Monthly Archives: February 2015

Meeting for PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Stirling, Sept 2015

The 21st Meeting for PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology

Organized by the University of Edinburgh
Location: University of Stirling – Stirling, UK
Date: September 8-12th, 2015

EMPSEB provides a platform for PhD students studying Evolutionary
Biology to present their work and to meet their peers from across
Europe.  Joining the participants are 8-10 senior scientists who are
invited to give plenary talks, run discussion groups, and to provide
guidance about starting your scientific career. The meeting provides
the unique opportunity for students to hear the latest research being
conducted in Europe, meet future international collaborators, and to
present their own work to peers.

Registration and abstract submission: opening in spring (see updates on website)

Plenary Speakers:
Rebecca Kilner, University of Cambridge
Pat Monaghan, University of Glasgow
Sasha Dall, University of Exeter
Hannah Dugdale, University of Sheffield
Jane Reid, University of Aberdeen
Tiina Sarkinen, Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh

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For further information or questions, please visit the conference website:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the EMPSEB21
committee president, Kim Prior at

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Stirling in September 2015!

2015 Evolutionary Genetics & Genomics Symposium, Cambridge, 17th March

The 2015 Evolutionary Genetics & Genomics Symposium (EGGS), a Genetics
Society ( sponsored sectional interest group
will be taking place in Cambridge (UK) on Tuesday 17th March 2015. The
meeting is free to attend and no registration is required. The meeting aims
to bring together people working on various aspects of evolutionary
genetics, and has previously attracted an international line up of speakers
and attendees.

We have three invited speakers:

-Josephine Pemberton, University of Edinburgh

-Nathan Bailey, University of St Andrews

-Aoife McLysaght, University of Dublin

Abstract registration for talks closes in a few weeks- please email your
name, institution, position (student/postdoc/PI) and abstract by the 19th
Feb 2015 to

Full details can be found on the meeting website:

Lab meeting TODAY, 3rd Feb, 1130-1230, Common room

Dear all,

Please remember the lab meeting TODAY 3rd February at 1130-1230 in the Common Room (D floor). The two speakers will be:

Marjorie Lundgren. “Investigating intraspecific physiological diversity to understand complex trait evolution”. She did her PhD with Colin Osborne studying photosynthesis. She will present some of the work in her thesis.

Isabel Winey. “Peas in a pod: how do nestling interactions shape personality?”. She is a final-year PhD student with Terry. She is studying personality in house sparrows from Lundy.

Available dates to give talks are:
– April 7th
– May 5th
– June 2nd
– July 7th
– August 4th
Please contact me ( should you wish to give a talk.

Kind regards,


Mauricio Montaño-Rendón

PhD Student
Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield