Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics of Plant Adaptation

5th New Phytologist Workshop: Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics of Plant Adaptation


Old Townhouse, Aberdeen, UK
28–29 June, 2012



Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics of Plant Adaptation

To share information and develop new approaches that will allow the community to leverage the rapidly growing genomic and genetic resources for the study of ecological and evolutionary processes at the whole organism and molecular mechanistic levels. A further goal would be to help integrate the use of population genomics and the identification of signals of selection in the genome with functional genomics for the identification of genes underlying specific traits involved in adaptive evolution.


Workshop format

The workshop will take place over two-days and will be held in the Old Townhouse in Aberdeen. As detailed above the aim is to bring together a small group to explore the rapid development of new genomic technologies in order to both maximize the efficacy with which the community utilizes these technological breakthroughs, and also optimize the development of new rate limiting resources.



Caroline Dean, Thomas Mitchell-Olds, David E Salt, Johanna Schmitt, Detlef Weigel, John Willis. 


Invited participants

Carlos Alonso Blanco (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología – CSIC, Madrid, Spain)
Brian Dilkes (Purdue University, IN, USA)
Caroline Dean (JIC, Norwich, UK)
Christopher Wheat (University of Exeter, UK)
Cynthia Weinig (University of Wyoming, USA)
David E Salt (University of Aberdeen, UK)
David Neale (UC Davis, USA)
Detlef Weigel (Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany)
Eric Holub (University of Warwick, UK)
Graeme Paton, University of Aberdeen, UK
Graham Coop, UC Davis, CA, USA
Johanna Schmitt (Brown University, RI, USA)
John McKay (Colorado State University, USA)
John Willis (Duke University, NC, USA)
Jon Agren (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Kirsten Bomblies (Harvard University, MA, USA)
Leonie Moyle (Indiana University, USA)
Magnus Nordborg (Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology GmbH, Vienna, Austria)
Miltos Tsiantis (University of Oxford, UK)
Olivier Loudet (INRA-Versailles, France)
Outi Salvolainen (university of Oulu, Finland)
Robin Allaby (University of Warwick, UK)
Sergey Nuzhdin (University of Southern California, USA)
Stephen Wright (University of Toronto, Canada)
Svante Holm, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Tom Mitchell-Olds (Duke University, NC, USA)



For more information about this workshop please contact the main organiser David Salt (david.salt ‘at’ or Helen Pinfield-Wells (h.pinfield-wells ‘at’ in the New Phytologist Central Office. The wiki at also provides more information.