Phylogenetic Symposium, Göttingen

05.04.2019 – 1st Announcement


61st Phylogenetic Symposium “Reticulate Evolution”, November 22-24, 2019



Dear colleagues,

the 61st Phylogenetic Symposium with the topic “Reticulate Evolution” will take place at the University of Göttingen from November 22-24, 2019.

Ever since Darwin’s theory of evolution suggested a common ancestry of all life on earth phylogenetic trees have been used to visualize its relationships. However, evolutionary histories cannot always be adequately represented as bifurcating phylogenetic trees. Prime example is the symbiogenic origin of eukaryotes from the merger of an archaean and a bacterium. Besides symbiogenesis, other processes such as horizontal gene transfer, hybridization, divergence with gene flow result in reticulation of phylogenetic trees, the origination of lineages through complete or partial merging of two or more ancestor lineages. Reticulate evolution is well documented across the tree of life, including many examples from plants and animals. We are looking forward to bring together experts from different backgrounds to summarize recent progress in the field of reticulate evolution.


Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order):

Eric Bapteste (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
Marta Barluenga (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Madrid, Spain)
Mathilde Cordellier (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Judith Fehrer (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
Christoph Oberprieler (University of Regensburg, Germany)
Bengt Oxelman (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Pamela S. Soltis (University of Florida, USA)
Alexander Suh (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Registration for this symposium is free of charge, but we will charge for the participation at the conference dinner. Please register via email to Poster presentations are welcome and the deadline for abstract submission to the same email address is October 31, 2019. Further information and updates will be available at:


Zoom Meeting 1

Digitales Symposium der FG Entwicklungsbiologie
Programm online
10.9.2020, 9 – 12 Uhr

Zoom Meeting 2

Digitales Symposium
der FG Physiologie
Molecular Physiology: Adaptations to Environmental Stressors
10.9.2020, 14 – 17 Uhr

Deadline 20.08.2020

Zoom Meeting 3

Protostome functional genetics –
Tribolium and friends
11.9.2020, 9 – 16 Uhr

25th DZG Graduate Meeting Evolutionary Biology – will take place online
Genetics of adaptation: from single loci to polygenic traits
28-30 September 2020, Vienna
– Application deadline: 1. Sept. 2020

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

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

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

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