São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences - Evolution (SPSAS-evo)

We are pleased to announce the São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences - Evolution (SPSAS-evo) to be held in August 19-31, 2012, in Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil. This is the 6th edition of an ambitious initiative by the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), whose main purpose is to bring together leading experts and outstanding students/post-docs from all over the world in order to advance areas considered strategic for Brazilian science.

SPSAS-evo will be a two-week course centered on a range of topics in Evolutionary Biology taught by a host of world class experts conducting cutting-edge research in Evolution. The main goals are to generate authoritative outreach material focused on Evolution and to showcase ongoing research in São Paulo, aiming at attracting the most promising students, post-docs and young faculty to the state of São Paulo.

There are 80 spots available, the target applicants are graduate students, but a few spots will be filled by outstanding post-docs and undergraduate students. People from all nationalities and backgrounds conducting research in Evolutionary Biology are encouraged to apply. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis and selected applicants will have expenses fully covered by FAPESP (except students who already receive FAPESP funding). Application deadline is April 9th. To apply, follow instructions at:


Please direct any questions you may have to evolution@ib.usp.br

Invited Speakers: Michael Alfaro (University of California at Los Angeles), André V. L. Freitas (Universidade Estadual de Campinas), Gonzalo Giribet (Harvard University), Alexander W. A. Kellner (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Andrew Knoll (Harvard University), Antonio Carlos Marques (Universidade de São Paulo), Mark Q. Martindale (University of Hawai'i), Nancy Moran (Yale University), Howard Ochman (Yale University), Tiago B. Quental (Universidade de São Paulo), Gregory Rouse (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Marcello G. Simões (UNESP - Botucatu), Antonio M. Solé-Cava (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Günter Wagner (Yale University)