Monthly Archives: May 2016

Yorkshire Universities Evolution Group – 8 June

Registration for the 2016 YUEG meeting is now live. The link for registration is at the end of this email. The registration fee is £15, which includes refreshments and lunch. Vegetarian options will be available for lunch.

The deadline for abstract submission for talks is the 1st June. Poster abstracts may be submitted at any time up until the meeting on the 8th June. In order to fit on our boards, A0 posters have to be portrait, but A1 posters can be either portrait or landscape. Abstracts should be emailed to – if we have more than 13 talk abstracts, I’ll email successful and unsuccessful applicants on the 2nd June.

Registration Link

Terry’s group meeting Friday 20/5 1.30pm bms seminar room 1

EMPSEB meeting in Sweden this September

The deadline to register is on may 15th. We would greatly appreciate if you could forward that to the PhD students in your department.

EMPSEB (European Meeting for PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology; is an annual student led conference for students who are studying Evolutionary Biology and is a branch of ESEB. Each year PhD students come together from across Europe to present their research, network with other students and hear plenary talks from leading scientists in Evolutionary Biology. We also provide seminars relating to various practical aspects of working in Evolutionary Biology and science in general, including topics such as directions to take after obtaining a PhD degree, publishing strategies and combating gender biases in science. This year invited speakers will include Judith Mank, Michael Hochberg, Olivia Casanueva, Hanna Kokko, Andrew McAdam, Katerina Guschanski, Anna-Liisa Laine and Jacob Moorad.

Kind regards

the empseb22 committee

Terry’s group meeting postponed to Monday 9/5 11.30am

please note change of location to BMS Seminar room 4

Room for rent

Very nice loft bedroom with a private bathroom in a friendly family house in Netheredge S7 walking distance to Uni – to sublet.
Contact Louise 07886733136 or louise.seq at

Manchester Molecular and Genome Evolution Symposium

Registration and abstract submission are now open for Manchester’s Molecular and Genome Evolution Symposium (#MaGE2016) on Monday 20th June!

As in previous years, the remit of the symposium is broad, including all aspects of molecular and genome evolution, ranging from genomic analyses or computational algorithm development, to molecular ecology, population genetics, and experimental evolution (see

MaGE 2016 will be a day-long event in Manchester¹s Michael Smith Building including two plenary lectures, a series of contributed talks, and a poster session. Plenary lectures will be given by Mary O’Connell (who has recently set up a Computational & Molecular Evolutionary Biology Group at the University of Leeds: and Jonas Warringer (known for his work on genotype-phenotype relationships at the University of Gothenberg, see his publication list).

MaGE is free to attend, but places are limited so please register at 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.

Terry’s Group Meeting 11:30- 1pm 06/05/16