8th International Brachiopod Congress
Brachiopods in a changing planet: from the past to the future
Milan 11-14 September 2018
The 8th International Brachiopod Congress: “Brachiopods in a changing planet: from the past to the future” will take place between 11th and 14th September 2018 in Milan, Italy, after the previous events held in Melbourne (Australia) in 2010 and Nanjing (China) in 2015.
The congress is expected to attract around 200 participants from universities and research institutes around the world. It will be the first time, since its establishment over 35 years ago, that this important conference is hosted in Italy.
The Congress will be held in the prestigious venue of Università degli Studi, via Festa del Perdono 7, Milan, a few steps from the Duomo Cathedral. The quality of accommodation and tourist attraction of the city of Milan and the excellent transport links with most Italian and European towns, will make this event very interesting for the international audience.
In addition to scientific oral and poster sessions, and prestigious plenary lectures, the Congress will be preceded and followed by field excursions (in Italy, UK and Spain). The topics of the Congress will include all aspects of the study of brachiopods, from systematics and evolution to biostratigraphy, palaeoecology, palaeobiogeography, to the biology of extant brachiopods. Particular emphasis will be devoted to research on mass extinctions, biomineralization and geochemistry, as well as new methods of microscopic investigation with the latest equipment in this field.
We welcome you to Italy in September 2018!
The General Chairs of the Congress
Lucia Angiolini and Renato Posenato
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