Phylogenetic Symposium 2019

23.10.2019 – 2nd Announcement

Dear colleagues,

soon the 61st Phylogenetic Symposium with the topic “Reticulate Evolution” will take place at the University of Göttingen from November 22-24, 2019. Registration for the conference is for free, while we ask for 10€ support for coffee breaks. You can participate in the social event for 20€. We would like to ask you to submit poster presentations (with abstract) till Oct 31 and for planning please let us know till November 13 if you want to participate in the meeting (and the dinner). Please email regarding conference participation, social event or poster registration. You will find this information online under

In this meeting, we are looking forward to bring together experts from different backgrounds to summarize recent progress in the field of reticulate evolution. The preliminary program is as follows (see also meeting homepage):

Friday, November 22

18:00 – 22:00 Arrival and registration
19:30 Ice Breaker (Foyer, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen)

Saturday, November 23
(Lecture hall MN34, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen)

08:30 – 08:45 Welcome address from the University of Göttingen
08:45 – 09:00 Introduction to the Phylogenetic Symposium (Christoph Bleidorn, Elvira Hörandl)
09:00 – 10:00 Andrew Watson (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France). Chimeric genes in chimeric genomes

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30 Pamela S. Soltis (University of Florida, USA). Polyploidy and Plant Diversification
11:30 – 12:30 Christian Roos, Dietmar Zinner (German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany). Hybridization and introgression in primates

12.30 – 14.00 Open lunch

14.00 – 15:00 Marta Barluenga (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Madrid, Spain). Hybrid speciation in cichlid fish
15:00 – 16:00 Judith Fehrer (The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic). Reticulate evolution at different levels in plants: detection and interpretation

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30 Mathilde Cordellier (University of Hamburg, Germany). Ecological genomics in Daphnia: travelling in space and time
17:30 – 18:30 Bengt Oxelman (University of Gothenburg, Sweden). Species delimitation and phylogenetics of allopolyploids under the multispecies coalescent model

18:30 – 19:30 Poster session

20:00 – Conference dinner in the restaurant “Zum Szültenbürger”

Sunday, November 24
(Lecture hall MN34, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen)

09:00 – 10:00 Christoph Oberprieler (University of Regensburg, Germany). Gordian Networks – The dark arts of phylogenetics and species delimitation in polyploid complexes
10:00 – 11:00 Alexander Suh (Uppsala University, Sweden). Reconciling the phylogeny of birds with trees and networks

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Summary and general discussion of presented topics (Christoph Bleidorn, Elvira Hörandl)

12.30 – 12.40 Farewell (Christoph Bleidorn, Elvira Hörandl)

13.00 – Optional: guided tour through the Old Botanical Garden


We are looking forward to welcome you in Göttingen!


Christoph Bleidorn

Elvira Hörandl



Fachinformationsdienst Biodiversitätsforschung (BIOfid)
Online-Workshops zum Thema “Text-Mining-Verfahren” und “Semantische Suche”
29.06.2020 und 02.07.2020
jeweils von 13-16 Uhr. Weitere Informationen siehe .pdf flyer.

5th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis postponed to February 15-19, 2021.

2nd Jacques Monod conference on “Comparative Biology of Aging”
Roscoff 2020, F. Due to the current health situation, the conference is postponed
(date to be determined)

DZG – FG Systematik, Biogeographie & Diversität

Species tree estimation in the ‘omics’ era: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?
07. — 08.09.2020, Würzburg

postponed due to covid-19

Ecological immunology workshop 2020: Resistance, tolerance & symbionts
postponed due to covid-19

4th International Summer School for Stable Isotopes in Animal Ecology
14. – 19.09.2020, Berlin

cancelled due to corona

BIOfid-Workshop – Explorieren von Biodiversitätsliteratur mittels Text Mining
17.03. & 20.05.2020 Frankfurt
08.09.2020, Würzburg
cancelled due to corona virus!

2nd Münster Evolution Meeting
MEM 2020 cancelled due to corona virus!

Workshop – FG Systematik, Biogeographie & Diversität
Phylogenomische Rekonstruktionsmethoden
28.02. — 01.03.2020, Freiburg

Future 3D Additive Manufacturing – the 3DMM2O Conference 2020: 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems
will be postponed to February 28 to March 4, 2021, Schöntal Monastery, Germany

25th DZG Graduate Meeting Evolutionary Biology –
Genetics of adaptation: from single loci to polygenic traits
28-30 September 2020, Vienna
– Application deadline extended until 1. Sept. 2020
– In case of continued travel restrictions the meeting will be held online.

Annual Meeting of the German Society of Parasitology, 18–20 March 2020, Bonn – – cancelled du to corona

Young Researcher Meeting Morphology, Vienna, February 27-29, 2020
– 1st Announcement

153. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Ornithologischen Gesellschaft, Oldenburg, September 16-20, 2020
– cancelled du to corona

15th Annual Meeting of the Ethological Society, Tübingen, February 18 – 21, 2020

Mehr Info