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Evolutionary Biology of Caenorhabditis and other Nematodes
14-17 June 2014
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Registration has now closed


The 2014 Evolution of Caenorhabditis and Other Nematodes 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), this 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 themes will include experimental evolution, fundamental evolutionary forces, genotype-phenotype relationships, metagenomic analyses, and processes of parasitism. Topics will include, but not be limited to: evolution of complex phenotypes; genome evolution - impact of nucleotide change on genomes, patterns of selection and adaptation; evolution of genome organisation; evolution of sex, recombination and asexuality; evolution of parasitism, pathogens and symbiosis; speciation (genetics, phylogenetics and patterns).

Scientific programme committee
Mark Blaxter University of Edinburgh, UK
Dee Denver Oregon State University, USA
Scott Baird Wright State University, USA
Holly Bik University of California, Davis, USA
Adrian Streit Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

Keynote speaker 
Patrick Phillips University of Oregon, USA

Confirmed speakers
James Cotton Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Etienne G.J. Danchin INRA, Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, France
Ronald Ellis Rowan University - SOM, USA
Suzanne Estes Portland State University, USA
Karin Kiontke New York University, USA
Ben Lehner EMBL-CRG Systems Biology & ICREA, Spain
Dorota Porazinska University of Colorado, USA
Paul Sternberg California Institute of Technology, USA
Valerie Williamson University of California, USA

Conference provisional programme
The conference will start at approximately 13.30 on Saturday, 14 June and will close at approximately 14.30 on Tuesday, 17 June 2014. Please click here for a draft programme, please refer back to this webpage for updates.



Registration and accommodation


Registration fees

Student

No Accommodation

237

Student

Twin Accommodation

378

Student

Single Accommodation

471

Academic

No Accommodation

337

Academic

Twin Accommodation

478

Academic

Single Accommodation

571

Commercial

No Accommodation

437

Commercial

Twin Accommodation

578

Commercial

Single Accommodation

671

 

The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 14, 15 & 16 June 2014. The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only.

On-site Accommodation
Important limited on-site accommodation. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Bedrooms on the Hinxton campus will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To view more information on the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre accommodation, please click here. To book additional nights accommodation, please email the conference centre directly on reception@wtconference.org.uk

Off-Site Accommodation
When the onsite Wellcome Trust Conference Centre accommodation has sold out, further bedrooms will be available at the Holiday Inn Express, Duxford.

Registration has now closed

  


Abstracts & Posters:


Abstract submission is strongly encouraged as a several presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.
Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration.

If you are not ready to up-load your abstract at the time of registration, please e-mail your abstract document to Emily on emily.rees@wtgc.org no later than 16 May 2014. Registration must be completed in order for your abstract to be considered for a poster.
Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

Registration has now closed

Travel Visas:
If you require a letter of acceptance in order to obtain a travel Visa please e-mail emily.rees@wtgc.org


For further enquiries, please contact the conference organiser:
Emily Rees
E-mail: emily.rees@wtgc.org
Directdial: +44 (0) 1223 495111
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 495131



Sponsorship

We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations:


   
     

 

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