Biology Iceland 2015
Biannual conference on biology in Iceland November 5. – 7. 2015.
The conference covers studies on all aspects of biology.
Keynote and plenary talks
- Mina Bissell – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Why don’t we get more cancer? The crucial role of Extracellular Matrix and Microenvironment in metastasis and dormancy
- Snorri Baldursson – Head of Landvernd (Icelandic nature preservation society) – Náttúruvernd á krossgötum
- Robert Hindges – MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology – How do we see the world: Mechanisms to establish specific circuits in the vertebrate retina
- Brynhildur Davidsdottir – Program for Environment and Natural Resources, University of Iceland – Environmental sustainability in Iceland; the role of biology
- Greg Gibson – Center for Integrative Genomics, Georgia Institute of Technology – Decanalization and the Evolution of Disease Risk
- Steven E. Campana – Marine Academic Research in Iceland, University of Iceland – Adventures in the Arctic: First steps towards a pan-Arctic conservation strategy for lake trout
Twelve different topic sessions are open with 106 talks in total, covering developmental and molecular biology, ecology and evolution, environment and diseases.
Two special topic sessions were organized – on sheep grazing and on geothermal ecosystems, both including international scientists.
Full schedule of talks and poster presentations.
Special event – Medor bring your own sample days for EVOS FL auto.
The conference is organized by the Icelandic Biology Society, the Institute of Biology at University of Iceland, Biomedical Center at the University of Iceland with special support from multiple other institutes and Universities in Iceland (see for full list).