Seventh International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science

Topics and speakers

Topic: Vector Biology/Tropical Diseases

Plenary: Flaminia Catteruccia, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA/The University of Perugia, Italy

Invited: Alessandra della Torre, Department of Public Health & Infectious Diseases, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy

Topic: Molecular Insect Neuroscience

Plenary: Frank Hirth, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK

Invited: Annette Schenck, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Topic: Insect Genomics and Proteomics

Plenary: Nora Besansky, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Invited: Matthew Slattery, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, MN, USA

Topic: Agricultural Insect Molecular Biology

Plenary: Rene Feyereisen, INRA/Sophia Antipolis, France

Invited: Astrid Groot, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam/ Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany

Topic: Evolution and Development

Plenary: Armin P. Moczek, Department of Biology, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Invited: Johannes Jaeger, EMBL/CRG Research Unit in Systems Biology, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain

Topic: Molecular Regulation of Insect Behaviour

Plenary: Ralph Greenspan, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, University of California, San Diego

Invited: Roland Strauss, Universität Mainz, Germany

Topic: Symbiosis

Plenary: François Leulier, Institute of Functional Genomics-Lyon, École normale supérieure’ de Lyon/CNRS, France

Invited: Alex Wilson, Department of Biology, University of Miami, USA

Topic: Evolutionary Biology, Systematics, Molecular Phylogeny

Plenary: Alfried Vogler, Imperial College, London/ Natural History Museum, London, UK

Invited: Noah Whiteman, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona,USA

Topic: i5K: 5000 Arthropod Genomes Initiatives

Plenary: Stephen Richards, The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, Houston, TX, USA

Invited: Susan J. Brown, Division of Biology, Kansas State University