The IUSSI International Congress

5-10 August 2018

XVIII IUSSI International Congress

Guarujá, Brazil

The next international meeting of the IUSSI will take place in the coastal resort of Guarujá in São Paulo State. Plenary speakers for the meeting will be Benjamin Oldroyd, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Paulo Oliviera, Walter Farina, Jennifer Fewell, Toru Miura, Seirian Sumner, Theresa Wossler and Andreas Brune.

More information about the congress in general can be found at the IUSSI2018 web site: http://www.iussi2018.com

 Previous Congress:
13-18 July 2014

XVII IUSSI International Congress

Cairns, Australia

The program for the congress can be downloaded here, and the abstract book here.


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Other Meetings & courses of interest to social insect researchers

2-6 July 2018

XI European Congress of Entomology

Napoli, Italy

The Società Entomologica Italiana and of the Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia are delighted to invite you to attend the XI European Congress of Entomology in Naples.
Entomology has a long-standing and consolidated tradition in Italy. Our national scientific community is honoured for this exciting opportunity to celebrate Entomology in Europe.
We hope that our enthusiasm would be largely shared, even beyond the EU borders, and would result in a global success of our Scientific Community!

The meeting will feature a symposium on "Social Insects and Apidology", plus other symposia of interest to social insect researchers

Registration and abstract submission is now open. Abstract submission will close on 28 February. The congress web site can be found at: www.ece2018.com

15-20 July 2018

German-Israeli Minerva School 2018: New Frontiers in Sociobiology and Sociogenomics

HaGoshrim, Israel

A workshop on the frontiers of social insect research with an emphasis on the application of 'omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics):
- Phylogenomics and comparative genomics in the study of evolution of complexity and novelty
- Transcriptomics and regulatory networks in the study of SocioEvoDevo and indirect genetic effects
- Socio-physiology: hormones and neurons as links between genes and social behavior
- Emerging molecular technologies: CRISPR-Cas, epigenetics, miRNAs, microbiomes

Lectures will be accompanied with hands-on tutorials on the omics data analysis and a field trip. The School is primarily targeted at graduate students and postdocs. Travel and full board accommodations will be covered by Minerva for 20 students. German and Israeli graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply through the web form on the School website: https://sites.google.com/view/minerva2018

Application deadline: February 28, 2018

Organizers: Jürgen Gadau, Judith Korb, Eyal Privman, Guy Bloch. Additional speakers to be announced

23 July 2018

6th Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms

Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK

We are excited to announce the 6th workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA). BDA is focused on the relationships between distributed computing and distributed biological systems and in particular, on analysis and case studies that combine the two. Such research can lead to better understanding of the behavior of the biological systems while at the same time developing novel algorithms that can be used to solve basic distributed computing problems.

BDA 2018 will include talks on distributed algorithms related to a variety of biological systems. We will devote special attention to communication and coordination in insect colonies (e.g. foraging, navigation, task allocation, construction) and networks in the brain (e.g. learning, decision-making, attention). BDA 2018 is a stand-alon part of Princples of Distributed Computing 2018 (www.podc.org).

Deadline for submission of abstracts for presentations is 5 May 2018. Note that there is generous financial support for the travel and registration of all presenters.

For more details, please see: http://www.snl.salk.edu/~navlakha/BDA2018/

22 August -
1 September 2018


Nouragues Field station, Inselberg Camp, French Guiana

The 17th ANT COURSE will take place in French Guiana. ANT COURSE is open to all interested individuals (professionals, motivated amateurs such as citizen scientists, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and professors). Priority is given to applicants currently researching ants. An entomological background is not required. We aim to include students with diverse interests and experiences in biology, including systematics, evolution, ecology, behavioral biology, neurobiology, genetics, global change biology, and conservation. The high ratio of instructors to students allows all attendees to receive a great deal of individual attention. ANT COURSE is presented in English and limited to 17 participants. Deadline for applications is 1 April 2018.

For more details, see: https://www.calacademy.org/scientists/ant-course

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