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JMIH 2015 Meeting Management and Planning Committee Report

Date Posted: 4 May 2015 (Show details)

The Meeting Management and Planning Committee Report (MMPC) met in Reno, NV on 9–12 April 2015 to plan the professional program. This report contains information about the meeting, the venue (the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino), lodging, airport shuttle, local amenities and other details of interest to attendees.

Download the JMIH 2015 report

Abstract Submission - European Congress of Ichthyology

Date Posted: 19 Apr 2015 (Show details)

The XV European Congress of Ichthyology, organized by the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, will take place 7-11 September 2015 in Porto Portugal. This international congress, promoted by the European Ichthyological Society, has been held on a three-year cycle since 1973. Recent meetings have been able to attract around 250-300 researchers from around the world. The congress will focus on fish as a subject of research in several biological sciences. The scientific program will include sessions following four main topics:

  • Phylogeny, systematic and genetics;
  • Ecology, conservation and invasive species;
  • Life cycles, migration and connectivity;
  • Physiology, behavior and toxicology.

Two special symposia have also been organized: Otoliths as a powerful tool to study fishes and Mediterranean fish biodiversity.

The abstract submission deadline is 30 April 2015.

You must register first to access the online submission form. However, you do not need to pay until the early and late registration dates 15 and 30 June 2015, respectively. The registration fees have been kept low to attract as much as possible early career researchers (250 €) and graduate students (150 €). Members of the EIS have a 20% discount. Students will also have the opportunity to compete for awards for best oral and poster presentations.

More information and updates can be found at the congress webpage (www.ciimar.up.pt/ecixv). Please follow our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

2015 JMIH Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open

Date Posted: 3 Feb 2015 (Show details)

The 2015 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists will be held July 15-19 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Meeting information is available at www.global.k-state.edu/conf/jointmeeting.

Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses - call for abstracts

Date Posted: 23 Dec 2014 (Show details)

We invite you to join us for the Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses, 30 May – 1 June 2015, in Gainesville, Florida, USA. Ranaviruses (Family Iridoviridae) are a group of viruses that can cause disease in ectothermic vertebrate species (i.e., amphibians, reptiles and fish). Ranaviruses have caused die-offs of amphibians and fish around the world, including species of conservation concern, and have recently been linked to population declines of several amphibian species. While research on reptiles has been slower to accumulate, recent evidence suggests that ranaviruses are capable of causing morbidity and mortality in free-ranging populations. The accumulating evidence of their impacts on wild and cultured populations has sparked a diversity of research programs in all areas of Ranavirus biology.

The Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses, organized by the Global Ranavirus Consortium (ranavirus.org), will bring together professionals and students from around the globe to discuss all aspects of ranavirus biology, including:

  • Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics

  • Host-Pathogen Interactions

  • Molecular Identification and Characterization

  • Immunology and Pathology

  • Mechanisms of Emergence and Conservation

    In addition to oral presentations by experts and students, there will be a keynote address by Dr. Richard Whittington (University of Sydney), a poster session and social event, and several breakout discussions. There will also be a day devoted to workshops that cover important topics, such as the design and analysis of ranavirus studies, aseptic sample collection for ranavirus testing, and cutting-edge techniques for molecular diagnostics.

    The Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses will be followed by the Fifth Florida Marine Mammal Conference.

    We encourage all individuals with an interest in wildlife diseases to attend. Abstract submissions are due 11 January 2015. More information and instructions for abstract submission can be found on the conference website: http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/aeh/ranavirus/

    We hope to see you in Gainesville!

    Amanda L. J. Duffus Thomas B. Waltzek Matthew J. Gray Jesse L. Brunner

NESCent Request for Proposals - Evolutionary Medicine

Date Posted: 4 Nov 2014 (Show details)

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) has an open request for proposals concerning Evolutionary Medicine:

Catalysis Meeting

Proposals for Catalysis Meetings in Evolutionary Medicine are now being accepted at NESCent. We are looking to support innovative approaches to outstanding problems, specifically in areas realted to evolutionary medicine. Appropriate areas of inquiry include any field of evolutionary science that is relevant to medicine, or to human or animal health. Examples include, but are not limited to, evolution of infectious or zoonotic disease, evolutionary issues in global health, evolution of aging, evolution of fertility, autoimmune disease and allergy, evolutionary perspectives on cancer, and evolution of disease-relevant micro-organisms. Proposals that have a clear interdisciplinary focus, and involve evolutionary concepts in any health- or disease-related area, are strongly encouraged, as are proposals that demonstrate international participation and a mix of senior and emerging researchers, including graduate students. Deadline for proposals is Nov 1, 2014. All meetings must be completed by Sep 30, 2015. For more information, please see our website at nescent.org/science/EvolutionaryMedicineCatalysis.php.

Graduate Fellowships for NC Graduate Students

Proposals for 1-semester Graduate Fellowships in fields related to Evolutionary Medicine are now being accepted at The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). We are looking to support innovative approaches to outstanding problems in any field of evolutionary science that is relevant to medicine, or to human or animal health. Examples include, but are not limited to, evolution of infectious or zoonotic disease, evolutionary issues in global health, evolution of aging, evolution of fertility, autoimmune disease and allergy, evolutionary perspectives on cancer, and evolution of disease-relevant micro-organisms. Eligible students are those at any North Carolina academic institution with an accredited graduate program in a relevant field; students may remain resident at their home institution during the fellowship, or travel to another institution. Evidence of engagement, during the fellowship, with other activities relevant to evolutionary or comparative medicine in NC will be viewed positively.  The deadlines is Nov 1 (for the spring semester 2015 fellowship), Feb 1 (for the summer semester 2015 fellowship) and Apr 1 (for the fall semester 2015 fellowship). For more information, please see our website nescent.org/science/TriangleGraduateFellowships.php.

Craig R. McClain, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Science
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
2024 W. Main St.
Suite A200, Box 104403
Durham, NC 27705
tel: 919-668-4590
cmcclain [at] nescent [dot] org

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