IUSSI circular 2012
Universität Bayreuth • Tierökologie I Universitätsstr. 30 • D-95440 Bayreuth • Germany _____________________________________________________________________ Central European Section of the IUSSI International Union for the Study of Social Insects e.V. Dear members of the Central European Section of the IUSSI, Prof. Dr. Heike Feldhaar Secretary & Treasurer Tel..: +49 921 55 2645 Fax: +49 921 55 2748 firstname.lastname@example.org January 16 th , 2012 in 2011 the group of Judith Korb (University of Osnabrück) hosted the Central European Section IUSSI meeting from the 25 th of to the 28 th of March at the Historic and Ecological Education-Center (HÖB) in Papenburg in Northern Germany. The symposia comprised a broad range of topics from behavioural ecology, immunology to genomics of social insects, spanning the diversity of research on social insects. Two highlights of the meeting were the talks of the plenary speakers: Kevin Foster – Social evolution in microbes; and Andy Gardner – The theory of social adaptation. As everyone stayed under the same roof, lively discussions went on until early morning every day. The Kutter-Price for the best talk was awarded to Tobias Pamminger (University of Mainz) and for best poster to Eva Schultner (University of Helsinki). Thank you, Judith, and your team for organising this stimulating meeting. Upcoming meetings of the IUSSI Upcoming this year is the Meeting of the European Sections that will be held from 26 th to 30 th of August 2012 in Montecatini Terme in Tuscany (Italy). Information on this meeting can be found on the following web-page: http://www.mdbenterprise.it/iussi/index.html. At this meeting the next general assembly of our section will take place to which I cordially invite you on behalf of Judith Korb. Student travel grants are available for this meeting (see details below). The 3 rd Central European Meeting will be hosted by the group of Balint Marko in Cluj- Napoca, Rumania in spring 2013.