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Reproductive strategies in the 21st Century: University of Debrecen’s Official Symposium

To celebrate 30 years of research on reproductive strategies of plants and animals at the University of Debrecen (Hungary), we will host a three-day international symposium in November 2019. The Symposium will start with a welcome reception in the University’s Aula at 7 pm on Thursday 7 November 2019.

The Symposium will provide a forum for researchers of reproductive behaviour of microbes, plants and animals including humans to consider the current state of science and where the field is going. World-leading speakers will overview their recent research and address the future challenges facing the field. The conference will close on Sunday 10 November with an optional excursion to nearby Hortobagy National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Symposium will be opened by Profs Rosemary and Peter Grant (Princeton), and followed by  plenary speakers that will include Prof. Hans Hoffmann (University of Texas, Austin), Prof. Ruth Mace (University College London), Prof. Ran Nathan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Dr Beáta Oborny (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest).

Speakers will cover various aspects of reproductive strategies in relation to life histories, neuro-endocrinology, population demography, sexual dimorphism, mating systems and parenting, dispersal and biodiversity conservation. Keynote speakers will include Prof. Andy J. Green (Estacion Biologica de Doñana, Sevilla), Prof. Zoltán Barta (University of Debrecen), Prof. Michaela Hau (Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen), Prof. Ferenc Jordán (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest), Prof Andras Liker (University of Pannonia, Veszprem), Prof. Szabolcs Lengyel (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen), Dr Araxi Urrutia (University of Bath) and Prof. Béla Tóthmérész (University of Debrecen).

To facilitate the attendance of young scientists and to widen participation, costs will be kept at minimum. Debrecen is a one of the top tourist destinations in Hungary with an international airport that has direct flights to several major European destinations. The city has a large international student community and offers an excellent selection of hotels, restaurants and sightseeing facilities.

Save the dates: registration and abstract submission will start in near future.  

Hope to see you in Debrecen.

Dr Orsolya Valko (University of Debrecen, email), Dr Zoltan Nemeth (University of Debrecen, email), Prof Tamas Szekely (University of Bath & Debrecen, T.Szekely@bath.ac.uk)


Tamas Szekely <T.Szekely@bath.ac.uk>
Thursday, July 25, 2019

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