2nd International Symposium 2017
"Genome-enabled approaches towards molecular functions in ecology and evolution"
13 to 16 March 2017, Berlin, Germany
 Harnack-Haus Wikipedia | Gemeinfrei


Meeting information

Conference venue: Harnack-Haus, Berlin (Website | Google Maps)
Beginning: 13 March, on-site registration opens 1 pm, beginning of first session 2 pm
End: 16 March, after lunch


Confirmed speakers

Mark Aarts
John Ågren
Joy Bergelson
Pascal-Antoine Christin
Stephan Clemens
George Coupland
Lila Fishman
Angela Hancock
Sophie Karrenberg
Ute Krämer
Peter Keightley
Marcus Koch
Martin Lascoux
Michael Lenhard
Ales Pecinka
Elizabeth Pilon-Smits
Marcel Quint
Christian Schlötterer
Karl Schmid
Johanna Schmitt
Tanja Slotte
Anke Steppuhn
Miltos Tsiantis


Conference Photo



Registration will close when the maximum number of 100 participants is reached, or alternatively on 13 January 2017.
Registration Fees: Group Leader/PI 400 €, Postdoc 350 €, Student (PhD or other) 320 €.

After submitting your information via the registration pages online (see button below on this page), you will receive a confirmation message within 48 h (sender identification: server-mail@uv.ruhr-uni-bochum.de). It is essential that you open this message, follow the link given inside and confirm your data. Only after this confirmation your registration is completed and you will receive your invoice (sender identification: server-mail@uv.ruhr-uni-bochum.de).
In case you plan to submit an abstract, please note that you will be asked to do this during registration. Please have all necessary files ready when you initiate the registration process.
If you have any questions or concerns about the registration process, please email Ines.Kubigsteltig@rub.de


Abstracts for posters and/or talks may be submitted until 13 January 2017 exclusively during registration. Please note that you cannot submit additional abstracts once your registration is completed. The steering committee will select oral presentations from the abstracts submitted.

Session Titles:  

  • Comparative genome analysis and experimental evolution
  • Macroevolution
  • Local Adaptation
  • Reproduction,speciation and life history traits
  • Molecular functions and mechanisms underlying adaptations


Register now by pressing the corresponding button

IMPORTANT - Special information for SPP1529-funded person only: PIs and up to two lab members (three persons per group in total) can participate for a reduced registration fee. They must register as “SPP1529 member (1-3)”. Additional members of SPP1529 groups are asked to select the corresponding “Members of SPP1529 (4+) & all Others” button.




All participants are asked to book their own accommodation directly at their preferred site (please select from arrangements below). For panel reviewers and invited speakers who are not PIs of SPP1529: Please note that we will book your accommodation for you.


conference venue
Ihnestr. 16-20, 14195 Berlin
single 80 € per night
  (breakfast included)
double 121 € per night
  (breakfast included)
valid until 30 January 2017,
  booking code: RUB130317
phone: +49 (0)30 84 13 38 04
fax: +49 (0)30 84 13 38 01
Clayallee 150-152
14195 Berlin
single 70 € per night
  (breakfast included)
double 90 € per night
  (breakfast included)
valid until 01 February 2017,
  booking code: SPP1529
  International Symposium

»Harnack-Haus« is within 10 min
  walking distance
phone: +49 (0)30 84 18 93 -0
fax: +49 (0)30 84 18 93 -19
Brandenburgische Str. 11,
10713 Berlin
single 70 € per night
  (breakfast included)
double 90 € per night
  (breakfast included)
valid until 31 January 2017,
  booking code: SPP1529
  International Symposium

  (booking form provided here)
to reach »Harnack-Haus« take U3
  metro line from Fehrbelliner Platz
  to Thielplatz (16 min in total)
email: H3751@accor.com
phone: +49 (0) 30 86 202-0
fax: +49 (0) 30 86 202-222



Information for PIs who are currently funded in SPP1529 and their group members is given here.

For groups currently funded by the SPP1529: PIs and lab members (up to three in total) can participate for a reduced registration fee. We ask you to cover all costs related to travel and accommodation from your individual SPP1529 research grants.

Information for invited speakers who are not PIs of SPP1529 is given here

We would like to ask you to make your own travel arrangements as outlined in the invitation letter. Please keep the original tickets (e.g. flight, public transport) for later reimbursement. All registration, accommodation and catering expenses during the symposium will be covered for you with no need for any advance payments.

Information for reviewers of SPP1529 is given here

As a reviewer in this SPP1529, no costs arise for you. Participation fees will be covered by the central coordination budget and you will be able to claim your travel and overnight expenses directly from the DFG. An official invitation from the DFG with the necessary information and forms will be sent to you separately. We will be happy to book your room at the Harnack-Haus.


Here you find some documents relevant for the meeting:

  • Announcement (PDF)
  • Scientific Programme (Update 7 March 2017) - Download
  • Meeting Information - Download
  • Travel Information (from the airport/central station to the Harnack-Haus) - PDF on request
  • Poster Templates, DIN A0 Portrait - Download
    for Adobe Illustrator CC2017, CS6, CS5 and CS4, Indesign CS6, CS5 and CS4, CorelDraw X5 (open File "SPP1529 Poster Template 2nd IS - AI CS4 Arial.aii"), PowerPoint (please read the notes in the PDF file). Of course, you can also use your own design in DIN A0.