Yorkshire Universities Evolution Group – Monday 10 September

Please do consider coming to YUEG (details below) – it is a lot of fun! Make a note in your diary now. If you would like to offer a talk or poster, please email Peter Young (see below) and copy to me (r.k.butlin@shef.ac.uk). Pass the word around the Department.



Dear all

Back in May, I told you that this year’s YUEG would be on Monday 10 September. That is now less than six weeks away, so it is high time that we got together a list of speakers, posters and other participants.

As usual, we encourage short talks from anyone, but especially PhD students and postdocs. Unless demand is overwhelming, we will aim for 20-minute slots, and should be able to accommodate about 15 talks, which would ideally be 3 each from Sheffield, Hull, Leeds, Manchester and York. Feel free to propose more, but we may have to impose a quota if demand is high.

We also encourage posters, and there is no real limit on the number of these.

The meeting will be held in the main lecture theatre of the Department of Biology at the University of York, with posters displayed in our roomy atrium, where the lunch and breaks will also be provided. The cost will be £10 per head, which will cover coffees, teas, and a sandwich lunch. I’ll let you know how to pay when I’ve sorted it out with our finance people. The first session will probably start at 10am, which gives everyone a chance to get here.
This well-established meeting is a great opportunity for younger scientists to present their work in a friendly, informal group that is wider than their own department. The topics can be anything that is recognisably “evolutionary biology”. Please circulate this message now to all relevant groups at your university, and encourage potential speakers and poster presenters to contact me as soon as possible with a title so that we can put a programme together. I’d also like to have some idea of potential numbers attending from your university, so that I can approach the caterers with a preliminary booking.

I look forward to seeing you all in York next month. Please acknowledge that you have got this message. If I don’t hear back from you, I’ll assume you are away and will try to contact someone else at your university.

Best regards


Prof J P W Young
Department of Biology (Area 3)
University of York
YO10 5DD


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