Satellite Events


The cancer mosaic, traits, strategies and adaptations

The Centre of Ecology and Evolution of Cancer (CREEC) is organizing a one-day workshop on the topic "The cancer mosaic, traits, strategies and adaptations » following the Evolution2018 conference.

The workshop will be on the 23rd and 24th of August 2018 and will be based at the IRD research center in Montpellier. The CREEC will provide catering and the venue.

Everybody attending the workshop will have the opportunity to present and to engage in discussions, networking and developing ideas and collaborations.

A web portal will open to submit your abstracts (you can submit the same abstract as you have submitted to Evolution 2018) on 31st of March, and will be accessible through the CREEC website. Meanwhile, any inquiries could be addressed at

Looking forward seeing you in Montpellier!

Benjamin Roche, Rodrigo Hamede, Beata Ujvari, Frédéric Thomas

DrosEU /ESEB STN Summer School on Adaptation Genomics

We are happy to announce the DrosEU /ESEB STN Summer School on Adaptation Genomics a two-day event to take place on 23-24 August 2018 at the CNRS campus in Montpellier, right after the Evolution 2018 meeting. The summer school aims at fostering the study of adaptation genomics and evolutionary genetics in a variety of systems and using diverse approaches (e.g., population genomics, life-history analyses, statistical inference based on population and quantitative genetic theory, landscape genomics, GWAS, and Evolve & Resequence experiments). The school is organized by the European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium (DrosEU) and sponsored by the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) and the Mediterranean Center for the Environment and for Biodiversity (CEMEB). Although DrosEU focuses on Drosophila, the research questions, methodological approaches and the conceptual issues addressed by the consortium apply to many species beyond the Drosophila model. Our two-day mini-summer school will gather approximately 60 people, especially students and postdocs from within and outside the DrosEU community, as well as invited speakers who are leaders in the field. We will have sessions with 6 invited speakers (each with a 1-hr talk, followed by 30 min of discussion) and 6 contributed PhD/postdoc presentations (20 min plus 10 min of discussion). By bringing together empiricists and theoreticians working on different model systems and using different approaches, this meeting will promote fruitful discussions and allow identifying new avenues for the study of the adaptation in natural populations.

Registration is now closed

Link to the website

We look forward to seeing you in Montpellier!

The organizing committee: Nicolas Rode [Montpellier], Sara Guirao & Josefa González [Barcelona], Martin Kapun & Thomas Flatt [Fribourg], on behalf of DrosEU.


Invited speakers:
•    Andrea Betancourt (University of Liverpool): Transposable element evolution in Drosophila.

•    Joachim Hermisson (University of Vienna): Signals of polygenic selection: between sweeps and small frequency shifts

•    Juliette de Meaux (University of Cologne): Can cis-regulatory variation point to the molecular targets of polygenic selection? Insights from the Arabidopsis genus.

•    Dmitri Petrov (Stanford University): Evolution on ecological timescales in Drosophila

•    Cristina Vieira (University of Lyon): (Epi)genomic environmental stress response in Drosophila

•    Renaud Vitalis (INRA): Inferring demographic and adaptive histories from genome-wide polymorphism data