MIND THE GAP 4

 

WE THANK ALL SPEAKERS AND ATTENDANTS FOR A GREAT MEETING! Attendant list available here

 

Bridging the gap between theoretical and empirical population genetics

Vienna, Austria
1st and 2nd of November, 2013

 

         

The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics and the DFG Priority Programme “Probabilistic Structures in Evolution”, Bielefeld, Germany, are proud to announce the fourth MIND THE GAP conference to be held the 1st and 2nd of November 2013 in Vienna, Austria.

MIND THE GAP aims at bringing together theoretical and empirical population geneticists. This conference is the fourth meeting in a series of conferences held in Freiburg (2009), Plön (2010), and Cologne (2011).

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As in these past meetings, there are different main topics for this conference. This year’s themes are:

  1. Viral and Predictive Evolution
  2. Experimental Evolution
  3. Signatures of Complex Selection
  4. Introgression, Hybrid Zones, and Clines

For more detailed information please refer to our regularly updated programme

The current list of invited speakers includes:

  • Martina Baar, University of Bonn
  • Nicolas Bierne, University II of Montpellier
  • Simon Boitard, INRA, Toulouse
  • Luis-Miguel Chevin, Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, CNRS, Montpellier
  • Michael Desai, Harvard University
  • Philip Gerrish, University of New Mexico
  • Adrian Gonzalez Casanova, TU Berlin
  • Toni Gossmann, University of Sheffield
  • Sandra Kliem, University of  Duisburg-Essen
  • Joachim Krug, University of Cologne
  • Michael Lässig, University of Cologne
  • Henrique Teotónio, Gulbenkian Institute of Science
  • Jarle Tufto, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Anton Wakolbinger, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

All attendees are asked to submit the completed registration form by Sunday, 14th July 2013 to mtg4nov2013(at)gmail.com

Late registration for attendance is still possible but talk contributions can't be considered any longer.

We strongly advise participants to arrive at the latest on the evening of Thursday, October 30th and to stay at least until Sunday, November 3rd.

Conference venue:
Department of Mathematics
University of Vienna
"Hörsaal 4 / Lecture Room 4" at the new institute building at Rossauer Lände 3 / Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 in the 9th district of Vienna.

Google Maps location

Public transport: www.wienerlienien.at
Metro lines U2, U4
Tram lines D, 1 and 31

We would like to thank our sponsors:
DFG
FWF

 

Accommodation and Directions

A limited number of rooms with special rates is available for participants - please contact Julia Cheng for details and booking.

How to get to the city from the airport:

We recommend taking the "Schnellbahn" train S7. With the train ticket for € 4.20 you are allowed to use the city's public transport to your destination.

More expensive alternative (non-stop to "Wien Mitte"): The City Airport Train CAT costs € 11.00 and you will have to buy an extra € 2.00 ticket on Vienna public transport to reach your accommodation.

Please consult the pages of www.wienerlienien.at for more information about the transport system and pricing of tickets.

How to get to hotels close to the conference venue:

Hotel Boltzmann
Boltzmanngasse 8, 1090 Vienna, T: +43(0)1 354500

Option A) Vienna Airport Lines (Bus)

Take bus to "Westbahnhof", change to tram line number 5 or 33 to "Nussdorferstrasse/Spitalgasse". From there it is a 5 minutes walk. Bus ticket € 8.00 + € 2.00 for a single ticket on Vienna public transport.

Option B1) CAT – City Airport Train or S7
Take the CAT (expensive but non-stop) or S7 (most economical option!) to "Landstrasse/Wien Mitte", change to underground line U4 (direction Heiligenstadt). Get off at "Friedensbrücke", change to tram line number 5 or 33 to "Nussdorferstrasse/Spitalgasse". From there it is a 5 minute walk. CAT ticket € 11.00 + € 2.00 for a single ticket on Vienna public transport or with S7: ticket two zones € 4.20 for the entire trip (only one ticket needed).

Option B2) S7 to Praterstern and from there directly tram 5 to "Nussdorferstrasse/Spitalgasse" 

Hotel Mozart
Julius-Tandler-Platz 4, 1090 Vienna, T: +43(0)1 3171537
Hotel Bellevue
Althanstrasse 5, 1090 Vienna

Option B1) CAT – City Airport Train or S7
Take the CAT (expensive but non-stop) or S7 (most economical option!) to "Landstrasse/Wien Mitte", change to underground line U4 (direction Heiligenstadt). Get off at "Friedensbrücke". From there it is a 5-6 minute walk (or take tram 5 or 33 to Julius Tandler Platz). CAT ticket € 11.00 + € 2.00 for a single ticket on Vienna public transport or S7 ticket two zones to Vienna € 4.20.

Programme

download detailed schedule here

Thursday evening: Arrival

Friday 9.00-12.15: Viral and predictive evolution
Philip Gerrish, University of New Mexico
Sandra Kliem, University of Duisburg-Essen
Michael Lässig, University of Cologne
Sivan Leviyang, Georgetown University

Friday 14.00-17.10: Signatures of Complex Selection
Martina Baar, University of Bonn
Simon Boitard, INRA, Toulouse
Luis-Miguel Chevin, Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, CNRS, Montpellier
Toni Gossmann, University of Sheffield

Friday 17.10-19.00: Poster Session

Saturday 09.00-12.45: Experimental Evolution
Michael Desai, Harvard University
Adrian Gonzalez Casanova, TU Berlin
Joachim Krug, University of Cologne
Henrique Teotonio, Gulbenkian Institute of Science
Susanne Franssen, Vetmeduni Vienna

Saturday 14.30-17.50: Introgression, Hybrid Zones, and Clines
Nicolas Bierne, University II of Montpellier
Jarle Tufto, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Stephan Peischl, University of Bern

Saturday 17.10: Closing Lecture
Anton Wakolbinger, Goethe-Universtität Frankfurt

Saturday 19:00 Conference Dinner

Sunday: Departure

FWF - Der Wissenschaftsfond Partner: FWF - Der Wissenschaftsfond
Vetmed Uni Vienna Partner: Vetmed Uni Vienna
Max F. Perutz Laboratories Partner: Max D. Perutz Laboratories
Gregor Mendel Institut Partner: Gregor Mendel Institute
Uniwien Partner: Uniwien