[Taxacom] Course: Vienna - eFLOWER SummerSchool - July 3-10

Jürg Schönenberger juerg.schoenenberger at univie.ac.at
Tue Apr 30 07:07:46 CDT 2013

Dear colleagues,


Applications are invited for the first eFLOWER Summer School to take place
in Vienna, Jul. 3-10, 2013. All details are below and on our website (
<http://www.eflower.org/> www.eflower.org).


Do not hesitate to pass this along to any potentially interested students.


Kind regards,






ORGANIZERS: Hervé Sauquet (Univ. Paris-Sud) and Jürg Schönenberger (Univ.

LOCATION: Faculty Centre of Biodiversity, University of Vienna, Rennweg 14,
A-1030 Wien, Austria

DATES: 3-10 July 2013 (six working days); the weekend (6-7 July) may be used
to explore Vienna


PURPOSE: To speed up data entry in the PROTEUS database in order to reach
the first targets of the eFLOWER project ( <http://www.eflower.org>
www.eflower.org). The School will consist primarily in massive entry of
floral trait data, based on published descriptions, for a target list of
species representing all angiosperm families, assisted by eFLOWER project
coordinators, and interspersed with lectures by experts on a diversity of
relevant topics for the project. Preliminary analyses and exciting new
results will be expected and presented by the end of the School. All
participants (PhD students, master students) will be offered co-authorship
on the eFLOWER paper using the data from the School and have the chance to
use PROTEUS for their own projects in their home labs as well as to continue
collaborating on eFLOWER. The School offers a unique opportunity to learn
about floral structure and evolution, angiosperm phylogeny, and contemporary
macroevolutionary methods; great networking opportunity for students in an
informal and friendly atmosphere.

INVITED SPEAKERS: Peter Endress (University of Zurich), Maria von Balthazar
(University of Vienna), Susana Magallón (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de
México), Brian O’Meara (University of Tennessee; virtual lecture).

PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS: We target primarily early PhD students as well as
master students with some knowledge of plant morphology, systematics, and
phylogenetics. Students of flowering plant Evo-Devo are also welcome to

APPLICATION: To apply, send a letter of motivation and your CV in a single
PDF file to  <mailto:herve.sauquet at u-psud.fr> herve.sauquet at u-psud.fr and
<mailto:juerg.schoenenberger at univie.ac.at> juerg.schoenenberger at univie.ac.at
by 31 May 2013. Your letter should be no more than one page and explain
clearly why you think the eFLOWER Summer School will be beneficial to your
research and how you think your experience and expertise will benefit the

COSTS: Each participant will receive a travel grant for up to 250 Eur.
Accommodation in a nearby youth hostel (including breakfast) will be covered
by the School. Other meals and travel insurance are not included and need to
be covered by the participants themselves.






Juerg Schoenenberger

Department of Structural and Functional Botany

University of Vienna

Rennweg 14

A-1030 Vienna

t ..43 1 4277 54080





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