With Michael L. Arnold | May 9-13, 2016 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal



From the May 9-13, CIBIO-InBIO will host the advanced course SPECIATION AND THE WEB OF LIFE, by Michael L. Arnold.


The goals of this course are to:

  • (re-)introduce the students to some of the canonical literature concerning the process of speciation; and
  • discuss the paradigm of divergence-with-gene-flow represented by the web-of-life metaphor.

The second goal will be accomplished by discussion sections using Mike’s new book (Arnold, M.L. 2016. Divergence With Genetic Exchange. Oxford University Press), as a distillation of many studies of natural hybridization, lateral exchange and viral recombination.


By the end of the course, students will have an increased awareness of both where current studies in speciation/hybridization fit into the history of such investigations and the ongoing shift in the paradigm used to describe the process of evolutionary diversification.



Please click HERE to see the programme for this course.


To know more about Michael L. Arnold, please click HERE.



4 hours/day (20 hours total) | From 14:00 to 18:00



This course will be open to a maximum number of 20 participants.
Priority will be given to:

  • 1st year PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Programme;
  • Other BIODIV PhD students;
  • PhD students attending other courses;
  • Other post-graduate students and researchers.


Registration deadline: April 12, 2016

Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | Registration fee for other participants: € 150,00

To register, please send an e-mail accompanied by a short CV to Maria Sant’Ana at post.graduation@cibio.up.pt. Please refer your status (PhD student, MSc Student, Other) and the University to which you are affiliated.