Who is coming to our conference?

As we closed the registration for the conference a couple of weeks ago (but please email us if you missed the deadline but want to come – we may still be able to accomodate you!), we have learned more about the participants. This is important for us, to be able to adjust and accommodate the participants with regard to, for example, expertise level at the workshops, but likewise it might be useful for the participants to know a little bit about the  colleagues who will be there.

So below, in a few words and piecharts, are the blurry results of our registration survey (please note that not everyone responded to every question).

This is clearly going to be a postgraduate students conference! Fantastic 🙂

It is hard to deduce gender from “Dr” and “Prof”, but assuming the orange part components follow the overall pattern, the participants are ~35% female.

We have a 50/50 split for the need to have basic introduction to shell and R. We will have relevant expertise on board, with two Software Carpentry instructors (Marisa Martin Cerezo and Jarek Bryk) who will be able to run parallel workshop sessions (and skills exchange sessions) for less advanced users. If you think the workshops will be too hard for you, don’t worry (and also check the distributions of skills below).

The answers to the five questions below were on a scale from 1 (“none” or “very little”) to 5 (“expert”).

This is it! Please drop us an email with questions or comments. See you on the conference!

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New funders!

As you might have noticed from our Twitter feed and some new logos on the site, we have received funding for the conference from both The Genetics Society and The Company of Biologists! We are extremely grateful for their support – thanks to them, we are able to invite another keynote speaker and workshop leader (new name and updated poster to be confirmed soon!) and keep the registrations open for a bit more!

So if you had been thinking about coming but missed the deadline, please email us and we will likely be able to accommodate you at the very beautiful Buttermere 🙂

The organisers.

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Payment system is up and running

Dear all,

we have just opened the payment system for the conference. You can now pay the registration fees at the University of Huddersfield payment system. The deadline for payments is on 31st of July.

 

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Registration deadline extended!

We still have some places available for the 4th PEB conference. The new deadline for registration is 23:59 (GMT), 1st of July.

Don’t miss the date!!

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We have a poster

Dear everybody,

we now have a rather handsome poster for you to download, print out and hang out in your institution 🙂 Please do –

The organisers

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PEB 2018 is coming!

The evoldir email has been sent! The registration for the conference is officially open! See you all there 🙂

The organisers

Marisa, Marina and Jarek

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