SICB2016: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting

Kicking off 2016 with the SICB annual meeting which is taking place in Portland and starting on January 3rd.

I will be presenting poster and oral presentations related to my postdoctoral work on the hormonal regulation of extreme sexual dimorphism in scale insects.

This is my first SICB meeting and I am excited to meet people working on other taxonomic groups than insects!

Follow #SICB2016 on Twitter for live updated of the meeting.

10th International Conference on Juvenile Hormone

The 10th International Conference on Juvenile Hormone will be held at Tsukuba (not far from Tokyo) between June 9th and 13th.

This conference takes place every four years or so. The last one was in 2007 though, and this one was supposed to happen in 2011 in Japan but was cancelled because of the earthquake (Dr Minakuchi, pers. com.).

This will be my first conference outside the field of systematics/phylogeny/scale insects, in which I will present our preliminary results on scale insect sexual dimorphism linked with Juvenile Hormone.

Five big names in the field of JH will give plenary lectures: Xavier Belles, Marek Jindra, Reddy Palli, Alexander Raikhel and Lynn Riddiford.

Additionally, there are some exciting talks I am looking forward to, such as the action of JH in insect embryos (J.W. Truman), JH and aphid polyphenism (T. Miura)  etc.. There seems to have quite a diverse range of study organisms as well, which is exciting!

For a glance at next week program -> here