Darwin Day: The tradition continues
Like every year since 2006, CEES organised Darwin Day at Charles Darwin's birthday February 12th.
Back (left to right): Kjetill S. Jakobsen, Tom Gilbert, Maren Wellenreuther, Josefin Stiller, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, and Nils Chr. Steseth. Front: Mark Ravinet and Glenn-Peter Sætre.
This year's event was titled "Sequencing life – for the future of life" and featured talks by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh (Uppsala University & Life Laboratory Uppsala, Sweden & Broad Institute, USA), Josefin Stiller (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Maren Wellenreuther (The university of Auckland, New Zealand) and Tom Gilbert (University of Copenhagen and Natural History Museum of Denmark). You can view the detailed programme at the event event page.
A new part of the event was the handing out of the Darwin Prize: The prize was awarded to Glenn-Peter Sætre and Mark Ravinet, for - among other things - their book "Evolutionary Genetics" publised by Oxford University Press in May 2019. The prize was previously handed out at the Department of Biosciences' annual Christmas Party, but will from now on be a part of the Darwin Day event.
The tradition will continue with Darwin Day on Friday 12th, 2021. The topic for 2021 will be evolution and medicine. Save the date!