Eighth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science

Eighth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science

7-10 July 2019 | Sitges, nr Barcelona, Spain

The Eighth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science will highlight the latest cutting-edge research on both basic and applied approaches in molecular insect science. Basic research will include such topics as insect development, evolution and neuroscience. Topics focusing on the effects of climate change and disease vectors will incorporate translation and applied research, as will sessions on symbiosis, ecology, insects and agriculture, and genetic manipulation.

Abstracts are invited by 14 December 2018 for talks and poster presentations to supplement the invited lectures

Submit abstracts here

The Eighth Symposium continues a tradition begun in 1989 with the creation of the University of Arizona’s Center for Insect Science. Since 2011 the Symposia have been hosted in partnership with Elsevier, a leading publisher of works that focus on the broad range of approaches to research on insect science, including impacts on human health, agriculture, and insects as indicators of climate change.

As in the past, the conference offers unique opportunities for young and mid-career scientists to contribute to oral sessions and poster presentations and provides a vibrant milieu for discussions and networking in a delightful and informal setting in Sitges, on the Catalan coast.

The Eighth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science will cover the following topics:

  • Development, growth, and endocrinology
  • Physiology, metabolism and immune responses
  • Neurobiology and behavior
  • Molecular phylogenetics and “total evidence” cladistics
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Symbiosis and molecular ecology
  • Pests of crops (including resistance)
  • Disease vectors (including resistance)
  • Genetic engineering & genome editing

Abstracts are invited by 14 December 2018 for talks and poster presentations to supplement the invited lectures. Talks will be selected by the organising committee based on relevance to one of the above sessions.

Submit abstracts here

Organisers

Supporting publications

Journal of Insect Physiology

Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology