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
14:00-14:45Wittko Francke, University of Hamburg, Germany
The Pheromone Phenomenon
14:45-15:15Coffee Break
15:15-16:00

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

16:00-16:15Pavan 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
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-11:45Erhard Strohm, University of Regensburg
cancelled
11:45-12:30

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

12:30-14:00Lunch
14:00-14:45Markus Knaden, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Navigation in desert ants: the use of vision and olfaction
14:45-15:30Raghavendra Gadagkar, Indian Institute of Science, India
The functional organization of a tropical insect society
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-16:20Roy Kirsch, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Deconstruction of the plant primary cell wall: an insect perspective
16:20-16:40Silke Sachse, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Structure and function of olfactory circuits in Drosophila
16:40-17:00Sybille 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
17:00-17:20Axel Mithöfer, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Carnivorous plants and insects: New insights in an old topic
17:20-17:40Meredith 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
09:40-10:00Aleš Svatoš, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
How can Ethomics benefit from other -omics?
10:00-10:20Danny Kessler, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Ask the plant. Bioassays at the Lytle Ranch Preserve
10:20-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-11:20Antje Burse, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Sequestration in leaf beetles: elucidation of a transport network
11:20-11:40Franziska 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
11:40-12:00Astrid T. Groot, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Evolutionary forces shaping sexual attraction in Lepidoptera
12:00-12:20Marcus Stensmyr, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
The chemical ecology of the vinegar fly
12:20-12:30Bill S. Hansson, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
Closing Remarks
12:30-14:00Lunch