The Second Conference of the Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology (NLSEB), Tuesday 16 April 2019 in Akoesticum, Ede

With this yearly NLSEB conference, we aim to bring together scientists from all disciplines working on evolutionary questions, and build a broad community of evolutionary biologists based in the Netherlands.

Therefore, the conference offers a broad overview of the topics and questions within evolutionary biology, presented in three exciting plenary talks.

  • Geert Kops (Hubrecht Institute-KNAW) “Weird divisions: Evolutionary dynamics of eukaryotic kinetochores”
  • Frietson Galis (Naturalis Biodiversity Center) “Developmental constraints and body plan evolution”
  • Guszti Eiben (Vrije Universiteit) “Evolution in wetware, software and hardware: what can we learn?”

You can also contribute to the conference!
Talks and posters are organised entirely bottom-up: we want to know what YOU are working on, without any subject limitation. We will select at least 16 oral contributions (15 min. including discussion) and there will be ample room and time for posters. Registration of abstracts for talks and posters (max. 1500 characters) is open until 31 January 2019.

Program (abstracts of all talks and posters can be found here)

09:00-09: 30            Arrival with coffee/tea

09:30-10:00             Guszti Eiben (Vrije Universiteit) “Evolution in wetware, software and hardware: what can we learn?”

10:00-10:30             Frietson Galis (Naturalis Biodiversity Center) “Developmental constraints and body plan evolution”

10:30-10:45             poster pitches

10:45-11:15             Coffee/tea

11:15-12:15             Parallel sessions I & II of contributed talks (Auditorium & Tuinzaal)

12:15-13:15             Lunch with network opportunities

13:15-14:30             Poster session

14:30-15:00             Geert Kops (Hubrecht Institute-KNAW) “Weird divisions: Evolutionary dynamics of eukaryotic kinetochores”

15:00-16:00             Parallel sessions III & IV of contributed talks (Auditorium & Tuinzaal)

16:00-16:15             Tea/coffee

16:15-16:30              Poster pitches

16:30-17:00              General assembly of NLSEB members

17:00-17:20              Musical intermezzo: “The Happy Face Spiders”

17:20-18:30              Poster session with drinks

18:30-18:35              Announcement poster prize winners

18:35-20:00              Dinner with optional round-table discussions

Registration information:

Registration for the conference is open until 22 March 2019. Click here to go to the registration page. Submission of abstracts for talks and posters is only possible in combination with registration for the conference, and only until 31 January 2019. Cancellation and reimbursement of the conference fee is only possible until 22 March 2019.

Conference fee for members 60 euros

Conference fee for non-members 80 euros

Conference fee includes coffee, drinks, lunch and dinner.

Annual membership fee of NLSEB is 40 euros. It is possible to sign up as member of NLSEB or continue your membership during the registration process. For signing up or continuing membership of NLSEB without attending the conference: also follow this link to the registration page.

Why become a member or continue your membership? Members can vote on who will be the board of NLSEB and will be on a mailing list that will keep you informed about conferences etc. But most of all, it will be support to a society that can represent evolutionary biology to funding agencies such as NWO and that will maintain an active community of evolutionary biologists in the Netherlands.

During registration you will be asked whether you plan to attend dinner or not, for organizational purpose.

Venue:
Akoesticum in Ede, within easy walking distance of train station “Ede-Wageningen”, but also equipped with free parking space. For more information see: www.akoesticum.org/en/

The NLSEB 2019 Conference organising committee

Eveline Verhulst | Martijn Egas | Katja Peijnenburg | Marian Bemer | Bertus Beaumont | Sijmen Schoustra

e-mail: meeting@nlseb.nl

 

The meeting is sponsored by:

                                                    Origins Center