The Students and Postdocs Meiosis Workshop, v3.0 – PDSM 2021​

Meiosis underlies the processes of sexual reproduction, genetic inheritance and genome evolution.

From unicellular to multicellular eukaryotes, a sophisticated developmental program triggers the conversion of diploid cells into haploid cells. In most eukaryotes, this is carried out by a specialized division, called meiosis, which appeared early in the evolution of eucaryotes and which is evolutionarily conserved.

Remarkable events of meiosis include specific regulation of the cell cycle, a specific mechanism of chromosome segregation, and exchanges between paternal and maternal chromosomes. The proper execution of meiosis has direct consequences on the transmission of genetic and epigenetic information, on the stability of the genome with rare events altering genome integrity and has short as well as long term consequences on genetic diversity.

Many laboratories are working on these questions and, remarkably many model systems and species are currently being studied. These multiple approaches, as well as the multiple experimental techniques have been highly productive in identifying pathways, regulations, mechanisms, with their specificity or conservation among species.

This workshop will present the most recent advances in research that is being pursued today in the field of meiosis. Importantly, most of this current knowledge will be presented by students and postdocs who will not only have the opportunity to present their work but also to discuss and interact with experts in this field. Keynote speakers will present the current knowledge and questions in several key issues in the field of meiosis. The meeting will also include poster sessions and an interactive open session for job vacancies.


We encourage all researchers, at any stage of their career, to participate, register, submit an abstract for a talk (students and postdocs will be selected in priority) or a poster, and be ready for an exciting interacting web-conference meiosis meeting.

How to access the conference rooms?

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We would like this edition to be interactive with AV discussions over the talks and full of opportunities to network. Providing you with a smooth meeting technically speaking is also one of our main priorities.

A welcome desk will be available every day with a staff member that you can talk with and each participant can ask for a technical test prior to the event by sending an email to

  • Cell cycle
  • Chromosome segregation
  • Chromosome structure
  • Recombination
  • Genetic diversity and conservation
  • Genome evolution
  • Mobile elements
  • Epigenetics


Keynote Speakers

3 high profile speakers are invited to give keynote speeches at the Students and Postdocs Meiosis Workshop, v3.0.





This conference is limited to 200 attendees.




3 days of conference!


Bernard de Massy

Bernard de Massy

Institut de Génétique Humaine - CNRS/Université de Montpellier, France


Thomas Robert

Thomas Robert

Centre de biochimie structurale (CBS) - CNRS / Inserm / Université de Montpellier, France


Ian Henderson

Ian Henderson

University of Cambridge, UK

Kirsten Bomblies

Kirsten Bomblies

ETH, Zurich, Switzerland


Melina Schuh

Melina Schuh

MPI, Gottingen, Germany