The inaugural Great Lakes Evolutionary Genomics Symposium will be held on May 31, 2019, at the Center for the Arts located in the University at Buffalo. We aim to bring together faculty and trainees from a range of backgrounds with a particular focus on work at the interface between genomics and evolutionary biology. We strongly encourage faculty to encourage their trainees to attend and present.

There will be no fee for participation.

The program:  We will not print out the copies of the program (remember Lorax) – The updated program can be found here.

Center for the Arts @UB North Campus – Directions can be found here. Please park in the Slee A, Slee B, and Baird A lots. Please do not park at Baird B.

In case you want to stay overnight, Double Tree Hilton near campus is a good choice.

Lunch: We will order pizza and wings for lunch – cheese, veggie, and pepperoni. If you have other preferences or limitations, please let us know. There is also a Starbucks 2-minute walking distance as well as other campus-dining options.

Participants, Posters and Talks: We have poster boards that are 48” wide and 37” high (but we can always rotate them if you have a vertical poster). The talks will be 15 minutes long with room for 1-2 questions. The participants and poster session assignments can be found here. (M=morning, A=Afternoon, e.g., Poster.M1= Poster 1 in the morning session).

WiFi: Information about connecting to the UB guest wifi network can be found here.

Photos and Social Media: The Twitter handle for the event has evolved to be #GLAMevogen + we also established a Google Photos repository for our photos from the event that you can also upload (disclaimer: they may be used by our Press Office).

Contact: Should you have any questions or concerns during (or before) the symposium, please do not hesitate to contact Omer Gokcumen (, 215-704-4829) or Skyler Resendez (518-335-0721), or ask at the registration table.