H3 symposium: Sensory transduction in insects

08 December 2017

Hodgkin Huxley House,
30 Farringdon Lane,
London EC1R 3AW, United Kingdom

We experience the world through our senses. Our eyes and ears have evolved to such a level of sophistication and specialisation that it is easy to forget that primordial eukaryotic sense organs were constructed from an amalgamation of available parts from, what are now considered, disparate senses. This symposium will bring together researchers studying sensory transduction in a range of receptors to promote new interactions and insights at an important interface between modalities.

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This symposium will seek to facilitate knowledge transfer across sensory modalities within the insect sensory transduction community and streamline future avenues of enquiry which will help build a broader understanding of insect sensory transduction. 

You will hear and be able to engage with key figures and future leaders with discussions in the latest advances in phototransduction, mechanotransduction and olfaction, as well as the most recent cross-disciplinary breakthroughs between the senses. In addition to nine talks and three plenary lectures, there will be two hours of poster sessions and we encourage non-speaking attendees to present a poster.  

Organised by Ben Warren, University of Leicester, UK and Jörg Albert, University College London, UK.

In order to ensure our activities are inclusive, we have established a Carer's Fund to support members with caring responsibilities, as well as those that need carers. The grants are intended to go towards the cost of attendee's care arrangements for any meeting or workshop that we organise. Click here to apply