We are delighted to announce the plenary speakers!

Frank Rheindt is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore. Prof. Rheindt uses genomics to study the mechanisms that favor or disfavor avian biodiversity. The tentative title of his talk is “Vertebrate diversification dynamics in Southeast Asia and Australasia.”

Zhang Guojie is a professor in the Center for Evolutionary & Organismal Biology at Zhejiang University. His lab uses comparative genomic tools to address fundamental questions in diversification, adaptation, and speciation across a broad spectrum of organisms. He will be speaking on the “Evolution and Development of Social Castes in Ants.”

Zhang Wei is a principal investigator in the School of Life Sciences at Peking University. Her lab uses experimental and computational approaches to study speciation, adaptation, and adaptive introgression in model and non-model organisms. She will be speaking on “Leaf Masquerade Mimicry in Oakleaf Butterflies.”

Important Reminder!

Now is the time for everyone to be submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Please aim to do so before the end of September.

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