The biannual Conference on Biology in Iceland will be held October 17 – 19 2019. As in previous years the conference covers research on all aspects of biology.
Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, will open this year’s event, October 17th. The conference ends as always with the legendary Society Autumn Bash / party / social event on Saturday evening, at Bryggjan Brugghús, Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík.
The conference program is based, as always, almost entirely on submissions from the community.
List of plenary speakers
- Christina Hvilsom, geneticist at Copenhagen Zoo
- Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon (Goddur), professor at Iceland University of the Arts
- Halldór Þorgeirsson, Chair og Iceland’s Climate Council
- Mary I. O’Connor, Associate Professor & Associate Director, Hakai Institute, University of British Columbia
- Snæbjörn Pálsson, professor in Population Biology at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland
- Tómas Grétar Gunnarsson, director – South Iceland Research Centre, University of Iceland
Special seminars and exhibitions
Science Communication I: Yourself, your science and your story – seminar, graduate students and young scientists are target audience. Will be conducted in English.
Science Communication II: Round table discussion – media professionals and scientists sit down with us to discuss how scientists can best communicate their work to the public. Will be conducted in Iceland and open to all, as space allows.
Líf í list – “Life in Art” is an exhibition now held for the first time. Confence guests show their creative works. The work can be anything that fits the definition “life in art”, from photographs of cells and other organisms to poems about entire ecosystems.
The conference is organized by the board of the Icelandic Biology Society, with financial aid and other support from the University of Iceland, deCODE Genetics and academic institutions and companies in Iceland.
Society board og organizing committee