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NLSEB 2024 meeting 

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We are excited to welcome you to the 2024 NLSEB meeting that will be held on Tuesday April 23rd at the Akoesticum in Ede. 

We have plenary talks by Rosemary Gillespie (Berkeley), by Liliana D’Alba (Naturalis) by Tom Shimizu (AMOLF) and by the winner of the 2023 Netherlands Evolutionary Biology Prize (will be announced during the meeting). 

The program also includes two parallel presentation sessions, a cultural intermezzo, and plenty of time for poster presentations and socializing with your fellow evolutionary biologists, to strengthen your networking connections and to establish new collaborations.



You can download the detailed abstract book here or see the program below. 

NLSEB PhD/Postdoc meeting

The NLSEB PhD/Postdoc meeting will take place on Monday, April 22nd at Wageningen University (the day preceding the NLSEB 2024 meeting in Ede). Our meeting aims to connect junior researchers in the field of evolutionary biology in the Netherlands, and to spread knowledge on soft skills related to science. 

The PhD and PostDoc day will take place on the Wageningen Campus in the Forum building. The program of the day is as follows: 

PhD/Postdoc day program

11:30 - 13:00   Walk-in lunch

13:00 - 14:00   Flash talks

14:00 - 14:15   Coffee break

14:15 - 15:45   Round 1: Parallel workshops (see below)

15:45 - 16:00   Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30   Round 2: Panel “The balancing act: navigating work, life, and stress”

18:00 - 19:30   Dinner all together


The following workshops will run in parallel – please use the registration form to indicate which workshop you prefer to attend. As space may be limited, we may not be able to assign you to your first choice. 

Getting a grip on supervising students (hosted by Marieke van Schaik):
In this interactive workshop you are provided with some basic tools and info on supervising BSc & MSc thesis students, like managing expectations, communicating in an intercultural setting, creating an outline for the first meeting with your student. This workshop is facilitated by Marieke van Schaik, Educational trainer at WUR. Registration is first come first serve with a maximum of 25 participants in this workshop.

Principles of great design for science communication (hosted by Peter Moore Fuller graphic designer and course provider at Infohackit):
In this workshop we will explore the technical elements of graphic design (colour, images, typography and composition) and their application into visual science communication. Discussing formats like infographics, visual abstracts, figure design and data visualisation we will also examine specific examples from evolutionary science to identify examples of best practice and how to improve your own work

Finally, a few practical matters:

All participants will be asked to prepare a brief (1 minute, 1 slide) flash talk about their own research.

The NLSEB PhD and PostDoc day on the 22nd of April is followed by the general NLSEB meeting on the 23rd of April. If you want to attend both (note that you need to register for the PhD/Postdoc meeting and general NLSEB meeting separately!), there is the option of staying overnight at the Hotel De Nieuwe Wereld in Wageningen, at the price of €87,50 for a single room or €52,50 per person for a shared room. Breakfast is included in this. If you would like to take this option, please indicate so in the registration form. If you want to book a shared room please also inform us whether you and another attendee plan to share a room or whether you prefer that we pair you with a fellow attendee as roommate. 

The PhD and PostDoc day is free to attend (including lunch and dinner), however you will have to pay accommodation costs yourself if you choose to stay overnight.

Rosemary Gillespie

Rosemary Gillespie

Biodiversity & Belonging: Eco-evolutionary Dynamics Across an Island Chronosequence

Liliana d'Alba

Liliana d'Alba

In Living Color: Evolutionary Insights into the Ecology of Animal Chromatic Patterns

Tom Shimizu

Tom Shimizu

Traveling-wave strategy for plant-mycorrhizal trade.

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