About the Workshop
The genomic era has opened doors to investigate evolution over large ranges of organisms and has revolutionized our views on the evolutionary origins of land plants. Rapid emergence of extant species representative of ancestors of land plants now allows to test directly old hypotheses derived from theoretical models. While distinct communities of researchers on emerging models arose from diverse nonoverlapping backgrounds, it has become urgent to organize a platform to share and coordinate genomic efforts and enhance communication. The 2022 EMBO Workshop will bring researchers together from across the globe studying different aspects of land plant evolution using a wide range of model systems and approaches ranging from paleobotany to genomics.
All accepted participants will have the opportunity to present their work as a poster or as a short talk. We aim to have an audience that represents 60% post-docs and students. At least two-thirds of the participants will be from EMBO country representatives. 40% of the talks will be delivered by researchers selected from the abstracts.
There will be 16 short talks to be selected from the applications. The short talks (12 min) will not be much shorter than talks from invited speakers (20 min). We will approach 4 early-stage researchers form diverse fields to assist the organizers in selecting short talks on the basis of presented abstracts. In particular, we aim to give early-stage researchers the opportunity to present short talks. At least half of these talks will be attributed to post-doc and students.
The Workshop will take place from 8 – 11 November 2022 at the east coast of India, at NISER, Bhubaneswar.