Dr. Juan Andrés Bisset, one of Cuba’s leading entomologists, will be a featured speaker at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Bisset, head of the Vector Control Department at the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine and an advisor to the Cuban Public Health Ministry, will deliver an invitational lecture called “Aedes aegypti Management Strategies for Dengue Control in Cuba” at a special symposium.
Dr. Juan Andrés Bisset
“When I received my first passport as a Brazilian citizen, it was stamped ‘not valid’ for Cuba,” said Dr. Walter Leal, one of the Co-Chairs of ICE 2016. “That sparked a curiosity about that country. After I become an entomologist and a U.S. citizen, my curiosity shifted toward entomology in Cuba. Fast forward to today: The International Congress of Entomology could not justify its theme, ‘Entomology without Borders,’ if we did not have at least one delegate from Cuba. We are absolutely delighted to host Dr. Juan Bisset, who will tell us how they control Aedes aegypti and mitigate transmission of dengue. We welcome Dr. Bisset, his knowledge, and input.”
Dr. Jules Hoffmann
Dr. Jules A. Hoffmann, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will speak at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016), which will be held September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Hoffmann is a professor of integrative biology at the Strasbourg University Institute for Advanced Study. He is also emeritus research director of the French National Research Center, and he served as vice-president and president of the French National Academy of Sciences from 2006-2010.
He is one of two Nobel Prize winners, along with Peter Agre (2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), to agree to speak at ICE 2016, which promises to be the largest gathering of insect scientists in history, with more than 6,000 attendees expected.
Dr. Peter Agre
Dr. Peter Agre, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, will speak at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016), which will be held September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Agre shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering aquaporins, a family of water-channel proteins found throughout nature that underlie numerous physiological processes and clinical disorders. He is deeply involved in multiple global issues, and is the current director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, which conducts research in Zambia and Zimbabwe.