International Symposium of Flatworm Biology August 3rd-August 6th

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The Aboobaker lab is delighted to be hosting the ISFB 2015.

 

AN ABSTRACT BOOK (UPDATED REGULARLY UNTIL THE START OF THE MEETING) CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE

 

ISFB-Abstractsbook

 

REGISTRATION FOR THIS MEETING IS NOW OPEN. Places are currently limited to 130 Registrants, so please register early to avoid disappointment. Instructions for both registration and abstract submission are given HERE. You will be able to register for both the flatworm meeting and the planarian specific meeting at the same time.

 

Both Registration and Abstract Submission will close on May 8th, or before if the meeting becomes full.

 

 

Confirmed Speakers

Phil Newmark  Key Note Speaker

“Germ cell development and regeneration: from planarians to parasites.”

 

Marta Alvarez Presas

“Biodiversity is not only a matter of the tropics”

Eugene Berezikov

“Genetic tools and genomic resources for the flatworm Macrostomum lignano”

Klaus Brehm

“The unique stem cell system of the immortal larvae of the human parasiteEchinococcus multilocularis – implications for chemotherapy and drug development.”

Paul Brindley

“Lentivirus HIV-1 integrates widely throughout the genome of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni”

Veronica Bulnes

“Alfa-taxonomy meets a “new” world: 10 years of research on marine microturbellarians in Argentina.”

Colette Dissous

Venus Kinase Receptors in the control of reproduction”

Uriel Koziol

“The Wnt pathway and the evolution of tapeworm development”

Kazuya Kobayashi

“Yolk glands containing a large amount of tryptophan have a set of sex-inducing substances to fully sexualize asexual worms of Dugesia ryukyuensis”

Peter Ladurner

“Biological Adhesion in Flatworms”

Tim Littlewood

“Flatworms with complex parasitic life cycles”

Bret Pearson

“The Queen is dead:  understanding stem cell lineage hierarchies using freshwater planarians”

Lukas Scharer

“Hypodermic insemination and correlated reproductive trait evolution in the Macrostomorpha”

Karen Smeets

“Regenerative mechanisms: a survival kit for cancer?”

 

 

Meeting Organisers:

Dr Marta Alvarez Presas, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Professor Karen Smeets, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium

Professor Eugene Berezikov, ERIBA, The Netherlands

Professor Klaus Brehm, Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie, Univeristy of Wurzburg, Germany

The meeting will take place form the afternoon of Monday August 3rd until the afternoon of Thursday August 6th at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford College near the city centre. We hope to have a varied and exciting programme covering the full range of flatworm biology.

There will be an additional International “planarian/regeneration” meeting on August 6th/7th. Those wishing to also attend this meeting can register for this at the same time.

 

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UPDATE 3rd MAY, there is still space to register and attend this meeting!!! registration closes May 8th.

 

UPDATE 4th FEBRUARY 4th, There are currently 100 places left for Registration.

 

UPDATE 1st November 2014: We are delighted to announce that Professor Phil Newmark has agreed to be our KEYNOTE speaker for this meeting.

I am sure we can all agree given the work of his group to integrate biological insight across the parasitic and free-living flatworms this is very exciting and appropriate.

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We highly recommend that you take advantage of this as accommodation in Oxford is expensive, so this will be by far the most convenient and reasonable option. As accommodation on site is limited we advise you register and book accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

There will be an additional International “planarian/regeneration” meeting on August 6th/7th. Those wishing to also attend this meeting can register for this at the same time.

IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THE MEETING PLEASE do email Aziz