PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 

Programme

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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 Reception and Exhibition19.00 - 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
08.30 - 09.30Hunter Halls
Parallel Sessions 109.30 - 10.30
Parallel Session 1A:09.30 - 10.30
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

1A-S1: Peptidergic Signaling in Placozoans
Dr. Frederique Varoqueaux, DNF – UNIL, Switzerland

1A-S2: New Insights into the Evolution of the Molluscan Buccalin System
Dr Scott Cummings, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Parallel Session 1B:09.30 - 10.30
Circadian Endocrinology
Chairs: Professor Horst Korf, Germany and Professor Dan Larhammar, Sweden

1B-S1: How Disorganized Clocks may Disturb Hormone Rhythms and Result in Metabolic Disorders
Professor Andries Kalsbeek, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN), The Netherlands

1B-S2: The Hormone Melatonin within the Circadian System
Mr Paul Pevet, Cnrs, University of Strasbourg, France
Parallel Session 1C:09.30 - 10.30
Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health
Chairs: Dr Winkins Santosh, India and Dr. Olivier Kah, France

1C-S1:Perinatal SSRI Medication Effects on Neuroendocrine Outcomes in Males and Females
Dr. Jodi L. Pawluski, University of Rennes, France

1C-S2: 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
Tea/Coffee and Poster viewing10.30 - 11.00Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 1A cont'd:11.00 - 12.30
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

1A-I1: Evolution of Neuroendocrine Signalling Systems: Insights from a Lophotrochozoa, The oyster Crassostrea gigas
Professor Pascal Favrel, Université de Caen Normandie, France

1A-I2: Different Signaling Modes of Myoinhibitory Peptide in the Polychaete Platynereis
Dr Elizabeth Williams, University of Exeter, UK

1A-O1: Interaction of Starfish Gonadotropin with its Receptor: Effect of Chimera Relaxin-like gonad-stimulating peptides
Professor Masatoshi Mita, Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan

1A-O2: Characterization of Neuropeptide-S/CCAP-type Signalling in an Echinoderm Reveals Roles in Regulation of Feeding and Locomotion
Dr Ana B Tinoco Perez, Queen Mary University London, UK

1A-O3: Characterisation of Somatostatin-type Signalling in an Echinoderm
Ms Ya Zhang, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 1B Cont'd:11.00 - 12.30
Circadian Endocrinology
Chairs: Professor Horst Korf, Germany and Professor Dan Larhammar, Sweden

1B-S3: Long Term Behavioral Observations on Melatonin-Proficient and Melatonin-Deficient Lab Mice under Conditions of a Natural Abiotic Entrainment
Dr Helmut Wicht, Goethe-universität Frankfurt, Germany

1B-O1: Circadian Clock, Seasonality and Hormones in Insect Model, Pyrrhocoris apterus
Mr David Dolezel, Biology Center, Czech Acad Sciences, Czech Republic

1B-O2: Lunar-related Changes in Transcript Levels of Gonadotropin-releasing Hormones and Gonadotropins: Possible Roles of Moonlight and Melatonin
Professor Akihiro Takemura, University of the Ryukyus, Japan

1B-O3: Alternate Melatonin and Glucocorticoide Treatment Facilitates the Reconstitution of Rhythmic Clock Gene Expression in Colon Cancer Cell Lines
Dr Martina Pfeffer, University Duesseldorf, Germany
Parallel Session 1C Cont'd:11.00 - 12.30
Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health
Chairs: Dr Winkins Santosh, India and Dr. Olivier Kah, France

1C-I3: Glyphosate and Glyphosate-based Herbicide Exposure During the Peripartum Period affects Maternal Brain Plasticity, Maternal Behavior, Microbiome and Offspring Outcome
Professor Thierry Charlier, Irset- University of Rennes1, France

1C-I4: Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCS) and its Possible effect on Reproductive Health
Dr Winkins Santosh,Government Arts College For Men, India

1C-O1: Effects of Ethynilestradiol on the Ontogenesis of Kisspeptins and GnRHs System in European Sea Bass
Mr Florent Nihoul, Université du Havre Normandie, France

1C-O3: Ocean Acidification Impacts the Reproductive Process of the European Sea Bass
Dr Arianna Servili, Ifremer, LEMAR UMR 6539, France

1C-O4: The yin and yang of Metazoan Endocrine Systems in the Anthropocene Epoch
Dr Filipe Castro, Ciimr-up, Portugal

Wrap up and Discussions
Lunch12.30 - 13.30
Plenary 2:

Day, Season and Moonphase timing in the annelid Platynereis
Professor Kristin Tessmar-Raible, Mfpl/University of Vienna, Austria
13.30 - 14.30Hunter Halls
Parallel Sessions 214.30 -17.30
Parallel Session 2A:14.30 - 15.30
Evolution of Neuropeptide Function in the Animal Kingdom: Conservation or Diversification? (2)
Chairs: Professor Maurice Elphick, UK, Dr Isabel Beets, UK and Dr Elizabeth Williams, UK

2A-S3: Assessing the Function of Pigment Dispersing Factor Outside Ecdysozoans
Dr. Florian Raible, University of Vienna, Austria

2A-S4: Evolution and Functions of neuropeptide Signaling Networks in C. elegans
Dr. Isabel Beets, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Parallel Session 2B:14.30 - 15.30
Endocrinology of Mineralized Tissue, from Invertebrates to Vertebrates
Chairs: Dr João Cardoso, Portugal and Professor Deborah Power, Portugal

2B-S1: Peripheral and Central Effects of Thyroid hormones on the Skeleton
Professor Graham R. Williams, Imperial College London, UK

2B-S2: Understanding Growth Hormone Action on the Skeleton: The Role of SOCS2
Professor Colin Farquharson, Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh, UK

Parallel Session 2C:14.30 - 15.30
Informatic and technological approaches to GPCRs and Signalling
Chairs: Dr Heleen Verlinden and Cynthia Lenaerts, KU Leuven, Belgium

2C-S1: Chemogenetic and Biosensor Approaches to Explore and Validate Poorly Studied G Proein-coupled Receptors
Professor Graeme Milligan, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, UK

2C-S2: Simulating GPCR Motions at Atomistic Resolution
Professor Jana Selent, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona
Tea/Coffee and poster viewing15.30 - 16.00Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 2A Cont'd:16.00 - 17.30
Evolution of Neuropeptide Function in the Animal Kingdom: Conservation or Diversification? (2)
Chairs: Professor Maurice Elphick, UK, Dr Isabel Beets, UK and Dr Elizabeth Williams, UK

2A-O1: The Gastric caecum of larval Aedes aegypti: Regionalization of ion-motive ATPases, and Modulation of ion Transport by Serotonin and Neuropeptides
Miss Natalie D'Silva, Mcmaster University, Canada

2A-O2: Kisspeptins and GnRHs Ontogenesis in the Brain of the European Sea Bass, Dicentrarchus labraxs
Mr Florent Nihoul, Université du Havre Normandie, France

2A-O3: Early Evolution of Growth Hormone Receptor/Prolactin Receptor in Sea Lamprey and its Functional Role in Metamorphosis and Sea Water Exposure
Dr Ningping Gong, Texas Tech University, USA

2A-O4: Distribution of Urotensin II Receptor in the African Clawed Frog provides Insights into Novel Functions of Urotensin II
Dr Norifumi Konno, University of Toyama, Japan

2A-O5: Transcriptional Regulation of the CRHR2 Gene in the Thyrotropes of the Chicken Pituitary Gland
Ms Ellyse Noy, La Trobe University, Australia

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 2B Cont'd:16.00 - 17.30
Endocrinology of Mineralized Tissue, from Invertebrates to Vertebrates
Chairs: Dr João Cardoso, Portugal and Professor Deborah Power, Portugal

2B-O1: Homologues of the Vertebrate Calcitonin-like System in Molluscs and their Potential Role in Shell Mineralization
Dr Joao Cardoso, Center of Marine Sciences, Portugal

2B-O2: Zinc Deficiency-induce Downregulation of Wnt/β-catenin Signaling Pathway
Miss Seetharam Deepa, University of Hyderabad, India

2B-O3: Thyroid Hormone Signaling-related Gene Expression in the Hind Limbs of the Direct-developing Frog Eleutherodactylus coqui and Xenopus tropicalis
Ms Mara Laslo, Harvard University, USA

2B-O4: Na+/ H+ Exchanger Regulatory Factor Sip1 Modulates Renal Stones Formation
Mr Saurav Ghimire, University of Glasgow, UK

2B-O5: Alterations in the Expression of Estrogen Receptor alpha in the Brain, Ovary and Shell Gland and Reproductive Performance of Japanese Quail: Modulation by the Gonadal Steroids and Stress
Dr Rashmi Srivastava, India

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 2C Cont'd:16.00 - 17.30
Informatic and technological approaches to GPCRs and Signalling
Chairs: Dr Heleen Verlinden and Cynthia Lenaerts, KU Leuven, Belgium

2C-I1: 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

2C-I2: Exploring New Horizons with Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy
Dr. Eddy-Tim Verjans, CellSine, Belgium

2C-O1: The Neuroendocrine Control of Beetle Renal Function and its Evolutionary Origins
Professor Kenneth Halberg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2C-O2: A coordinated Transcriptomic and Peptidomic Approach for Identification of Neuropeptides and their Receptors in the Large Pine Weevil, Hylobius abietis, A Major Forestry Pest
Mr Aniruddah Pandit, University of Glasgow, UK

Wrap up and Discussions
Poster Session 117.30 - 19.00Hunter 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
08.30 - 09.30Hunter Halls
Parallel Sessions 3
Parallel Session 3A:
09.30 - 10.30
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

3A-S1: The Complex World of Insulin-Like Peptides: Insights from Two Members of Arthropoda
Dr. Monika Gulia-Nuss, University of Nevada, USA

3A-S2: Has Cross-talk between GPCRs Systems in Host-parasite Interactions Shaped their Evolution?
Dr. Deborah Power, University of Algarve, Portugal
Parallel Session 3B:09.30 - 10.30
Neuroendocrinology of Social Behaviour
Chairs: Professor Mike Ludwig, UK and Professor Oliver Bosch, Germany

3B-S1: How the Development of Oxytocin Neurons affects Social Behaviour of Zebrafish
Professor Gil Levkowitz, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

3B-S2: From Pair Bond to Partner Loss: Neuropeptides are Indispensable
Professor Oliver J. Bosch, University of Regensburg, Germany
Parallel Session 3C:09.30 - 10.30
Arthropod GPCRs; Functions and Applications
Chair: Dr Neil Audesley, UK

3C-S1: Expression and Functional Characterization of Neuropeptide Receptors in Bombyx mori
Dr Dusan Zitnan, Institute of Zoology, Slovakia

3C-S2: Adoptive Ligands at the Receptor Orphanage- Deorphanising GPCR/ligand pairs in Crustaceans- A Strategy to Reveal Function?
Professor Simon Webster, Bangor University, UK
Tea/Coffee and Poster Viewing10.30 - 11.00Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 3A Cont'd:11.00 - 12.30
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

3A-I1: The Enigmatic Origin of Vertebrate Neuropeptide Systems: Genome Doublings Investigated in Lampreys for The CRH Peptide Family
Dr. Dan Larhammar, Uppsala University, Sweden

3A-I2: What Oxytocin-like Signalling System does in Ants?
Dr. Zita Liutkeviciute, KU Leuven, Belgium

3A-O1: Analysis of the Role of the Mc4r System on Development, Growth and Puberty of Medaka
Ms Ruiqi Liu, University Wuerzburg, Germany

3A-O2: The kisspeptin Signalling System: Insights from an Echinoderm
Dr Dean Semmens, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 3B Cont'd:11.00 - 12.30
Neuroendocrinology of Social Behaviour
Chairs: Professor Mike Ludwig, UK and Professor Oliver Bosch, Germany

3B-I1: How Oxygen and Neuropeptide Signalling Regulate a Social Behaviour in C. elegans
Dr Karl Emanuel Busch, Edinburgh Medical School, UK

3B-I2: 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

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 3C Cont'd:11.00 - 12.30
Arthropod GPCRs; Functions and Applications
Chair: Dr Neil Audesley, UK

3C-I1: Targeting GPCRs to Reduce Pest Populations
Dr Neil Audesley, FERA, UK

3C-I2: Multiple Physiological Roles of Myosuppressin Signalling in Dipteran Insects
Professor Elwyn Isaac, University of Leeds, UK

3C-O1: Molecular Genetic Analyses of Sex Peptide Receptor and its Signaling Peptide Ligands in Multiple Behavioral Paradigms
Professor Young-joon Kim, Gist, South Korea

3C-O2: Neuropeptides and their Receptors in the Two-spotted Cricket Gryllus bimaculatus
Professor Shinji Nagata, University of Tokyo, Japan

Wrap up and Discussions
Lunch and poster viewing12.30 - 13.30Hunter Halls
Plenary 4:

Comparative Fish Endocrinology
Professor Adelino Canario, Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences, Portugal
13.30 - 14.30Hunter Halls
Parallel Sessions 414.30 - 17.30
Parallel Session 4A:14.30 - 15.30
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

4A-S1: Neuropeptidic Regulation of Oocyte Maturation and Spawning in the Hydrozoan Jellyfish Clytia Hemisphaerica
Dr. Evelyn Houliston, Cnrs, France

4A-S2: Unraveling the Evolution and Functions of Corazonin Signaling System: Insights from Drosophila
Dr. Meet Zandawala, Stockholm University, Sweden
Parallel Session 4B: 14.30 - 15.30
General and Comparative Endocrinology (1)
Organiser: Professor Julian Dow, UK

4B-O1: Stressor Effects on The Visual Attention to Food in Humans
Professor James Carr, Texas Tech University, USA

4B-O3: Knockdown of the Thyroid Hormone Transporter MCT8 in Retinal Precursor Cells Disrupts Chicken Retinal Development in a Cell-specific and Persistent Way
Professor Veerle Darras, KU Leuven, Belgium
Parallel Session 4C:14.30 - 15.30
Omics and Physiology of Insect Neuropeptides (1)
Chair: Professor Shireen Davies, UK

4C-S1: Multi-omics Approaches to Understand Insect Renal Function
Professor Julian Dow, University of Glasgow, UK

4C-S2: The Good and the Bad: Do the Neuropeptidomes of Pest Insects Provide Targets for Control Strategies that do not affect Beneficial Insects?
Professor Dr Reinhard Predel, University of Cologne, Germany
Tea/Coffee and poster viewing15.30 - 16.00Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 4A Cont'd:16.00 - 17.30
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

4A-I1: Anti-Diuretic Hormones in Insects: Progress on the Function of CAPA-Related Peptides
Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi, York University, Canada

4A-I2: Functional Divergence of Two GnRH Superfamily Members in a Gastropod Mollusk
Dr. Pei-San Tsai, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

4A-O1: Discovery of a Neuropeptide Y/short Neuropeptide F Related Signalling System in Echinoderms
Miss Xingxing Zhong, Queen Mary University of London, UK

4A-O2: GnRH-like Signaling Integrates Lunar Phase and Food Intake to Regulate Growth, Regeneration and Sexual Maturation in Platynereis
Dr Gabriele Andreatta, University of Vienna, Austria

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 4B Cont'd:16.00 - 17.30
General and Comparative Endocrinology (1)
Organiser: Professor Julian Dow, UK

4B-O4: Glucocorticoid Negative Feedback in Regulation of The Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) in Nonhuman Primates with Various Types of Adaptive Behavior: Intergroup, Age-related and Circadian Differences
Professor Nadezhda Goncharova, Research Institute of Medical Primatology, Russia

4B-O5: Stress Elicited by Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Adipokinetic Hormone Activities in The Insect Body
Mr Emad Ibrahim, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

4B-O6: The Role of Ecdysteroids and their Receptor Complex in The Reproductive Physiology of The Female Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria
Dr Cynthia Lenaerts, KU Leuven, Belgium

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 4C Cont'd:
Omics and Physiology of Insect Neuropeptides (1)
Chair: Professor Shireen Davies, UK

4C-I1: RNAi-based Biopesticides
Professor Guy Smagghe, University of Ghent, Belgium

4C-O2: Neuropeptides and their Receptors in Locust Physiology
Dr J. Vanden Broeck, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

Wrap up and Discussions
Plenary 5:

Xenopus as a Model for Detecting Environmental Disruption of Thyroid Hormone Signalling
Professor Barbara Demeneix, Umr7221 Cnrs/ Mnhn, France
17.30 - 18.30Hunter 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
08.30 - 09.30Hunter Halls
Parallel Sessions 509.30 - 10.30
Parallel Session 5A:09.30 - 10.30
Endocrine-immune Interactions
Chairs: Marianne Böni-Schnetzler, Switzerland and Elisabeth Eppler, Switzerland

5A-S1: The local IL-1 System of Pancreatic Islets and its Effects on Insulin Secretion and Glucose Control
Dr Marianne Böni-Schnetzler, PhD University of Basel, Switzerland

5A-S2: Recent Advances in Understanding the Mechanisms of RNA Interference in Insects
Professor Jozef Vanden Broeck, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
Parallel Session 5C: 09.30 - 10.30
Omics and Physiology of Insect Neuropeptides (2)
Chair: Professor Shireen Davies, UK

5C-S3: The Kiss of Death: Neuroendocrine Control of Diuresis in The Kissing Bug Rhodnius ProlixusI, The Vector of Chagas Disease
Professor Professor Ian Orchard, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada

5C-S4: 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
Tea/Coffee and Poster Viewing10.30 - 11.00Hunter Halls
Parallel Session 5A Cont'd:11.00 - 12.30
Endocrine-immune Interactions
Chairs: Marianne Böni-Schnetzler, Switzerland and Elisabeth Eppler, Switzerland

5A-S3: From Resolving Injuries to Promoting Tumours: Using Zebrafish to Understand Microglia Functions
Dirk Sieger, PhD, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK

5A-I1: Porcine islets as a Possible Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
Claire Crossan, PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

5A-O1: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Down Regulator of the Innate Immune Response: A Study using the Insect, Locusta migratoria
Professor Roger Huybrechts, KU Leuven, Belgium

5A-O2: Effects of Seawater and Freshwater Challenge on the GH/IGF-I system at Different Levels of the Brain-pituitary- glandular Axis in the Salinity-tolerant Black-chinned tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron)
Dr Elisabeth Eppler, MD, University of Basel, Switzerland

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 5B:
Early Career Researcher Rapid Poster Presentations

5B-P1: Understanding Water Homeostasis of a Pest Beetle
Dr Joseph Yeoh, University of Glasgow, UK

5B-P2: Possible Involvement of Sex Steroids in Oocyte Development of the Scleractinian Coral, Acropora tenuis
Miss E Suan Tan, University of The Ryukyus, Japan

5B-P3: Characterization of a Cholecystokinin/Sulfakinin Signalling System in a Lophotrochozoa, the Oyster Crassostrea gigas
Miss Julie Schwarts, Biologie des ORganismes et Ecosystèmes Aquatiques, France

5B-P4: Physiological and Behavioural Effects of an Acute Stress Event in Brown Trout Juveniles
Dr Tânia Madureira, CIIMAR, Portugal

5B-P5: Effects of Feed Restriction and Intermittent Fasting on Hepatic Gene Expression in Red Junglefowl
Miss Caroline Lindholm, Linköping University, Sweden

5B-P6: Effects of Vasopressin V1b Receptor Blockade on the Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) in Old Monkeys with Depression-like and anxiety-like behavior under Stress Exposure or Vasopressin Administration
Miss Olga Chigarova, Research Institute of Medical Primatology, Russia

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 5C Cont'd: 11.00 - 12.30
Omics and Physiology of Insect Neuropeptides (2)
Chair: Professor Shireen Davies, UK

5C-I1: 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

5C-I2: Adipokinetic Hormones: Receptor-Ligand Studies in the Desert Locust, Schistocerca Gregaria
Dr Heather Marco, University of Capetown, South Africa

5C-I3: 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

5C-O1: Mass Spectrometry Imaging Reveals Distinct Compartmentalization in Neuroendocrine Tissue of an Insect
Dr Lapo Ragionieri, University of Cologne, Germany

5C-O2: Crucial Role of the Adipokinetic Hormone/gonadotropin Releasing Hormone System in Postembryonic Development in the Desert Locust
Dr Heleen Verlinden, KU Leuven, Belgium
Lunch and Poster Viewing12.30 - 13.30
Plenary 7:

Insect Reproductive Physiology
Professor Angela Lange, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
13.30 - 14.30Hunter Halls
Parallel Sessions 614.30 - 17.30
Parallel Session 6A:14.00 - 16.00Hunter Halls
Modulation of the Endocrine System: Effects on Metabolism and Growth
Chairs: Dr Encarnación Capilla, Spain and Dr Oliana Carnevali, Spain

6A-S1: Multifactorial Regulation of Growth, Metabolism and Reproduction in Fish
Professor Hamid R Habibi, University of Calgary, Canada

6A-S2: Updates on the Cross Talk Between Growth, Endocrine Factors, Nutrients and Environmental Factors in Marine Farmed Fish
Professor Jaume Pérez-Sánchez, CSIC, Spain
Parallel Session 6B:14.30 - 15.30
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Organiser: Professor Julian Dow, University of Glasgow, UK

6B-O1: Exploring Relationships Among Exposure to Avian Malaria, Bacterial Killing Ability, and Circulating Corticosterone in a Hawaiian Honeycreeper
Ms Gabrielle Names, University of California at Davis, USA

6B-O2: Characterization and Nutritional Regulation of Ghrelin and its Receptors in Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus aurata)
Mr Miquel Perelló Amorós, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

6B-O3: Nitric Oxide Regulates Na+/K+-ATPase Function in Fish Brain
Dr Valsa S Peter, University of Kerala, India
Parallel Session 6C:14.30 - 15.30
Neuropeptides and Invertebrate Toxins for Biocontrol
Chair: Professor Shireen Davies, UK

6C-S1: Mimetic Analogs of Insect Neuropeptides: Rational Tools in Development of Novel Pest Management Strategies
Dr Ronald Nachman, Usda, USA

6C-S2: Genetic Approaches for Insect Control
Dr Victoria Norman, Pirbright Institute, UK
Tea/Coffee and Poster Viewing15.30 - 16.00
Parallel Session 6A Cont'd:
Modulation of the Endocrine System: Effects on Metabolism and Growth
Chairs: Dr Encarnación Capilla, Spain and Dr Oliana Carnevali, Spain

6A-I1: Effects of the Administration of Plasticizer-Contaminated Diets in Male Gilthead Seabream: A Focus on Hepatic Metabolism and Muscle Proteolytic System
Dr Francesca Maradonna, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

6A-I2: Rainbow Trout Leptin Signaling Cascades and its Impact on The GH-IGF System During Fasting
Dr Ningping Gong, Texas Tech University, USA

6A-O1: Hypothalamic AMP-kinase Plays a Key Role in Food Intake and Hepatic Metabolism Regulation in Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss
Dr Marta Conde Sieira, Universidade De Vigo, Spain

6A-O2: Metabolic Modulation of the Fat Body by Endocrine Systems in the Two-spotted Cricket Gryllus bimaculatus
Mr Keisuke Fukumura, The University of Tokyo, Japan

6A-O3: A Nutrient Responsive Gut/neuronal Axis Regulates Energy Homeostasis in Adult Drosophila
Mr Alessandro Scopelliti, Beatson Institute For Cancer Research, UK

6A-O4: Effects of Crustacean Cardioactive Peptide (CCAP) and its Receptor on Energy Balance in the Two-spotted Cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus
Miss Yijun Zhou, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 6B Cont'd:16.00 - 17.30
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Organiser: Professor Julian Dow, University of Glasgow, UK

6B-O4: MMP 2 and MMP 9 Regulate Na+/K+-ATPase-driven Na+ signaling during Stress Response in Fish Lonocytes
Professor M C Subhash Peter, University of Kerala, India

6B-O6: Love Made Flesh: Infant Mass Gain and Positive Oxytocin Feedback Loops in Grey Seal Mother-infant Pairs
Dr Kelly Robinson, Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews, UK

6B-O7: Segment Specific Location of CAPA Peptides Expressing Neurons in The Central Nervous System of The Earthworm Eisenia andrei
László Molnár, University of Pécs, Hungary

Wrap up and Discussions
Parallel Session 6C Cont'd:16.00 - 17.30
Neuropeptides and Invertebrate Toxins for Biocontrol
Chair: Professor Shireen Davies, UK

6C-I1: Insect Neuropeptides: A Basis for the Design of a Novel Group of Insect Control Agents: The PK/PBAN Family as a Case Study
Professor Miriam Altstein, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

6C-I2: Forest Pest Management using Neuropeptides: A Novel Answer to an Old Problem?
Dr Daegan Inward, Forest Research, UK

6C-I3: Functional Characterization of Drosophila CAPA Receptor with Peptidomimetics and Identification of CAPA Agonists and Antagonists as Potential Insect Pest Control Agents
Dr Selim Terhzaz, University of Glasgow, UK

6C-O1: The Quest for Green Insecticides: Can the Knowledge of the Primary Structure of Insect Adipokinetic Hormones Help?
Prof Gerd Gade, University of Cape Town, South Africa

6C-O2: The Effect of Biostable Peptide Analogues on Aphid Stress Tolerance and their Potential as Insecticidal Agents
Dr Lucy Alford, University of Glasgow, UK
Closing Ceremony17.30 - 18.00Hunter 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 – 22nd August 2018

Have any questions ? Email cece2018@in-conference.org.uk

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