The Neptune Evo-devo Symposium will take place on 09th-11th November 2016 at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
The Neptune Evo-Devo Symposium is organized by the Neptune Network students, a Marie Curie-funded European project with focus on evo-devo and neurobiology of marine animal models. During four years, the network has gathered students and PIs from nine laboratories across Europe, as well as external partners, in a variety of successful meetingsand courses. After this fruitful training period, it is now our pleasure as Neptune fellows to organize our final outreach event.
The main focus of the event is evo-devo. Speakers will cover topics including evolution of the nervous system and evolution of body plans. In line with Neptune’s core interest, emphasis will be put on marine organisms, though not exclusively, and on recent technologies which are becoming increasingly suitable for use in non-model organisms, e.g. CRISPRgenome editing and Light Sheet Microscopy, enabling broader comparative studies.
This symposium aims to attract enthusiastic, international scientists, as well as to foster interactions between communities. It will be a friendly event, in which participants will beable to present their work (short talks or poster sessions) and to exchange with leading researchers.