The EMBO | EMBL Symposium on New Model Systems for Linking Evolution and Ecology will be held on May 8 — 11, 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany and is organised by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
This symposium focuses on the interface of ecology and evolutionary genetics, with special emphasis placed on the interaction between organisms as a basis for understanding ecological adaptation. New sequencing-based methods are bridging the gap between modern genetics and systems-level ecological studies. This is paralleled by dramatic improvements in imaging and remote sensing, with which one can capture both spatial and temporal components of dynamic interactions between individuals and their natural environment.
Areas of discussion will be the right balance between generating large volumes of data and the depth of scientific questions to be addressed. An important aim is the development of biological concepts for comparative analysis and experimental strategies for functional analysis that optimally exploit the advances in data collection.
- genotype-phenotype map
- interorganismal interactions
- ecological genomics
- evolutionary genetics
- landscape genomics
Who should attend?
Specialists from ecology who want to learn how cutting-edge genomics can support their work, and specialists from genetics who want to learn how cutting-edge field methods can help them address questions that cannot be conclusively answered by lab work. The meeting is also for anybody who wants to bring a new ecological model system into the genomic era.
- Doris Bachtrog – University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Kirsten Bomblies – Harvard University, USA
- Frank Chan – Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, Germany
- Dieter Ebert – University Basel, Switzerland
- Santiago Elena – IBMPC, Spain
- Beverly Glover – University Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Astrid Groot – MPI for Chemical Ecology, Germany & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Angela Hancock – MFPL , Austria
- Lena Hileman – The University of Kansas, USA
- Andrew Hudson – University Edinburgh, UK
- Katia Koelle – Duke University, USA
- Sarah Lebeis – University of Tennessee, USA
- Ruth Ley – Cornell University, USA
- Miriam Liedvogel – MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Germany
- Virginie Orgogozo – Institut Jacques Monod — CNRS UMR7592 — Université Paris Diderot, France
- Ann Pringle – Harvard University, USA
- Eddy Rubin – DOE Joint Genome Institute, USA
- Jon Slate – The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Ralf Sommer – MPI for Developmental Biology, Germany
- Joan Strassmann – Washington University St. Louis, USA
- John Willis – Duke University, USA
- Scientific Organiser: Diethard Tautz – MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Germany
- Scientific Organiser: Detlef Weigel – MPI for Developmental Biology, Germany
- Conference Organiser: Gwen Sanderson – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme Registration Fee Waivers and EMBO Travel Grants are available for young researchers for the EMBO|EMBL Symposia Series. Please indicate your interest for a CPP Registration Fee Waiver or an EMBO Travel Grant or both when submitting your abstract. Whilst submitting your abstract (Step 2 after you have registered your personal details) you will also be asked to complete a field with the name of your lab and the country in which it is based, and to answer some questions to detail your reasons for requesting this fellowship. A statement of support from your budget holding supervisor explaining a) their support for your attendance and b) support provided by the laboratory budget is required to complete the application.
Registration Fee Waiver: The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed.
Travel Grant: Up to €500 for participants arriving from the eligible countries listed below.
Priority is be given to participants working in labs in: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.
Travel grants may also be provided to participants working in labs in: Africa, Asia (excluding Japan, Singapore, and Korea), South and Central America, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine.
The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all fellowships during the abstract selection process.
Travel grants are also available as part of the cooperation agreement with the National Science Council of Taiwan, in addition to travel grants for participants from Italy in cooperation with the SIBBM.