An international and interdisciplinary meeting to promote the correct understanding and communication of evolution A bridge between academia and society to promote science literacy in evolution has been the main objective of the international network EvoKE (Evolutionary Knowledge for Everyone). In November 2021, EvoKE celebrates its third meeting with the motto "Evolution everywhere" as researchers, … Continue reading EvoKE BCN 21 summary and online materials: Plenary talks, debates, and BCN Evolution Day videos
Last call for chapters' submissions to the e-book Learning evolution through socioscientific issues. Submit the abstract (500 characters maximum) of your proposal until 10th January 2022 and be the author of one chapter of the “Learning evolution through socioscientific issues” ebook.
In order to promote equal opportunities, EvoKE BCN 21 will provide a FREE daycare service during the 3 days of the meeting (22nd, 23rd, and 24th of November), from 9:00 h to 18:30 to a limited number of participants. Daycare is provided by professionals from https://chiquilavila.org/en/school/. Conditions: FREE daycare services will be offered for 1 … Continue reading FREE Child Care Service EvoKE BCN 21
Thanks to the involvement of many of you, our community keeps growing (we are currently at 515 members in 57 different countries) as does the spread of our activities. With the help of the inaugural EvoKE Electoral Committee we crossed an important milestone in 2019: We conducted our first EvoKE Board elections and inaugurated the … Continue reading EvoKE Board Election 2021 – Call for Nominations
Our invited speaker Dr. Cecile J. W. Janssens, share with us some thoughts and expectations about #EvoKEBCN21 Dear Dr. Cecile J. W. Janssens, Question. How the theory of evolution has impacted your everyday life as a citizen? Answer. Knowing that humans steer evolution, there isn’t a day that I am not thinking about my ecological … Continue reading “When you understand reasoning, you’ll see where you’re claims don’t hold or where your conclusions lack strong support”￼
By Dr. Elizabeth HénaffAssistant Professor | NYU Tandon School of Engineering Contributing to the topic: Interdisciplinarity, tradeoffs between specialization and explore new fields through collaboration with experts in other fields In the era of computational genomics, a great deal of progress has been made in determining the relationships between genetic information and the development of multicellular … Continue reading EvoKEbcn21 WORKSHOP: GENE ZINE, Collaborative Interfaces for the Multispecies City
Short interview with Kostas Kampourakis invited speaker in #EvoKEBCN21 Dear Dr. Kampourakis, Question. How the theory of evolution has impacted your everyday life as a citizen? Answer. The theory of evolution made me, a long time ago, reconsider the assumptions I had as a child about the existence of purpose and design in nature. Whereas … Continue reading “What we observe today is the outcome of long, natural processes that are unconscious and purposeless, and that therefore our existence is a magnificent contingent outcome of these processes”.
We are pleased to announce that SESBE will support registration for the EvoKE BCN 21 congress with 7 full scholarships. To request them, you must be a member of the SESBE (be up to date with the payment of fees) and prove your current student status (graduate / doctoral student). Scholarships must be requested to … Continue reading The Spanish Society of Evolutionary Biology (SESBE) will support registration for the EvoKE BCN 21 congress with 7 full scholarships.
In our second release of short interviews with some of our amazing invited speakers, Juan Gefaell Borrás talks with Dr. Ute Harms, to give us the opportunity of knowing more about her, and her valuable contribution to enhance the correct understanding of evolution through formal education. This autumn in Barcelona at the #EvoKEBCN21 Meeting. Interview … Continue reading “Animations and simulations support students in better understanding particular evolutionary principles and concepts. This counts especially for the so called ‘threshold concepts’, abstract concept underlying the understanding of evolution “.
New spaces and schedules are available and the deadline for proposals has been extended. Apply hereNew speakers have been confirmed: Harmit Malik, president of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution; Elizabeth Hénaff, professor at New York University; the director of Ara newspaper, Esther Vera, and Robert Harris Frank, professor of Economics.This meeting will be … Continue reading Registration is open for EVOKE BCN 2021