28 August, 2013
The Global conference on Entomology will be held from November 8-12, 2013 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. 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 millenia, 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 percent 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 â€“ other economic and cultural factors are important too â€“ 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 V Sivaram Research Foundation and Century Foundation, Bangalore and co-organizers/supporters of this event are Department of Agriculture, Government of Sarawak and University of Technology Mara, Sarawak.
The scheduled conference is supported by Government of Sarawak, Kuching and Sarawak Convention Bureau. In addition to these agencies, the Directorate of Agriculture, Sarawak; University of Technology Mara, Sarawak, and several Entomological Societies, Universities and research organization have extended full support and technical guidance for the successful organization of the conference so as to 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.
The following are the Technical Sessions:
1. Insect taxonomy and systematics including geography
2. Insect ecology-population dynamics, climate change
3. Insect toxicology: insecticide efficacy and resistance
4. Insect behaviour and physiology
5. Insect Molecular Genetics, Molecular biology and biotechnology
6. Insect Biochemistry and physiology
7. Insect Pathology and biological control
8. Insects as vectors of crop diseases
9. Public health, medical and veterinary entomology
10. Forest entomology
11. Useful and beneficial insects-sericulture, apiculture, resin culture
12. Insects as bioresources-food, nutraceuticals, medicine and environmental health markers
14. Insect Quarantine and SPS issues
15. Insect pest management
16. Biotechnological/Innovative Approaches in insect pest management.
17. Forensic Entomology
For more details of the conference kindly visit: www.gce2013.com
Dr V Sivaram
PRESIDENT – 2nd GCE, Kuching, Malaysia
Event website: http://gce2013.com