Conference: Lisbon ESEB2013 Epigenetics

Dear Colleagues,
As a part of the XIV Congress of the European Society for (Lisbon, 19-24 August 2013) we are pleased to announce the symposium “EVOLUTIONARY SIGNIFICANCE OF EPIGENETIC VARIATION”. To register and submit your abstract for this symposium, please follow the instructions on the congress website ( Deadline for abstract submission is 28 February 2013.

Invited speakers:

– Frank Johannes (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

– Carlos Herrera (Estacin Biolgica de Doana, Sevilla, )

– Oliver Bossdorf (University of Bern, )

– Koen Verhoeven (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands)

Epigenetic mechanisms can have long-lasting effects on phenotypes, but what role do they play in ? Recent research provides evidence that epigenetic mechanisms can create heritable trait variation, and that epigenetic variation can be heritably altered by the . Moreover, studies in natural populations suggest an epigenetic role in adaptation. This symposium presents the current status of the growing research field of and evolutionary epigenetics.
We hope to see you in Lisbon!
Oliver Bossdorf ( & Koen Verhoeven

Dr. Koen Verhoeven
Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
Dept. Terrestrial Ecology
tel: +31 (0)317 473624

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