1. Don Bradshaw – Australia – “Environmental Endocrinology”
2. Julian Dow – UK – “Molecular-genetic approaches to neuropeptide signalling.”
3. Olivier Kah – France – “Evolution of GnRH hormones and receptors
4. Liliane Schoofs – Belgium – “Comparative neuropeptidomics in small animal
5. Carl Schreck – USA – “The endocrinology of stress: from the microscope to the
Symposia Chairs with contact email and State-of-the-art Speakers
1. Comparative Thyroid Endocrinology
Chairs Samantha Richardson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Klaren – P.Klaren@science.ru.nl
Theo Visser (Rotterdam) – “Membrane-bound thyroid hormone transporters”.
Barbara Demeneix (Paris) – “Endocrine disruption of thyroid hormone action”.
2. Endocrinology of Feeding and Nutrition
(Supported by the Society for Endocrinology)
Chair Simon Luckman – email@example.com
Michael Pankratz (Karlsruhe) – “Feeding behaviour in Drosophila”.
John Speakman (Aberdeen) – “Energy homeostasis”.
3. Biological Clocks and Endocrine Function in Vertebrates and
(Supported by the British Society for Neuroendocrinology)
Chairs Hugh Piggins – firstname.lastname@example.org
Johanna Meijer – J.H.Meijer@lumc.nl
Chris Colwell (UCLA) – “PACAP/VIP signalling in vertebrate circadian models”.
Johanna Meijer (Leiden) – “GABA signalling in different SCN clock compartments-sleep
and behavioural feedback”.
4. New Insights into Urotensin Endocrinology from Fish to Man.
(Supported by the Physiological Society)
Chairs Nick Bernier – email@example.com
Cathy McCrohan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Isabelle Lihrmann (Rouen) – “UII paracrine and endocrine function”.
Steve Douglas (GSK, USA) – “UII in mammals and man”.
Cathy McCrohan (Manchester) – “Fish caudal neurosecretory system – a model for study
of neuroendocrine secretion”.
5. Endocrinology of Salt and Water Balance.
(Supported by the Society for Experimental Biology)
Chairs Yoshio Takei – email@example.com
Neil Hazon – firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoshio Takei – “Exploring novel body fluid-regulating hormones in fish”.
Geoff Coast – “Endocrine control of ion transport by insect renal tubules”.
6. Endocrine Disruption
Chairs Vance Trudeau – email@example.com
Charles Tyler – C.R.Tyler@exeter.ac.uk
Tom Zoeller – “Environmental chemicals impacting thyroid hormone signalling in brain
development-mechanisms and consequences”.
Taisen Iguchi – “The power of comparative molecular approaches in understanding
7. Pheromone and Other Chemical Communication.
Chairs Peter Hubbard – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Scott – A.P.Scott@cefas.co.uk
Jelle Atema (Woods Hole) – “Chemical communication in decapod crustaceans”.
Lynda Corkum (Ontario) – “Chemical communication in the fresh water environment”.
8. Endocrinology of Calcium Homeostasis.
Chairs Adelino Canario – email@example.com
Gert Flik - G.Flik@science.ru.nl
Kristina Snuttan Sundell (Goteborg) – “Calcium regulation in teleost fish”.
Michele Wheatly (Wright University) –“ The paradox of cellular calcium homeostasis
during vectorial transfer: spatial and temporal regulation of Ca import/export proteins using
the freshwater crayfish molting model”
9. Reproductive Endocrinology and Gamete Quality.
Chair Oliana Carnevali – firstname.lastname@example.org
Isidori Aldo (Rome) – “Quality of human sperm”.
Penny Swanson (Seattle) – “Endocrine changes during puberty”.
10. Comparative Reproductive Neuroendocrinology
Chairs Peter Sharp – email@example.com
Kazuyoshi Tsutsui – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kazuyoshi Tsutsui (Hiroshima) – “The comparative biology of gonadotrophin inhibitory
hormone and its receptors”.
Alistair Dawson (Monks Wood) – “Photorefractoriness in birds – photoperiodic and non-
11. Insect Neuroendocrinology in the Post-genomic Era.
Chairs Ian Orchard – email@example.com
Dick Nassel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dusan Zitnan (Slovakia) – “Complex neuropeptide-receptor cascade controls insect
Cornelis Grimmelikhuijzen (Copenhagen) – “Comparative insect genomics and insect
12. Immune and Endocrine Interactions.
Chairs Lidy van Kemenade – Lidy.vanKemenade@wur.nl
Carl Schreck – email@example.com
Nic Cohen (Rochester, USA) – “The pervasiveness of neuroendocrine-immune system
Takakashi Yada (Tokyo) – “Paracrine action of growth hormone in fish immune system”.
13. Peptide Hormone and Receptor Evolution.
Chairs Dan Larhammar – Dan.Larhammar@neuro.uu.se
Josef Vanden Broeck – Jozef.VandenBroeck@bio.kuleuven.be
Dan Larhammar (Uppsala) – “Expansion of several peptide and receptor families in early
Josef Vanden Broeck (Leuven) – “to be confirmed”.
14. Steroid Receptor Signalling.
(Supported by the Society for Experimental Biology)
Chairs Patrick Prunet – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nic Bury – email@example.com
Peter Thomas (U of Texas) – “Non-genomic steroid receptor signalling”.
Nic Bury (London) – “Molecular characterisation of corticosteroid receptor signalling:
teleost fish as a model”.
15. CRF and CRF-related Peptides in Stress Adaptation from
Invertebrates to Man.
Chair Tamas Kozicz – firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Denver (U of Michigan) – “Comparative genomic and functional analysis of
regulatory regions of vertebrate corticotrophin releasing factor genes”.
Tamas Kozicz (Nijmegen) – “A novel central mechanism in stress adaptation: the Edinger-
Westphal urotensin I neuronal system”.
Nick Bernier (Guelph) – “UI and CRF-related peptides”.
16. Novel Neuroendocrine Peptides and their Receptors and Actions.
Chairs Hubert Vaudry – Hubert.Vaudry@univ-rouen.fr
Mike Conlon – email@example.com
Manuel Tena-Sempere (U of Cordoba) – “Novel role of the KISS-1/GPR54 system in the
control of reproduction”.
Aaron Maule (Belfast) – “The FLP side of helminths”.
Jae Young Seong (Seoul) – “Identification of amino acid residues directing differential
ligand selectivity of mammalian and non-mammalian VIa type receptors for arginine
vasopressin and vasotocin”.