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Department of Zoology


Symposium on Animal Development and its Evolutionary Variation

Held on 17-18 September 2017

Department of Zoology, Cambridge

Keynote Speakers

Sean Carroll (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Matt Scott (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA)


Detlev Arendt (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)
Nadia Bakalenko (St Petersburg State University, Russia)
Erik Clark (University of Cambridge, UK)
Cassandra Extavour (Harvard University, USA)
Jack Green (University of Marseille, France)
Rob Kelsh (University of Bath, UK)
Alfonso Martinez-Arias (University of Cambridge, UK)
Christen Mirth (Monash University, Australia)
Tassos Pavlopoulos (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm, USA)
Mariana Wolfner (Cornell University, USA)

Professor Michael Akam and the Department of Zoology

One important driver for holding the symposium at the Department of Zoology in Cambridge is to celebrate the many contributions of Professor Michael Akam to the study of Animal Development and Evolution.  As Prof. Akam’s home for so many years, the Zoology Department is particularly proud and pleased to host an international symposium of this calibre and thus contribute to the generation of debate and new ideas across these exciting fields of research in modern biology.

Organiser Group

Claudio Alonso, Paul Brakefield, Julian Jacobs, Max Telford

Scientific Organisers

Claudio Alonso, Michalis Averof, James Castelli-Gair, David Stern, Max Telford


Sunday, 17 September, 2017 - 09:00 to Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 17:00
Contact name: 
Paula McPhee
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
+44 1223 336621
Event location: 
Department of Zoology, Cambridge