The obese species

Clinical and preclinical understanding of eating and energy balance disorders

An advanced workshop of experts in ethology, psychology, endocrinology, physiology and neuroscience that will address recent advances in our understanding of appetite & weight control


Directors of the workshop

Alessandro Bartolomucci (University of Minnesota, MN, USA; University of Parma, IT)

Stefano Parmigiani (University of Parma, IT),

John Rodgers (University of Leeds, UK)

Antonio Vidal-Puig (University of Cambridge, UK)

 Hosted by

School of Ethology

Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture


21-26 October 2011


Erice, Sicily, Italy

 Overall structure

invited talks/brief oral presentations & posters, half-day excursion


During the workshop, a half-day social excursion to the Greek temple at Selinunte is scheduled for all participants