The aim of the society is to promote evolutionary developmental biology by regularly organizing meetings on this subject in Europe. The scientific program consists of plenary sessions, symposia, contributed talks and poster sessions. The society welcomes scientists from all over the world.
Acting President: Gerd Müller Location: Austria Institute: University of Vienna and The KLI Institute Research Interests:
The relationship between development and evolution in the generation of organismal form. This integrative approach includes experimental, bioinformatic, and theoretical work. Website: Department of Theoretical Biology, University of Vienna
Incoming President: Jukka Jernvall Location: Finland Institute: Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki Research Interests:
Jukka Jernvall is a Finnish evolutionary biologist in the field of evo-devo research. His research has centered on the interplay of ecology, evolution and developmental biology, especially of the mammalian dentition.
Website: Jernvall Evo-Devo Lab
Vice President: Annette Becker Location: Germany Institute: Institut für Botanik, Justus-Liebig University Giessen Research Interests:
We are interested in the molecular mechanisms regulating plant development.
Acting Program Officer: Frietson Galis Location: Netherlands Institute: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden Research Interests:
Innovations and mechanisms that either facilitate or constrain evolutionary changes. In particular, the role of pleiotropic constraints and selection in shaping the adaptive evolution of body plans. Website: frietsongalis.nl
Incoming Program Manager: Sylvie Retaux Location: France Institute: Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, Université Paris-Saclay, Université Paris-Sud Research Interests: Using an evolutionary developmental approach, we aim to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms which govern the unity (homology) and the differences (diversification) present in the forebrains of various vertebrates.
Website: Sylvie Rétaux Team
Treasurer: Tom van Dooren Location: France Institute: iEES Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) Research interests: A large part of my life was spent in Antwerp (Belgium), but my roots lie in Beveren-Waas, where you could once find the best singing hairdresser, the world champion of Beveren in cycling on rollers, and the best goal keeper in the world. Nowadays my life plays in France and close to the beach in The Hague, together with E*, A* and L*. Holland is a great place for eating herring and growing plants. France is a great place to work for the public interest and to eat ‘des terroirs’. Website:tomvandooren.eu
Secretary: Rainer Melzer Location: United Kingdom Institute: University College Dublin, School of Biology and Environmental Science Research Interests:
Comparative venomics, evolution of venoms in neglected venomous taxa, conceptual issues in systematics and evo-devo Website:rainer.meizer
Marketing and Sponsorship Officer: Carlos Guerrero Bosagna Location: Sweden Institute: Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping University Research Interests: When I teach I always try to relate what I’m teaching to society – to show the role of epigenetics in society, and how it can it affect you. Website: Bosagna Webpage