Online Conferences Issue 7
Subfields in this edition: Animal Behaviour, Molecular Evolution, Antarctic Ecology, Conservation Biology
ASSAB 2020 Virtual Conference
Date: September 28th-October 1st
Abstract Deadline: July 27th
Registration Deadline: September 26th
2020 has been challenging, but we still have the chance to network and be social with our peers. ASSAB’s 48th annual conference will be taking place online (over Zoom in a password-protected setting), from the comfort of your own office space or living room! We look forward to seeing (virtually) all of your wonderful faces at the upcoming conference, and hearing some incredible science!
Abstract Deadline: July 30th
Registration Deadline: August 19th
This conference series has become known for exploring yeasts as models to study questions of general relevance to evolution and ecology. Experts will speak on a range of topics, including evolution theory, ecology, genetics, cell biology, genomics, systems biology, metabolic modelling and engineering.
The focus of this conference will be on comparative and experimental strategies to explore evolutionary questions, from field studies to computer simulations to comparative genomics. Central evolutionary questions will be discussed, using yeast and a range of other species whose biology is well understood and to determine the degree to which that biology is conserved in more distantly related species.
The aim is to move from correlative studies based on comparative work to more causal studies based on broad experimental support. This problem is particularly pressing in the age of cheap and easy sequencing.
Systems and synthetic biology
Evolutionary systems biology
Assembly and evolution of microbial communities
Evolution of complex traits
Scientific Committee on Antarctica Research Online
Date: August 3rd-7th
SCAR’s Open Science Conferences have been a focal point for the Antarctic research community for over fifteen years. Through SCAR 2020 Online we are excited to present many of the highlights of the science we had originally planned to bring to you at the Hobart OSC, which was sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: July 30-31st
Our theme is “Conserving Melbourne’s Biodiversity: past, present and future”. We want to bring together stories of biodiversity research and conservation action from across Melbourne and share them with a wider audience.