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:

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 (


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:

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 ( 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

ESEB2017: Symposia – Call for proposals

ESEB 2017 Groningen


The 16th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) will take place in Groningen (The Netherlands), August 20-25, 2017. Submissions for symposium proposals are now open. Information about the symposia can be found at

Symposium proposals should be proposed via

You will be asked to provide:

  • The names and email addresses of the primary organiser (for all communication) and max. two co-organiser(s) (as a replacement), who must be committed to attend the whole meeting.
  • The proposed symposium title.
  • A summary of max 200 words explaining why you think this makes a good and timely subject for the ESEB Congress.
  • The names of two invited speakers (please check beforehand whether they are indeed available).

The deadline for submission is June 30, 2016. Proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee, and the selected list will be communicated in September 2016.