Predrag Šustar delivered the talk “Transitional Functionality of Genomic Segments: From Stochasticity to Robustness” , co-authored with Zdenka Brzović. In this talk Zdenka and Predrag endorsed a transitional framework for ascription of functionality to genomic segments considering the following questions: when does a nonfunctional genomic segment become functional, how the function notions relate to the mechanism notions and how does the origin of a new functional gene relate to apparently contrasting features of mechanism of protein synthesis – its robustness and its stochasticity. ISHPSSB Biennial Meeting 2021 was held online, July 13 – 20, 2021.

The conference program including the book of abstracts can be found below.