My apologies for cross-posting.
We are pleased to announce the São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences -
Evolution (SPSAS-evo) to be held in August 19-31, 2012, in Ilhabela,
São Paulo, Brazil. This is the 6th edition of an ambitious initiative
by the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP),
whose main purpose is to bring together leading experts and
outstanding students/post-docs from all over the world in order to
advance areas considered strategic for Brazilian science.
SPSAS-evo will be a two-week course centered on a range of topics in
Evolutionary Biology taught by a host of world class experts
conducting cutting-edge research in Evolution. The main goals are to
generate authoritative outreach material focused on Evolution and to
showcase ongoing research in São Paulo, aiming at attracting the most
promising students, post-docs and young faculty to the state of São
There are 80 spots available, the target applicants are graduate
students, but a few spots will be filled by outstanding post-docs and
undergraduate students. People from all nationalities and backgrounds
conducting research in Evolutionary Biology are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis and selected
applicants will have expenses fully covered by FAPESP (except students
who already receive FAPESP funding). Application deadline is April
9th. To apply, follow instructions at:
Please direct any questions you may have to evolution from ib.usp.br
Invited Speakers: Michael Alfaro (University of California at Los
Angeles), André V. L. Freitas (Universidade Estadual de Campinas),
Gonzalo Giribet (Harvard University), Alexander W. A. Kellner
(Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Andrew Knoll (Harvard
University), Antonio Carlos Marques (Universidade de São Paulo), Mark
Q. Martindale (University of Hawai'i), Nancy Moran (Yale University),
Howard Ochman (Yale University), Tiago B. Quental (Universidade de São
Paulo), Gregory Rouse (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Marcello
G. Simões (UNESP - Botucatu), Antonio M. Solé-Cava (Universidade
Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Günter Wagner (Yale University)
Antonio C. Marques, Assoc. Prof.
Depto Zoologia, Inst. Biociencias
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Rua Matao, Trav. 14, 101, 05508-900, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Phone: (55 11) 30917530
Fax: (55 11) 30917802
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