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Symposium Program

Finalized May 16, 2006
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Saturday, May 20, 2006
8:00 a.m. Registration, Marriott University Park
6:00 p.m. Welcome reception, Marriott University Park Grand Foyer
7:00 p.m. Opening Banquet, Marriott University Park Ballroom
Sunday, May 21, 2006: morning
7:00 a.m. Poster set-up, Madera and Canyon Rooms
Invited Speaker Session 1: Evolution and Development
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSON: Mariana Wolfner, Cornell University
8:30 a.m. Welcome remarks
8:40 a.m. Michael Akam, University of Cambridge, "The evolution of segmentation mechanisms in arthropods"
9:20 a.m. Thomas Kaufman, Indiana University: "Comparing embryogenesis and limb formation in a hemi- and holo- metabolic insect (The long and the short of it)"
10:00 a.m. Refreshment break
10:40 a.m. Antónia Monteiro, University at Buffalo: "Using transgenic tools to test gene function in butterfly wing pattern development"
11:20 a.m. David Stern, Princeton University: "From micromutations to macroevolution"
Sunday, May 21, 2006: afternoon
12 noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own in one of the area restaurants
1:00-3:00 p.m. Poster Session 1
Madera and Canyon Rooms
Authors please stand by your posters
Invited Speaker Session 2, Genomics
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSONS: Anthony James, University of California, Irvine and Laurence Zwiebel, Vanderbilt University
3:00 p.m. Christina Grozinger, North Carolina State University: "Neurogenomics of honey bee behavior"
3:40 p.m. refreshment break
4:00 p.m. Jürgen Krieger, University of Hohenheim: "Pheromone signaling in moths: Identification and characterization of receptors and binding proteins"
4:40 p.m. Jennifer Wernegreen, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole: "Evolution of endosymbiont lifestyles and genomes: Insights from an ant-bacterial mutualism"
Sunday, May 21, 2006: evening
5:20 p.m. Dinner on your own in one of the area restaurants
8:00 p.m. Workshop 1: Sabino Room
"Development and applications of insect transgenesis" Alfred Handler, USDA-ARS Gainesville, Florida and Anthony James, University of California, Irvine
10:00 p.m. Removal of posters in Session 1
Monday, May 22, 2006: morning
7:00 a.m. Poster set-up, Madera and Canyon Rooms
Invited Speaker Session 2, Genomics, Continued
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSONS: Anthony James, University of California, Irvine and Laurence Zwiebel, Vanderbilt University
8:00 a.m. Richard Beeman, USDA-ARS-GMPRC: "Annotation of the Tribolium genome: Progress report"
8:40 a.m. Ben Mans, Laboratory for Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Evolution of hematophagy in Arthropods"
9:20 a.m. Refreshment break
Invited Speaker Session 3, Chemical Ecology and Chemosensation
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSONS: John Hildebrand, University of Arizona and Walter Leal, University of California, Davis
10:00 a.m. Hubert Amrein, Duke University: "Molecular genetic analysis of the gustatory receptor gene family in Drosophila"
10:40 a.m. May Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Cytochrome P450 genes in insects--an embarrassment of riches"
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own in one of the area restaurants
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Workshop 2: University of Arizona, Gould-Simpson Building, Room 601 "Approaches for the identification of novel insecticide targets" Tarlochan Singh Dhadialla, Dow AgroSciences and Linda Field, Rothamsted Research
Monday, May 22, 2006: afternoon
1:00-3:00 p.m. Poster Session 2
Madera and Canyon Rooms
Authors please stand by your posters
Invited Speaker Session 3, Chemical Ecology and Chemosensation, continued
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSONS: John Hildebrand, University of Arizona and Walter Leal, University of California, Davis
3:00 p.m. Giovanni Galizia, University of Konstanz: "Molecular tools to study olfactory processing in the antennal lobe of holometabolous insects"
3:40 p.m. Fiona Goggin, University of Arkansas: "Mechanisms of broad spectrum and R gene-mediated plant defenses against aphids"
4:20 p.m. Michelle Peiffer, The Pennsylvania State University: "Caterpillar vs. plant: The roles of saliva and trichomes in herbivory"
Monday, May 22, 2006: evening
5:00 p.m. Dinner on your own in one of the area restaurants
7:00 p.m. Workshop 3: Sabino Room "Cuticle: composition, construction, catabolism and comparative considerations" Richard Beeman, Kansas State University, Subbarat Muthukrishnan, Kansas State University and Judith Willis, University of Georgia
10:00 p.m. Removal of posters in Session 2
Tuesday, May 23, 2006: morning
7:00 a.m. Poster set-up, Madera and Canyon Rooms
Invited Speaker Session 4, Insect Immunity and Vector Biology
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSONS: Michael Kanost, Kansas State University and Alexander Raikhel, University of California, Riverside
8:00 a.m. George Dimopolous, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health: "Anopheles anti-plasmodium defense responses"
8:40 a.m. Ken Olson, Colorado State University: "The role of RNA interference in arbovirus-vector interactions"
9:20 a.m. Refreshment break
10:00 a.m. Michael Strand, University of Georgia: "Pathogen avoidance of the insect immune response"
10:40 a.m. Elizabeth McGraw, University of Queensland: "Iron resources and infection in Drosophila melanogaster"
11:20 a.m. Jay Evans, Bee Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS Beltsville, Maryland: “Pathway and transcriptional insights into honey bee immunity from the Honey Bee Genome Project"
Tuesday, May 23, 2006: afternoon
12 noon Lunch on your own in one of the area restaurants
1:00-3:00 p.m. Poster Session 3, Authors please stand by your posters
Invited Speaker Session 5, Molecular Neurobiology and Signaling
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSONS: Alan Nighorn, University of Arizona and David Sattelle, University of Oxford
3:00 p.m. Marla Sokolowski, University of Toronto: "Catalyzing change: coupling foraging behavior to the environment via cGMP-dependent protein kinases"
3:40 p.m. Amir Ayali, Tel Aviv University: "The frontal ganglion in insect ecdysis: a novel early role for Crustacean cardio-active peptide"
4:20 p.m. Yoshiaki Kidokoro, Gunma University School of Medicine: "Exocytosis and endocytosis at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction"
Tuesday, May 23, 2006: evening
5:00 p.m. Dinner on your own in one of the area restaurants
8:00 p.m. Workshop 4: Sabino Room "Development of post-genomic community resources for mosquitoes" Zach Adelman, Virginia Tech, Kevin Myles, Virginia Tech, and Zhijian (Jake) Tu, Virginia Tech
10:00 p.m. Removal of posters in Session 3
Wednesday, May 24, 2006: morning
7:00 a.m. Poster set-up, Madera and Canyon Rooms
Invited Speaker Session 5, Molecular Neurobiology and Signaling, Continued
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSONS: Alan Nighorn, University of Arizona and David Sattelle, University of Oxford
8:00 a.m. Hans-Willi Honegger, Vanderbilt University: "Bursicon, the insect cuticle sclerotizing neurohormone: sequence, receptor and beyond"
8:40 a.m. Thomas Coate, Oregon Health and Science University: "Eph-ephrin interactions establish a midline boundary for migrating neurons during the formation of the enteric nervous system in Manduca sexta"
9:20 a.m. Refreshment break
Invited Speaker Session 6, Insecticide Resistance and Toxicology
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSONS: Tarlochan Singh Dhadialla, Dow AgroSciences and Linda Field, Rothamsted Research
10:00 a.m. Martin Williamson, Rothhamsted Research: "New insights into the molecular basis of target site resistance to insecticides"
10:40 a.m. Hilary Ranson, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine: "Multiple origins of pyrethroid resistance in both Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti"
11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own in one of the area restaurants
Tour of posters
Wednesday, May 24, 2006: afternoon
1:00-3:00 p.m. Poster Session 4
Madera and Canyon Rooms
Authors please stand by your posters
Invited Speaker Session 6, Insecticide Resistance and Toxicology, continued
Sabino and Pima Rooms
CHAIRPERSONS: Tarlochan Singh Dhadialla, Dow AgroSciences and Linda Field, Rothamsted Research
3:00 p.m. Alejandra Bravo, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico: "Important interactions of Bacillus thuringiensis toxins with membrane receptors and their role in insect resistance"
3:40 p.m. Glenn King, University of Connecticut Health Center: "Surfing the Web: spider toxins and their potential for insect control"
4:20 p.m. Analiza Alves, University of Nebraska: "Application of insect genomics in the identification of resistance mechanisms and novel target sites"
5:00 p.m. Removal of posters in session 4
End of Symposium

 


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