Dear IOU Members and IOU Fellows,
The IOU functions as the Section of Ornithology of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) https://www.internationalornithology.org/PDF/Bylaws_8-20-18.pdf and, therefore, can take part in the IUBS’s programs, such as webinars. Please see the announcement of a webinar below and take advantage of this opportunity.
To commemorate the completion of 100 years of promoting excellence in biological sciences, the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) launched a webinar series. The fourth lecture in this series is by Yvon Le Maho, emeritus Director of Research CNRS at the University of Strasbourg and Monaco Scientific Centre. Renuka Badhe, Executive Secretary of the European Polar Board will be moderating the session.
Date & Time: 15 November 2022 at 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST
Yvon Le Maho, a well-known ecophysiologist, has pioneered RadioFrequencyIDentification and robotics to investigate penguins in their natural environment while minimising human disturbance in fieldwork and therefore avoiding subsequent scientific biases. Among those physiological mechanisms that were discovered by his team, a major finding is the demonstration that male king penguins are able to preserve food for 2-3 weeks at 37°C in their stomach, which allows them to feed the newly hatched chick if the female has been delayed. An antibiotic molecule is involved, which appears of biomedical interest. Yvon Le Maho is an author/co-author of more than 300 scientific papers, including 12 in Nature magazine and specialized Nature journals.
Please find attached a flyer with more details.
Register here: https://bit.ly/100IUBS-YvonLeMaho
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