The 7th International Tunicate Meeting organized by the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, will take place July on 22-26, 2013 at the Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope", in Napoli, Italy.


The International Tunicate Meeting is the principal biennial scientific gathering of the world tunicate research community.  Platform speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts.


The call concerns studies describing any aspect of tunicate research, such as, e.g., developmental biology, regeneration, genomics, genetics, cell biology, physiology, neurobiology, biochemistry, allorecognition, evolution/systematics, ecology.  Abstracts describing research on tunicates as invasive species are welcome, as this will be a topic of special interest at this meeting. In addition, work describing research in other organisms that sheds light on deuterostome evolution and chordate origins is also of much interest.


Please, circulate this information to colleagues that are not currently included in the mailing list and may be interested to participating to the meeting.


I take this opportunity to introduce you to the Organizing Committee:


Margherita Branno, Cellular and Developmental  Biology, Stazione Zoologica

Filomena Ristoratore, Cellular and Developmental  Biology, Stazione Zoologica
Antonietta Spagnuolo, Cellular and Developmental  Biology, Stazione Zoologica

Giovanni  F. Russo, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Ambiente,  Università degli Studi di Napoli  “Parthenope”


and the Scientific Committee:


William Richard Jeffery,  Evolutionary Developmental Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

Kohji Hotta, Department of Biosciences and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology,Keio University, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama, Japan

Hiroki Nishida, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Lucia Manni, Dipartimento di Biologia Università di Padova, Italy

Christiaen Lionel,  Department of Biology, New York University, New York, USA

Yasuo Hitoyoshi, Laboratoire de Biologie du Développement de Villefranche sur mer , France

Euan R. Brown, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK

Margherita Branno, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy

Antonietta Spagnuolo, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy


Please Join us in Napoli !!


Margherita Branno on behalf of the Organizing Committee



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