Evolutionary Biology of Caenorhabditis and Other Nematodes
March 30 - April 2, 2016
Abstract Deadline: February 7, 2016


Scott Baird, Wright State University
Marie Delattre, CNRS France
Erik Ragsdale, Indiana University
Adrian Streit, MPI for Developmental Biology, Germany

We are pleased to announce the second Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Evolutionary Biology of Caenorhabditis and Other Nematodes, which will begin on Wednesday evening, March 30 and end at noon on Saturday, April 2, 2016. We are looking forward to a broad-based meeting, and abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to worm evolutionary biology.

  • Genomics
  • Pathology and Symbiosis
  • Population Biology and Speciation
  • Evolutionary Developmental Biology
  • Experimental Evolution
  • Gene expression
  • Mating systems
  • Evolution of Parasitism
  • Natural Variation
  • Phenotypic plasticity
Keynote Speaker:

Ralf Sommer, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

Invited Speakers:

Erik Andersen, Northwestern University
Anaid Diaz, University of Cambridge, UK
Heidi Goodrich-Blair, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Aaron Jex, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute and University of Melbourne, Australia
Frederic Landmann, CRBM, Montpellier, France
Barbara Meyer, HHMI / U. C. Berkeley
Peter Sarkies, Imperial College London, UK
Asleigh Smythe, Virginia Military Institute
Henrique Teotonio, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
Itai Yanai, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Zhongying Zhao, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

The format of the meeting will include oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The abstracts should focus on new and unpublished data. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.

This conference may be supported in part by funds provided by: TBA


Academic Package: $1,140
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $955
Corporate Package: $1,445
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $780
Corporate No-Housing Package: $975

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.