ForBio Annual Meeting - 2021

The 11 th ForBio Annual Meeting will take place at the Natural History Museum in Oslo using a hybrid format to enable participation in person and in silico. We will use our venues at the new Oslo Climate House and the historic Tøyen Manor to host a diverse and inspiring meeting.

All MSc and PhD students, postdocs, supervisors, faculty and the broad biosystematics community are invited to attend.

 

General information

Registration

Program

Talks

Accommodation

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General information

ForBio annual meetings bring scientists and students focused on biosystematics 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.

Keynotes for the annual meeting:

  • Dr. Naiara Rodriguez-Ezpeleta (Senior Researcher at the Marine Ecosystem Functioning area of ​​AZTI Basque Research and Technology Alliance), 'Modernizing marine management using innovative genomic approaches'
  • Associate Professor Natasha de Vere (Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen), 'DNA barcoding floras and their applications for plants, people and pollinators'
  • Associate Professor Andreas Altenburger (The Arctic University Museum of Norway), 'How to steal chloroplasts - lessons from the marine mixotroph Mesodinium rubrum'
  • Associate Professor Dimitar Stefanov Dimitrov (Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen), 'Following the web of Ariadne: the quest towards understating spiders diversity'
  • Associate Professor Nicolas Straube  (Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen), 'Museum Collection Specimens as DNA Archives'

 


Registration

Registration closed on October 22 nd .


Program

The meeting takes place from Monday Nov 29 th to Wednesday Dec 1 st 2021. The meeting will have four half-day sessions as well as a social program. The program and abstract book are available here.


Talks

All ForBio members and associates are invited to submit 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.

All contributions will be oral. Talks will have 10-15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions. Upon the presenter's approval, these talks will be uploaded on a private server prior to the session. Speed talks will have 3-5 min (4 power-point slides) plus questions in panel. Power-point slides or pdfs will be uploaded on a private server for viewing by conference participants. These short talks should give more people the opportunity to present, increase information density and reduce digital meeting fatigue. Please submit your abstract (maximum 350 words) at the time of registration. We endeavor to give all contributions a slot, but will assess abstracts for quality and relevance. Awards will be given out for best talks, best poster and best questions.

 


Accommodation

ForBio members

ForBio will book and pay for shared accommodation at Smart Hotel Oslo for members presenting a poster or oral contribution at the meeting.

ForBio associates and other attendants

Other attendants will need to pay for their own accommodation.

Contact Quentin Mauvisseau for questions regarding accommodation.


Travel

ForBio members

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

ForBio associates and other attendants

Other attendants will need to pay for their own travel.

Contact Quentin Mauvisseau for questions regarding accommodation.


 

Contact Hugo de Boer or  Quentin Mauvisseau  for any questions.

Published Apr. 23, 2021 5:07 PM - Last modified Nov. 25, 2021 9:00 PM