Frequently asked questions

What topics are covered?

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.

How do I contact the organisers?

You can send the organisers a message via
You can also follow us on Twitter (@popgroup) and #pgg55

How do I register?

Once registration opens, you will be directed to our registration page.

When and where is PopGroup55?

Due to the ongoing global pandemic we are keeping the format for the meeting under continual review. We hope to formally announce the meeting format and confirm dates (week commencing 3 January 2022) no later than 15th September 2021. Check back for updates. 

When does registration open/close?

Registration will open 4th October 2021 and close 12th December 2021.

How much does registration cost?

Registration costs will depend upon the format for the meeting and will be confirmed soon.

Is there financial support available?

We are pleased to offer a Carers Award to enable those with dependents to attend the event. This will be offered to early career researchers as a priority and there will be an application process. For more information, please contact us using

What is the word limit on abstracts?

Please limit your abstract to 250 words.

When is the deadline for abstract submission?

Abstract submission closes 30th November 2021.

What is the format for oral presentations?

Talks will be 15 minutes: 13 minutes presentation plus 2 mins for questions. Please ensure you stick to the timings as there will be parallel sessions

Can I present both a talk and a poster?

Yes! Just submit an abstract for both at registration.

How are talks and poster presentation allocated?

Talks and posters are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (in order of abstract submission) until all talk slots are filled. We particularly encourage submissions from early career researchers and PhD students.

Will the talks be recorded this year?

Whilst we are reviewing the format for this year’s conference, we are also considering the best way to ensure wider participation, and this includes the possibility of recording at least some of the talks. Please check back soon for updates.