O Encontro Nacional de Biologia Evolutiva (ENBE) tem como objectivo principal juntar Biólogos Evolutivos a trabalhar em Portugal e no estrangeiro, de modo a promover coesão e excelência científica. Este encontro proporciona a cientistas de todos os graus académicos (de estudantes de mestrado a investigadores principais) a oportunidade de apresentarem o seu trabalho e discuti-lo com o resto da comunidade científica, promovendo assim a criação de novas ideias e colaborações.

Este ano o ENBE decorrerá no Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, em Lisboa, quinta - (à tarde) e sexta-feira, dias 11 e 12 de Outubro. Todos os participantes são encorajados a submeter um resumo para uma apresentação oral ou poster!

The National Meeting for Evolutionary Biology (ENBE) is an annual meeting that aims to bring together Evolutionary Biologists working in Portugal and abroad in order to promote scientific cohesion and excellence. This meeting is a forum for scientists of all academic levels, (from master to principal investigators), to present their work and discuss, fostering new ideas and collaborations.

This year the meeting will take place at the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência in Lisbon, between Thursday afternoon and Friday, the 11th and 12th October. Every participant is encouraged to submit an abstract for oral or poster communication!

Registration and Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract submission: 2nd July

Deadline for Registration: 10th September

For abstract submission and registration, please click HERE.

There you will create an account (provide a valid email and password), in which you will be able to submit your abstract and register for the meeting.

For abstract submission you will be asked for:

  • Your name, email, affiliation and position
  • Preference for oral or poster communication
  • Abstract title
  • Name of authors
  • Affiliation for authors
  • Name of presenting author
  • Abstract (in english; no more than 1800 characters, including spaces)
  • Keywords describing your work (maximum 3)

Each participant that is not selected for an oral communication will be offered the possibility to present in poster format.

Registration fees:

  • APBE members - Free
  • Non-APBE members:
    • Students - 10 euros
    • Non-students - 15 euros

In order to enjoy the free registration please be sure that your membership of APBE has been paid before the start of the meeting. If you wish to pay now, follow the link.

Registration to the conference includes coffee breaks for the two days.

Please be aware that lunch is not included


Registration will be available soon!

A conference dinner will be organized on Thursday the 11th. More information coming soon!

Invited Speakers

Living with a scattered genome: (towards) understanding multipartite viruses and their lifestyle.

Yannis Michalakis - MIVEGEC, CNRS/IRD, Montpellier, France

Yannis Michalakis is an expert in the evolution of host – parasite interactions where, using theoretical and empirical approaches, he has addressed issues related to the evolution of virulence, local adaptation, life-history traits, sex, and genome architecture. Yannis Michalakis holds a position of Directeur de Recherches 1st class at the CNRS in Montpellier, France. He was the first non-North American Editor of The American Naturalist, the oldest journal in Evolution and Ecology, from 2015-2017. He is one of the two principal organizers of the Second Joint Congress in Evolutionary Biology, the so far largest congress in the field (capped at 2500 participants), to be held in Montpellier in August 2018. Yannis Michalakis has also coordinated and taught many courses at the MSc and PhD level and has ample experience in supervising students at all levels. In particular, he co-coordinates the master MEME (Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology) at the University of Montpellier since 2015. More information here.

Footprints of climate-driven range shifts: hotspots of ancient and newly recombined genetic variability at rear and leading edges in marine forests

Ester Serrão - CCMAR, Universidade do Algarve; Faro, Portugal

Ester Serrão aims to understand patterns and processes mediating marine genetic diversity, function and evolution, from ecological to deep evolutionary scales, including population connectivity, environmental genomics and adaptive evolution, in the context of climate and environmental change. Associate professor at the University of Algarve and coordinator of team BEE (Biogeography, Ecology and Evolution) at CCMAR, she has developed several initiatives for conservation and societal outreach of scientific information and received international prizes for marine conservation. She contributed to training students (17 PhD, 44 MSc, 21 BSc), provided first work opportunities for young researchers (16 postdocs), teaches a wide diversity of undergraduate and graduate courses and initiated and coordinates international graduate study programs at the University of Algarve. More information here.


Provisory Program

Day 1: Thursday, 11 October 2018

13:00 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 14:15 Welcoming Reception
14:15 - 15:15 Plenary Talk 1
Ester Serrão (CCMAR, Universidade do Algarve; Faro, Portugal)
15:15 - 15:30 Oral presentation 1
15:30 - 15:45 Oral presentation 2
15:45 - 16:30 Poster session and Coffee break
16:30 - 16:45 Oral presentation 3
16:45 - 17:00 Oral presentation 4
17:00 - 17:15 Oral presentation 5
17:15 - 17:30 Oral presentation 6

Day 2: Friday, 12 October 2018

09:30 - 09:45 Oral presentation 7
09:45 - 10:00 Oral presentation 8
10:00 - 10:15 Oral presentation 9
10:10 - 10:30 Oral presentation 10
10:30 - 11:15 Poster session and Coffee break
11:15 - 11:30 Oral presentation 11
11:30 - 11:45 Oral presentation 12
11:45 - 12:00 Oral presentation 13
12:00 - 12:15 Oral presentation 14
12:15 - 12:30 NEDE-APBE presentation
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Plenary Talk 2
Yannis Michalakis (MIVEGEC, CNRS/IRD, Montpellier, France)
15:00 - 15:15 Oral presentation 15
15:15 - 15:30 Oral presentation 16
15:30 - 16:15 Poster session and Coffee break
16:15 - 16:30 Oral presentation 17
16:30 - 16:45 Oral presentation 18
16:45 - 17:00 Closing session
17:00 - 18:00 APBE meeting \& Happy Hour


The 14th ENBE will be hosted at Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Lisboa. The Museum is next to the Botanical Garden of the Lisbon University, located between Rato and Princípe Real.

Rua da Escola Politécnica 56, 1250-096 Lisboa

Directions on how to get to the venue

The meeting will take place in Auditório Manuel Valadares

For more detailed information click here

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee consists of a group of researchers working in different areas of evolutionary biology and from different Portuguese and foreign Institutions.



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