Workshop "Lessons from the Field"
Experimental Design and Practical Aspects of Fieldwork in Evolutionary and Ecological Functional Genomics
Registration now13 June (3 pm) to 14 June (4.30 pm) 2013, Bochum

Invited Speakers

  • Sophie Karrenberg, Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Xavier Picó, Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC), Sevilla, Spain
  • Fabrice Roux, Laboratoire de Génétique et Evolution des Populations Végétales, CNRS/Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
  • Outi Savolainen, Plant Genetics, University of Oulu, Finland

The goal of this workshop is to introduce PhD students, postdocs and PIs in SPP1529 who are largely from a molecular biology/genomics background to concepts and methodology for addressing ecological and evolutionary questions in the field. While SPP1529 is focused on "non-Arabidopsis thaliana" Brassicaceae we believe that much can be learnt from recent work on A. thaliana.

Invited Speakers will give a detailed account of their concepts, scientific questions and recent work in a talk. Workshop participants will then present their own research questions, experiment drafts and open questions, or their results and problems. These presentations will then be individually discussed in small-group tutorials led by the invited speakers, with a brief presentation of a summary of outcomes in a final plenary session.

Participant number is restricted, and participants will be accepted at a first-come first-serve basis. For registration, please fill in and return the registration form, and email a title and and an abstract (max. 250 words) to Ines Kubigsteltig. Final deadline 14 April. We are happy to answer any questions.


  • Registration (pdf) - Deadline: 14 April 2013
  • Draft programme (pdf)

The Meeting Location will be:

N-Gebäude RUBDepartment of Plant Physiology
Professor Dr. Ute Krämer
Ruhr University Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
Building ND3/34
44801 Bochum, Germany
Telefon: +49 (0)234 32-24308
Telefax : +49 (0)234 32-14187
E-mail: ines.kubigsteltig[at]

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