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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Summer Programme 2022.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

‘Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny’ was a dominant idea of late 19th-century evolutionary thinking. ‘Ontogeny drives phylogeny’ was an important response 50 or so years later. Today Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo) reframes the arguments, adding molecular biology to our understanding of how developmental processes influence evolution. The course explores a synthesis of these ideas using our growing understanding of speciation in Darwin’s finches, the molecular genetics of beak development and theories of larval forms to illustrate a reassessment of evolution in process.


Course dates

31 Jul 2022 to 06 Aug 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code