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When and where is PopGroup55?

The conference will be held 5-7 January 2022

We will be adding to the programme as talks are confirmed, so keep an eye out here. The meeting will be held virtually, as we look to be covid and climate conscious for 2022. However, we will be encouraging and offering support for attendees to set up their own local meet-ups.

You can organise your own in-person meet-up with friends and colleagues nearby, to enjoy the talks and fun of PopGroup without the added risk (and climate impact) of travelling across the country (or into the country) to gather in large groups.  

How do I contact the organisers?

The 55th annual Population Genetics Group (PopGroup55) is being organised by the Earlham Institute, John Innes Centre, and University of East Anglia (UEA) - all based in Norwich.

You can send the organisers a message via

You can also follow us on Twitter (@popgroup) and #pgg55

How can I set up a local meet up? 

More information will be announced soon on how we are helping to support local meetings. 
In the meantime, please contact if you have any questions or are interested in hosting a local meet-up. 

How do I register?

Registration will open 18th October 2021 and close 12th December 2021.
Once registration is open, check back here for the registration link.

Registration will cost £50.00

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 and deadline on abstracts?

Please limit your abstract to 250 words.
Abstract submission closes 30th November 2021.

What is the format for oral presentations?

Talks will be 15 minutes: 10 minutes presentation plus 5 mins for questions. Please ensure you stick to the timings as there will be parallel sessions. 

Talks will be delivered via Zoom. 

Can I present both a talk and a poster?

Yes! Just submit an abstract for both at registration.

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?

Yes, talks will be recorded (where speakers agree to be recorded) and shared post-event with registrants.  

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.