[Taxacom] "Systematics" BiosSystEu 2009 meeting 10-140 August 2009

Welzen, P. van (Peter) Welzen at nhn.leidenuniv.nl
Tue Jan 20 05:08:36 CST 2009

Dear colleagues, 


The National Herbarium of the Netherlands and the National Museum of Natural History Naturalis want to announce 


"Systematics" BioSystEU 2009 10-14 August 2009


The combined: 

First meeting of BioSyst EU

Seventh Biennial Conference of the Systematics Association

11. GfBS-Jahrestagung


BioSyst EU (www.biosyst.eu <http://www.biosyst.eu> ), the federation of European systematic societies, was founded in 2006. It aims to provide a European platform to:

*	promote research, teaching, and training in all areas of systematic biology 
*	encourage collaboration and interchange among researchers, coordinate national and international efforts 
*	support and represent researchers in countries lacking formal systematic societies 
*	represent systematic biology in the European parliament

Participarting societies include:

GfBS - Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (Germany)

NOBIS - Network of Biological Systematics Austria (Austria)

SFS - Société Française de Systématique (France)

Swiss Systematics Society (Switzerland)

The Systematics Association (UK)


The conference will be the first of a series of quadrennial European conferences for biological systematics. These meetings will encourage both formal and informal collaboration among systematic biologists and other interested researchers across Europe. 


Sessions will include major themed symposia; timely 'how-to' talks on important emerging topics by leaders in the field, and generous time allocation for contributed papers or posters by students and established researchers on any topic in systematics. 


The conference is open to everyone; we especially encourage participation of research students and researchers in the early stages of their careers. 


Student Bursaries 

To encourage student participation, competitive bursaries will cover registration, accommodation costs and the conference dinner (but not travel) for students presenting a paper on their own research work. For details and an online application form, see the Systematics Association website: www.systass.org.


Deadline for Registration and Submission of Abstracts 30th June 2007. A late registration surcharge will apply after this date.


Conference venue

Leiden houses the major biodiversity collections of the National Museum of Natural History Naturalis and the National Herbarium of the Netherlands. It has one of the largest and most attractive historical town centres of the Netherlands, and is centrally located with excellent connections to Amsterdam, The Hague and Schiphol Airport. The conference venue is within walking distance of Leiden Central Station


For more information, registration and booking details, see www.biosyst.eu <http://www.biosyst.eu>  or contact Peter Hovenkamp Hovenkamp at nhn.leidenuniv.nl <mailto:Hovenkamp at nhn.leidenuniv.nl>  (National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden University branch).

Prof. dr. E.F. Smets

Scientific Director
National Herbarium of the Netherlands
Leiden University branch
P.O. Box 9514
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands



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