Manchester Molecular and Genome Evolution Symposium

The fifth annual Manchester Molecular and Genome Evolution Symposium will take place on Friday 16th May 2014. The remit of the symposium is broad and includes all aspects of molecular and genome evolution, ranging from computational algorithm development, or genomic analyses to molecular ecology, population genetics, and experimental evolution. It will be held in the Michael Smith Lecture theatre in the Faculty of Life Sciences, at the University of Manchester.

The symposium will be a day-long event consisting of two plenary lectures, a series of contributed talks, and a poster session. Plenary lectures will be given by Juliette de Meaux (University of M√ľnster) on “Cis-regulatory divergence between Arabidopsis species”, and Chris Jiggins (University of Cambridge) on “Hybrid routes to an evolutionary novelty in a butterfly wing pattern”.

MaGE is free to attend, but places are limited so please register soon at and submit a title if you wish to present a talk or poster. If you would like to submit a talk, then please note that you need to submit a title and an abstract for your talk by Monday 14th April. 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.

Deadline for submission of Talk titles and abstracts: Monday 14th April

If you have any questions about the symposium, then please contact myself ( or Casey Bergman (

We hope to see you in May!

Best wishes,

Douda Bensasson

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