Symposium "The Evolution of German Evolutionary Biology"

Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover/Germany, July 7-9, 2014

To give an impulse to evolutionary biology in Germany – that was the goal when the Volkswagen Foundation started the respective funding initiative in 2005. A lot has happened since: excellent research projects have been performed, new teaching concepts have been established, exceptional ideas to inform the public about today’s evolutionary biology have been implemented.

The last Status Symposium, taking place on July 7-9, 2014 at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, will reflect the various outcomes of the evolutionary biology initiative and, most important, will bring together the people behind them.

The initiative fellows will present their "freshest" results, excellent senior scientists from the field will speak and there will be time to discuss, "meet the family" and celebrate with colleagues and friends from the evolutionary biology initiative.

Speakers (confirmed)

Erich Bornberg-Bauer, University of Münster
Mathilde Cordellier, University of Hamburg
Daniel Dreesmann, University of Mainz
Peter Hammerstein, Humboldt University of Berlin
Michael Hofreiter, University of Potsdam
Volker Loeschcke, University of Århus
Michel C. Milinkovitch, University of Geneve
Jens Rolff, Free University of Berlin
Tamas Szekely, University of Bath
Ralph Tiedemann, University of Potsdam

Organizing committee

Professor Ralph Tiedemann, Potsdam
Dr. Oliver Grewe, VolkswagenStiftung
Anna Böhning, VolkswagenStiftung