Evolution provides the overarching framework for organizing our understanding of biological phenomena at multiple structural levels and spatio-temporal scales. As such, evolutionary biology is more of a perspective or weltanschauung on the living world rather than a sub-discipline of biology. Unfortunately, despite the centrality of evolution to all thinking in biology, evolutionary biology remains neglected in the Indian context although research in many areas, not traditionally thought to be within the ambit of evolutionary biology, would greatly benefit from an evolutionary perspective.
The first school in evolutionary biology in the country, sponsored by SERB, will be conducted at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru. The school aims to provide participants with an introduction to the historical development of evolutionary thought and the various ecological, genetic, and developmental aspects of the evolutionary process. The school will also provide an introduction to formal evolutionary theory and statistical methods for the analysis of evolutionary data.
Who can apply
Masters / Ph.D. scholars, postdoctoral researchers and young faculty members in India may apply here on or before 31st December 2018. Selected participants will be provided 3‑tier AC train fare and local hospitality. There is no registration fee for this school.
The application form can be found here.
For any queries, please email Prof. T.N.C. Vidya (firstname.lastname@example.org).