2006 - EMBO Caenorhabditis Evolution Workshop

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EMBO WORKSHOP ON THE STUDY OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY WITH CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS AND CLOSELY RELATED SPECIES 24-26 MAY 2006, INSTITUTO GULBENKIAN DE CIæNCIA, OEIRAS, PORTUGAL FIRST CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS (DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2006)

We are happy to announce the first international workshop dedicated to the study of evolution with Caenorhabditis species. The workshop will be held for three days from 24 to 26 of May 2006, at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia in Oeiras, 20km from Lisbon, in Portugal. Reception will take place on the 23rd. The program will encompass several sessions on diverse topics such as:

  • breeding system evolution and male function;
  • genotypic distributions during inbreeding and adaptation to novel environments;
  • genetics of complex characters;
  • intra and inter-specific developmental genetics of vulva differentiation, sex determination, behavior and host-parasite interactions.

A session will also be dedicated to Caenorhabditis spp. evolutionary biology resources.

We plan to host approximately 50 participants. If you would like to attend, please send a brief description of your research together with a title and abstract of a 30min talk or poster to Henrique Teotonio (teotonio@igc.gulbenkian.pt), until the 15th of January 2006.

There is no registration fee and accommodation and subsistence costs will be covered for all participants. Commercial participants will however have to pay 450 euros for registration. We will also be able to give 20 travel aid grants for European researchers (350 euros each) and 5 travel grants for non-European researchers (700 euros each), with preference given to early-stage researchers (PhDs and PostDocs).

For additional information, please see the workshop website. Further details about the host Institute can be found at (www.igc.gulbenkian.pt ).

Organizing Committee

  • Henrique Teotonio (IGC, Portugal)
  • Marie-Anne Felix (Institut Jacques Monod, France)
  • Patrick Phillips (University of Oregon Eugene, USA)
  • Ricardo Azevedo (University of Houston, USA)

Funding by

  • European Molecular Biology Organization
  • Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian