New NLSEB logo
One of the highlights of the first NLSEB meeting was the announcement of the logo contest winner and the revelation of the new logo. Nearly half of the NLSEB members cast their votes, resulting in a landslide majority for the logo designed by Bastiaan von Meijenfeldt (see picture).
The new logo shows a tree in which the evolutionary community as a whole is represented. The leaves resemble the actual organisms we work on, the phylogenetic tree represent evolutionary relationships, and the network on the left part of the tree is inspired by how the dynamics of genes in a population are often depicted and represents any form of computational analysis.
With some final edits to the artwork, the new logo is now ready to feature on the NLSEB website and other NLSEB communication.
NLSEB is officially established
On the 17th of January 2018, the Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology was officially established in Wageningen. The founding board, consisting of Marcel Visser (President), Sander van Doorn (Secretary), Jacintha Ellers (Treasurer) and Nico van Straalen (board member), signed the constitution at the notary’s office. Frank Bruggeman, also a member of the Founding Committee, could not be there but acts de facto as the fifth board member. At the first NLSEB meeting, on the 11th of April, the first board of NLSEB will be elected.
The establishment of NLSEB is a historical event for the field of evolutionary biology in the Netherlands, as now for the first time the strong and diverse Dutch research on evolutionary processes are united in a national society. We will celebrate this event with a drink at the NLSEB meeting 11 April. Join us there to toast with us!