About Us

Kyoto, Japan

2019

London, Canada

2021

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.

Meet The Team

Alexandros Vezyrakis

Alexandros Vezyrakis

PhD Student - University of Potsdam, Germany

Finance

Janire Castellano Bueno

Janire Castellano Bueno

PhD Candidate - Newcastle University, UK

Lead Organizer

Alejandra Cespedes Gonzalez

Alejandra Cespedes Gonzalez

PhD Student - Universite de Bourgogne, France

UNAM Contact

Valentine Obiasogu

Valentine Obiasogu

MSc Student - Texas A&M University, USA

General Committee Member

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

PhD Student - Newcastle University, UK

Communications

Peter Xu

Peter Xu

MRes Student - University of York, UK

Website Management

Carolina Gomez

Carolina Gomez

PhD Student - Durham University, UK

General Committee Member

Matthew Wheelwright, PhD

Matthew Wheelwright, PhD

Science communication

Website Article Editing

Lucia Yllan

Lucia Yllan

PhD student - Newcastle University, UK

General Committee Member