International Symposium "Ethomics: Asking the Organism in the Genomics Era"

Date: October 3-5, 2012

Program

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lecture Hall, Abbe Center Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Str. 1, 07745 Jena 

13:00-13:15

Bill S. Hansson, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Welcome Address

13:15-14:00

John A. Pickett, Rothamsted Research, UK
Translating laboratory based 'omics into field ethomics

14:00-14:45

Wittko Francke, University of Hamburg, Germany
The Pheromone Phenomenon

14:45-15:15

Coffee Break

15:15-16:00

Robert A. Raguso, Cornell University, USA
The scent of discovery: Celebrating the odor of diversity in chemical ecology

16:00-16:15

Pavan Ramdya, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Collective behavior in Drosophila melanogaster

 Best Western Hotel, Rudolstädter Straße 82, 07745 Jena 

18:00-19:00

Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University, USA
Invited Evening Lecture: Exploring the Chemistry of Biotic Interactions

19:00

Congress Dinner

20:00

Ian T. Baldwin, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Tom Eisner’s Nature Vision

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lecture Hall, Abbe Center Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Str. 1, 07745 Jena 

09:00-09:45

Michael Dickinson, California Institute of Technology, USA
Navigation in fruit flies from take-off to landing

09:45-10:30

Gabrielle Nevitt, University of California, Davis, USA
New directions in avian olfaction using molecular and forensic technologies

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-11:45

Erhard Strohm, University of Regensburg
cancelled

11:45-12:30

Asifa Majid, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Olfactory language in hunter-gatherer communities

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:45

Markus Knaden, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Navigation in desert ants: the use of vision and olfaction

14:45-15:30

Raghavendra Gadagkar, Indian Institute of Science, India
The functional organization of a tropical insect society

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-16:20

Roy Kirsch, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Deconstruction of the plant primary cell wall: an insect perspective

16:20-16:40

Silke Sachse, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Structure and function of olfactory circuits in Drosophila

16:40-17:00

Sybille Unsicker, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
New volatiles from old trees: Chemical communication of old-growth black poplar trees with herbivores and herbivore enemies

17:00-17:20

Axel Mithöfer, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Carnivorous plants and insects: New insights in an old topic

17:20-17:40

Meredith Schuman, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
There goes the neighborhood! Community effects of plant volatiles

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans-Knöll-Str. 1, 07745 Jena 

18:00

Dinner Buffet

18:30-20:30

Poster Session

20:30

Walk through Neuroethology Lab

Friday, October 5, 2012

Lecture Hall, Abbe Center Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Str. 1, 07745 Jena 

09:00-09:20

Hassan Salem, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Actinobacteria as essential symbionts for a cosmopolitan cotton pest

09:20-09:40

Bernd Schneider, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Contributions of NMR spectroscopy to chemical ecology

09:40-10:00

Aleš Svatoš, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
How can Ethomics benefit from other -omics?

10:00-10:20

Danny Kessler, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Ask the plant. Bioassays at the Lytle Ranch Preserve

10:20-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-11:20

Antje Burse, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Sequestration in leaf beetles: elucidation of a transport network

11:20-11:40

Franziska Beran, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Small insects, big choices: Crucifer-feeding flea beetles choose their host plants based on their chemical potential for self-defense and aggregation

11:40-12:00

Astrid T. Groot, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Evolutionary forces shaping sexual attraction in Lepidoptera

12:00-12:20

Marcus Stensmyr, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
The chemical ecology of the vinegar fly

12:20-12:30

Bill S. Hansson, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Closing Remarks

12:30-14:00

Lunch