Present and discuss evolutionary questions across all fields (Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Medicine, Philosophy, ...) and levels (from molecules to societies)!


The Münster Evolution Meeting (MEM) wants to provide a forum for all Evolutionary Biologists working across different fields. Besides having the opportunity to share and learn about excellent research in evolutionary biology MEM also aims at bringing together Evolutionary Biologists working in German-speaking countries in a smaller setting, to allow for intensive networking and discussion. Münster is a welcoming and vibrant university town, offering a perfect venue. It was the home of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rensch, who contributed significantly to the “Modern Evolutionary Synthesis”.

Update by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gadau, MEM Chair

***Few slots left / Abstract submission open again***

Dear Colleagues

I am excited to let you know that we received 110 applications for a talk/poster presentation for our 1st Münster Evolution Meeting. We still have some room for presentations (you can still register with an abstract through our website) and of course participants without presentations are always welcome. We have planned with about 150 participants, 120 of them with a talk/poster.
The meeting will start on Thursday October 4th 2018 at 13:00 o`clock and will end on Saturday at 16:00 o`clock (that should allow most participants to enjoy their Sunday at home or take the opportunity for some sightseeing of Münster).

We have 48 talks: 1 evening talk by Peter Hammerstein (60 minutes), 4 main talks (30 minutes) and 43 talks which are scheduled for 15 minutes. We will have no parallel symposia and all talks will be in the main lecture hall of the University of Münster. Poster sessions will be in the entrance hall of the main building of the University of Münster just below the lecture hall and free food/coffee and drinks will be served adjacent to the poster session to increase the time and attractiveness of the poster sessions. The meeting place is just 5 minutes walking distance from the center and I think there are at least 20-30 bars/restaurants (from 68`s student bar – classical, rural Westfalen Küche) in a 10 minute walking radius of the meeting place.

We will decide on talk vs poster within the next two weeks (mid June) and will send out a first preliminary program around the same time.

I am looking forward seeing all of you in Münster.

Jürgen Gadau