Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the organisers?
You can send the organisers a message via our contact page.  You can also follow us on Twitter (@popgroup) and #pgg53

How big is the meeting?
Approx 200-300 people would be typical.

What topics are covered within Population Genetics?
The meeting was named “population genetics group” in the 1960s but today’s topics include most areas of evolutionary genetics and genomics. Please see the programmes on the Previous Meetings page for a good idea of usual topics. There is also often a strong thread of theoretical population genetics talks each year.

When and where is Popgroup53?
PopGroup53 will be held at University of Leiecster from 5th – 8th January 2020.  You can find more information about the venues for talks and social events on the Venues page.

When does registration close for Popgroup53?


Registration will close at 5pm on Tuesday 10th December, 2019 (to respect the ongoing UCU industrial action)

Will childcare be provided?

We recognise the importance of childcare provision at conferences and are committed to supporting attendance of delegates with young children who would otherwise be unable to attend. While we are unable to provide on site childcare services, a limited number of bursaries are available to support individuals with young children – please contact us if you would like to apply.

When is the deadline for abstract submission for Popgroup53?
Deadline for abstract submission is 30th November 2019. Abstract submission should be made upon registration.

What is the word limit on abstracts this year?
Please limit your abstract to a maximum of 300 words.

What is the format for oral presentations?

Talk slots will be 20 minutes (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions/change over). There will be three parallel sessions.

Can I present both a talk and a poster?

Yes.  Just submit abstracts for both oral presentation and poster on the google form.

How much does registration for Popgroup53 cost?
Prices are shown on the Registration page.

How do I register for Popgroup53?
Please see the Registration page for details.

How are talk and poster presentations allocated?
Talks are allocated on a first-come first-served basis (in order of abstract submission) until all possible talk slots are filled.

Where is the recommended accommodation for Popgroup53?

Some rooms have been reserved at College Court and can be booked at the same time as registration.  Please see the Accommodation page for details. A list of alternative accommodation is also provided.

What size should my poster be for Popgroup53?
Posters must fit on A0 portrait poster boards.  Posters will be displayed in the Bennett Building for the duration of the meeting.