United Kingdom

Evolution and Genomics of C. elegans and other Model Nematodes Conference: 5-7 July 2018, UK

The 5th Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics of C. elegans and other Model Nematodes conference will be held from 5-7 July 2018 at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge.

This meeting aims to highlight genomic resources and advances in growing fields such as transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, stress responses, worm-microbe responses, among others. The strengths and challenges of both worms and bacteria as model systems to examine host-microbe interactions and evolution will be discussed. The programme will also highlight new techniques and high-throughput methods to study biomolecules produced by worms to communicate and/or defend against pathogens and predators.

Key conference topics

  • Evolutionary developmental biology
  • Epigenetics and stress responses
  • Worm-microbes interactions
  • Phenotypic variance and adaptation
  • Parasitism and pathogens
  • Mating systems and sexual interactions
  • Pheromone and communication
  • Population biology and speciation
  • Genomics, gene editing and emerging techniques

Important dates

  • Early Bird Deadline: 10 April 2018
  • Bursary Deadline: 24 April 2018
  • Abstract Deadline: 8 May 2018
  • Registration Deadline: 5 June 2018
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