Evolutionary Biology of Caenorhabditis and other Nematodes
June 14-17, 2014, Hinxton, UK
This conference will bring together scientists studying evolutionary processes in diverse nematode groups. In addition to attracting many researchers studying evolution in Caenorhabditis elegans as model organism (and its closer relatives such as C. briggsae and C. remanei), the meeting will also welcome scientists investigating other free-living groups and the numerous animal- and plant-parasitic nematode species that threaten human health and the global economy. There will be a strong emphasis on genomic approaches and perspectives. The topics highlighted will include experimental evolution, fundamental evolutionary forces, genotype-phenotype relationships, metagenomic analyses, and processes of parasitism. The programme plays a critical role in promoting interaction and collaboration between evolutionary scientists training in the C. elegans tradition and those focused on other nematode groups.
A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students and junior post-docs to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee).
Abstract and bursary deadline: May 2, 2014
Registration deadline: May 16, 2014