Dr. John Hildebrand
In November 2014 in Portland, OR, the Co-Chairs of the 2016 International Congress of Entomology announced the selection of awardees and speakers for the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida.
The University of Arizona’s Dr. John G. Hildebrand is the recipient of the 2016 Wigglesworth Memorial Lecture Award.
In addition, Professors Angharad Gatehouse (University of Newcastle), Ring Cardé (University of California, Riverside), and Maureen Coetzee (University of the Witwatersrand) will receive Certificates of Distinction for Outstanding Achievements in 2016.
Finally, ICE 2016 will feature the following eight Plenary Speakers:
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.