PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 

Programme

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*Please note this is a provisional programme only and is subject to change.*

Sunday 19th August 2018
Registration14.00 - 18.00Hunter Halls
Keynote Lecture:

Light, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep: Signalling Pathways to New Therapeutics
Professor Russell Foster, University of Oxford , UK
18.00 - 18.45Hunter Halls
Opening civic reception19.00 - 20.30Hunter Halls
Monday 20th August 2018
Registration08.00 - 18.00Hunter Halls
Plenary 1:

What Wild Animals Can Tell Us About the Physiology of Stress
Professor Michael Romero, Tufts University, USA
09.00 - 09.45Hunter Halls
Tea/coffee and poster viewing09.45 - 10.15Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 1A:10.15 - 12.15Hunter Halls
Evolution of Neuropeptide Function in the Animal Kingdom: Conservation or Diversification? (1)
Chairs: Professor Maurice Elphick, UK, Dr Isabel Beets, UK and Dr Elizabeth Williams, UK

SOTA 1: Peptidergic Signaling in Placozoans
Dr. Frederique Varoqueaux, DNF – UNIL, Switzerland

SOTA 2: Pigment-Dispersing Factor in The Circadian Clock of The Madeira Cockroach
Professor Monika Stengl, University of Kassel, Germany

Invited Talk 1: Assessing the Function of Pigment Dispersing Factor Outside Ecdysozoans
Dr. Florian Raible, University of Vienna, Austria

Invited Talk 2: Evolution and Functions of neuropeptide Signaling Networks in C. elegans
Dr. Isabel Beets, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Parallel Session 1B:10.15 - 12.15East Quad Lecture Theatre
Circadian Endocrinology
Chairs: Professor Horst Korf, Germany and Professor Dan Larhammar, Sweden

State of the Art Speaker 1

State of the Art Speaker 2

Invited Talk 1

Parallel Session 1C:10.15 - 12.15Humanities Lecture Theatre
Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health
Chairs: Dr Winkins Santosh, India and Dr. Olivier Kah, Université de Rennes, France

SOTA 1:
Dr. Jodi L. Pawluski, University of Rennes, France

SOTA 2: Integrated Approaches to Investigate the Effect of Progestins in Fish and Their Occurrence In The Aquatic Environment
Dr. Francois Brion, Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS), France

Invited Talk 1:
Dr. Vance L. Trudeau, University of Ottawa, Canada

Invited Talk 2: Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (Edcs) and its Possible Effect on Reproductive Health
Dr. S. Winkins Santosh, Government Arts College for Men, India
Lunch/Poster Viewing12.15 - 13.15Hunter Halls
Plenary 2: Day, Season and Moonphase timing in the annelid Platynereis
Professor Kristin Tessmar-Raible, Mfpl/University of Vienna, Austria
13.15 - 14.00Hunter Halls
Tea/Coffee and Poster Viewing 14.00 - 14.30Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 2A:14.30 - 16.30Hunter Halls
Evolution of Neuropeptide Function in the Animal Kingdom: Conservation or Diversification? (2)
Professor Maurice Elphick. Queen Mary University of London, UK

SOTA 3: Functional Characterization of New Neuroendocrine Pathways in the Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas
Prof. Pascal Favrel, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, France

SOTA 4: Different Signaling Modes of Myoinhibitory Peptide in the Polychaete Platynereis
Dr. Elizabeth Williams, University of Exeter, UK

Parallel Session 2B:14.30 - 16.30East Quad Lecture Theatre
Endocrinology of Mineralized Tissue, from Invertebrates to Vertebrates
João Cardoso, Centre of Marine Sciences, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal

SOTA 1: Peripheral and Central Effects of Thyroid hormones on the Skeleton
Professor Graham R. Williams from the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory, Imperial College London, UK

SOTA 2: Understanding Growth Hormone Action on the Skeleton: The Role of SOCS2
Professor Colin Farquharson from the Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh, UK

Parallel Session 2C:14.30 - 16.30Humanities Lecture Theatre
Informatic and technological approaches to GPCRs and signalling
Dr Heleen Verlinden and Cynthia Lenaerts, KU Leuven, Belgium

SOTA 1:
Professor Graeme Milligan, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, UK

SOTA 2:
Professor Jana Selent, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona

Invited Talk 1: Getting to the Heart of The Corazonin Receptor: G-Protein Coupled Receptor Deorphanisation in a Crustacean Model
Dr. Jodi L. Alexander, Bangor University, United Kingdom

Invited Talk 2:
Dr. Eddy-Tim Verjans, CellSine, Belgium



Poster Session 116.45 - 18.45Hunter Halls
Tuesday 21st August 2018
Registration open08.00 - 18.00Hunter Halls
Plenary 3:

Finding Missing Links in the Evolution of Neuropeptide Signalling
Professor Maurice Elphick. Queen Mary University of London, UK
09.00 - 09.45Hunter Halls
Tea/coffee and poster viewing09.45 - 10.15Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 3A:
10.15 - 12.15Hunter Halls
Progress in Comparative Endocrinology: Evolution and Functions of Neuropeptide Signalling Systems (1)
Chairs: Dr. Jozef Vanden Broeck, Belgium, Dr. Meet Zandawala, Sweden and Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi, Canada

SOTA 1: The Complex World of Insulin-Like Peptides: Insights from Two Members of Arthropoda
Dr. Monika Gulia-Nuss

SOTA 2: Putative Peptide Activated G-protein Coupled Receptors in Non-model Invertebrates
Dr. Deborah Power

Invited Talk 1: Vertebrate Origin of Peptide and Receptor Families Based on Analyses of Lamprey Genomes
Dr. Dan Larhammar

Invited Talk 2: What Oxytocin-like Signalling System does in Ants?
Dr. Zita Liutkeviciute
Parallel Session 3B:10.15 - 12.15East Quad Lecture Theatre
Neuroendocrinology of Social Behaviour
Professor Mike Ludwig, University of Edinburgh, UK

SOTA 1: How the Development of Oxytocin Neurons affects Social Behaviour of Zebrafish
Professor Gil Levkowitz, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

SOTA 2: From Pair Bond to Partner Loss: Neuropeptides are Indispensable
Professor Oliver J. Bosch, University of Regensburg, Germany

Invited Talk 1: Oxygen and Neuropeptide Signalling Regulating Social Behaviour in C. elegans
Dr Karl Emanuel Busch, Edinburgh Medical School, UK

Invited Talk 2: Interactions between Hormones, Behaviour, and Reproductive Success in Phocid Seals; Oxytocin and Social Transitions Between Solitary Foraging and Colony Living
Dr Kelly J. Robinson, University of St Andrews, UK


Parallel Session 3C:10.15 - 12.15Humanities Lecture Theatre
Arthropod GPCRs
Dr Neil Audesley, FERA, UK
Lunch/Poster Viewing12.15 - 13.15Hunter Halls
Plenary 4:

Comparative Fish Endocrinology
Professor Adelino Canario, Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences, Portugal
13.15 - 14.00Hunter Halls
Tea/coffee and poster viewing14.00 - 14.30Hunter Halls
Plenary 5: Xenopus as a Model for Detecting Environmental Disruption of Thyroid Hormone Signalling
Professor Barbara Demeneix, Umr7221 Cnrs/ Mnhn, France
14.30 - 15.15Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 4A:15.15 - 17.15Hunter Halls
Progress in Comparative Endocrinology: Evolution and Functions of Neuropeptide Signalling Systems (2)
Chairs: Dr. Jozef Vanden Broeck, Belgium, Dr. Meet Zandawala, Sweden and Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi, Canada

SOTA 3: Neuropeptidic Regulation of Oocyte Maturation and Spawning in the Hydrozoan Jellyfish Clytia Hemisphaerica
Dr. Evelyn Houliston

SOTA 4: Unraveling the Evolution and Functions of Corazonin Signaling System: Insights from Drosophila
Dr. Meet Zandawala

Invited Talk 3: Anti-Diuretic Hormones in Insects: Progress on the Function of CAPA-Related Peptides
Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi

Invited Talk 4: Functional Divergence of Two GnRH Superfamily Members in a Gastropod Mollusk
Dr. Pei-San Tsai




Parallel Session 4B:15.15 - 17.15East Quad Lecture Theatre
Conservation and Field Endocrinology
Dr Pedro Miguel Guerreiro, Centre for Marine Sciences, Portugal
Parallel Session 4C:15.15 - 17.15 Humanities Lecture Theatre
Omics and Physiology of Insect Neuropeptides (1)
Chair: Professor Shireen Davies, University of Glasgow, UK

SOTA 1:
Professor Julian Dow, University of Glasgow, UK

SOTA 2:
Professor Dr Reinhard Predel, University of Cologne, Germany

Invited Talks 1 & 2:
TBC
Poster Session 217.30 - 19.30Hunter Halls
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Registration Open08.00 - 18.00Hunter Halls
Plenary 6:

The Evolutionary Origin and Function of TRH and Other Neuropeptide Releasing Factors Revisited
Professor Liliane Schoofs, KU Leuven, Belgium
09.00 - 09.45Hunter Halls
Tea/coffee and poster viewing09.45 - 10.15Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 5A:10.15 - 12.15Hunter Halls
Endocrine-immune Interactions
Chairs: Marianne Böni-Schnetzler, University of Basel, Switzerland and Elisabeth Eppler, MD, University of Basel, Switzerland

SOTA 1: Recent Progresses in Type 2 Diabetes
Marianne Böni-Schnetzler, University of Basel., Switzerland

SOTA 2:
Elisabeth Eppler, MD, University of Basel, Switzerland

Invited Talks 1 and 2: TBC

Parallel Session 5B:10.15 - 12.15East Quad Lecture Theatre
Early Career Researcher Rapid Poster Presentations
Parallel Session 5C:10.15 - 12.15Humanities Lecture Theatre
Omics and Physiology of Insect Neuropeptides (2)
Chair: Professor Shireen Davies, University of Glasgow, UK

SOTA 3: Neuropeptides and their Receptors in Locust Physiology
Professor Dr J. Vanden Broeck, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

SOTA 4: Omics and the Physiology of a Superorganism: GPCR Signaling and Brain Transcriptomes of the Fire Ant (Solenopsis Invicta Buren) Toward Linking Nutrition and Reproduction
Professor Patricia Pietrantonio, Texas A&M University, USA

INVITED TALK 3: A Project Plan on Molecular Mechanisms of Sex Pheromone Production and Perception in Grape Berry Moths (Lobesia Botrana and Eupoecilia Ambiguella); Fostering Environmentally Sound Pest Management Strategies in Vineyards
Professor Adrien Fonagy, Plant Protection Institute, Hungary

INVITED TALK 4: Adipokinetic Hormones: Receptor-Ligand Studies in the Desert Locust, Schistocerca Gregaria
Dr Heather Marco, University of Capetown, South Africa

INVITED TALK 5: pH-Responsive Polymer Microcapsules for Targeted Delivery of Peptides and Protein Biocides to the Midgut of Drosophila Suzukii
Professor Elwyn Isaacs, University of Leeds, UK

Lunch and Poster Viewing12.15 - 13.15Hunter Halls
Plenary 7:

Insect Reproductive Physiology
Professor Angela Lange, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
13.15 - 14.00Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 6A:14.00 - 16.00Hunter Halls
Modulation of the Endocrine System: Effects on Metabolism and Growth
Dr Encarnación Capilla, Universitat De Barcelona, Spain
Parallel Session 6B:14.00 - 16.00East Quad Lecture Theatre
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Professor Julian Dow, University of Glasgow, UK
Parallel Session 6C:14.00 - 16.00Humanities Lecture Theatre
Neuropeptides and Invertebrate Toxins for Biocontrol
Professor Shireen Davies, University of Glasgow, UK
Closing CeremonyHunter Halls
Conference Dinner at Oran Mor19.30 - Midnight
Thursday 23rd August 2018
Optional Full or Half Day Trips09.00 - 17.00

All venues are in the Main Building of the University of Glasgow, University Avenue, (unless otherwise stated). 

CECE 2018 19th – 23rd August 2018

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