Invited Speakers


Prof. Ewa Bartnik

"Evolution of mitochondria"

Warsaw University


Prof. Janusz M. Bujnicki

"RNA structure, function and evolution (a bioinformatician's view)"

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw


Prof. N.B. Metcalfe, FRS

"The origins and ecological consequences of variation in aggression and metabolic rate in fish"

University of Glasgow


Preliminary schedule

Thursday   Friday   Saturday
Registration and welcome reception in the evening 9:00-10:00 Plenary: Neil Metcalfe 9:00-10:00 Pleanry: Janusz Bujnicki
The origins and ecological consequences of variation in aggression and metabolic rate in fish RNA structure, function and evolution (a bioinformatician's view)
10:00-11:00 Plenary: Ewa Bartnik 10:00-10:30 coffe break
Evolution of mitochondria
11:00-11:30 coffe break 10:30-10:50 Maciej Pabijan
Body size and speciation rate in tropical frogs - a case study from Madagascar
11:30-11:50 Piotr Dawidowicz 10:50-11:10 Piotr Zieliński
Climate change, costs of diel vertical migrations and size structure of lakes' zooplankton communities Nuclear genome integrity despite complete mtDNA replacement in newts.
11:50-12:10 Szymon Śniegula 11:10-11:30 Krzysztof Spalik
Variation in development rates in core and peripheral populations of Lestes sponsa - the importance of photoperiod Is long-distance dispersal necessary to explain wide distribution of hydrophytes? Case study of hydrophytic umbellifers
12:10-12:30 Dawid Moroń 11:30-11:50 Jacek Radwan
Short-Lived Ants Take Greater Risks during Food Collection Evolution of polymorphism of MHC genes: simulation models
12:30-12:50 Paweł Koteja 12:00-13:20 lunch
Multidirectional artificial selection experiment in a wild rodent, the bank vole: mimicking an adaptive radiation
13:00-14:20 lunch 13:30-13:50 Tereza Petruskova
Ecological and evolutionary interactions of two closely related songbird species in their contact zone: the case of Nightingales (Luscinia spp.)
14:30-14:50 Grażyna Jasieńska 13:50-14:10 Piotr Minias
Trade-offs between reproduction and aging in women: biomarkers and confounders Habitat structure and evolution of distribution patterns in colonial birds
14:50-15:10 Łukasz Ołdakowski 14:10-14:30 Marta Szulkin
Is the oxidative stress a proximate mechanism of reproductive costs? RAD sequencing in a wild passerine bird: genetic structuring and signatures of selection in a phenotypic trait?
15:10-15:30 Barbara Pietrzak 14:30-15:00 coffe break
Evolutionary ecology of ageing in a clonal organism
15:30-16:00 coffe break 15:00-17:00 poster session
16:00-16:20 Eoin Duffy 18:00 Collegium Maius
The role of sexual selection during adaptation to a novel, stressful environment
16:20-16:40 Magdalena Herdegen
Strong association between heterozygosity and orange colouration in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata)
16:40-17:00 Agata Plesnar-Bielak
Sexual conflict explains the coexistence of alternative reproductive phenotypes in the bulb mite.