Microorganisms are exciting model systems to study how ecology and evolution interact. Recent work suggests the existence of a real-time feedback loop between ecology and evolution in microbial communities. However, the study of ecological and evolutionary processes in microbes are still largely independent endeavours.
This meeting aims to discuss recent developments in microbial eco-evolutionary dynamics research and serve as a venue for integrating the results obtained from different fields of evolution and ecology. By bringing together experts on different aspects of microbial evolution and ecology (e.g. experimental evolution, comparative genomics, ecological interactions, and theoretical biology), we hope to facilitate the development of new research strategies to better understand the generation and maintenance of microbial diversity.
We will offer a limited number of travel grants for young researchers (PhD students and post-docs) that have submitted an abstract to the symposium. Each grant will be worth €500 and recipients will be selected directly from the submitted abstracts. As the number of grants will be limited, priority will be given to researchers from lower-income countries and researchers traveling from further away.
We will award talk and poster prizes (each worth €200) to the best presentation/poster. The poster prize is kindly sponsored by FEBS letters.
Check out the programme
Read more about our Theme, Vision, and Mission
Find out about the organizing team members
Learn more about our location
Have a Question? Many answers can be found right here in our FAQs
View or Download our event booklet