IUSSI North-west European section
International Union for the Study of Social Insects
|IUSSI North-west European Section Meetings||Other social insect meetings|
Winter Meeting 2020
The first-ever online Winter Meeting of the NW IUSSI will happen on December 16th to 18th 2020. It will bring our social insect community together, with contributed talks, posters and the usual social events (albeit slightly different this year).
You can find more details of the meeting, and the registration link here.
Meeting/Course and comments
25–28 November 2020
|Gutenberg Workshops presents: Aging in Social Insects|
Ingelheim, near Mainz (Germany) - Hybrid workshop format
A characteristic of social insects is reproductive division of labor, which led to the evolution of disparate phenotypes or castes, which differ not only in behavior and reproduction, but also in lifespan. Indeed, social insect queens can live for many years (up to several decades), whereas their workers are much shorter lived. In most social insects, female eggs are totipotent and can develop into either queens or workers, in response to conditions experienced during larval development. Recent advances in molecular biology allow the field of social insect biology to investigate the genes, pathways and gene regulatory mechanisms that control caste differences. It is of great interest beyond social insect research to determine which molecular mechanisms allow social insect queens to live so long.
|27-28 November &|
4-5 December 2020
Primer Simposio Iberoamericano de Mirmecología
The first South American symposium of Myrmecology will take place on-line in November and December 2020. Registration should open on 10 August, and will be free. Current deadlines include: Registration: 15 November 2020, Abstract submission: 15 September 2020. For more information, see the meeting web site: https://1ersibemirmeco.wixsite.com/inicio?s=09
Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Section of the IUSSI
Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
The IUSSI Brazilian Section Meeting will be held in University of Sao Paulo (22-25 April 2020). Speakers from all over Brazil and abroad are already confirmed. Registration (early bird rate), symposium, and abstract submission are up to January 31st 2020. For more details, see the meeting web site: https://workshopiussi.wordpress.com The meeting also has a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VWorkshopIUSSI/
Please note that given the current coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the meeting has been postponed - a new date (probably in November or December) will be announced in due course
|15-25 August 2021|
The Bee Course 2021
Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona, USA
In Partnership with the American Museum of Natural History, Cornell University, and the Southwestern Research Station, we are proud to announce the 22nd installment of The Bee Course. The Bee Course is designed to provide biologists interested in pollinators with the tools and knowledge necessary to collect, process, and to begin to identify bee specimens. We encourage all interested parties to apply.
For more information, including instructions on how to apply, a list of this year's instructors, and course testimonials, please visit the course website at www.thebeecourse.org
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
NB. It seems that the planned 2020 meeting has been skipped
|20-25 August 2021|
European Congress of the IUSSI 2020
University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
The 7th European Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects will take place in Toulouse (France) on 23–26 August 2020. EU-IUSSI congresses are held every four years and have become a major international forum for discussion of the latest and most significant results on the biology and ecology of social insects. Over about 400 scientists are expected to get together on 2 the campus of the University Paul Sabatier, in Toulouse (118 route de Narbonne), the pink city of Southern France.
For more details, and to register or submit an abstract, please visit: https://eu-iussi2020.sciencesconf.org
Please note that the dates for the congress have been revised:
|Postponed to September 2022|
The next (ninth) EurBee symposium will take place in the historic city of Belgrade, but has been postponed to 2022. See https://eurbee9.bio.bg.ac.rs.
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