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Organizing committee

Giacinta Stocchino
Marco Curini-Galletti
Maria Pala
Marco Casu
Piero Cossu
Valentina Delogu
Tiziana Lai
Daria Sanna
Fabio Scarpa

Scientific committee

Aziz Aboobaker
University of Oxford, UK
Tom Artois
University of Hasselt, Belgium
Ulf Jondelius
Naturhistoriska Rikmuseet, Sweden
Tim Littlewood
Natural History Museum, UK
Ronald Sluys
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL


The Symposium will span four full days, starting from August 28, 2018. On the late afternoon of August 27, Monday, a welcome cocktail will be offered on the premises of the Symposium venue, and registrations will start. The Conference Dinner will be held on the eve of August 30. On the following day, Friday, the Symposium excursion will take place: presumably by boat to Capo Caccia (bring your swimming gear!). The topics of the Symposium, and its articulation, will depend on number and content of communications of the attendees.
Possible topics for the four days of the Symposium are:

Day 1

Morphology / Ultrastructure / Taxonomy / Phylogeny / Evolution / Biodiversity / Biogeography

Day 2

Regeneration / molecular regulation / cell signalling

Day 3

Reproductive Biology / Development
As usual, this will include both free-living and parasite flatworms, as well as the "former flatworms" Xenacoelomorpha.

Conference dinner

Day 4


Each day will have a keynote speaker – as first communication of the morning.
According to the number of speakers, we will try to favour short communications (15-20 minutes max). Lunch and coffee-breaks will be offered in the premises of the venue.




Keynote speakers

Dr. Jochen Rink

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
01307 Dresden, Germany
Main research interests:
  • The molecular coordinate system of the planarian body plan
  • Dynamics of the pluripotent stem cell system
  • Evo-devo of regeneration and tissue turn-over.

Dr. Antoine Pariselle

ISEM, CNRS, University of
Montpellier, IRD, EPHE,
Montpellier, France
Main research interest:
systematics, evolution and coevolution of Monogenea and their fish hosts.

Dr. Torsten Hugo Struck

Department of Research and Collections
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Main research interest:
evolution and biodiversity of marine spiralians at all taxonomic levels, employing evolutionary genomic, phylogenomic, phylogeographic, population genetic and bioinformatic approaches.

Dr. Eugene Berezikov

European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing
University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Main research interest:
stem cells and ageing, mechanisms of regeneration and stem cell regulation, comparative flatworm genomics.

Abstracts (Communications and Posters) submission

Deadline: June 10th, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please help us to simplify our editing job! Send the abstract as a Word or rtf file to isfb2018@uniss.it

Abstract length: one page maximum, including title, names of authors and affiliations. Please underline the name of the speaker.

Font: Times New Roman

Title: bold type, 14 point size

Authors: CAPITAL LETTER, 12 point size

Addresses: 10 point size

Text: 12 point size, single spacing

Poster size: 70 cm x 100 cm

Format download


Information on how to get to Alghero here

We intend to organise the Symposium in the Quartè Sayàl (www.quartesayal.com): centrally located on the seafront promenade of Alghero, and close to Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts.
Alghero is a touristic town, and offers a wide range of accomodations. However, we strongly recommend to book as early as possible, as you may miss the best options. A list of possible accomodations will be given on this site – but you may prefer to check by yourself, and scout for the best offers.

Alghero Via Garibaldi 87, Alghero, SS

Where is Sardinia?

Where to stay

The are a large number of hotels at B&B in Alghero – and you may wish to spend some time checking the offers in the websites of your preference…
We contacted as organisers several types of accomodations, asking whether they would apply special discount rates to the attendants to the Symposium.
We got a few answers: download


Marco: +39 3293605828

Giacinta: +39 3391880809

email: isfb2018@uniss.it

Attendees list

  • Abid Kachour - S. Université Oran 1, Algeria
  • Aboobaker Abdul Aziz - University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Alvarez-Presas Marta - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Artois Tom - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Babalean Anda Felicia - University of Craiova, Romania
  • Baguñà Jaume - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Bahia Juliana - Stuttgart Museum of Natural History, Germany
  • Benitez Lisandra - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Benovics Michal - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Berezikov Eugene - European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, University Medical Center, Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Bertemes Philip - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Bijnens Karolien - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Brand Jeremias - University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Carbayo Baz Fernando - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Cuadrado Daniel - National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
  • Diez Yander - Universidad de Oriente, Santiago, Cuba
  • Dittmann Isabel - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Egger Bernhard - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Gammoudi Mehrez - Université de Tunis El-Manar, Tunisia
  • Geraerts Mare - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Gobert Stefan - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Grosbusch Alexandra - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jaenen Vincent - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Jondelius Ulf - Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Sweden
  • Jorissen Michiel - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Justine Jean-Lou - Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
  • Kmentová Nikol - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Ladurner Peter - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Laumer Christopher - EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Leal-Zanchet Ana Maria - Unisinos, S. Leopoldo, Brazil
  • Leria Laia - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Monnens Marlies - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Mouton Stijn - European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Neumann Matthias - Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands
  • Oya Yuki - Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Pariselle Antoine - University of Montpellier, France
  • Pearson Bret - Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • Pellettieri Jason - Keene State College, USA
  • Pérez-García Patricia - Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
  • Pjeta Robert - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Porfiriev Andrey - Kazan University, Russia
  • Raikova Olga - Zoological Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Reygel Patrick - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Rink Jochen - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
  • Riutort Marta - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Rothman Shevy - Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Salvenmoser Willi - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Sanjuan Hernandez Claudia - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Schärer Lukas - University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Sykes James - University of San Francisco (USA)
  • Sluys Ronald - Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands
  • Smeets Karen - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Smith III Julian - Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
  • Sterrer Wolgang - Bermuda Natural History Museum
  • Struck Torsten Hugo - Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Ustyantsev Kirill - Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Vanhove Maarten - Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Van Steenkiste Niels - University of British Columbia
  • Vila-Farré Miquel - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
  • Vorel Jirí - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Wudarski Jakub - European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Wunderer Julia - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Zadesenets Kira - University of Basel, Switzerland