About Us

Mexico City, Mexico

2023

The ISSABC is the International Student Symposium on Animal Behaviour and Cognition. We are an organisation that is run by students, for students, and as such our committee is entirely made up of student researchers.

We host an international conference biannually with a focus on animal behaviour. This conference aims to give the opportunity for students and early stage researchers to present their work to other students from around the world who are at a similar stage in their careers as an opportunity to those who might otherwise not have the opportunity at more conventional conferences which tend to focus on the work of later stage and more established researchers.

We have a heavy focus on making our conference as accessible and diverse as possible, hoping to bring the field of animal behaviour to all students regardless of their racial, educational, geographical and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation or any disabilities they may have.

We have hosted two previous symposiums and our latest event will take place in Mexico City, Mexico in the summer of 2023. You can access the websites of the previous symposiums in the following links: Kyoto 2019 and London 2021.

Meet The Team

Dr Janire Castellano Bueno

Dr Janire Castellano Bueno

Animal Welfare & Neuroscience, PhD | Newcastle University & Wild Animal Initiative

Lead organizer

Alexandros Vezyrakis

Alexandros Vezyrakis

PhD Student - University of Potsdam & Germany Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Finance

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

PhD Student - Newcastle University, UK

Communications

Peter Xu

Peter Xu

MRes Student - University of York, UK

Website design

Lucia Yllan

Lucia Yllan

PhD student - Newcastle University, UK

Translations

Dr Matthew Wheelwright

Dr Matthew Wheelwright

Science communication

Website Article Editing

Alejandra Cespedes Gonzalez

Alejandra Cespedes Gonzalez

PhD Student - Oklahoma University, USA

General Committee Member

Valentine Obiasogu

Valentine Obiasogu

Research Assistant - Texas A&M University, USA

General Committee Member

Meet the UNAM team

Camilo Medina

Camilo Medina

Local Lead Organizer

UNAM

Dr. Víctor Hugo Reynoso Rosales

Principal Investigator

UNAM 

M. en C. Juana Margarita Garza Castro

Teacher

UNAM

Dr. Melissa Plasman

Research

UNAM