The Sixth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science to Feature Leading Researchers in the Field

Conference to be held 2-5 October 2011, in the Netherlands

Oxford, 7 February 2011 – Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces that the Sixth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science is the first of the series to be held outside the US. This year the conference will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 2 – 5 October, 2011.

Previous symposia, organized by the University of Arizona’s Center for Insect Science, were received with great enthusiasm. Its new location will facilitate the attendance by scientists and students in Europe, America, and the rest of the world. Leading researchers from the major areas of molecular insect science will present the latest achievements in this exciting research field and the emerging insect biotechnologies of biomedical and agricultural interest.

“The upcoming Symposium in Amsterdam will be a unique occasion for scientists working both on basic and applied insect science to meet and discuss the cutting-edge information and technology in this highly dynamic research area,” said committee member Professor Francesco Pannacchio. “Any serious steps forward and the most promising future perspectives will be addressed by eminent scientists, and widely discussed in an informal atmosphere,” he added.

Topics for the Symposium include:

  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Arthropod Evolution and Development
  • Neurobiology
  • (Antagonistic and Symbiotic) Interactions
  • Toxicology and Insecticide Resistance
  • Immunity
  • Endocrinology
  • Chemical Ecology and Behaviour
  • Pest Control Biotechnology
  • Drug Discovery

Scientific Committee


Prof. Linda Field, Rothamsted Research Institute, UK
Prof. Nicholas J. Strausfeld, University of Arizona, USA


Prof. Owain EdwardsCSIRO Centre for Environment and Life Sciences, Australia
Prof. John EwerUniversidad de Valparaíso, Chile
Prof. Francesco PennacchioUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Prof. Linda RestifoUniversity of Arizona, USA
Prof. Tetsuro ShinodaNational Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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