Adaptative Landscape Genetics - a joint workshop with CUSO

7 - 8 February 2012

A joint workshop with CUSO Doctoral Program in Ecology & Evolution

Flyer (448 ko)

Organizing committee

Dr Christian Parisod , University of Neuchâtel
Prof Dr Rolf Holderegger , WSL


Landscape genetics is an integrative field of research, aiming at understanding microevolutionary processes across natural populations. It is developing in a rapid way due to advances in genomics technologies, environmental data acquisition and statistical methods to associate them.

During this two-days meeting at the University of Neuchâtel, we would like to further explore the contributions of landscape genetics to the assessment of the interactions between environment and adaptive genetic variation in natural populations. Invited speakers and contributed talks will offer an overview of current trends in the field and perspectives on how it will grow and develop in the future.

This meeting is intended as an opportunity to foster exchange between researchers having complementary expertise and to bring this exiting field on step further.

Target audience: PhD students (CUSO and non-CUSO), postdocs and group leaders

Program and abstract book

Registration desk: 8.30 - 9.00

Program (updated 31.1.2012, PDF 101 Ko)

Abstract book (7.02.2012, PDF 1.1 Mo)

Poster session

Poster will be up for the duration of the meeting. A long poster session is scheduled during a buffet meal that will take place the second day of the symposium.



Abstract for a contributed talk or a poster shall be submitted before 15 January 2012 and must not exceed 200 words. It should include a rationale for the research conducted, methods, key results and the main conclusion.

Contributed talks and posters will be selected on this basis.

General information

Dates : February 7 to 8, 2012

Location : University of Neuchâtel, Faculty of Sciences, Rue Emile Argand 11, 2000 Neuchâtel, Aula Louis-Guillaume (2nd floor)

Credit points : attendance only 0.5, poster 1.0, oral presentation 1.5 (Scientific activity, DP)

Registration fees : 150 CHF (incl. coffee breaks, meals and conference dinner).
Free for CUSO doctoral program and Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology PhD students.
Interested MSc students can attend the symposium for free (lunches and conference dinner not included, coffee breaks incl.).

Accommodation : the Cité Al'FEN SA has small single rooms (6 sqm) available for CHF 42/night located in Maison de Champréveyres (15 min by foot from UniMail or bus no 7). For booking, contact Mrs Nydegger kerstin.nydegger@unine.ch, tel: +41(0)32 727 68 50. and mention "Adaptative landscape genetics workshop".


  • Fees payment (final registration is conditional to the payment of fees): 15 January 2012
  • Abstract submission: 15 January 2012
  • Registration without contribution can be accepted until 30 January 2012


  • Registration: closed
    Your registration will be accepted only after payment of the registration fees
    (see below)

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellation communicated to the organizers before January 14th will be partially refunded (20 CHF will be kept for administrative purposes). This also applies to CUSO Ph.D. students or UniNE DP-Biol Ph.D. students. Only written cancellation will be accepted.
  • Cancellation after January 14th will not be refunded.

Payment information

Within Switzerland:

La Poste Suisse, Postfinance, Nordring 8, 3030 Berne
CCP n° 20-4130-2
IBAN: CH11 0900 0000 2000 4130 2 – SWIFT: POFICHBEXXX

For account:
Université de Neuchâtel - bureau des fonds de tiers - c/o Université, comptabilité Avenue du Premier-Mars 26 – 2000 Neuchâtel
Please, do not forget to mention "U.02011" as communication.

From outside Switzerland:

Bank: UBS AG, Case postale, 2001 Neuchâtel NE-Suisse
IBAN: CH53 0029 0290 5000 8005 H – SWIFT: UBSWCHZH80A

For account: République & Canton de Neuchâtel, Université de Neuchâtel – Bureau des Fonds de Tiers – Faubourg du Lac 5a – CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Please, do not forget to mention "U.02011" as communication.