[Coral-List] Early-Dird Registration closes May 1, 2011 for “Deep Metazoan Phylogeny 2011 – new data, new challenges"

Gert Woerheide woerheide at lmu.de
Fri Apr 15 12:23:38 EDT 2011

Dear colleagues,
this is just a friendly reminder that early-bird registration for the
international conference “Deep Metazoan Phylogeny 2011 – new data, new
challenges", to be held from October 11-14, 2011 at the University of
Munich (Germany) closes May 1, 2011!

The conference will bring together mathematicians, theoreticians,
molecular systematists, and morphologists that aim at resolving deep
branches in the animal tree of life for a better understanding of the
evolution and diversification of multicellular life on Earth.

During the conference, new data, new analytical tools and new results
will be discussed. Challenges and pitfalls in phylogeny reconstruction
based on molecular and/or morphological data will be identified, aiming
for a critical and constructive view of the state of the art of the
metazoan tree of life.

The meeting will consist of sessions with several invited leaders in the
field and open sessions with short presentations. In addition, there
will be ample space and time to present posters.

The meeting focuses on three major themes:
(1) Innovations in the analyses of molecular and morphological data
(2) Molecular phylogeny: new markers and phylogenomic analyses
(3) The evidence found in morphology

Full list of confirmed keynote speakers can be found at

The conference is organised in collaboration with the Priority Program
"Deep Metazoan Phylogeny" of the German Science Foundation (DFG). This
program is a joint effort of more than 20 participating workgroups
bringing together molecular, morphological and bioinformatic expertise
with the goal to establish a (hopefully) robust backbone metazoan
phylogeny. Details on the priority project "Deep Metazoan Phylogeny" can
be found at <http://www.deep-phylogeny.org>.

More information is available on the conference website
<www.palmuc.de/dmp2011>, which will continuously be updated.

*Important Dates & Deadlines*:
Early registration with reduced fees until 1st of May 2011
Regular registration fees then until 1st of July 2011
Latest abstract submission 1st of July 2011
Notification of oral presentations until 1st of August 2011

We look forward to welcoming you in Munich in October!

for the organizing team

Gert Wörheide

Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide
Molecular Geo- & Palaeobiology
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences & GeoBio-CenterLMU
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen
Richard-Wagner-Straße 10
80333 Muenchen

Phone: +49 (89) 2180-6718
Fax: +49 (89) 2180-6601
E-Mail: woerheide at lmu.de
www.palmuc.de | www.mol-palaeo.de

Director, Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology and Geology
Spokesman of the Executive Board, GeoBio-CenterLMU

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