III World Summit on Evolution

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Agregar a calendario 2013-06-01 19:30:00 2013-06-05 21:00:00 III World Summit on Evolution The Universidad San Francisco de Quito has previously organized World Summits on Evolution I and II which have promoted the exchange of ideas among outstanding researchers working in the different branches and aspects of biology. World Summit on Evolution III will focus on the importance of evolution for humanity and our planet. Human activities such as agriculture, medicine, industry, urbanization and tourism are leaving behind a footprint on many organisms, and these may lead to unexpected consequences for humanity and the environment. The understanding of these interactions and responses is critical to both avoid and manage nature and health-related complications. The Galapagos Islands are a unique setting for this debate not only because of their importance in evolutionary science and historical connections to Charles Darwin but also for their incomparable landscape scenery and unique biota. Galapagos Science Center USFQ no-reply@usfq.edu.ec America/Guayaquil public
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Galapagos Science Center
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Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Registration end
Wednesday, 05 June 2013
Description

The Universidad San Francisco de Quito has previously organized World Summits on Evolution I and II which have promoted the exchange of ideas among outstanding researchers working in the different branches and aspects of biology. World Summit on Evolution III will focus on the importance of evolution for humanity and our planet.

Human activities such as agriculture, medicine, industry, urbanization and tourism are leaving behind a footprint on many organisms, and these may lead to unexpected consequences for humanity and the environment. The understanding of these interactions and responses is critical to both avoid and manage nature and health-related complications.

The Galapagos Islands are a unique setting for this debate not only because of their importance in evolutionary science and historical connections to Charles Darwin but also for their incomparable landscape scenery and unique biota.

Invited Speakers

Fernando Baquero

Professor Baquero is scientific director of IRYCIS (Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria) at Madrid –Spain. He is an expert in the evolution of bacterial virulence and antimicrobial resistance. Baquero has been recognized for his important contribution to the understanding of infectious diseases in Spain and received the Aventis prize from the American Society for Microbiology.


Avelina Espinosa

Professor Avelina Espinosa is an Ecuadorian scientist, coordinator of Biotechnology at Roger Willams University in Rhode Island. She has worked particularly with Entamoeba hystolitica. Her research has focused on protist evolution, cellular biology, behavior of unicellular parasites, and the human-parasite interaction.


Roderic Guigó

Professor Guigó is part of Encode (Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements) a project involved in the identification and characterization of functional genetic elements in the human genome. Guigó directs the Centro de Regulación Genómica of Pompeu Fabra University, Spain.


Paul Keim

Professor of Biology at Northern Arizona University. Founder and Director or the Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics and the Translational Genomics Research Institute. Keim has been recognized worldwide for his investigations in forensic microbiology, molecular epidemiology, diagnosis of infectious diseases and microbial evolution.


Antonio Lazcano

Professor Lazcano is part of the Biology Department at Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) and director of the Lynn Margulis Centre for Evolutionary Biology at the Galapagos Islands (USFQ). He is also the first Latin-American scientist that was elected twice as president of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL) and author of the Best Seller "The origin of Life".


Marie-Christine Maurel

Marie-Christine Maurel is Professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (France) and at the head of the laboratory of Molecular Archeobiology-Nucleic Acids and Biophysics. She works within the frame of the "RNA world" focusing on the study of viroïds, ribozymes and RNAs dynamic under extreme conditions. She is also interested in hereditary processes venturing beyond genetics.


Rasmus Nielsen

Professor Nielsen is part Integrative Biology and Statistics at University of California-Berkeley - Center of Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics and at the Bioinformatic Center in the Biology Department of the Copenhagen University. His research has developed statistical methods to analyze genomes and identify factors involved in species evolution.


Patricia Parker

Patricia Parker is Des Lee professor at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis and senior scientist at the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri. She is an expert in behavioral and evolutionary ecology of natural populations, she is interested in the impact of behavior in individual fitness and population viability. Some of her research has been conducted at Galapagos Islands.


Guillermo Paz y Miño

Ecuadorian Scientist, professor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has worked in evolution, animal behavior and conservation biology. Paz y Miño’s has focused his interest in the diffusion of scientific topics, particularly the evolution of the species.


Forest Rohwer

Professor at San Diego State University, California, Rohwer is a marine microbial ecologist. His research has contributed to the understanding of one of the most diverse ecosistems in the planet: the coral holobiont. His investigations are pioneer in the understanding of the bacteria and virus that cohabitate with the coral holobiont and their complex ecological relationships.


Charles Snowdon

Charles T Snowdon is Hilldale Professor of Psychology and Zoology at University of Wisconsin at Madison. Snowdon is also editor of Animal Behaviour, Journal of Comparative Psychology. He has received funds of for more than 30 years from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the relationship of human behavior and those of other primates and has received the Outstanding Mentoring Award from the American Society of Primatologists.


Ada Yonath

Professor Yonath received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009, she is director of Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly, Weizmann Institute of Science at Israel. Yonath is member of the National Academy of Science (USA), American Academy of Art and Sciences and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). She is recognized for her pioneering work in ribosomal structure by using crio-bio-crystallography.

Register

Due to an overwhelming response from scientists and students we have already met the maximum capacity of the Charles Darwin Auditorium in Galapagos. Unfortunately, we won't be able to accept any additional registration.

IMPORTANT: If you haven't paid yet the registration fee, you can still do it via the paypal buttons below.

INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION FEES

Please note that after March 20th, 2013, fees will increase as indicated. The registration fee includes attendance to all conference sessions, all program materials, coffee breaks and fairwell cocktail. Registrants are responsible for all otheir meals, lodging and travel.


Category                                                      Early registration fee                                    Regular registration fee
                                                                    (March 20th deadline)                                    
(May 10th deadline)

Faculty & Professional                                       USD 300.00 per person                                     USD 375.00 per person

Students & Postdocs                                         USD 180.00 per person                                     USD 250.00 per person

 

LATIN AMERICAN & ECUADORIAN REGISTRATION FEES

Universidad San Francisco de Quito wants to promote the scientific development of Latin American countries, offering the following reduced fees for professionals and students:

Category                                                      Early registration fee                                       Regular registration fee
                                                                    (March 20th deadline)                                       (May 10th deadline)

Latin American Faculty & Professional*            USD 150.00 per person                                        USD 200.00 per person

Ecuadorian Faculty & Professional                   USD 80.00 per person                                          USD 130.00 per person

Latin American Students & Postdocs*              USD 100.00 per person                                        USD 150.00 per person

Ecuadorian Students & Postdocs                     USD 50.00 per person (3)                                     USD 70.00 per person (3)

USFQ Students**                                               USD 40.00 per person (3)                                     USD 65.00 per person (3)

(1) For people working or studying in countries from Mexico south to Chile and Argentina, excluding Ecuador.

(2) Students from Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ that want to pay this reduced fee must contact Verónica Barragán for further information.

(3) Ecuadorian Students, Postdocs and USFQ Students:
Por favor, depositen su pago en la siguiente cuenta, escaneen el formulario de depósito y envíenlo por email a los siguientes correos: jchanaba@usfq.edu.ec, vbarragan@usfq.edu.ec, summit@usfq.edu.ec

Nombre de la cuenta: CPU
Banco: Banco Bolivariano
Tipo de cuenta: Cuenta Corriente
N° de cuenta: 5005024970

Abstract Submission

Welcome to the III World Summit on Evolution abstract submission page!

The abstract should be submitted via e-mail to gtrueba@usfq.edu.ec and vbarragan@usfq.edu.ec.

The submission dead line is April 15th, 2013.

Abstract Format
COMPLETE TITLE

First and last name 1st author1, first and last name 2nd author.

1.- Please put an "*" in the left side of the person name that will present the work.

1Afiliation of the authors

ABSTRACT TEXT

Although there is a general consensus that the last common ancestor...

2.- Specify if you would like to present a poster or a 15 minutes talk.

3.- Please indicate the session where your poster belongs: evolution & society, behavior & environment, microbes and disease, or genome.

Poster Guidelines

  • Size: 120cm x 90cm
  • The names of authors should follow the format for the abstracts. The name of the author presenting the work should have an asterisk (after the name)
  • The poster should include an abstract
  • The affiliations of the authors should be indicated
  • The poster should have a large fonts (read from 5 feet away), more than 20 points
  • The poster should include a short list of references
  • The organizers of the summit will provide you a poster number which should be placed in the upper right corner

Short Presentation Guidelines

The short presentation should not be longer than 15 minutes
The presentation file should be send by e mail to vbarragan@usfq.edu.ec and gtrueba@usfq.edu.ec; we will send a confirmation e-mail

Program

The Program - June 01 to 05, 2013

 

JUNE 1st


Registration

  • 16:00 - 19:30    Registration


Opening Ceremony

  • 19:30 - 20:00    Welcome Speech

Carlos Montúfar
Provost of Universidad San Francisco de Quito

  • 20:00 - 20:20    Launching of the Lynn Margulis Center for Evolutionary Biology

Antonio Lazcano
President of the LMCEB, Universidad San Francisco de Quito;
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico


JUNE 2nd


Session 1: Evolution and Society

  • 9:00 - 9:30    Evolutionary Literacy in Ecuador

Stella de la Torre
Dean of the Biological and Environmental Sciences, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

  • 9:30 - 9:45      Evolutionary Theory Beyond Biology

Diego Quiroga
Director of the Research Department, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

  • 9:45 - 10:30    Evolution, Science, Pseudo Science and the Public's Perception of Reality

Guillermo  Paz - y - Miño - C
University of Massachusetts,  USA
Evolution & Society
15 minutes talks

  • 10:30 - 10:45    Wallace Underscrutiny: Role of the Fluvial Barriers in the Diversification of Amazonian Amphibians

Santiago R. Ron
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

  • 10:45 - 11:00    The Impact of Evolutionary Concepts on Society: The Example of Education

Paul Howard - Jones
University of Bristol, United Kingdom

  • 11:00 - 11:15    Coffee Break
  • 11:15 - 11:30    Plant Mating System Evolutionary Responses to Anthropogenic Pollinator Decline

Sarah A. Bodbyl Roels,
Michigan State University, USA

  • 11:30 - 11:45    Homology - as - synapomorphy: The Continuing Controversy and its Bearingon the Teaching of Evolution

Mario Pinna
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

  • 11:45 - 12:05    Evolutionary Narratives in Natural History Museums

María Isabel Landim
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

  • 12:05 - 13:15    Tour: Galapagos Science Center (GSC) and Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS)
  • 13:15 - 15:15    Lunch

Session 2: Precellular Evolution and the RNA world

  • 15:15 - 16:00    Pre - Bacterial Bonding Apparatus?

Ada Yonath
2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Structural Biology Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

  • 16:00 - 16:40    RNA Molecules: From Zymonucleic Acids To Ribozymes

Antonio Lazcano
President of the LMCEB, USFQ;
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

  • 16:40 - 17:25    From Ancient to Modern RNA World and Vice Versa: Looking Through Viroids and Ribozyme Motifs

Marie - Christine Maurel
University Pierre and Marie Curie, France

  • 19:30 - 21:00    Lynn Margulis Center for Evolutionary Biology Board Meeting

at Galapagos Science Center



JUNE 3rd


Session 3: Behavior and Environment

  • 8:30 - 9:10    The Evolution of Cooperation

Charles Snowdon
University of Wisconsin, USA

  • 9:15 - 10:00    Holobionts and Evolution

Forest Rohwer
Cell and Molecular Biology Program, San Diego State University, USA

  • 10:00 - 10:30    Evolution of the Galapagos Flightless Cormorants

Carlos Valle
Co-director del Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

  • 10:30 - 11:00    Evolution in Light of Expanding Destruction in the Amazon

Kelly Swing
Director of the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

  • 11:00 - 11:15    Coffee Break
  • 11:15 - 12:00    Evolution of Disease - Causing Organisms: Galapagos as a Natural Laboratory

Patricia G. Parker
Des Lee Professor of Zoological Studies and Chair Department of Biology, University of Missouri, USA
     Behavior, environment
15 minutes talks

  • 12:00 - 12:15    Zebra Finches use Visual Perspective Taking and Behavior Reading to Outcompete Conspecifics

Guillermo Paz - y - Miño - C
University of Massachusetts, USA

  • 12:15 - 12:30    Natural Selection, Quantitative Genetics and Bioenergetics of an Invasive Species: The Land Snail Cornu Aspersum

Roberto F. Nespolo
Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

  • 12:30 - 12:45    The Role of Barriers in Generating Genetic Diversity across the Andes: Insights from the Chat - Tyrants, Genus Ochthoeca

Elisa Bonaccorso
Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Ecuador

  • 12:45 - 13:00    Epigenetic Inheritance and Evolution of Sociality in the Caninae: A Conceptual Macro Evolutionary Model

Ludwig Jiménez - Campos
Departamento de Biología, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

  • 13:05 - 15:00    Lunch
  • 15:00 - 15:15    Geographical Bridges and Future Temporal Window for the Evolution of the Genus Epidendrum L. (Orchidaceae)

David Draper
Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador

  • 15:15 - 15:30    Neotropical Diversification Seen through Glass Frogs

Juan Manuel Guayasamín
Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Ecuador

  • 15:30 - 15:45    Phylogenetic Analysis of the Phylum Nematoda Using the Actin, beta gamma 1gene sequences

Baral Barsha
Hamilton College, USA

  • 15:45 - 16:00    Colonization and diversification of Galápagos Leaf - Toed Geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus)

Omar Torres
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Ecuador

  • 16:00 - 16:15    New Brains, New Functions: What Can Polyclad Flatworms Tell Us about Regeneration of the Nervous System?

Federico D. Brown
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia;
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador

  • 16:15 - 16:30    Cranial Shape Estimation of Ancestors in the Subfamily Caninae

Jair Mora Gamboa
Departamento de Biología
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

  • 16:30 - 16:50    Sexual Conflict and the Evolution of Genitalia: Calopteryx Males (Odonata) Remove more Sperm when Mating with a Heterospecific Female

Adolfo Cordero - Rivera,
Grupo ECOEVO;
Universidade de Vigo, EUET Forestal;
Universidade de Vigo, Campus Universitario, Spain

  • 16:50 - 17:50    Poster Session
  • 16:50 - 17:50    Tunicate Diversity in Ecuador

Gabriela Agurto
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia;
Escuela Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador
Aquatic Insect Diversity along Altitudinal and Environmental Gradients in the Northern Tropical Andes of Ecuador
Andrea Encalada
Laboratorio de Ecología Acuática, Universidad San Francisco de Quito; Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, USA; Department of Biology, Colorado State University, USA
Visual Transcriptomics of Seasonal Forms of the Butterfly Bicyclus Anynana
Aide Macias Muñoz
University of California, USA;
Yale University, USA
Genetic Diversity of Callithrix Pygmaea in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Claudia Terán
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Discovering Hidden Diversity of Characiforms (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) in the Ecuadorian Amazon through and Barcoding Analyses
Daniel Escobar
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Ecuador
Paragonimus and Paragonimiasis in Ecuador
Daniel Romero
Universidad Central del Ecuador, Ecuador
Exploring The Origin Of Introduced Populations of Scinax Quinquefasciatus (Anura: Hylidae) on The Galápagos Islands
Diana Pazmiño
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Ecuador
Developmental Integration of Individuals During the Evolution of Coloniality
Stefanía Gutiérrez
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia;
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute;
Bocas del Toro, Panama
Nanomechanical Measurements of Archaeal Lipid Membrane Models
Frank Stetter
Technical University Munich, Germany
Reduction of the Leaflet Number from an Ancestral with Compound Leaves: Development in Metrodorea A.St. - Hil., a Neotropical Rutaceae Genus with Protective Leaf Bases
Gladys Pinna
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Evolutionary And Ecological Processes Occurring Among Native And Novel Plant Ecosystems In The Galapagos
Gonzalo Rivas - Torres
University of Florida USA;
Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
Assessment of the Genetic Diversity of Capulí (Prunus Serotina subsp. Capuli) in the Ecuadorian Highlands using SSR Markers
Juan José Guadalupe
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
First Record of the Invasive Tunicate Didemnum Vexillum in a Tropical Region
Leda Restrepo
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Evidences of Evolution in Isolated Colonies of the Bean Weevil Acanthoscelides Obtectus
Lucía Chávez
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Are Endosymbionts Coevolving with Their Hosts?
Luciana Raggi
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Next Generation Genomics for Evolutionary and Biodiversity Discovery
Agostinho Antunes
Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental;
Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências, University of Porto
Using the Quaternary Fossil Record to Understand the Spatiotemporal Richness of Caribbean Lizard Communities
Melissa E. Kemp
Stanford University, USA
Coenzymes, Viruses and the RNA world
Ricardo Hernández - Morales
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Possible  gene transfer from Human E. coli to Sea Lion E. coli in Galapagos Islands
Sofía Barrera
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
A Molecular Systematics of the Genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Ecuador
Sonia Zapata
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Early Development of the Marine Sea Slug Dolabrifera Dolabrifera Compared to Traditional Spiralian Models
Yolanda Chávez
Laboratorio de Biología del Desarrollo, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Ecuador;
Laboratorio de Biología del Desarrollo Evolutiva, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Are Anoles from Yasuni Better Climbers than Caribean Anoles? An Evolutionary Approach
Camilo Mármol - Guijarro
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Ecuador
Brocchi Darwin, Mendel and the Vatican: Species Stability, Hibridism, Transmutation and an Amazing Historical Irony
Nelio Bizzo
Universidade de São Paulo,  Brazil
Bringing Action to Evolution Education
Louise S. Mead
BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, USA
Adaptations to Varying Oxygen Levels: Gill Size of Andesiops Peruvianus (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) in an Altitudinal Gradient
Maja Celinscak
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Craneo - Dental Shape Variation and Ecology throughout Caninae Subfamily (Canidae, Carnivora) a Geometric Morphometrics Tale
Carlos Fabian Morantes Ariza
Departamento de Biología, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Cranial Shape Comparison of Jackal Species (Canisaureus, C. Adustus and C. Mesomelas) and Its Relationship with Phylogenetic, Ecological and Behavioral Factors
Yacta Irene Rojas
Departamento de Biología, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Ancient DNA in Baltic Amber Revisited – Evidence for the Preservation of Archeon Genetic Material
Boguslaw Szewczyk
University of Gdansk, Gdansk;
University of Warsaw, Poland
Ecological Conditions for the Long Term Survival of Social Canids: a Mathematical Model
Rodrigo Gonzalez - Florian
Departamento de Biología, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Molecular Identification of Human Papilloma Virus Genotype 16 Variants in Ecuador
Diana Muñoz
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Molecular Characterization of Burkholderia Cepacia by Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST)
Lorena Mejía
Universidad San Francisco de Quito



JUNE 4th

 

  • 8:00 - 16:00    Field Trip


JUNE 5th


Session 4: Genome

  • 8:30 - 9:15    Interrogating Genome Activity. Lessons Learned from the ENCODE Project

Roderic Guigo
Centre de Regulacio Genomica, Universitat Pompeu, Spain;
ENCODE Project

  • 9:15 - 10:00    Human Adaptation: The Molecular Footprints

Rasmus Nielsen
Center of Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics, University of California, USA

  • 10:00 - 10:20    Alternate Histories for Life: Resurrecting and Re - evolving Ancient Molecules

Betül Kacar
NASA Astrobiology Institute, USA;
Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 10:20 - 10:35    Coffee Break


Session 5: Microbes and Disease

 

  • 10:35 - 11:20    Micro and Macro Evolution of Unicellular Eukaryotes: The Tale of the

Entamoeba Lineages
Avelina Espinosa
Department of Biology, Roger Williams University, USA

  • 11:20 - 11:45    Staphylococcus Aureus Sequence Type 398: Evidence for Bidirectional Zoonosis and Rapid Host Adaptation

Lance B. Price
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), USA

  • 11:45 - 12:30    Highly Fit Pathogens – Where to They Come From, How do they Evolve and Do they Really go Extinct?

Paul Keim
Center Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, USA

  • 12:30 - 14:30    Lunch
  • 14:30 - 14:50    The Forces Behind the Spread of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance

Gabriel Trueba
Instituto de Microbiología, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

  • 14:50 - 15:40    Multidimensional Darwinism: Genetic Hypercode and Evolutionary Individuals in Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance

Fernando Baquero
Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Spain

  • 15:40 - 15:55    A Case for 1.4 billion Year Old Dimorphic Fungi: New Views on the Early Evolution of Eukaryotes

Zachary Adam
Montana State University, USA.


Session 6: Conclusions and Closing Ceremony

 

  • 15:55 - 17:00    Antonio Lazcano President of the LMCEB, USFQ

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

  • 19:00 - 21:00    Farewell Party

Hosting & Travel Guidelines

Universidad San Francisco de Quito invites you to be part of the III World Summit on Evolution that will be held in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, June 01 to 05, 2013.

This page provides you with guidelines to make your travel arrangements. Please, remember that you also need to register online to be part of this special meeting.

The summit will be held at the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, in one of the most beautiful islands of the Galapagos: San Cristóbal Island. You can visit the map here.

If you wish to make your own arrangements, you need to:

  • Be in the city of Quito or the city of Guayaquil (mainland Ecuador) by May 31st, 2013.
  • Arrange accommodation for the night of May 31st in Quito/Guayaquil. Find below a list of links to hotels in Quito and Guayaquil.
  • Arrange flights from Quito/Guayaquil to the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island (Galapagos, Ecuador) on the 1st of June and returning flight on June 5th to Quito/Guayaquil.
  • Arrange accommodations on the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal (Galapagos, Ecuador) during your stay, June 1 – June 5, 2013 in the type of hotel of your preference. There is limited space available in San Cristobal at all times so it is better to make reservations right away. You can find a list of links to hotels in San Cristobal at end of this document. If you are a student of postdoc you may apply for homestay within a local family at San Cristobal (see right column).
  • If you wish to be part of a one-day-tour in San Cristobal on June 3rd, please let us know as soon as possible of your interest so we can include you in this plan. At present we are making arrangements and will get back to you later with schedule, program and cost of this event.

Hotels List


HOTELS IN QUITO

Hotel Quito
Swissôtel Quito
Hilton Colon Quito Hotel
Alameda Hotel Mercure
Hotel Sebastian Quito
Find more hotels in Quito here

HOSTAL IN QUITO

Los Quipus
Hotel Casa Quito
Hotel San Juan
Hostal Folklore
Hostal de la Mancha
Find more hostels in Quito here

HOTELS AND HOSTALS IN GUAYAQUIL

Link 01
Link 02

Do you prefer to stay with a hosting family?

If you prefer to stay with a local family, please complete the following form and send it to: gaias@usfq.edu.ec, akumpf@usfq.edu.ec and vbarragan@usfq.edu.ec

 

Press

PRESS RELEASES, PROGRAM AND OTHER USEFUL DOCUMENTS

Press release: Third World Summit on Evolution

Program III World Summit on Evolution/ Programa III Cumbre Mundial de Evolución

III World Summit on Evolution Press Release


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