The 23th European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB) will take place from to September 10-15, 2017 in Krasiczyn, Poland.

More information is available on the EMPSEB 23 homepage.

ESEB2017: Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now open for next year’s ESEB congress in Groningen, The Netherlands.

The list of symposia is available at: http://www.eseb2017.nl/scientific-programme/symposium-list/

Please note the following dates:

10 January 2017: Deadline for abstract submission

1 February 2017: Notification of acceptance and open pre-registration for accepted abstracts

15 February 2017: Open registration for the congress

For further details, please visit the ESEB2017 congress website (eseb2017.nl).


EvoKE 2017 – registration open!

Do you believe it is important to promote the public literacy on evolution?
Are you concerned about how evolution is reported in the news?
Do you think it is important that new scientific discoveries are transferred faster to school curricula?
Are you a scientist /educator/science communicator/journalist passionate about evolution?

If the answer is YES, then join us at EvoKE 2017  in Porto, Portugal,on the 5th – 8th of February 2017.

This meeting, funded by ESEB, will start the first European-wide discussion on evolution education and outreach. We aim to pave the way towards new collaborative projects that will improve the European public’s literacy in evolution biology.

If you don’t have previous experience in science outreach, don’t worry! Your expertise and passion for evolutionary biology and your willingness to participate will be the greatest contribution for the success of this meeting!

More info: https://evokeproject.org/

JMS Prize 2017 – Call for Nominations

The ESEB Committee for the John Maynard Smith Prize is soliciting nominations for the award in 2017. The closing date for applications is Friday, 13 January 2017.
Details about the nomination procedure are available here.

Evolution Letters launched

We are delighted to announce our new journal Evolution Letters


Aims and Scope

Evolution Letters is a new venture, jointly owned by the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) and the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE). The journal is Open Access, online only and profits go back into the two societies. The journal is aiming to publish the very best work in evolutionary biology, and to become a high impact journal specifically for our biologist community. The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Jon Slate (University of Sheffield, UK).

Evolution Letters will publish cutting-edge new research in all areas of Evolutionary Biology. Papers should demand rapid publication because they substantially advance the field, are of outstanding clarity and originality, or are of broad interest. Papers that introduce new analytical or methodological frameworks that are likely to be highly influential will also be considered. Opinion and commentary articles on new developments or emerging themes are encouraged. The Editor-in-Chief (j.slate@sheffield.ac.uk) and Editorial Board welcome enquiries about other forms of article. The journal has a flexible approach to the format of manuscripts on submission, and will only ask authors to adhere to a house style once the manuscript is accepted for publication.

The journal can be followed on Twitter @EvolLetters