Systematikdagarna 23-24 November, Registration open

Publicerat av Anja Rautenberg --

Draft programme for Systematikdagarna 23-24 November in Lund is now published at http://systematikforeningen.se/verksamhet/systematikdagarna/systematikdagarna-2015/. Registration is also open. Welcome!

For those who want to register to Systematikdagarna and already have an account on systematikforeningen.se: please log in before starting registration.

For those who do not have an account on systematikforeningen.se: you can register for Systematikdagarna without a user account. If you want to create a user account on systematikforeningen.se, you might experience some problems (unfortunately the form doesn’t tell you why your account can’t be created. Common errors include: e-mail address already associated with an account, you forgot one of the mandatory fields, password too short or you didn’t get the last question right. When you have succeeded with your account creation, instead of a ”Welcome to Systematikföreningen” e-mail, you might get a ”Password changed” confirmation e-mail). Sorry about that, will try to fix it.

Please report any other web site errors to webmaster—snabela—systematikforeningen.se

Symposium ”Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics”, Oslo, November 5th

Publicerat av Per Sundberg --

Registration (free) is now open for the one-day symposium ”Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics”

Please email Eirik Lislerud:



The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters &
The Editors of the Zoologica Scripta
Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics

Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Premises of the Academy, Oslo, Norway (Drammensveien 78)

9.00 Doors open
9.30 Dr. Kirsti Strøm Bull, President DNVA: Welcome
9.35 Dr. Per Sundberg, Chief Editor The Zoologica Scripta: Zoologica Scripta: past, present, and the future
9.45 Dr. Casey Dunn, Brown University, USA: Next Generation sequencing – Potential and Challenges
10.30 Dr. Gonzalo Giribet, Harvard University, USA: Genomics and the Animal Tree of Life
11.15-11.45 Coffee break
11.45 Dr. Thomas Gilbert, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Phylo-, Populo-, Meta- and Palaeo-: The Expanding Possibilities of Genomics
12.30 Dr. Barbara Gravendeel, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, The Netherlands:  Added Value of NGS Based Metabarcoding for Evolutionary Studies
13.15-14.15 Lunch
14.15 Dr. Alexander Suh, Uppsala University, Sweden: Mobile Genetic Elements and the Complexity of Super-rapid Speciation in Birds
15.00 Dr. Scott Edwards, Harvard University, USA: Unifying Genome History and Function in Avian Phylogenetics
15.45 Coffee break
16.15 Dr. Matthew Webster, Uppsala University, Sweden: The evolutionary history of the honeybee revealed by genomics
17.00 Dr. Mark Blaxter, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom : The Evolution of Parasitism in Phylum Nematoda: Genomes Reveal Patterns

ForBio and UiB course: Introduction to phylogenetic methods

Publicerat av Hugo de Boer --

Time and place: Nov 2 – Nov 6, 2015, University of Bergen

ForBio opens for participation of up to 8 students from Nordic universities in the regular University of Bergen (UiB) course Phylogenetic methods (http://www.uib.no/en/course/BIO332).

The course is aimed primarily at students who will do phylogenetic computation in their thesis work, but who have no hands-on experience with some of the more frequently used software applications. Introductory lectures will cover topics such as properties of data and trees, models of evolutionary change, phylogenetic signal, model testing, and hypothesis testing. The students will learn how to prepare their data, explore the properties of the data, how to use distance, parsimony, likelihood and Bayesian methods in computation in packages such as PAUP*, MrBayes, BEAST, RaxML, and how to present results with graphical applications.

Click here for more information about the course.

Application deadline is October 5th, 2015, and applications should be sent directly by email to: endre.willassen@uib.no. The application must indicate the academic background of the applicant and the topic and the present state of progress in the thesis work. Please add a recommendation from your supervisor.

Contact Endre Willassen (endre.willassen@uib.no) for questions about the course or Hugo de Boer (hugo.deboer@nhm.uio.no) for more information about ForBio.