Extended deadline 31/7: ForBio and DialPast course ”innovation in science through science communication”

Publicerat av Hugo de Boer --

Dear Systematikföreningen!

There are still a few places left on this unique ForBio course. DialPast and ForBio course “Innovation in science through science communication”, taking place at Natural Science Library, University of Oslo, September 14 – 18, 2015.

In this course you will get training in communicating your own research and field to different target groups. You will get an overview of the different genres and new ways to communicate in order to achieve what you want. In addition to the basics, you will gain skills in scientific storytelling, essay writing, graphic design, oral presentations and interviews. You will learn how to visualise your own hypotheses and research, how to write a killer essay and news items, how to use essay writing in order to improve your own research process, how to talk to the crowd and journalists, and how to think more strategic about science communication. You will be coached to publish a killer essay or news item made during the course in suitable media. Other writing and designs are intended to contribute directly to your own research and scientific publications.

Deadline for applying is July 31, 2015.

More information about the course and how to register can be found at http://www.forbio.uio.no/events/courses/2015/scicomm.html


ForBio/Hugo and Magnus

Three fully funded positions – University of Gothenburg

Publicerat av Alexandre Antonelli --

Dear colleagues,

Please help us advertise these three fully funded positions at our lab.

Two Assistant Professorships / Postdoctoral Research Fellows, and one PhD student in macroevolution/biogeography and molecular phylogenetics.

More information at http://antonelli-lab.net/join.php

Many thanks and best wishes,



Alexandre Antonelli, PhD

Professor in systematics and biodiversity

Wallenberg Academy Fellow


Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

University of Gothenburg

Delivery address: Box 461, SE 405 30 Göteborg, Sweden

Visiting address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B, 413 19 Göteborg, Sweden


Scientific curator, Gothenburg botanical garden

Lab homepage: http://antonelli-lab.net

E-mail:  alexandre.antonelli@bioenv.gu.se

Systematikdagarna 2015

Publicerat av mikael.hedren@biol.lu.se --

Welcome to Systematikdagarna 2015!

This year Systematikdagarna will take place at Arkivcentrum Syd in Lund, Monday November 23 – Tuesday November 24.

Systematikdagarna is the yearly conference on systematics arranged by the Swedish Systematists Association. The meeting is open for anyone interested in systematics; amateurs, working systematists, and users of systematics in any form.

Arkivcentrum Syd is the new location of the Biological Museum at Lund University and include the botanical collections and part of the zoological collections. Conference localities and other facilities are also located within Arkivcentrum Syd.

We are aiming at a diverse program covering several recent advances in systematics. Topics included so far are the role of epigenetics in species separation, new findings on paleontology, updates on the implementation of the Nagoya protocol, and more, but not the least, we also hope for interesting contributions by you participants.

The conference will be mainly held in English so that non-Scandinavian participants also can benefit from the conference. The annual meeting of Svenska Systematikföreningen will be held in Swedish.

Arkivcentrum Syd is located at the southeastern part of Lund, but connections to the city center are frequent and fast. There are possibilities to stay at hotels close to the Arkivcentrum Syd or in central Lund. Lunches will be served close to Arkivcentrum, but late afternoon on Monday 23, activities will be arranged at the Botanical Garden and the Historical Museum with the Sven Nilsson exhibition in central Lund, and the conference dinner will be served at AF, Akademiska Föreningen in the historical city centre.

The website for the formal registration will open after the summer. We will then also give more information on lodging and other practical matters, including registration fee.

See you in November!

The organization committee of Systematikdagarna 2015

PhD position in Biology (macroevolution) – University of Gothenburg

Publicerat av Alexandre Antonelli --

Dear colleagues,

Please help us advertise this fully funded PhD position in Biology to any potential candidates.

The applicant will work on macroevolutionary analyses of living and extinct taxa. The project, funded through a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship, aims at identifying major drivers of speciation and extinction through time and space. We aim at answering questions such as why some lineages have produced many more species and genera than others; how climate change has affected biodiversity in the past; which regions, biomes and traits are most closely associated with the evolutionary success of clades; how clades compete with each other over evolutionary time; what is the biogeographical history of particular lineages; and what is the influence of phenotypic traits on biogeographical processes.

The project will involve compiling (or generating) and analysing phylogenetic and fossil data, and potentially the development of methods aimed at macro evolutionary inferences. The details of the project can be adjusted based on the candidate´s skills and interests.

A full description and information on how to apply can be found at:


(and in Swedish):


Many thanks and best wishes,



Alexandre Antonelli, PhD

Wallenberg Academy Fellow

Associate professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences,

University of Gothenburg

Lab homepage: http://antonelli-lab.net