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About the meeting
This meeting will establish the first cross-disciplinary network dedicated to the Evolution of Reproduction. During the course of three days, our goal is to approach the study of germ cell function, human reproductive health and infertility from a yet-unexplored perspective. For this, we have brought together experts in evolution and reproductive biology under the auspices of an interdisciplinary science-driven approach to sexual reproduction.
The main aims of this meeting are to tackle three outstanding questions:
i- What are the origins of sexual reproduction?
ii- How does evolution constrain the function of reproductive cells?
iii- What can evolution teach us about infertility


Emphasis on early career stage professionals
The participation of early career stage professionals is strongly encouraged. Registration fees are low, and a travel grant program will provide some additional support to the attendance of graduate students, postdocs and early career professionals. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for this support (limited numbers). 


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Registration includes meals and social program. Accomodation is not included and a list of suggested hotels can be found here.

Family-friendly event
The venue has a fully equipped lactation room (with fridge and microwave oven), and childcare support (crèche and nursery services) can be arranged, upon request, in partnership with an off-site school located 2.5 km from the meeting venue. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to request this service (limited numbers), as well as details on the age of your child.

Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
The meeting is open to a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, so as to broaden discussions and enhance the possibility of collaborations across different disciplines.

The meeting will be paper-free and all meals are vegetarian by default. At registration you can select other dietary options.


About SMBE
The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) is an international organization whose goals are to provide facilities for association and communication among molecular evolutionists and to further the goals of molecular evolution, as well as its practitioners and teachers. 


About IGC
The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) is a research institute devoted to biological and biomedical research, innovative training and to transforming society through science. The values IGC thrives to and aims to spread to society are scientific excellence, originality, communication, tolerance and cooperation.


Start: July 27, 2022
End: July 29, 2022

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Rua Quinta Grande, Oeiras, Portugal

Rua Quinta Grande 6
2780-156 Oeiras Lisboa

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