SIBE, Società Italiana di Biologia Evoluzionistica - ISEB, Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology


The 6th Congress of the Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology is organized in 7 Symposia.
Symposium #1. Evolution of Genomes and Genomic Conflicts
The symposium aims at displaying the current state of Evolutionary Genomics. Topics may include structural genomics, genomic parasites, gene and genome duplications, comparative genomics, genomic conflicts and coevolution (including host-symbionts, organelles, etc.).
Symposium #2. Evolutionary Research in Museums
This symposium aims at presenting evolutionary researches based on Museum collections or hosted by Museum institutions, including any available experimental approach, from morphology to molecules, from collection to field studies. The scope of the symposium is to highlight the role and relevance of Natural History Museums in Evolutionary Biology.
Symposium #3. Phylogenetics, Biogeography and Phylogeography
Phylogeny reconstruction, Tempo and Mode in Evolution (from fossils to molecular clocks), biogeography (patterns and processes of fauna and flora distributions) and phylogeography of taxa using any kind of data, from morphologies to genes or genomes, at every taxonomic level.
Symposium #4. Evolution of phenotypes and Organismal Biology
Topics may include, for example, comparative morphology; evolution of behavior; social interactions; phenotypic plasticity.
Symposium #5. Population Genetics and Genomics
The symposium will host communications analyzing genetic/genomic variation data to infer demographic and selection processes.
Symposium #6 Evolutionary Applications
Topics may include: evolution of invasive species, Darwinian medicine, plant and animal domestication, agri-food metagenomics, contemporary evolution, conservation genetics, biodiversity conservation and management, and others.
Symposium #7 New Frontiers in Evolutionary Anthropology*
Co-hosted with the Italian Anthropological Association, the symposium aims at displaying case studies representative of innovative approaches for the study of human evolution. Topics may include Anthropological Genetics and Genomics, Archaeogenetics, Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Forensic Anthropology and Human Biology.
* Oral contributions to this Symposium must be submitted BEFORE May 20 2015

Please note that:
  • Presentations on bioinformatics tools such as methods, programs, and pipelines used to process large data sets in evolutionary biology studies are very welcome in all symposia.
  • Researches that may not fit in any of the above symposia may be presented under Symposium 8 (Open Symposium) only as posters.