Monday, June 26, 2017

ChallenGen at the 2017 mid-year meeting of The Crustacean Society (TCS)

by Enrique Macpherson

Enrique Macpherson, Marta Pascual and Ferran Palero were members of the Organising Committee of the 2017 mid-year meeting of The Crustacean Society (TCS), of which EM was also the chair.

The meeting was organized by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and University of Barcelona (UB) and took place in Cosmocaixa, Barcelona, Spain, from 19th to 22nd June 2017. A total of 211 scientists from 34 countries attended the meeting. This symposium, with already some decades of existence, has given particular emphasis to the areas historically covered by the TCS meetings (ecology, fisheries, larvae, taxonomy, among many others topics). The meeting also included the “11th Colloquium Crustacea Decapoda Mediterranea” and the “5th Crustacean Larval Conference”.

The congress has been organized with parallel oral sessions and poster exhibitions, and included several invited plenary lectures made by world renowned crustacean researchers. Members of ChallenGen contributed with two oral presentations and ten posters (see Publications and Outreach: Conferences).