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 our contact page or using the email  
You can also follow us on Twitter (@popgroup) and #pgg54

When and where is PopGroup54?

Unfortunately due to coronavirus we can not hold the meeting in person and so it will be held virtually (on this website with a personal login) on the 4th-6th January 2021.

How do I register?

Please register using this following the registration page.

When does registation open/close?

Registration opens 6th November and closes 4th January. Check out our important dates page.

How much does registration cost?

Registration costs £50 for all attendees.

Is there financial support available?

If you would like financial support or a fee waiver, please get in touch with the organisers via our contact page or using the email

What is the word limit on abstracts?

Please limit your abstract to 200 words.

When is the deadline for abstract submission?

Abstract submission closes 7th Dec 2020. Check out our important dates page.

What is the format for oral presentations?

Talks will be 15 minutes: 13 minutes alloted to the presenter with 2 minutes of questions. Please ensure you stick to the timings as there will be parallel sessions

How will virtual talks and posters work?

Please see our instruction page for details.

Can I present both a talk and a poster?

Yes! Just submit an abstract for both at registation.

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. Due to the different setup this year, we will give some preference to student/postdoc talks.

Will the talks be recorded this year?

This will be decided at a later date, depending on feedback from selected presenters.