iEvoBio Applications open for iEvoBio 2012 Travel Awards

From Hilmar Lapp

The 2012 conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio) is offering limited funds for travel expenses for the 2012 iEvoBio meeting in Ottawa, Canada. Preference will be given to participants lacking sources of funding for meeting attendance, such as graduate students, emerging professionals, and participants from underrepresented groups and countries. Please explain in an attached document the need for funding, the benefit that attending iEvoBio will afford you and how you will contribute to the meeting (max 350 words). We are looking for do-ers! A brief letter of support from your advisor, supervisor, or professional mentor should be submitted to the organizing committee (electronically), together with the application headed by the information below, to travelaward by the deadline of 15 April 2012.

Participants are required to make all their own travel arrangements, including visas and lodging, if required.

Application format:

Contact information (address/phone/email):
Academic Institution:
Role (student, researcher, etc.):
Origination of travel (if different from home institution) and estimated travel expenses:
Explain the benefit that attending iEvoBio will afford you and what you will bring to the meeting (350 words or less):

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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