Heliconius meeting


Thanks to everyone who came to the Heliconius meeting! There were 53 participants in the end (including 3 from Montpellier, who didn’t make it in person because of the strikes, but had a virtual presence through the wonders of teleconferencing). This included representatives from 16 different research organisations spanning 7 countries. It was great to hear about all the work that is going on, across quite a diversity of topics. Download the programme (without last-minute changes) and abstracts  if you missed the talks or want to refresh your memory.

Congratulations to the student talk prize winners:

1st Bruna Cama (University of York) – Genetic analysis of wing pattern and pheromone composition in two sister species of Heliconius butterflies

2nd Paul Jay (CNRS, Montpellier) – Supergene evolution favoured by the introgression of an inversion in Heliconius

The Sheffield weather didn’t do us any favours, but that didn’t stop us sitting out in the beer garden of the Fat Cat on the last night.