The Population Genetics Group (PGG or PopGroup) is a yearly international meeting held in the UK. It covers all aspects of Evolutionary Genetics and a good feel for the typical content can be gained by downloading some of the previous years’ programmes. It is an informal meeting, with typically 150-200 participants, and an excellent place for PhD students to present their work.
The meeting is sponsored annually by the Genetics Society (who also publish the journal Heredity). Discounts are offered to Genetics Society members for special interest group meetings such as popgroup, as well as for subscriptions to Heredity. This year we had a large number of applicants who were not Genetics Society members. If you would like to join the Genetics Society to receive a discount for next year’s meeting, please use the following link: https://services.portlandpress.com/gts/apply.htm.
Popgroup47 will be held at the University of Bath, January 7-10, 2014.
|PopGroup46 was held at the University of Glasgow from 18th-21st December 2012. Our plenary speakers were Rod Page (University of Glasgow), Mike Arnold (University of Georgia) and Charlie Baer (University of Florida). The meeting was hosted by the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM), College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow.Thank you to all of those who participated and made it a fun and scientifically stimulating meeting. There were 180 delegates in attendance, from 19 countries in Europe and further afield (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Russian Federation, Georgia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and the USA). The prizes for the best student presentations went to two of our international delegates: Marie Kidd from the University of New South Wales, Australia for the best oral presentation; and Kang Chon Kim from Ewha Woman’s University in the Republic of Korea. The best non-student talk was awarded to Richard Nichols from Queen Mary University London. On the last day, all three student talks were of very high quality, so all were awarded book prizes.
We thank all of our sponsors for their generous support: the Genetics Society, the Glasgow City Marketing Board, IBAHCM, and the Royal Society helped to sponsor social events; prizes for the talk and poster competitions were generously donated by Nature Reviews Genetics, Oxford University Press, and Roberts & Company. We also thank the Lord Provost’s office for hosting the Civic Reception, with a welcome by Bailie Jonathan Findlay; Saltire Hospitality for catering the dinner; and the Coila Ceilidh band for entertainment.
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