Session outline
Session Sub Category Paleontology(PT)
Session ID B-PT26
Title Paleogenomics
Short title Paleogenomics
Convener Name Kazuyoshi Endo
Affiliation Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Tokyo University
Co-convener 1. Name Tsuyoshi Komiya
Affiliation Department of Earth Science & Astronomy
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
Co-convener 2. Name Naohiko Ohkouchi
Affiliation Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
International Symposium No request
Language Japanese
Scope Orgin and evolution of life has been of particular interest to mankind.
Life on Earth is a cellular system that is self-sustained based on the
genetic information it contains and capable of undergoing Darwinian
evolution. The genetic information is stored and maintained in the
genomes, but it remains a mystery how the genome evolution is related to
the organismal evolution and to the environmental changes. In this
session, we discuss the interrelationships among the ancient genome
sequence (reconstructed from comparative genomics of living organisms
and direct characterization of ancient DNA), the phenotypes inferred
based on the encoded biological functions (metabolic pathways,
metallo-proteins, developmental programs, etc.), and the environments in
which those ancestral organisms inhabited, from a wide variety of
viewpoints, including geohistory and biohistory studies, geometallomics,
microbial ecology, organic geochemistry, developmental genetics, and
genome sciences.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers