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”.

Download the abstract book here!

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Download the abstract book including the program and the abstracts of all talks and posters. A printed copy of the abstract book will be handed out at the registration desk.

Poster presenters can find the number of their poster next to their abstract.
The scheduled poster sessions are from 18.45 – 21.00 on Thursday 4th (even numbers) and 18.00 – 20.00 on Friday 5th (odd numbers). All posters can be displayed during the whole conference. Double-sided tape will be provided.

Public talk

Peter Hammerstein: The evolution of theory in evolutionary biology

There will be a free public talk commencing after the Welcome address by Vice-Rector Monika Stoll on Thursday. No registration is required to attend the talk.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Peter Hammerstein - Humboldt University Berlin
Title: The evolution of theory in evolutionary biology
Date and time: Thursday, 4th October 2018, 17.30 - 18.45
Venue: Aula, Schloss, Schlossplatz 2
Here you can find the abstract.