Each academic workshop will be preceded by a public lecture from one of the four biological experts speaking on the theme of the workshop from the vantage point of their own research program. This will be held on the campus of the University of Minnesota, co-sponsored with the College of Biological Sciences. The intended audience is the general scientific community at the University of Minnesota and the invited biological expert will spend time interacting with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students interested in the relevant domain of biological phenomena: development, evolutionary novelty, and evolvability.
Public Lecture - Development (Year 1): Claudio Stern
Public Lecture - Evolutionary Novelty (Year 2): Vivian Irish
Public Lecture - Evolvability (Year 3): David Houle