University of Birmingham School of Medicine [Founded 1825] CENTRE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE, DIVISION OF IMMUNITY AND INFECTION


Birmingham Medical Institute 36 Harborne Road Birmingham B15 3AF Friday, 10 February 2006 09.00 – 17.00 hours

Symposium Organisers: Professor Mark Pallen, Robert Arnott Division of Immunity and Infection Centre for the History of Medicine The Medical School University of Birmingham Birmingham B15 2TT

Telephone: 0121-414 7163 Telephone 0121-414 6804 Email [email protected] Email: [email protected] This birthday symposium is being held as part of the International Darwin Day Programme (see

PROGRAMME 08.45-19.10 Arrival and Coffee 09.10-09.15 Welcome Session 1: Darwin and the Humanities Chairman: Professor Mark Pallen (Division of Immunity and Infection) 09.15 – 10.00 Keynote Speaker: Dr Nick Matze (NCSE, USA) News from the Panda Tria in Dover, Pennsylvania: The Evolutionary Origin of Intelligent Design 10.00 – 10.30 Dr John van Wyhe (University of Cambridge) Where did Darwin’s finches come from? 10.30 – 11.00 Coffee 11.00 – 11.30 Dr David Toke (Department of Sociology) Wind farms, GM and Darwin: politica and public perceptions 11.30 – 12.00 Dr Barbara Bordelejo (ITSEE) E-Origin: a digital genetic version of Origin of Species 12.00 – 12.30 Dr Thorsten Schnier (School of Computer Science) Evolutionary Art 12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Session 2: Darwin and Science Chairman: Robert Arnott (Centre for the History of Medicine) 13.30 – 14.00 Dr Peter Rock (School of Dentistry) The evolving shape of the human face 14.00 – 14.30 Dr Colin Rowat (Department of Economics) The evolution of evolutionary game theory 14.30 – 15.00 Dr Susannah Thorpe (School of Biosciences) Walking the walk: the evolution of human bipedalism 15.00 -15.30 Coffee 15.30 – 16.00 Dr Jason Hilton (GEES) Coral reefs as documents of evolutionary history 16.00 – 16.30 Dr Yenory Morales Chaves (GEES) The Zebra mussel ecology of an invasive species 16.30 – 17.00 Dr Peter Balfe (Immunity & Infection, University of Birmingham) Molecular evolution of hepatitis C 17.00-18.30 Wine Reception, including: The Origin of the Species in Dub: Live and re-mixed by the Genomic Dub Collective. Further musical celebration of Darwin’s masterpiece, realized through the medium of reggae music