Insect Microbe Symbiosis Symposium

May 9-10, 2019

Thursday May 9, 2019

13:30-14:00Internal commission meeting
14:00-14:05Jonathan Gershenzon
14:05-14:50Nicole Gerardo, Department of Biology, Emory University, USA
Studying the ecology and evolution of protective mutualisms using invertebrate systems
14:50-15:35Cameron Currie, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll Ants
15:35-16:05Coffee break
16:05-16:50Corrie Moreau, Departments of Entomology, Ecology and Evolution, Cornell University, USA
Piecing together the puzzle to understand the evolution of the ants: macroevolution to microbiomes
16.50-17:35Martin Kaltenpoth, Evolutionary Ecology, Mainz University, Germany
Outsourcing immunity: Evolution, chemical ecology, and genomics of protective insect-bacteria symbioses
17:35-18:15Institute tour for speaker
17:35-18:15Internal commission meeting
19:00Symposium dinner at Haus im Sack (Bohlenstube)

Friday May 10, 2019

08:30-09:15Yoshitomo Kikuchi, Bioproduction Research Institute, AIST, Japan
Detoxifying symbiosis in insects: its mechanism and evolution
09:15-10:00John McCutcheon, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, USA
Genetic, biochemical, and cellular integration of endosymbiotic bacteria into host cells
10:00-10:30Coffee break
10:30-11:15Julia Ferrari, Department of Biology, University of York, United Kingdom
Insect microbial symbionts and the evolution of interspecific interactions
11:15-12:00Philipp Engel, Department of Fundamental Microbiology, Lausanne University, Switzerland
Strain-level view on the gut microbiota of social bees
12:00-14:00Internal commission meeting


Venue: Lecture hall, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Hans-Knöll-Straße 10, 07745 Jena