THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON INVERTEBRATE REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Wim J.A.G. Dictus w.j.a.g.dictus at pobox.ruu.nl
Tue Nov 11 10:40:43 EST 1997


			THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON
		INVERTEBRATE REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

	10-15 August 1998, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
				The Netherlands.
		http://www.bio.vu.nl/vakgroepen/od/onb/icir/



BACKGROUND OF THE CONFERENCE
The ICIRD-conferences are held under the auspices of the International
Society for Invertebrate Reproduction. Invertebrates are immensely
important as a source of food as well as pests. Moreover, they serve as
convenient model systems for research in many disciplines e.g. reproductive
biology, developmental biology, genetics, physiology etc.
The ISIRD-conferences focus on reproduction and on development. 
They provide the opportunity to exchange information on the
current status, and to learn about future directions of research in a
number of different fields. 


TOPICS
Reproduction:
	- Reproductive strategies 
	- Hermaphroditism 
	- Sex determination
	- Signalling between sex partners 
Development:
	- Developmental patterns 
	- Evolutionary implications of developmental patterns 
	- Maternal impact on early development 
Applied Aspects of Reproduction
	- Mass breeding of Invertebrates 
	- Environmental impact on reproduction
	- Influence of pathogens on reproduction 


CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:
	E. Davidson (Pasadena, USA)
	W.G. Eberhard (Costa Rica)
	W. Hagen (Kiel, Germany)
	L. Hurst (Cambridge, UK)
	Ph. Jarne (Montpellier, France)
	J. van Lenteren (Wageningen, The Netherlands)
	M.Q. Martindale (Chicago, USA)
	J.C. Moore (Fort Collins, USA)
	D.E. Morse (Santa Barbara, USA)
	H. Nishida (Yokohama, Japan)
	R. Sommer (Tubingen,Germany)
	R. Strathman (Friday Harbor, USA)
	M. Strand (Madison, USA)
	W. Takken (Wageningen, The Netherlands)


LOCATION
All activities will be hosted by the Vrije Universiteit at Amsterdam, The
Netherlands, conveniently located in the southern part of Amsterdam near
Schiphol Airport. This location is easily reached by car or public
transportation. About 70 low-cost rooms are available, especially for
students.



SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
	J.A.M. van den Biggelaar (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
	A. Fischer (Mainz, Germany)
	M. de Jong-Brink (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
	J. Joosse (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
	R. Stouthamer (Wageningen, The Netherlands)
	N.M. van Straalen (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
	H.H.W. Velthuis (Utrecht, The Netherlands)


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
	Dr Marijke de Jong-BrinkPresident  
	Prof Dr Jo van den Biggelaar Vice-president 
	Dr René DohmenSecretary
	Dr Andries ter MaatTreasurer 
	Dr Wim Dictus Fund raising and  Social events
	Dr André van Loon Fund raising and  Social events


FURTHER INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
For further information and registration contact our web-site:
http://www.bio.vu.nl/vakgroepen/od/onb/icir/   
or send an Email to: VU_conference at dienst.vu.nl  or to
m.r.dohmen at biol.ruu.nl


CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
8th ICIRD
VU Conference Service
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone +31.(0)20.4445790
Fax     +31.(0)20.4445825
E-mail: VU_conference at dienst.vu.nl




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