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Welcome to the 16ICM website!

The 16th International Congress of Myriapodology (16ICM) was held at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc, the Czech Republic, from Sunday, 20 July to Friday, 25 July 2014. This scientific conference devoted to centipedes, millipedes, velvet worms, pauropods and symphylans, was organised under the auspices of Centre International de Myriapodologie

The organizing institutions were:

Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Institute of Soil Biology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

We hosted 84 participants and their 18 accompanying persons from 24 countries of the World. Look at a list of already registered participants!

Congress photo

Congress photo for print (.jpg, 19.8 MB)  © Zdeněk Mačát, 2014

Book of abstracts of 16ICM (.pdf, 0.7 MB)


   Centipedes, millipedes and our congress in media

Journalist were interested mainly in applied research – the most repetaed questions were about paper published by Eivind Undheim with colleagues about protein isolated from venom of Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans, which can decrease pain reception... 

ČT1 Studio 6
ČT1 Studio 6

Český rozhlas Vltava
Český rozhlas Vltava
Český rozhlas Olomouc

Žurnál Online
Večerník z metropole
Olomoucká drbna


  History (and near future)

It is a good habit to rotate European and Noneuropean destinations recently, next congress should be held in Thailand!

  1ICM: 1968 – Paris, France
  2ICM: 1972 – Manchester, UK
  3ICM: 1975 – Hamburg, Germany
  4ICM: 1978 – Gargnano, Italy
  5ICM: 1981 – Radford, USA
  6ICM: 1984 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  7ICM: 1987 – Vittorio Veneto, Italy
  8ICM: 1990 – Innsbruck, Austria
  9ICM: 1993 – Paris, France
10ICM: 1996 – Copenhagen, Denmark
11ICM: 1999 – Bialowieza, Poland
12ICM: 2002 – Mtunzini, South Africa
13ICM: 2005 – Bergen, Norway
14ICM: 2008 – Görlitz, Germany
15ICM: 2011 – Brisbane, Australia
16ICM: 2014 – Olomouc, Czech Republic
17ICM: 2017 – see you in Krabi, Thailand!!!