LERN Conference 2011: Programme

The 9th Annual LERN Conference will be held on Wednesday 5th October 2011 in Malet Place Engineering 1.03 (UCL).

The LERN conference provides an opportunity for postgraduate students working on any aspect of evolution to present their work to a diverse audience. This year’s keynote speakers will be Dr. Alex Mesoudi presenting on ‘Human cultural evolution: past, present and future‘ and Professor Adam Eyre-Walker presenting on ‘Effective population size and the rate of adaptive evolution‘.

Prizes will be handed out for best talk.

This year’s conference programme can now be downloaded here:

[Programme]

To register for the conference (free), please click here to fill out the registration form. You may also register free of charge on the day of the conference.

Please bring the conference to the attention of anyone who may be interested, and contact us for any other conference inquiries on londonevolution@gmail.com.

* This event is free and all are welcome. Refreshments, nibbles and wine reception will be provided free of charge.

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LERN Debate 2010 Video

On 14th September 2010, LERN hosted a debate on epigenetics. The videos for the entire debate are now available to watch online.

Resuscitating Lamarck: Do we need a new evolutionary theory?

The following speakers discussed the motion ‘Epigenetic inheritance compels an extension of the Modern Synthesis’

Eva Jablonka (for)
Professor at the Cohn Institute for the History of Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Troy Day (for)
Professor in Mathematical Biology, Queen’s University, Canada

Vincent Colot (against)
Group Leader at the Unité de Biologie Moléculaire des Organismes Photosynthétiques, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France

Ben Dickins (against)
Postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics, Penn State University, USA

Photos of Peter Richerson’s LERN Talk ‘The Case for Cultural Group Selection’

LERN Committee 2011

Your LERN committee for 2011 has been elected and once again consists of members from a diverse range of academic backgrounds. We’d like to thank the outgoing committee for all their hard work in organising last year’s excellent events and we hope to maintain their high standards in 2011.

Peter Richerson will give our first talk of the year on Tuesday 25th January in the JZ Young Lecture Theatre at UCL. We hope to see you all there.

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments for us, please email londonevolution@gmail.com. You can also talk to us on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

The LERN Committee,

Hayley Noakes (Chair)
Vera Sarkol (Secretary)
Antonio Silva (Treasurer)
Marcela Randau (Events)
Matthew Thomas (Webmaster)

News: LERN 8th Annual Conference Program

The 8th Annual LERN Conference will be held on Thursday 11th November 2010 in the Archaeology Lecture Theater (Institute of Archaeology, UCL). Mark your diary now!

The LERN conference provides an opportunity for postgraduate students working on any aspect of evolution to present their work to a diverse audience. This year’s keynote speakers will be Dr Anjali Goswami (University College London) presenting on ‘Integrating integration from development to deep time and why it matters‘, and Dr Ian Barnes (Royal Holloway) presenting on ‘Death and the City: Selection for disease resistance in historically urbanised populations‘.

Prizes will be handed out for best talk and best poster.

This year’s conference program and schedule can now be downloaded here:


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[Program]

 

[Addendum]

 

To register for the conference (free), please click here to download the registration form and email to londonevolution@gmail.com by November 10th 2010. You may also register free of charge on the day of the conference.

Please bring the conference to the attention of anyone who may be interested, and contact us for any other conference inquiries on londonevolution@gmail.com.

Information on how to reach UCL and the Archaeology Lecture Theatre can be found on the conference booklet.

* This event if free and all are welcome. Refreshments, lunch and wine reception will be provided free of charge.