Evolutionary Biology Crash Course 2023

May 24, 2023

Evolutionary Biology Crash Course

 

Tanmay Dixit will again be a member of the team organising and lecturing in the inaugural Evolutionary Biology Crash Course. This course, aimed at undergraduate or early-postgraduate students, teaches evolutionary principles to students who have had limited opportunities to be exposed to evolutionary ideas. The course is funded by the Equal Opportunities Initiative Fund of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB). Tanmay will present lectures on behavioural ecology and evolution, focussing on kin selection, coevolution, and parasitism. Over 700 students, with the vast majority from the global South, attended the course, which was a resounding success! Over 1200 students have already signed up for this year’s course.

The success of this course means that many students who have lacked opportunities to learn principles of evolutionary biology have gained skills and knowledge required to apply to graduate programmes worldwide.

More information on the course website at https://evobiocrashcourse.github.io.

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