University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences

Insect Hormones (19th Ecdysone) International Workshop, 2013

July 21-26, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


The discussions at this workshop will focus on the molecular mechanisms of insect hormone and neuropeptide action.  This meeting is an updated version of the long-running International Ecdysone Workshop.  While ecdysone function will continue to be a central theme of the workshop, we will also consider how ecdysone signaling is integrated with juvenile hormone, insulin, and other neurohormone and peptide signals as they pertain to insect development, developmental behaviors, growth, reproduction and physiology.  We anticipate that this workshop will be of interest to developmental geneticists and cell biologists working on many model systems including, but not limited to, Drosophila, Tribolium, Bombyx, Manduca, Culicidae, and Blattaria.


The Workshop is hosted by the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development within the College of Biological Sciences and the Medical School at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.


The meeting registration and abstract submission links are now open.  On site, low-cost housing as well as several local hotels are also available for booking.


Please check for updates and do not hesitate to contact us at any time.


On behalf of the organizing and program committee, I hope we will see you in Minneapolis this coming summer!


Mike O'Connor

What to expect
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities consists of the Minneapolis campus, a large urban campus that spans both sides of the Mississippi River, and the St. Paul campus, which has a more rural atmosphere.  The Workshop will be held on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus, close to the amenities and activities that a college campus can provide in close proximity to the city itself.  In addition to being a manageable, large city, Minneapolis also boasts parks, greenways, rivers and lakes, and walking and bicycle paths.  During your visit, we hope you will take an afternoon to explore.  There are many suggestions on the sight seeing page; the only challenge will be deciding where you want to go.
The weather in July tends toward warm and humid.  The average high is 84 degrees, the average low is 64 degrees and the average rainfall is 4 inches.  Come equipped with an umbrella, as an afternoon or evening thunderstorm is not out of the question.
Relax, enjoy the science, and explore!