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Statement on COVID-19  

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in the SMBE Evolution of Reproduction meeting.

In light of the public health situation that has so deeply impacted all of us, the organizing committee has decided to postpone the event to a future date (in 2022 - Date to be announced).

We will contact you again with more information once this new date is set.
Until then, your registration is secure.

Feel free to send us an e-mail if you have any questions/suggestions:

Stay safe!



About the meeting
This meeting will establish the first cross-disciplinary network dedicated to the Evolution of Reproduction. During the course of three days, our goal is to approach the study of germ cell function, human reproductive health and infertility from a yet-unexplored perspective. For this, we have brought together experts in evolution and reproductive biology under the auspices of an interdisciplinary science-driven approach to sexual reproduction.
The main aims of this meeting are to tackle three outstanding questions:
i- What are the origins of sexual reproduction?
ii- How does evolution constrain the function of reproductive cells?
iii- What can evolution teach us about infertility

Emphasis on early career stage professionals
The participation of early career stage professionals is strongly encouraged. Registration fees will be low, and a travel grant program will support the attendance of graduate students, postdocs and early career professionals. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for this support (limited numbers).

Student / Postdoc

Registration (€)
fees (€)

Registration includes meals and social program. Accomodation is not included and a list of suggested hotels can be found 

Family-friendly event
The venue has a fully equipped lactation room (with fridge and microwave oven), and childcare support (crèche and nursery services) will be provided, upon request, in partnership with an off-site school located 2.5 km from the meeting venue. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for this support (limited numbers), as well as details on the age of your child.

Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
The meeting is open to a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, so as to broaden discussions and enhance the possibility of collaborations across different disciplines.

The meeting will be paper-free and all meals are vegetarian by default. At registration you can select other dietary options.

About SMBE
The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) is an international organization whose goals are to provide facilities for association and communication among molecular evolutionists and to further the goals of molecular evolution, as well as its practitioners and teachers. 

About IGC
The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) is a research institute devoted to biological and biomedical research, innovative training and to transforming society through science. The values IGC thrives to and aims to spread to society are scientific excellence, originality, communication, tolerance and cooperation.


Start: 15 July 2020
End: 17 July 2020

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Rua Quinta Grande, Oeiras, Portugal

Rua Quinta Grande 6
2780-156 Oeiras Lisboa

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