Earlier this year, SSE Council voted to co-sponsor the European Meeting of Ph.D. Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB) through the SSE International Committee’s “Co-sponsorship of symposia organized by non-US based evolution societies” award. The goal of this award is to foster communication between scientists from different countries by stimulating scientific dialogue through co-sponsored symposia. Continue reading to hear from the conference organizers Carolina Osuna Mascaró and María Martín Peciña, PhD students at the University of Granada.
“The European Meeting of Ph.D. Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB) is a meeting organized by and dedicated to Ph.D. students in Evolutionary Biology from across Europe. This year the 24th edition, EMPSEB24, took place in Bubión, Granada (Spain) from September 9th to 15th. Participants (34 women and 34 men) coming from 40 different institutions gave talks about their research. Moreover, thanks to some of our sponsors, like the SSE, we invited some of the most influential scientists in evolutionary biology, such as Peter and Rosemary Grant, Tobias Uller, and Dieter Ebert among others. We had inspiring talks, workshops, outdoor activities, and a nice atmosphere that allowed interaction and scientific discussion between all the participants.”