The First Meeting of the Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology (NLSEB)
Wednesday 11 April 2018 in Ede

With this first NLSEB meeting, we aim to bring together scientists from all disciplines working on evolutionary questions, and thereby start building a broad community of evolutionary biologists based in the Netherlands, to fuel discussion and cross-fertilization of ideas.

Therefore, the meeting offers a broad overview of the topics and questions within evolutionary biology, presented in five exciting plenary talks. These talks will each address key research topics within present-day evolutionary biology from a broad perspective, to captivate the broad community that we are.

Registration for the  meeting is closed.


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

09:30-10:00 Mind the gap: Bridging micro- and macro-evolution | Eric Schranz and Bas Zwaan

10:00-10:30 Eukaryotic genome evolution and origin of complex molecular machines | Berend Snel

10:30-11:00 Antagonistic co-evolution | Bregje Wertheim

11:00-11:30 Coffee/tea

11:30-12:30 Two parallel sessions of contributed talks

12:30-14:30 Lunch and poster sessions

13:45-14:15 Small small things: an artist impression of Drosophila  Reiko Yamada

14:30-15:00 Ecology informs evolution of antibiotic resistance? | Marjon de Vos

15:00-15:30 Evolutionary systems biology | Sander van Doorn

15:30-15:45 Tea/coffee

15:45-16:45 Two parallel sessions of contributed talks

16:45-17:15 First general assembly of NLSEB members

17:15-18:45 Drinks  and poster sessions

18:45-20:00 Dinner


Registration information:

Registration for the meeting is closed.

Annual membership fee of NLSEB is 40 euros. It is possible to sign up as member of NLSEB  following this link..

Why become member? Members can vote on who will be the board of NLSEB and will be on a mailing list that will keep you informed about meetings 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 attend dinner or not, for organizational purpose.

An exciting meeting asks for a unique venue and this is exactly what we found: Akoesticum, the only national training centre for music, dance and theatre! This venue offers all facilities for an energizing first meeting of all the different disciplines within the field of evolutionary biology.

Akoesticum is located in Ede, within easy walking distance of train station “Ede-Wageningen”, but also has its own free parking space. For more information see:

The NLSEB Meeting organising committee

Marleen Cobben | Martijn Egas | Ole Madsen | Bas Teusink |
Eveline Verhulst | Arjan de Visser | Franjo Weissing

The meeting is sponsored by: