Graham Budd (Uppsala University, Sweden)
The Cambrian explosion: putting the pieces back together

Graham is professor of evolutionary palaeobiology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. His research originally focussed on understanding the early evolution of the arthropods, and now studies the origins of the animals from both palaeontological and developmental perspectives.

Angela Hay (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany)
Explosive seed dispersal

Angela is currently a Max Planck Society Minerva Fellow, leading a research group in Köln, Germany. Trained in developmental genetics, Angela has worked on morphological evolution in the comparative plant model Cardamine hirsuta. More recently, she started to incorporate collaborative work with mathematicians and computer scientists to investigate the evolution of biomechanical traits.

Mark Martindale  (University of Florida, USA)

The developmental basis for the evolution of body plan complexity tbc

Mark Q. Martindale is currently a professor and Director of the University of Floridas Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience in St. Augustine, Florida. Trained as an experimental embryologist, Martindale has worked on various aspects of the development and regeneration of some 14 animal phyla.

Presentation at EVO DEVO 2018 kindly supported by 

Philipp Mitteroecker  (University of Vienna, Austria)
The Dilemma of Human Childbirth: Evolution, Development and Public Health

Philipp Mitteroecker is associate professor of theoretical biology at the University of Vienna. Trained as an Evolutionary Biologist and Anthropologist, he has developed morphometric and statistical methods to investigate complex patterns of morphological and genetic variation. He has studied the evolution and development of vertebrate morphology, with a focus on humans and other primates. More recently, he has worked on evolutionary models of human childbirth and obstetrics.