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EMBO Workshop: Molecular mechanisms in evolution and ecology

October 5, 2022 to October 8, 2022



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions.


Conference Overview

This conference series has become known for exploring yeasts as models to study questions of general relevance to evolution and ecology. Experts will speak on a range of topics, including evolution theory, ecology, genetics, cell biology, genomics, systems biology, metabolic modelling and engineering.

The focus of this conference will be on comparative and experimental strategies to explore evolutionary questions, from field studies to computer simulations to comparative genomics. Central evolutionary questions will be discussed, using yeast and a range of other species whose biology is well understood and to determine the degree to which that biology is conserved in more distantly related species.

The aim is to move from correlative studies based on comparative work to more causal studies based on broad experimental support. This problem is particularly pressing in the age of cheap and easy sequencing.


Session Topics

  • Experimental evolution
  • Genomic insights in ecology & evolution
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Assembly and evolution of communities
  • Understanding & predicting evolution




JUL 13:   Abstract Submission
AUG 03:   Registration (On-site)
SEP 23:   Registration (Virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



October 5, 2022
October 8, 2022
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual


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