it is our pleasure to announce the joint congress of the Swiss
Organismal Biology Societies
held in Basel on 7 & 8 February 2013.
The biology conference is the yearly joint congress of the Swiss
Zoological Society, the Swiss Botanical Society, and the Swiss
Systematics Society hosted by a Swiss University. The University of
Basel is proud to host the biology back at its birthplace in 2013!
As is the tradition, the conference is open to everybody to attend.
Masters and PhD-students as well as Post-Docs from Swiss universities
and research institutions are encouraged to make a scientific
contribution in form of a talk or a poster.
A highlight not to be missed will be the Darwin Dinner in downtown
Basel honoring Charles Darwin. An invited international speaker will
enrich the evening with an entertaining talk and there will be plenty
of opportunity for discussions, also with our keynote speakers.
The following keynote speakers are confirmed so far:
Marta Barluenga, Natural History Museum Madrid
Jenny Boughman, University of Maryland
Carlos Herrera, CSIC Sevilla
Chris Jiggins, University of Cambridge
Mark Wilkinson, Natural History Museum London
All updated information on the conference can be taken from the
Registration opens 5 November 2012. Abstract submission deadline for
talks and posters is 6 January 2013. If you have any questions please
contact us under
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Basel,
your organizing committee
Marco Colombo, Halil Kesselring, Simon Loader, Csar Metzger, Dario
Moser, Marius Roesti, Juerg Stoecklin & Walter Salzburger