Category Archives: Meetings / Conferences

Manchester’s Molecular and Genome Evolution Symposium

Manchester’s Molecular and Genome Evolution Symposium (#MaGE2018) is
back again this year on Monday 5th March! Registration and abstract
submission are now open.

MaGE encompasses all aspects of molecular and genome evolution, ranging
from genomic analyses or computational algorithm development, to
molecular ecology, population genetics, and experimental evolution.

MaGE 2018 will be a day-long event in Manchester’s Michael Smith
Building, including a plenary lecture from Mike Brockhurst alongside a
series of contributed talks, and a poster session. The full programme
is currently being put together, but past programmes can be viewed at
the URL below.

MaGE is free to attend, but places are limited so please register at
the URL below, and submit a title if you would like to present a talk
or poster. We are particularly keen to give PhD students and post-docs
a chance to present their work. All contributed talks and posters will
also be considered for a prize, presented at the drinks reception
following the symposium.

For full details, including registration and abstract submission
deadlines, see:

Danna Gifford, Chris Knight and Sam Griffiths-Jones

ASAB Easter conference

abstract submission for the Plymouth Easter ASAB is now open, with a deadline of the 16th of February. The registration link will also be up within the next week. The website for both can be found here:

Also, Damien Farine (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology) has been awarded the Christopher Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator and is confirmed for giving a plenary at the conference.

If you have any questions then please get in touch using the email address

Looking for a place for a small study group? Landmark Trust light bulb moments

Landmark Futures is a new scheme to offer ten free stays each year in Landmark Trust buildings to institutions in higher education and other qualifying organisations.

The Landmark Trust is a building preservation charity that rescues and restores historic buildings and then lets them for self-catering holidays to pay for maintenance. They care for some 200 buildings across Britain, sleeping up to 16 people.

These stays will be for small groups of up to 8-10 people for academic purposes: study, discussion, teaching, field study, writing, etc.

Landmark provides the accommodation, including the cost of housekeeping and services; stayers will be responsible for all travel and food costs.

All disciplines are welcome – Astrophysicists to creative writers

Apply by midnight on Sunday 5th November

Julia Schroeder from Imperial (previously from Terry’ group) used them last year. See her feedback.


Programming for Evolutionary Biology conference, 16-20 Sept 2017, Biolowieza, Poland

The dealine for 3rd Programming for Evolutionary Biology
Conference 16-20 Sept 2017, Bialowieza, Poland has been extended. We
now accept abstracts till 31st July.

The Programming for Evolutionary Biology (PEB) conference brings
together biologists broadly interested in applying bioinformatic tools
to answer evolutionary and ecological questions.

It aims to serve as a platform for discussing the ongoing projects and
related bioinformatic pitfalls. The meeting consists of plenary talks
by renowned specialists in the field, contributed talks by the
participants (works in progress are more than welcome!) and workshops.

This year, we are fortunate to be joined by an outstanding list of
Plenary Speakers: Mark Blaxter from University of Edinburgh, Stuart
Baird from Czech Academy of Sciences, Katja Nowick from University of
Leipzig. The workshops will be provided by Przemyslaw Biecek, a data
scientist and R enthusiast from University of Warsaw.

The fee, including meals, accommodation, and transportation from
Warsaw airport and back, is 250 euro.

More info:

Looking forward seeing you in Bialowieza!

On behalf the organising committee,
Agnieszka Kloch

P.S. Abstracts are not required for registration. In case you don’t know, the Bialowieza Forest lies at the border to Belarus and is one of Europe’s last primaeval forests. It is still a UNESCO world heritage site, but currently threatened by a logging campaign. The conference venue is the WEJMUTKA Bialowieza Biodiversity Academy, which lies in the centre of the national park.

11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin 2017

Registration is open. More information on the poster:

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Terry’s group meeting this Friday 1.30pm, BMS sem rm 1

Terry’s group meeting TODAY 12pm

BMS sem rm 1

Terry’s group meeting

today at 12.30pm BMS seminar room 4.

Terry’s group meeting TODAY 1.30pm BMS sem1

Terry’s group meeting TODAY (Fri 9/9) 1.30pm BMS seminar 1