Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Phylogenetics Conference - Seattle

Actually, the meeting is more general than "phylogenetics", but I'd like more phylogeneticsts to attend (and this was my "campaign" platform when running for secretary of the division of systematic biology. "Campaign" is quoted since I'm less than 100% positive I wanted to win). The title of this blog post is an attempt to get people from dechronization interested in the conference- this blog is on their roll, so the title appears.

The meeting is the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (formerly American Zoologist), which will run from Jan 3-7, 2010 in Seattle.

Note the abstract deadline of Sept 11 2009. This is often a hard deadline without extensions!! So we'd better get crackin'!

Strengths of the meeting are student funding and in general its being student friendly. Topical strengths include physiology (comparative), evo-devo, and invertebrate biology. Given my interest in eye evolution in inverts, it's become my main meeting. There is often a strong showing of phylogeneticists, usually those using phylogenetic tools to address comparative biological questions, with fewer people presenting on phylogenetic methods for methods' sake, the strength of the summer evolution meetings.

1 comment:

Frank Anderson said...

I'd love to go, but I absolutely loathe going to meetings at that time of year. I went to the SICB meeting in Chicago eight or nine years ago and, despite seeing several people who never come to SSE/SSB/ASN, I had a rotten time. I'm just too burned out from holiday travel in early January to do something like that, plus I like to use that time to prepare for the spring semester.