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Marine Evolution 2018

15-17 May 2018, Strömstad, Sweden

Arrival 14 May 2018
Departure 18 May 2018

A Marcus Wallenberg Symposium

A conference arranged by Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology at University of Gothenburg

Marine evolutionary biologists from all over the world presented recent and ongoing work, shared ideas and discussed future collaborations, all in the beautiful setting of the Kosterhavet Marine National Park in the archipelago on the Swedish west coast.

Key note speakers:

Seascapes and genetic structures

Cynthia Riginos, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia.
Research profile includes: Seascape genomics and adaptation in marine environments

Speciation and hybrid zones

Nicolas Bierne, Institute des Sciences de l'Évolution Montpellier (ISEM), University of Montpellier, France.
Research profile includes: population genomics, experimental evolution and modelling investigating mechanisms of adaptation and speciation in marine organisms.


Andreas Hejnol, Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Norway.
Research profile includes: evolution of the development of organ systems studied by comparative approaches in a range of marine invertebrates.

Functional genomics

Marjorie Oleksiak, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, USA.
Research profile includes: functional genomics approaches to investigate genes, gene expression and genetic adaptation.

Genome and protein evolution

Nicolas Galtier, Institute des Sciences de l'Évolution Montpellier (ISEM), CNRS, University of Montpellier, France.
Research profile includes: genome evolution in eukaryotes, protein evolution and adaptive processes, GC-biased gene conversion, and mitochondrial DNA evolution.

Human-driven dispersal in marine systems

Frédérique Viard, Station Biologique Roscoff, France.
Research profile includes: population genomics of biological invasions, connectivity in marine landscapes, mating systems and reproductive strategies in marine organisms. 

If you have questions or comments please contact the organizing committee at:


Organizing committee: Kerstin Johannesson, Anders Blomberg, Pierre de Wit, Samuel Perini and Eva Marie Rödström


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