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EMBO Workshop: Molecular mechanisms in evolution and ecology

October 8 to October 11



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.


Conference Overview

Dramatic advances in omics technologies and genetic engineering now enable us to tackle one of biology’s most fascinating problems – how evolution works in life’s communities and ecosystems. Gaining mechanistic insights requires bringing together multiple disciplines and viewpoints. The focus of this workshop series is on interspecies and cell-environment interactions across living organisms, with a special focus on bacteria, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses. The workshop series aims to highlight the latest technological advances, amplify scientific and societal focus on biodiversity, and showcase studies on the vital role of microbes in planetary ecosystems.

The 2024 meeting will bring together researchers from a wide range of fields and organismal systems that aim to gain mechanistic insights on major outstanding ecological and evolutionary questions (e.g., how organisms interact and assemble into communities, how genotypic variation transforms into phenotypic variation) or that develop novel experimental and / or computational approaches for doing so. The meeting will foster dialogue between researchers from different backgrounds that work on diverse ecological systems to catalyze new innovative ideas and aid the career advancement of young researchers.


Session topics

  • In the wild
  • The genotype-phenoptype map
  • Coevolution across trophic levels
  • Assembly and evolution of communities
  • Innovative & integrative approaches for ecology and evolution




JUL 10:       Abstract Submission
AUG 27:     Registration (On-site)
OCT 01:      Registration (Virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



October 8
October 11
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual


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