Benelux Congress of Zoology

The next Benelux Congress of Zoology is organized by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Dierkundige Vereniging and will be held in the Netherlands at NATURALIS (Leiden) from the 6-8th of June 2023.

The Royal Zoological Society of Belgium (RBZS) is happy to welcome you to Zoology 2022 – Diversity of model organisms and model organisms from diversity: molecular, physiological, functional, and ecological perspectives at KU Leuven, Campus Kortrijk on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2022. The RBZS aims to connect researchers in Zoology throughout Belgium and abroad, providing a network for junior and senior members, who benefit through contacts and collaboration.

For three decades, the RBZS and the Royal Zoological Society of the Netherlands (KNDV) organize this Congress together to give especially young, but also senior researchers the floor to present their master’s, Ph.D., and postdoctoral work. This year we will explore the zoological diversity that is studied at our universities and research institutes in specific symposia (still to be delineated, but more on that soon…). As usual, despite this general thematic, the congress will also welcome all contributions from the field of Zoology, from the molecule to the biosphere.

Organizing committee: Ellen Decaestecker, Gilles Lepoint, Stéphane Roberty, Isabel Vanoverberghe, Sofie Claerhout, Naina Goel, Manon Coone, Ruben Schols, Shira Houwenhuyse, Lore Bulteel, Karine Mahefarisoa,  Karen Bisschop, Aditi Gurung, Arne Sinnesael, Emma Gouwy, Broos Van de Moortel, Johanna Lapere and Thomas Pluym.


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Zoology 2022 – Abstract book