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Winter Meeting 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to the Natural History Museum, London, for our annual Winter meeting which will be held on the 20th of December 2018

Registration starts at 9am, first talk at 10am. We will have a full day of talks, with a poster session over tea/coffee in the afternoon. After the talks informal discussions continue in the pub.

Plenary Speaker:
We are very excited to announce Professor Kevin Foster from Department of Zoology, University of Oxford as our plenary speaker at this meeting. See https://zoo-kfoster.zoo.ox.ac.uk/ for more on his exciting research!

Presentations/Abstract submission:
Especially students are encouraged to present their work, but all submissions are of course welcome! If you want to give a talk or a poster, please send an abstract (max. 200 words) to heikki.helantera@oulu.fi with the words ”IUSSI-NW abstract” in the title line, and indicate whether you are applying for a talk or a poster. Deadline 1st Dec. There will be a prize for the best student talk and poster.

Register by e-mail to heikki.helantera@oulu.fi with the words ”IUSSI-NW registration” in the title line and you will get the instructions for payment in a reply e-mail. If you submit an abstract for a talk or poster there is no need for a separate registration e-mail. Registration fee £10 student members / £20 regular members / £30 non-members. Includes coffee/tea. Deadline 1st Dec.


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Meeting/Course and comments

19-21 March 2019

VI Central European Meeting of the IUSSI

IST Austria, Klosterneuburg

The Central European Meeting of the IUSSI 2019 will take place at IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology) in Klosterneuburg (near Vienna). Invited speakers are Adria LeBoeuf, Nathalie Stroeymeyt, Lukas Schrader and Marla Spivak. For more information, please visit the meeting web site: http://ist.ac.at/iussi19/

The deadline for registration is 15 December 2018

22 March 2019

Workshop on Social Immunity

IST Austria, Klosterneuburg

Following on from the VI Central European Meeting of the IUSSI, there will be a workshop on Social Immunity, which will introduce the concept of collective disease defense in social insects, show methods for the study of disease and insect immunity and give hands-on insight into experimental work of ant-pathogen interactions.

The workshop is aimed mostly for PhD and postdoctoral level and will involve discussion rounds and a visit to the Social immunity laboratory at IST Austria. For more details see: http://ist.ac.at/iussi19/workshop/

The deadline for registration is 15 December 2018

27-29 September 2019

8th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology

Regensburg, Germany

it is our pleasure to host the 8th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology in Regensburg. Ants have played a large role in zoological research at the University of Regensburg for almost 20 years, and today the team at the chair of evolutionary biology and zoology at UR is among the largest groups devoted to the study of ants in Central Europe. We are looking forward to three days of fascinating talks and presentations about our most favorite pet animals and are quite optimistic that also the post-congress tour through the surroundings of Regensburg will meet the needs of any myrmecologist.

But when coming to Regensburg you should not forget to take the chance to enjoy the vibrancy of a city with a bi-millennial history, with the largest medieval city center north of the Alps, a picturesque urban landscape and lots of beer gardens.
You are cordially invited to experience the 8th CEWM in Regensburg and we are looking forward to meeting you and enjoying your contribution. 
More information about how to register and details of the program will be added to the webpage in early 2019.

Web page: https://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/nat_Fak_III/Cewm2019/

20-23 November 2019

SWARM 2019: The 3rd International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

The aim of this symposium is to foster connections between biologists and engineers who are interested in the engineering of living things, from biomechanics to swarm intelligence, and the perpetuation of a new academic field by integrating biology and engineering. In addition to the main-themes of understanding swarm behavior and bio-inspired robotics, in the next iteration we also plan to add elements of bioimaging and functional morphology (creating libraries of biological engineering to inspire human engineering). Although this scope is broad, the aim of the symposium is not to cover these fields comprehensively but rather bring scientists from different fields together to recombine in interesting ways.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Deborah Gordon (Stanford) Francesco Bullo (UC-Santa Barbara) Takashi Ikegami (U. of Tokyo) Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

For more details, see the symposium website: http://arilab.unit.oist.jp/swarm2019

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