From next week we have the chance to host Sandie and Bernie Degnan (http://www.degnanlabs.info), who are visiting our Unit as part of their sabbatical. They will be around for three months so I'm sure everybody will have the opportunity to interact with them.
Peter Godfrey Smith , Professor of Philosphy at the City University of New York, will be one of the keynote speakers in our "Convergences" Workshop on Individuality in Biology and Philosophy next Monday and Tuedsay ( http://lbdv.obs-vlfr.fr/convergence/index.html ) .He has offered to give an additional seminar on a different topic at the OOV on Wednesday 9th September : "Do octopuses use projectiles in conspecific interactions?’."
A l'aune de la belle réussite, l'an dernier, de la 1ère édition de la J2CO (Journée des Jeunes Chercheurs de l'Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer), l'équipe de la J2CO a décidé de réitérer l'expérience et de se lancer dans une 2è édition de l'événement.
Participation du LBDV au 8th international tunicate meeting au Japon. The 8th international tunicate meeting will be held July 13-17, 2015 at Aomori City Cultural Hall, Aomori, Japan. The International Tunicate Meeting is the major scientific gathering of tunicate researchers with diverse interests, expertizes and experiences in tunicate biology and its related field from around the world, and is regularly held biennially in Europe, North America or Japan. The meeting is organized with plenary sessions and poster sessions.
“Individuality and immortality : lessons from organisms with complex life cycles” - Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur mer, 7th and 8th September 2015
The workshop aims to promote discussion to explore the concepts around the themes of individuality and immortality. It will include presentations from international specialists from the worlds of Philosophy and Biology, mixed with presentations from INDIBIO project participants and their collaborators.