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.

Register now to save on registration fees: the early booking deadline is 29 March 2019.

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Abstract submission still open for posters: Submit 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.

Important Deadlines

Poster Abstract submission: 29 March 2019
Early booking: 29 March 2019

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

The deadline for submission of abstracts for talks has passed but abstracts will be considered for posters until 29 March 2019

Submit abstracts here

Speakers include:

  • Chris Bass, University of Exeter, UK
  • Patrick Callearts, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Greg Edgecombe, London Natural History Museum, UK
  • Kacey Ernst, University of Arizona, USA
  • Henry Fadamiro, Auburn University, USA
  • Molly Hunter, University of Arizona, USA
  • Greg Hurst, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Shirley Luckhart, University of Idaho, USA
  • Karen Meusemann, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Irene Miguel-Aliaga, Imperial College London, UK
  • Luciano Moreira, Fiocruz, Brazil
  • Dave O'Brochta, University of Maryland, USA
  • Johannes Overgaard, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Christopher Potter, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
  • Jeff Riffell, University of Washington, USA
  • Yoshinori Tomoyasu, Miami University, USA
  • Mirka Uhlirova, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Scott Waddell, University of Oxford, UK
  • Charles Wondji, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Organisers

Supporting publications

Journal of Insect Physiology

Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology