Second Meeting of the International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature

The Second Meeting of the International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature will be held in New Haven, Connecticut, at Yale University, from June 28 to July 2, 2006. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss topics that pertain directly or indirectly to phylogenetic nomenclature in general and the PhyloCode in particular. In addition to providing a forum to contribute oral and poster presentations, this meeting will also include three symposia with a number of invited guest speakers.

Contact Information
Nico Cellinese (Logistics and general information) and Walter Joyce (Program), Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, 170 Whitney Avenue, PO Box 208118, New Haven, Connecticut, 06511, U.S.A. Email: or

Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Annual Meeting

SMBE 2006 Conference (May 24 - May 28, 2006)
"Genomes, Evolution & Bioinformatics"
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

The conference will open on the evening of Wednesday, May 24 with a Welcome Social and Registration from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.�  The opening symposia and contributed sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on May 25.�  The closing symposia and contributed sessions will take place from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 28.

A schedule of events is here.

To register visit the web site (Early registration from Feb 1 - April 1, 2006).

Abstract submission is online.

3rd International Congress on Phthiraptera (ICP3)

Buenos Aires, Argentina 16 - 20 October, 2006

ICP3 web site

This Congress will bring together leading authorities on lice to review our current knowledge of lice and louse-borne diseases. A major objective of this conference will be the coordination of research into lice and louse-bone-pathogens. Systematics plays an increasingly important role in this endeavourand this Congeress will provide a rare opportunity for interaction between members of the medical, veterinary and systematic community. The Third Congress will include a diverse array of invited plenary lectures, oral presentations and poster presentations from world authorities.

International Conference in Phylogenomics

Sainte-Ad�¨le, Qu�©bec 15 - 19 March 2006
This conference aims to reunite experts focusing on two distinct aspects of phylogenomics: the use of genome data inferring species phylogeny and the use of phylogenetic approaches to gain insights into gene functions. This conference will create synergy between these two phylogenomic communities, bridging the gap between there respective scientific endeavours. A special issue of BMC Evolutionary Biology will be dedicated to the conference, allowing contributors of the conference to submit their manuscripts.

For deadlines and other details, please visit the conference web site

2nd Meeting of the International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature

The 2nd Meeting of the International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature (ISPN) will take place June 29 â�" July 2, 2006 at Yale University. This meeting will follow the format of the 1st and founding meeting of the ISPN that was held in Paris, France in 2004 by providing opportunities for formal oral and poster presentations while leaving ample time for discussions. The annual business meeting of the ISPN will also be held during this conference.

Nico Cellinese (Logistics and general information)
Walter Joyce (Program)

Reconstructing Complex Evolutionary Histories

The 52nd Annual Systematics Symposium "Reconstructing Complex Evolutionary Histories: Gene-Species Trees, Historical Biogeography, and Coevolutions" will be held from 7-9 October 2005 at the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Registration forms are available from our web site. For more information, please contact the Symposium Organizer: Mick Richardson, Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, U.S.A. Tel.: +1 (314) 577 5176, Fax: +1 (314) 577 0820, e-mail

Diversity at SSE/SSB 2005

Call for applications for undergraduates of diverse backgrounds to attend the 2005 meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution/Society of Systematic Biologists


Call for volunteer mentors for this program from graduate
students, postdocs and faculty.

For full details visit the website.

First DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference

"Integrating biodiversity science for human well being"
9-12 November 2005; Hotel Mision de Los Angeles - Oaxaca, Mexico

Bringing together international experts from biological, ecological and socio-economic disciplines, the First DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference will be entirely dedicated to the most pressing questions in biodiversity science:

ISDB Congress 2005

From the web site:

Synopsis of Program:
The Congress of the International Society of Developmental Biologists (ISDB) will be held in Sydney, Australia, 3 - 7 September 2005. ISDB is the joint society of developmental biology societies worldwide and holds its Congress every four years in beautiful and strategically located cities around the world.

Mathematics of Evolution and Phylogeny Institut Henri Poincar�©, Paris, June 17-18 and 20-21, 2005

Web site

Olivier Gascuel (CNRS, Montpellier)
Mike Steel (Univ. Canterbury, Christchurch)

This conference follows a similar workshop that was held in June 2003. The subject is evolution, which is considered at different scales: sequences, genes, gene families, organelles, genomes, and species. The focus is on the mathematical and computational tools and concepts, which form an essential basis of evolutionary studies.

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