Dear SIP members and colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 2014 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control & 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology. The meeting will be held from August 3rd to 7th, 2014 at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

We are planning an exciting scientific program to explore the latest findings in invertebrate pathology, including microbial control of insect pests, diseases in beneficial invertebrates, medical and biotechnological significance of entomopathogens, and fundamental scientific research in host-pathogen interactions.

Mainz offers a medieval town center including its historical dome and places nearby, and is situated in the south-west of Germany´s most famous region for wine growing. Besides being the capital of the state Rhineland-Palatine it was elected first among the German "Great Wine Capitals". Wine, carnival, tradition and culture are values represented in the city of Mainz, but above all the city is the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg the inventor of bookprinting with movable letters, and hence the birthplace of modern communication and knowledge. Consequently one can feel the university´s slogan all around the city: "Moving Minds - Crossing Boundaries"

Visitors will be fascinated by the historical sights in Mainz but also by the stunning nature in surrounding areas, e.g. valleys around the Rhine River, which connects Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands and has shaped the scenery and culture of the region for millennia.
Enjoy with us an inspiring and enthusiastic 47th SIP Annual Meeting in beautiful Mainz.

We look forward seeing you!

The Local Organizing Committee

Johannes A. Jehle (Chair)
Thomas Hankeln (Co-Chair)
Regina Kleespies (Secretary)



Download 2014 Letter of Invitation