EMBO | EMBL Symposium: New Model Systems for Linking Evolution and Ecology 2016 Heidelberg

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  • The EMBO | EMBL Sym­po­sium on New Model Sys­tems for Link­ing Evo­lu­tion and Ecol­ogy will be held on May 811, 2016 in Hei­del­berg, Ger­many and is organ­ised by the Euro­pean Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­ogy Lab­o­ra­tory (EMBL).

    Why attend?

    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.

    Con­firmed Speakers


    • Sci­en­tific Organ­iser: Diethard TautzMPI for Evo­lu­tion­ary Biol­ogy, Germany
    • Sci­en­tific Organ­iser: Detlef WeigelMPI for Devel­op­men­tal Biol­ogy, Germany
    • Con­fer­ence Organ­iser: Gwen Sander­sonEMBL 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.

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