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
Interview with Dr. Oded Rechavi Full Professor in the Life Sciences Faculty at Tel Aviv University Contributing to the topic: Interdisciplinarity, tradeoffs between specialization and exploring of new fields through collaboration with experts in other fields. Juan Gefaell Borrás, has prepare a series of short interviews with some of our invited speakers, to know more … Continue reading “Interdisciplinarity makes life interesting and that it is invaluable for coming up with completely new ideas”.
Dear EvoKE member, 2019 was a big year for EvoKE and for the inaugural EvoKE Electoral Committee! Thanks to your support and involvement, we were able to cross two important milestones: We conducted our first-ever EvoKE Board election and elected our inaugural EvoKE board. We adopted the EvoKE statutes and became a legally recognised entity. … Continue reading Electoral Committee – new call!
In these difficult times of lockdown and limited access to our everyday resources, it is important to have access to open, easy to use teaching materials for use in remote and online teaching. EvoKE community assembled a list of such resources, contributed by our members. Here: bit.ly/EvoKErepository you will find a database will all contributed resources. … Continue reading EvoKE online teaching resources
EvoKE is a community of scientists, educators, science communicators, policy makers and journalists, all united around the idea of making biological evolution and the science behind it more accessible and understandable to the society. EvoKE aims to build a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic network of people interested in promoting a greater scientific literacy in evolution. … Continue reading Call for EvoKE 2021 organisers!
The EvoKE Electoral Committee has launched the election voting system on September 17th. All members of the community should have now received e-mails from the Electionbuddy voting platform with their vote ticket. Make sure to check your spam folder if you can't see any such e-mail in your inbox. For more information about the candidates … Continue reading EvoKE Board elections are open!
To ensure the continued development of EvoKE, the Structure Group along with the Board has been working on having EvoKE become a legally recognised structure. Our EvoKE meeting in Split will see an important milestone towards achieving this goal - our first official election! The first steps have already been taken. We now have a … Continue reading Board candidates call & elections