazoan Phyla: Advances, Problems and Approaches" This symposium will emphasize three goals: 1.) new research in metazoan phylogeny; 2.) potential problems in reconstructing metazoan phylogeny and approaches to overcome them; and 3.) international discussions among scientists working in this area. Organized by Damhnait McHugh, Harvard University and Kenneth M. Halanych, University of Pretoria

    • "The Compleat Crustacean Biologist: A Symposium Recognizing the Achievements of Dorothy M. Skinner" This symposium honoring Dr. Skinner will examine recent advances in crustacean molting and growth, the role of morphogens in limb regeneration, and potential roles of satellite DNA. Organized by Donald L. Mykles, Colorado State University and Linda H. Mantel, Reed College

    • "Development and Evolutionary Perspectives on Major Transformation in Body Organization" Speakers in this symposium will explore and integrate the emergence of new body plans, the evolution of arthropod development, and the development and evolution of the vertebrate limb. Organized by Lennart Olsson, University of Colorado and Brian K. Hall, Dalhousie University

    • "Evolutionary Physiology" This symposium will describe the historical basis for questions in evolutionary physiology, how the new methods are being applied, and how this integrative approach is changing perceptions of evolutionary physiology. Organized by Timothy J. Bradley, University of California, Irvine and William E. Zamer, Lake Forest College

    • "Origin and Further Evolution of Circulatory Systems: An Interdivisional Workshop" Speakers will review current knowledge on the origin of circulatory systems, fluid mechanical design of circulation, molluscan circulatory systems and red blood cells. Organized by Charlotte P. Mangum, College of William and Mary and Brian R. McMahon, University of Calgary

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