#EvoKEbcn21 Contents PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Specific timetable will be announced in the upcoming days

The first two days are intended for EvoKE members and those interested in any aspect of the Evoke project. The topics proposed for Evoke 2021 meeting are explained below.

The third day or ‘Evolution Day’ will be open to the public at large. Short-talks, round-tables, workshops, hands-on activities, etc., will be organised by the evolutionary biologists and science communicators attending the meeting to apply the experiences and activities we have shared. EvoKE 2021 meeting will also include social and cultural activities and will bring us the opportunity to build trust and get to know people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Evolution Day day program will be announced soon, stay tuned!

Registration will be open until October 31st 2021 Register here

PLENARY TALKS

Oded Rechavi
Full Professor in the Life Sciences Faculty at Tel Aviv University, Israel
“Small RNA mediated transgenerational effects in nematodes, and how it challenges our most basic assumptions regarding the limits of inheritance and evolution”.

Contributing to the topic: Interdisciplinarity, tradeoffs between specialization and explore new fields through collaboration with experts in other fields
Ute Harms
Director at the IPN –Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education and Full Professor for Biology Education at the University of Kiel.
Talk TBD
Contributing to the topic: “Challenges and opportunities to improve the scientific literacy on evolution through formal or informal education”
Dr. Elizabeth Hénaff
Assistant Professor | NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Microbial Metrics and the Multispecies City
Urban landscapes can be the context of strong selection pressures and evolution of microbial communities. These engineered landscapes sculpt ecosystems as sometimes unintentional side effects of design criteria implemented with human inhabitants in mind. Could adaptation in anthropogenic environments hold insights for collaborative survival on a damaged planet? 

Contributing to the topic: Interdisciplinarity, tradeoffs between specialization and explore new fields through collaboration with experts in other fields
Kostas Kampourakis
University of Geneve (Section of Biology and IUFE)
Talk TBD
Contributing to the topic: “Challenges and opportunities to improve the scientific literacy on evolution through formal or informal education”
A. Cecile J.W. Janssens
Research professor of translational epidemiology of the Emory University, Atlanta.
Talk TBD
Contributing to the topic: “The challenge of dealing with ideologies, interests, beliefs and evolutionary theory”
Robert Harris Frank
Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management
and a professor of economics at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. 
Talk TBD
Contributing to the topic: Interdisciplinarity in evolution. Tradeoffs between specialization and explore new collaborations with other disciplines.

ESPECIAL EVENT

Leslea J. Hlusko
Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California Berkeley / CENIEH, Spain. Featuring: Carola Ortiz, singer, clarinetist and composer active in jazz scenes, songs and musics of the world.
Science and live music conversation

Contributing to the topic: Interdisciplinarity, tradeoffs between specialization and explore new fields through collaboration with experts in other fields

PLENARY ROUND TABLES

Challenges and opportunities to improve the scientific literacy on evolution through formal or informal education”.Kostas Kampourakis, University of Geneve (Section of Biology and IUFE). Ute Harms, Department of Biology Education at IPN, Kiel. Josefa González, Evolutionary and Functional Genomics Lab, Institut of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC – UPF). Sílvia Zurita, Bofill Foundation and Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. Moderator: Dustin Eirdosh, Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
The challenge of dealing between ideologies, interests, beliefs and evolutionary theoryDavid Jou, Physicist and a poet, author of a wide literary, essay and scientific work. Harmit Malik, Director of Basic Sciences at Fred Huch, Seatle. Cecile Janssens, Research professor of translational epidemiology of the Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Yogi Jaeger, Associate Faculty, Complexity Science Hub (CSH) Vienna. Moderator: Kostas Kampourakis, University of Geneve.
Education special topic
Evaluating the relevance of literacy in evolution during the COVID-19 crisis
Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief, Nature, Chief Editorial Advisor, Nature Portfolio. Fernando Simón Soria, Coordinator of the Spanish IHR Focal Point and GOARN, member of the Advisory Forum of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and National focal point for Scientific Advice and member of the Health Security Committee of European Union. Fernando Gonzalez, Instituto de Biología Integrativa de Sistemas UV-CSIC, I2SysBio, and Departamento de Genética. Universitat de València. Esther Vera, Director of Diari Ara (newspaper in Spain). Moderator: Cristina Pujades, Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

WORKSHOPS

Invited Workshop
GENE ZINE: Collaborative Interfaces for the Multispecies City
Dr. Elizabeth Hénaff
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
New York
Invited Workshop
Evolutionary Processes for Scientific Discovery
Johannes Jaeger
Complexity Science Hub
Vienna
EvoKE BCN 21 Workshop
My Story-Evoard
: Co-creation meeting between graphic artists and evolutionary scientists
Roberto Torres
Science in Your World, Scicomm & Outreach Association, Barcelona
Selected Workshop
The Water we Breathe: Implementing (in)formal science education in the Amsterdam Light Festival
Bart Groeneveld and Charlotte Clarijs
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Selected Workshop
Designing for learning in citizen science projects in evolution
Tania Jenkins
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Selected Workshop
Biocreator: A distributed simulation for learning ecology and evolution
Sergi Valverde
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva, Barcelona
Selected Workshop
From the lab to your audience’s screen: Creating an engaging science outreach campaign
Akanksha Raju and Siri Kellner
Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Selected Workshop
Characterization of knowledge, beliefs, religious beliefs, opinions and ideology using keywords, dialogs and two binary parameters.
Guillaume Lecointre
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle,
France
Selected Workshop
Communicating evolution in the media: Contacting media professionals, exploring different media channels, getting noticed and getting your message across.
Rita Ponce
Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal

SELECTED TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Agricultural Biotechnology and its role in Genetic Diversity (VIRTUAL) Tatenda Muringo, Freelance,
Zimbawe
Online Interactive Activities Regarding Human EvolutionMerav Siani and Anat Yarden,
Weizmann Institute of Science and Herzog College
Citizen Fly Lab: a citizen science project studying genomics of adaptation in DrosophilaMiriam Merenciano,
Insitut de Biologia Evolutiva
GENOGRAPHIC: the game of human genetic variabilityTeresa Porta Fitó,
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Learning about COVID-19 and coronavirus diseases in a simple and playful way (book and a game)Teresa Nogueira & Margarida Duarte,
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal
Perception of Evolutionary Biology teaching difficulties in secondary educationMaría Martín Peciña,
University of Jaén, Spain
Molecular Plasticity, the relevance of the intrinsically disordered proteins in Covid 19 (ART, SCI & THECH theatrical performance)Science in Your World, Scicomm & Outreach Association, Barcelona
Roberto Torres, Laia Mora
Pablo Volt, Sebastian Jara.
Inmaculada Yruela, Aula Dei Experimental Station (CSIC).
Using arts and science to promote scientific literacy and understanding of evolution (VIRTUAL)Tamara Milosevic,
Rhizome Association