The 10th National Conference on Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held at NAU
June 26,2013

The 10th National Conference on Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was held at NAU from June 16-19. The conference was hosted by the committee of Chinese Entomological Society on Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Organizers and co-organizers include the College of Plant Protection of NAU, the Entomological Society of Jiangsu Province, East China Pest Control Key Laboratory (NAU) and the Key Laboratory for Entomology of Zhejiang University.

Prof. Shen Qirong, Vice President of NAU, attended and addressed the opening ceremony. He expressed congratulations on the successful opening of the conference, and introduced to the guests the history and current situation of NAU as well as theCollegeofPlant Protection. He expects the delegates to take this opportunity and deepen their cooperation with NAU.

Prof. David Stanley, member ofAmericanAcademyof Engineering, Professor Ye Gongyin, director of Chinese Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee fromZhejiangUniversity, and Professor Zhu Kun Yan fromKansasStateUniversityalso presented their speeches respectively.

After the opening ceremony, more than 300 delegates fromChina, US,UK,Australia,Germany,Sweden,Indiaand other countries exchanged ideas over the research on insect physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology in the genomic era. Extensive and in-depth discussions were made through presentations, special reports and wall posters concerning physiology and biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, development, immunization, functional genomics, and bioinformatics.