ForBio Annual Meeting 2019 in Trondheim

Join us for the 2019 Annual ForBio Meeting in Trondheim! All MSc and PhD students, postdocs, supervisors, faculty and the broader biosystematics community are invited to attend the 8th ForBio Annual Meeting, hosted by NTNU - the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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General information

Registration

Program

Venue

Poster and oral presentations

Associated workshops

Social events

Accommodation

Travel


General information

ForBio annual meetings with focus on biosystematics bring scientists and students together to talk about their projects and current results, to share experiences on methods, and support 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 peers.

Distinguished keynote speakers will contribute with 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 (MSc and 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 are higher than 2000 NOK you would need to arrange your tickets yourself and you will be reimbursed later based on your receipts. All ForBio members and associates with accepted oral or poster research contributions get free, shared accommodation.

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.

Contact Elisabeth Stur (elisabeth.stur@ntnu.no) if you have further questions about the meeting.


Registration

Registration is open! Sign up for the meeting by filling in the registration form. If you are going 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 February 8th 2019.


Program

The meeting takes place in Trondheim, Norway, from Monday to Wednesday (April 8-10, 2019) with invited keynote speakers, oral contributions, speed presentations and a poster session.

A preliminary program can be downloaded in January. The complete version of programme and an abstract book will be available when ready.

 

Keynote speakers:

Erica McAlister, Natural History Museum, London

Maria Capa, University of the Balearic Islands

Torsten Hugo Struck, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

Tiina Särkinen, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Venue

The meeting takes place in Trondheim at NTNU Akrinn building


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 abstract template to format 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 pleased to announce exciting pre- and post-conference workshops on science communication and comparative phylogenetic methods. Limited places available, sign up when registering for the meeting to make the most of your conference trip to Trondheim!

Pre-conference workshop (April 6-7): Proposal writing 

Folmer Bokma (CEES, UiO) and Hugo de Boer (NHM, UiO) will give an intensive two-day proposal-writing course. To optimize the contact hours, participants will need to prepare for the course by reading several funded research proposals, preparing their case for the course evaluation committee, and by developing their own research proposal concept.

Post-conference workshop (April 11-12): Legislation framework

ForBio in cooperation with Miljodirektoratet is preparing a two-day intensive course about connecting international legislation, national legislation, nature protection, applied research and empirical research.


Social events

We are pleased to announce that the municipality of Trondheim invites us to a reception in the form of an organ concert at the Nidaros cathedral, Monday 8 April at 18:00.

We are organizing a tapas-reception in our exhibitions at the NTNU University Museum on Tuesday 9 April.

More information to follow.


Accommodation

ForBio members

ForBio will book and pay for shared accommodation at Trondheim Vandrerhjem for members presenting a poster or oral contribution at the meeting.

ForBio associates

ForBio will pay for and arrange 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 Elisabeth Stur for questions regarding accommodation.


Travel

ForBio members

ForBio will cover the cost of return tickets to Trondheim for ForBio members presenting a poster or oral contribution. In order to be eligible for this, the travel is to be booked through ForBio – instructions to come when registration opens. To save paperwork we will not reimburse transport from the airport or in Trondheim.

ForBio associates

ForBio will also cover travel expenses 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 Elisabeth Stur for questions regarding travel.

 


 

Published Nov. 8, 2018 1:22 PM - Last modified Dec. 7, 2018 9:51 AM