2nd Global Conference on Entomology (GCE) 2013 Malaysia

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  • The 2nd Global Con­fer­ence on Ento­mol­ogy (GCE) 2013 is organ­ised by the V. Sivaram Research Foun­da­tion (VSRF) in coop­er­a­tion with the Cen­tury Foun­da­tion Ban­ga­lore and the Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy Mara. The event will take place in Kuch­ing, Sarawak, Malaysia run­ning Novem­ber 8 – 12, 2013. The organ­is­ers are kindly seek­ing your participation.

    Insects and Human­ity in the 21st Century“

    The major objec­tive of the 2nd Global Con­fer­ence on Ento­mol­ogy is to show­case recent advances in ento­mo­log­i­cal research and devel­op­ment in the insect world. The skills and knowl­edge of ento­mol­o­gists are needed world­wide help­ing farm­ers to pro­duce crops and live­stock more effi­ciently through sound pest man­age­ment strate­gies, fight­ing to save endan­gered species and frag­ile ecosys­tems, and pre­vent­ing insects from spread­ing agents that cause seri­ous diseases.

    Insects pro­vide a read­ily acces­si­ble resource for us to use in devel­op­ing a bet­ter sci­en­tific under­stand­ing of the world around us. For more than 350 mil­lion years, insects have evolved and adapted to become the crea­tures we know today. Through the mil­len­nia, insects have become an essen­tial part of every ter­res­trial and fresh­wa­ter ecosys­tem. They are the most numer­ous and diverse form of life on Earth. About one mil­lion species are known, and it is esti­mated that 10 mil­lion are undis­cov­ered. The study of insects helps us increase the bounty of the land and pre­serve its nat­ural beauty. It also helps us under­stand how to pro­tect lives and prop­erty from harm­ful insects.

    Food short­ages still exist in many parts of the world. About 40 % of the world’s food pro­duc­tion is lost to insect pests each year. Sound ento­mo­log­i­cal research and exten­sion pro­grams are at the fore­front of the sci­ences involv­ing these impor­tant prob­lems. Although reduc­ing vast insect-​caused losses will not auto­mat­i­cally solve the hunger prob­lems – other eco­nomic and cul­tural fac­tors are impor­tant too – ento­mol­ogy is a cen­tral part of the solu­tion. Vast areas of the world are dom­i­nated by insects that trans­mit par­a­sites that cause yel­low fever, river blind­ness, cha­gas dis­ease, and sleep­ing sick­ness. Malaria, plague, and tick-​borne fevers are dis­eases of world­wide impor­tance, and ento­mol­o­gists lead the way in research to com­bat these ail­ments. Ento­mol­o­gists are seek­ing new, less expen­sive ways to pre­vent these losses.

    The sched­uled con­fer­ence is orga­nized by the Dr Sivaram Research Foun­da­tion and Cen­tury Foun­da­tion, Ban­ga­lore and co-​organizers/​supporters of this impor­tant event are Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, Gov­ern­ment of Sarawak and Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy Mara, Sarawak. The sched­uled con­fer­ence is encour­aged and sup­ported by Gov­ern­ment of Sarawak, Kuch­ing and Sarawak Con­ven­tion Bureau.

    In addi­tion to these agen­cies, there are sev­eral Ento­mo­log­i­cal Soci­eties, Uni­ver­si­ties and research orga­ni­za­tion have extended full sup­port and tech­ni­cal guid­ance for the suc­cess­ful orga­ni­za­tion of the con­fer­ence in asso­ci­a­tion with other orga­ni­za­tions will pro­vide a sci­en­tific plat­form to exchange the infor­ma­tion on the recent advances in ento­mo­log­i­cal research and to bring together the Inter­na­tional sci­en­tific com­mu­nity involved in the study of insects.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    • Insect tax­on­omy and sys­tem­at­ics includ­ing geography
    • Insect ecology-​population dynam­ics, cli­mate change
    • Insect tox­i­col­ogy: insec­ti­cide effi­cacy and resistance
    • Insect behav­iour and physiology
    • Insect Mol­e­c­u­lar Genet­ics, Mol­e­c­u­lar biol­ogy and biotechnology
    • Insect Bio­chem­istry and physiology
    • Insect Pathol­ogy and bio­log­i­cal control
    • Insects as vec­tors of crop diseases
    • Pub­lic health, med­ical and vet­eri­nary entomology
    • For­est entomology
    • Use­ful and ben­e­fi­cial insects-​sericulture, api­cul­ture, resin culture
    • Insects as bioresources-​food, nutraceu­ti­cals, med­i­cine and envi­ron­men­tal health markers
    • Acarol­ogy
    • Insect Quar­an­tine and SPS issues
    • Insect pest management
    • Biotechnological/​Innovative Approaches in insect pest management.

    Sci­en­tific Committee

    • Prof. Govind Gujar – Head, Dept. of Ento­mol­ogy, Indian Agri­cul­ture Research Insti­tute, New Delhi (India)
    • Dr. Mar­garet Chan Kit Yok – Fac­ulty of Plan­ta­tion and Agrotech­nol­ogy, Uni­ver­siti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak (Malaysia)
    • Dr. Priyadarsanan Dharma Rajan – Ashok Trust for Research in Ecol­ogy and Envi­ron­ment, Ban­ga­lore (India)
    • Prof. Jerzy Wilde – Warmia-​Mazury Uni­ver­sity, Olsz­tyn (Poland)
    • Prof. Dr. N.J. Shetty – Chair­man (Rtd), Dept. of Zool­ogy, Ban­ga­lore Uni­ver­sity (India)
    • Dr. Mark Eric Ben­bow – Depart­ment of Biol­ogy, Uni­ver­sity of Day­ton (USA)
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