Tuesday 4th April - Friday 7th April 2017
Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Plön

We are pleased to announce that a symposium on the Genetics of Migration will be held at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology (Plön, Germany) in spring 2017 (April 4th-7th).

The aim of the symposium is to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of scientists working on the ecology, genomics, epigenetics, evolutionary theory and biostatistics of animal migration. The development of next generation sequencing technology and improvements in tracking the movement of migratory species is certain to advance this field of science in the coming years so now is an excellent time to synthesize what we currently understand about the genetic basis of migration as well as highlight future avenues of research. The symposium will be based on a series of talks, posters, workshops and discussions and will encompass a wide range of migratory taxa including birds, fish and insects.

Keynote speakers:
Jochen Wolf - Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Claudia Bank - Gulbenkian Institute in Portugal
Guojie Zhang - Beijing Genomics Institute/University of Copenhagen
Melinda Baerwald - University of California, Davis
Davis Nancy Chen - University of California, Davis
Christine Merlin - Texas A&M University

There are 50 spots available for the symposium. Please register before DECEMBER 1ST at Any queries please email the organising committee (Miriam Liedvogel, Kira Delmore, Christopher Jones) at

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