The NLSEB PhD/postdoc and main meetings finally took place on June 27 and 28 at Akoesticum in Ede. It was for the first time since 3 years that we could meet in person, and this was much appreciated by the attendants. Although with a smaller public than usual due to competition with other Covid-delayed meetings (including the BioSB meeting on the very same days), the meetings were greatly appreciated by the participants!

The PhD/postdoc meeting offered workshops on a range of topics, including Leaving academia, Cell modelling, Fair and open bioinformatics, Story telling with data and Creating a research vision, Pitch presentations and a plenary talk by Nico van Straalen.

At the NLSEB main meeting, participants could attend plenary talks by Katja Peijnenburg, Jaap Kaandorp and Eric Snijder, as well as by the Netherlands Evolutionary Biology prize winner of 2021 Jean-Christophe Billeter. There were further parallel sessions with 16 short talks, poster presentations, an interesting cultural intermezzo and plenty time to meet each other again in person during lunch, coffee breaks and dinner (see abstract book and programme).

Here are some impressions from NLSEB2022:

NLSEB PhD/Postdoc meeting

This is the first on-site meeting organized by the NLSEB Junior Board, which brings together early-career researchers for networking, skill building opportunities and social interactions.

When: Monday 27 June, afternoon

Info & registration: see link, deadline 10 June

NLSEB main meeting

The yearly NLSEB meeting brings together scientists from all disciplines working on evolutionary questions, with the aim to build and represent a broad community of evolutionary biologists based in the Netherlands.

When: Tuesday 28 June, all day

Info & registration: see link, deadline 10 June (abstracts until 16 May!)