4th European IUSSI Congress - 2008 - Belgium

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4th European IUSSI Congress - 2008 - Belgium

Post by Laurent C. on Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:49 am

Indeed, the next IUSSI Congress, will be the 4th European one and it will take place in Belgium by the end of August.

4th European Meeting of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI)
La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium, 30 August - 4 September, 2008


You can visit the official website IUSSI 2008

The IUSSI website is also available here

Laurent C.

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Re: 4th European IUSSI Congress - 2008 - Belgium

Post by Laurent C. on Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:29 am

Hello,

The European congress has ended 3 weeks ago and it was really a good one.
We had the chance to have lecture from James Costa who presented us all these peculiar self-organized behaviours non-social insects' larvae are able to perform. We were also lucky to receive Stuart West with a talk about sociality in microbes. The talk was interesting despite the problem that prevented him from using a powerpoint presentaion...he had to use a chalkboard for 40minutes...an "interesting" congress experience!
The two other plenary lecturers were Tom Wensellers who tried to convince us that altruism can be "enforced" and Laurent Keller who drawn a complete and updated picture of research in Solenopsis invicta.

Asides from these talks we had about 170 oral presentations and 60 posters from experienced researchers, phD students, Msc Students...

The atmosphere was really nice from the arrival cocktail party to the closing danse party, the latter being a great way to nicely ended these 4 days!

I am trying tu update the website with pictures, it takes time but some pictures are already in. Feel free to have a look...
IUIISI 2008 congress Blegium

The president of the Italian section, Donato Grasso, proposed to organize the next IUSSI European Congress and, of course, everyone has approved!

So...after Copenhagen...Italia!

Laurent C.

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