Meeting Description: This workshop will discuss: (i) the historical origins in biology of the separation of development and inheritance and their description in genetic terms, and how this shaped research programs within evolutionary biology, and (ii) the possible implications of alternative conceptualizations of heredity, and the re-integration of the development-heredity relationship, that are emerging through recent advances in the biological sciences, and are emphasized by the extended evolutionary synthesis. We will also address (iii) how experimental work and mathematical modelling can best proceed under constructive views of development and inheritance and the implication these views have for measuring fitness and demonstrating adaptation. Participants will contribute to a special edition of a relevant journal.
Noyce Conference Room
This event is by invitation only.
Kevin Laland, Tobias Uller, Marcus Feldman, Michael Lachmann