Call for Abstracts: 10th Annual LERN Conference

The 2012 LERN Committee is pleased to announce:

The 10th Annual LERN Conference

10:00–17:30, Tuesday 2 October 2012

University College London

Free Registration

The LERN conference provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and early-career researchers working on any aspect of evolution to present their work to a diverse audience. Contributions may be submitted in presentation or poster format. Last year’s programme, available here, demonstrates the broad range of topics showcased at the conference. We welcome applications from researchers at institutions both inside and outside of London. Coffee breaks, lunch, and a post-event wine reception will be provided.

The conference spans a full day with four sessions. This year’s session keynote speakers will be:

  • Dr Marc Jones, UCL – the founding Chairman of LERN
  • Dr Keith Jensen, QMUL
  • Professor Kate Jones, UCL and ZSL

Registration is free.

Please bring the conference to the attention of anyone who may be interested and contact us for any conference enquiries on

**** Abstract submission is now open ****

Talks are 15 minutes long with five minutes for questions. The poster display will run throughout the day, with specific sessions scheduled during plenary session breaks. Prizes will be awarded for the best talk and best poster.

*To apply to present a talk or poster, please email your abstract (250 word limit) with the following information to by Friday 2 September 2012:

  • Name
  • Institution and Department
  • Programme and year of study
  • Please indicate if your abstract is for a presentation or poster.