Natural selection is largely a numbers game, and diverse genetic elements have evolved to gain greater-than-random transmission via mechanisms other than (and potentially detrimental to) individual fitness. Selfish genetic elements, and the selection they exert through individual costs and compensatory/suppressor evolution, contribute to population fitness and phenotypic variation, promote species barriers and diversification, and shape the deep evolution of genome architecture and cellular processes.
Join President Lila Fishman for AGA2022, July 25-28, 2022 at beautiful IslandWood campus on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington (with virtual options for speakers and attendees). The Symposium will include the Key Lecture plus two days of invited talks, panels, and poster sessions on topics spanning the field of genetic conflict and selfish evolution.
AGA Symposia are small meetings that provide excellent opportunities for cross-stage interaction, and the American Genetic Association is committed to supporting early-stage attendees.
Islandwood is a non-profit environmental education organization. In addition to offering school and community programs, it provides a welcoming space for conferences and special events at its 250-acre campus. There are meadows, forests, and ponds, nature walks and outdoor activities, delicious and plentiful shared meals, and spacious light-filled meeting rooms and sleeping lodges. We will have the whole campus to enjoy for our symposium registrants and their guests. Please read IslandWood's Policies for groups.