18 - 23 Aug 2017


The 4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology

Moscow, Russia
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18 - 23 Aug 2017
MSU, Moscow, Russia


The 4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology


Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the International Society for Invertebrate Morphology, Moscow State University, The Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the local organizing committee we cordially invite you to attend the 4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM4) to be held 18 – 23 August 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

The congress will be hosted by Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), which is a perfect venue for this scientific society to gather, discuss, and share ideas. The building of the Biological Department located directly on the MSU campus will open its gates to students, scientists and professors from all over the world.

The ICIM 4 is devoted to actual questions and the most important achievements in the field of invertebrate morphology; to a wide range of scientific problems including the synthesis of classical morphology with advances in molecular taxonomy and phylogeny, to evolutionary developmental biology; to investigations on the structure of different groups of invertebrates; to the problem of miniaturization and the evolution of larval forms; and to modern achievements in the field of functional morphology and paleontology. Special attention will be paid to modern approaches and methods of morphological and evolutionary studies.

Congress symposia could be assigned to four major fields

(1) Recent advances in functional morphology;

(2) Special invertebrate morphology;

(3) Evolutionary theories;

(4) Advanced Microscopy and Morphology.

The Organizing committee is inviting students, young ambitious scientists as well as professors from all over the world to share their ideas and to demonstrate their recent scientific results.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Moscow

Natalia M. Biserova, ISIM President-elect

Elena N. Temereva, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

For further information on the conference, please contact us


Lomonosov Moscow State University, Биологический факультет

The International Scientific Committee

Gerhard Scholtz

Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Natalia Biserova
President Elect

Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Gonzalo Giribet
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Andreas Hejnol
The Sars International Centre, Bergen, Norway

Julia Sigwart
Queen’s University, Belfast, UK

Katrina Worsaae
University of Copenhagen, DK

Greg Edgecombe
The Natural History Museum, London, UK

Sally Leys
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Fernando Pardos
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Katharina Jörger
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany,

Marymegan Daly
The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

Georg Mayer
University of Kassel, Germany

Guenter Purschke
Universitaet Osnabrueck, Germany

Hans-Joachim Pflueger
Freie Universitaet, Germany

David Bruce Conn
Berry College & Harvard University, USA

The National Scientific Committee

Mikhail P. Kirpichnikov
Honorary Chair

Moscow State University, Russia

Sergey V. Rozhnov
Honorary Chair

Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russia

Pavel M. Balaban
Inst. Higher Nervous Activity & Neurophysiol., Russia

Vladimir V. Malakhov
Moscow State University, Russia

Vladimir V. Yushin
Institute of Marine Biology, Russia

Elena N. Temereva
Moscow State University, Russia

Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev
Moscow State University, Russia

Aleksey V. Tchesunov
Moscow State University, Russia

Alexandr Tzetlin
Moscow State University, Russia

Alexey A. Polilov
Moscow State University, Russia

Andrey N. Ostrovsky
Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia

Aleksander V. Ereskovsky
Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia

Igor A. Kosevich
Moscow State University, Russia

Yulia A. Kraus
Moscow State University, Russia


Department of Invertebrate Zoology,
Faculty of Biology, ​1-12​
​Lomonosov Moscow State University,
119 ​234​, Moscow, ​Russia.
tel/fax (lab): +7 495 939 44 95, +7 495 939 36 56
​fax: ​+7 495 939 56 95

About partners

International Society for Invertebrate Morphology

Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)

Faculty of Biology, MSU

Borissiak Paleontological Institute

Russian Academy of Sciences

The ICIM4 Local Organizing Committee


Media sponsors:

Journal of Morphology

Scientific Press KMK

Cost of participation

Participant Early Bird (before February 1, 2017) - 250 €

Participant Regular (after February 1, 2017) - 280 €

Student Early Bird (before February 1, 2017) - 125 €

Student Regular (after February 1, 2017) - 150 €

Accompanying person Early bird (before February 1, 2017) - 125 €

Accompanying person Regular (after February 1, 2017) - 140 €

Please note: For residents of Russia a subsidy will be made available through Russian Federal research funding.