“Individuality and immortality : lessons from organisms with complex life cycles” - Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur mer, 7th and 8th September 2015
The workshop aims to promote discussion to explore the concepts around the themes of individuality and immortality. It will include presentations from international specialists from the worlds of Philosophy and Biology, mixed with presentations from INDIBIO project participants and their collaborators.
Monday 7th September
9:00 Introductory remarks Evelyn Houliston, University Pierre & Marie Curie – Villefranche-sur-mer 9:10 Keynote speaker: Peter Godfrey Smith, City University of New York “Complex Life Cycles and the Evolutionary Process” 10:00 Keynote speaker: Bernie Degnan, University of Queensland “Waiting for a Title” 10:30 Coffee break 10:50 Clémence Thocquenne, University Paris I Sorbonne 11:20 Lucas Leclère, Université Pierre & Marie Curie - Villefranche-sur-mer 11:50 Discussion around ideas from the first morning 12:30 Buffet lunch for all workshop attendees 14:00 Keynote speaker: Stefano Piraino, University of Lecce “Waiting for a Title” 14:50 Philippe Huneman, University Paris I Sorbonne 15:20 Coffee break 15:40 Michael Manuel, University Pierre & Marie Curie – Paris 16:10 Nicolas Pastor, University Paris Sorbonne 16:40 Daniel Andler, Université Paris-Sorbonne 17:10 Discussion around ideas from the first afternoon
Evening meal (for speakers and project participants)
Tuesday 8th September
9:00 Keynote speaker: Scott Lidgard - Field Museum of Natural History – Chicago USA ”Alternation of Generations - Challenges to Individuality and the Developmental Cycle of Life in the 19th Century” 9:50 Stefano Tiozzo, Université Pierre & Marie Curie – Villefranche-sur-mer 10:20 Coffee break 10:40 Francesca Merlin, Université Paris I Sorbonne 11:10 Sandie Degnan, University of Queensland "The consequences for organismal biologists of recognizing the individual as a holobiont" 11:40 Discussion around ideas from the second morning 12:30 Buffet lunch for all workshop attendees 14:00 Keynote speaker Alessandro Minelli, Univerisity of Padova “The evolution of individuality: a farewell to immortality?” 14:50 Thomas Pradeu, Univerisity of Bordeaux 15:20 Discussion around ideas from the two afternoon presentations 15:50 Coffee break 16:20 General Discussion: emerging ideas and future perspectives