ForBio Annual Meeting 2018

We are happy to announce the 7th Annual ForBio Meeting! We invite all graduate students, postdocs, supervisors, faculty and the broader biosystematics community to join us in Tromsø - the city of Northern Lights and the heart of Arctic Biodiversity and Biosystematics research.

Tromsø, Northern Lights. Photo by V. Belov

General information

Registration

Program

Venue

Poster and oral presentations

Associated workshops

Social events

Accommodation

Travel


General information

ForBio annual meetings gather scientists and students working on or interested in biosystematics to discuss current projects and present results, share experiences on methods, and facilitate networking within the scientific community. We encourage particularly early career researchers to use this meeting as an opportunity to present and discuss their own research in biosystematics and meet fellow biosystematists.

Key note speakers will give valuable talks on the state of the art and cutting edge methods within the field of taxonomy and systematics, as well as on other professional skills vital to researchers throughout their careers.

Please note that there is no registration fee! ForBio members (PhD students and Postdocs) presenting their research (oral or poster) will receive free shared accommodation booked through ForBio.  Additionally, this category of participants will be able to receive up to 2000 NOK compensation towards their travel to the meeting. To save paperwork and avoid extra charges, inform us on your preferred flight details and we shall book the tickets for you. If the costs of your travel is higher than 2000 NOK you would need to arrange your tickets yourself and will be reimbursed later upon the receipts.

For more information and registration, keep an eye on this site, become a ForBio member or associate, or sign up for the ForBio newsletter to receive regular updates about this meeting and other events organized by ForBio.

Please contact Galina Gussarova at UiT galina.gusarova@uit.no if you have further questions regarding the meeting.


Registration

Registration is open! Sign up for the meeting by filling in the online registration form. If you wish to present a contribution at the meeting (we hope you do!), you will be asked to upload your abstract when registering (see Poster and oral presentations below).

Registration deadline 1 December 2017.


Program

The meeting will be held in Tromsø, Norway, from Monday february 12  to Wednesday 14th with invited keynotes, oral contributions, a poster session and speed presentations.

Please check this website for the find the detailed program and abstract book at a later date.

Invited Keynote speakers included (to be confirmed):

Inger Alsos, Tromsø University Musem 

Hans-Tore Rapp, University of Bergen

Kenneth Halanych, Auburn University

Paschalia Kapli, University College London

 


Venue

The meeting will take place at the Tromsø University Museum at Lars Thørings veg 10, 9006 Tromsø.


Poster and oral presentations

All ForBio members and associates are invited to submit oral and poster contributions to present their research! You will be asked to upload your abstract as a Word-file when registering for the meeting. Please use the provided template to prepare your abstract.

Oral presentations

Oral presentations are open to ForBio members and associates. Presenters will have 20 minutes (including time for questions). Please submit your abstract (maximum 350 words) at the time of registration. 

Posters

Poster presentations are open to all participants. Poster boards suitable for A0 posters in portrait orientation  (h 120 x w 90 cm) will be provided. Please submit your abstract (maximum 350 words) at the time of registration. 


Associated workshops

We are orginizing pre-conference course on DNA Metabarcoding and post-conference workshop on Visual Communication for Scientists. Limited places available, registration will be opened soon at the ForBio website.
 


Social events

We will have a conference dinner on Tuesday 13 February. Please remember to sign up for the dinner as you register. More information to follow.


Accommodation

ForBio members

ForBio will book and pay for shared accommodation at the Sydspissen and Comfort Xpress Hotels for members presenting a poster or oral contribution at the meeting.

ForBio associates

ForBio will also cover accommodation for a limited number of ForBio associates with accepted contributions, and we encourage associates to submit abstracts to the meeting.

Invited speakers

ForBio will pay for and arrange accommodation for invited speakers.  

Other attendants

Other attendants will need to pay for their own accommodation.

Contact Galina Gusarova for questions regarding accommodation.


Travel

ForBio members

ForBio will cover up to 2000 NOK of the cost of return tickets to Tromsø for ForBio members presenting a poster or oral contribution. To save paperwork we will not reimburse transport from the airport or in Bergen.

ForBio associates

ForBio will also cover travel expenses (up to 2000 NOK) for a limited number of ForBio associates with accepted contributions, and we encourage associates to submit abstracts to the meeting. 

Invited speakers

ForBio will pay for and arrange travel for invited speakers.

Other attendants

Other attendants will need to pay for their own travel.

Contact Galina Gusarova for questions regarding travel.

 


 

Published Oct. 9, 2017 2:48 PM - Last modified Oct. 9, 2017 3:43 PM