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

Registration for the conference of the Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology (NLSEB) is now open!

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”
  • René Geurts (Wageningen University) “Evolution of nitrogen-fixing symbiosis: why have so many plant species lost it?”

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.

Provisional program:

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

09:30-10:00 René Geurts (Wageningen University) “Evolution of nitrogen-fixing symbiosis: why have so many plant species lost it?”

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 of contributed talks

12:15-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:30 Poster session

14:30-14:45 Musical intermezzo

14:45-15:15 Geert Kops (Hubrecht Institute-KNAW) “Weird divisions: Evolutionary dynamics of eukaryotic kinetochores”

15:15-15:30 Poster pitches

15:30-15:45 Tea/coffee

15:45-16:45 Parallel sessions of contributed talks

16:45-17:15 General assembly of NLSEB members

17:15-18:30 Poster session with drinks

18:30-20:00 Dinner

 

Registration information:

Registration for the conference is open until 15 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 15 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