Title:The history of evolutionary biology: What can we learn from it?
Speaker:Manyuan Long,Professor, The University of Chicago
Time:18:00-20:00, March 3rd, 2014
Venue:100 Renwen Building （闵行人文楼100号报告厅）
Why do we care the history? 2) Who are we when discussing about the
history? 3) Are there any patterns we can learn by examining the
history? 4) What drives the evolution of scientific history?
Professor Long was awarded The Edna K. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago in 2011.
1) Scientific impacts:
ØRecognized as the pioneer of the area of the origination and evolution of new genes.
discovers have shaped the new chapters and sections about new gene
evolution in major textbooks pf evolutionary biology (e.g. Douglas
Futuyma, 2009 and 2005, Evolution, Sinauer, Massachusetts; Michael
Lynch, 2007, The Origins of Genome Architecture, Sinauer, Massachesetts;
Wen-Hsiung Li, 1997, Molecular Evolution, Sinauer, Massachusetts;
Roderic Page and Edward Holmes, 1998, Molecular Evolution. Blackwell
2) Social impacts:
York Times, Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, Sacramento Bee, La
Vanguardia, New Scientist, Scientist, Discover, La Recherche, and other
news media in US, Europe, China and Taiwan reported in various languages
his scientific discovers and commentaries.
research results summarized in a Nature Rev Genet article (Manyuan Long
et al, 2003) were cited as major evidence in a successful defense of
the First Amendment to the United States Constitution in the nationally
famous case of Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Area School District in
Pennsylvania in 2005.