The NLSEB PhD/postdoc meeting postponed until 23 September!

Registration and call for abstracts for the 1st PhD student and Postdoc Meeting of the Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology (NLSEB) are now open via this registration form.

The Meeting will take place on Monday, 20th of April 2020 at the Akoesticum (Ede) and serves as an addition to the NLSEB2020 Congress that offers a platform for early career researchers (i.e. PhD students and postdocs) from all disciplines within evolutionary biology to share their research, brainstorm ideas, and get to know each other in an inspiring but casual environment.

The meeting will include contributed oral and poster presentations covering a broad range of topics and questions within evolutionary biology and a plenary discussion by Jacintha Ellers (VU Amsterdam, NLSEB board member) and Marcel Visser (NIOO-KNAW, NLSEB chair) about evolutionary biology in the Netherlands.

The NLSEB2020 Congress will take place the following day (i.e. Tuesday, 21st of April) at the same location (Akoesticum, Ede). Rooms have been reserved for participants who want to attend both meetings.


Please contribute to the meeting!

We highly encourage all participants to contribute to the meeting: we want the meeting to reflect YOUR interests. We will select up to 30 oral contributions (15 min. including discussion) in two parallel sessions, up to 20 poster pitches (3 min.), and there will be room for posters. Submission of abstracts for an oral or poster presentations is open until the 6th of March 2020.

Provisional program:

Registration:                           09.00-09.30

Welcome:                               09.30-09.40

Poster pitches I:                      09.40-10.10

Oral presentations I:               10.20-10.50

Coffee break:                          10.50-11.10

Oral presentations II:              11.10-12.10

Lunch:                                     12.10-13.00

Plenary discussion:                 13.00-13.30

Poster pitches II:                     13.30-14.00

Oral presentations III:             14.10-15.10

Coffee break:                          15.10-15.40

Oral presentations IIII:            15.40-16.55

Poster presentation:              17.00-18.30

Dinner:                                    18.30

Registration information:

Registration for the meeting is open until the 21st of March 2020. Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations is only possible in combination with registration for the meeting. Cancellation and reimbursement of the registration fee is only possible until the 3rd of April 2020.

PhD/Postdoc meeting fee 75 euros

Meeting fee with over-night stay (+breakfast) 125 euros

Registration fee includes coffee, drinks, lunch and dinner.

PR&RC contributes 50€ of the conference fee for all PE&RC PhD students and Postdocs.


Akoesticum in Ede, within easy walking distance of train station “Ede-Wageningen”, but also equipped with free parking space. For more information see

The NLSEB2020 PhD student and Postdoc Meeting organising committee

Ben Auxier | Astrid J. Kruitwagen | Kiran Gurung | Kathryn Stewart | Melanie Lindner

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