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Tue May 3 12:06:54 EST 2005

Fifth International Symposium on Monogenea

Just a reminder that the registration and abstract deadlines are the end of 

Invited speakers are:
    *   Prof. Kurt Buchmann - Antiparasitic responses in fish and the 
corresponding immune-evading mechanisms of monogeneans.
    *   Prof. Claude Combes - Evolution of the Monogena.
    *   Dr Milan Gelnar - Monogenean site selection in relation to the 
structural diversity of their attachment organs.
    *   Prof. Jean-Lou Justine - Monogeneans of New Caledonia.
    *   Prof. Delane Kritsky - Evolution of the Gyrodactylidae.
    *   Prof. Boris Lebedev - Trends in monogenean speciation.
    *   Prof. Susan Lim - Evolutionary survival - monogenean adaptations to 
the parasitic life-style.
    *   Dr Jaakko Lumme - The transition from classical taxonomy and 
systematics to the DNA bar code: can it be achieved smoothly for Gyrodactylus?
    *   Prof. Kazuo Ogawa - New data on the blood feeding and egg-laying of 
Heterobothrium okamotoi (Diclidophoridae).
    *   Prof. Richard Tinsley - Understanding parasite biology in the 
natural world: the vital role of research on monogeneans.
    *   Dr Ian Whittington - The Entobdellinae (Monogenea: Capsalidae): 
recent research to unify the taxon.
Of interest to Gyrodactylus specialists: Dr Jaakko Lumme will also be 
demonstrating and proposing a common, open-access DNA taxonomy website for 

Anyone interested in making a bid for !ISM6 should contact me and be 
prepared to give a short presentation at ISM5.


Dr David I. Gibson
Parasitic Worms Group           Tel. +44 (0)20 7942 5745
Department of Zoology           Fax. +44 (0)20 7942 5151
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD

Work e-mail: dig at nhm.ac.uk
Home e-mail: diplectanum at dsl.pipex.com

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Fifth International Symposium on Monogenea
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