European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB) provides a platform for PhD students studying Evolutionary Biology to present their work and to meet their peers from all over Europe. It takes place in a different European city each year and is organized by current PhD students in that country.

Typically, EMPSEB lasts 4 or 5 days and involves 70-100 participants. A variety of activities, discussions, and excursions provide opportunities for building relationships with fellow researchers. The meeting is now an annual tradition that started 20 years ago with the first meeting back in 1995 being held in Zurich, Switzerland.

What happens?

Participants come from across Europe to attend and give talks about their work to an audience mostly made up of other PhD students. Joining the participants are 8-10 senior scientists who are invited to give plenary talks, run discussion groups, and to provide guidance about starting your scientific career.

What does the meeting offer?

Attending EMPSEB offers many benefits:

Plenary speakers

Finally we can introduce you our very first plenary speaker! Ladies and gentlemen - Shinichi Nakagawa!

Shinichi Nakagawa

is an associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia and a member of Evolution & Ecology Research Centre. He is a specialist in the field of evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, genetics and applied statistics. Currently he is working on transgenerational inheritance of environmentally induced phenotype in zebrafish. We are more than happy to welcome him in Krasiczyn!

Deborah Charlesworth

is a professor at the University of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Her main field of research is understanding the genetic mechanisms of self-incompatibility of plants on the example of Arabidopsis lyrata and she is a leader in this field. Her interests involve evolution of breeding system and molecular evolution of sex chromosomes, including studies of the evolution of Y-linked genes in Silene latifolia. We are proud and glad to have her as a guest!

Tadeusz Kawecki

works at the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He is interested in the evolution of adaptive traits, particularly in response to novel, variable and stressful environments. Research in his group concentrates on evolutionary biology of learning, adaptation to chronic nutritional stress and consequences of sexual selection. He uses experimental evolution with the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, as well as mathematical models.


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