Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Scientific Programme

MORNING
Time
09:00 - 10:00Plenary Lecture - MARCEL DICKE: Multitrophic plant-insect-microbe interactionsMeeting room: GALATEA
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 - 15:00(only for invited) iPLANTA workshop on “Biosafety issues associated with RNAi”Meeting room: ULISSE

SESSION 1

Agricultural and forest entomology

New approaches for the management of agricultural and forest pests

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Moderators: Michael Traugott, Tara Gariepy

Meeting room: GALATEA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Climate change and biological control - too hot for some!MyronZaluckiCO018UQ, Australia
11:00 - 11:15Using population genetics and genomic approaches to decipher the recent history of forest pest insects and improve management strategiesCaroleKerdelhuéCO015INRA, France
11:15 - 11:30Multi-tactic strategies for the management of plant feeding mitesEnricode LilloCO010University of Bari, Italy
11:30 - 11:45A nested DNA barcode approach to define trophic interactions between native and exotic stinkbugs and their parasitoidsTaraGariepyCO013AAFC, Canada
11:45 - 12:00Improving protection of plants against insect herbivores by decrypting plant natural defence mechanismsSergioRasmannCO016Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
12:00 - 12:15Efficiency of induced plant defenses against insect feeding damages at different risk levelsFraukeFedderwitzCO012Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
12:15 - 12:30Merging DNA-metabarcoding and ecological network analysis to understand and build resilient farmland ecosystemsDarrenEvansCO011Newcastle University, UK
12:30 - 12:45From lab to registration: an Attract & Kill control strategy for wireworms in potato production systemsStefanVidalCO017Goettingen University, Germany
12:45 - 13:00High proportion of granivory in carabids emphasize importance of weed seed predation in arable landYaseminGuenayCO014Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austria

SESSION 2

Behaviour

Mechanisms of learning and memory

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Moderators: Spencer Behmer, Geraldine Wright

Meeting room: AGAVE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Cellular resolution of mnemonic mechanisms in DrosophilaScottWaddellCO054University of Oxford, UK
11:00 - 11:15Synaptic de-correlation in the mushroom body underlies odor learning in DrosophilaAndréFialaCO049University of Goettingen, Germany
11:15 - 11:30Integration of parallel opposing memories underlies memory extinction in DrosophilaPedroJacobCO050University of Oxford, UK
11:30 - 11:45Trace conditioning - how insects associate temporally separated stimuliPaulSzyszkaCO052Universitat Konstanz, Germany
11:45 - 12:00Handling of morphologically complex flowers by bumblebeesShivaniKrishnaCO051University of Haifa-Oranim, Israel
12:00 - 12:15Genomic and regulatory basis of improved learning ability in parasitoid wasp selection linesJacinthaEllersCO048Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12:15 - 12:30Imprinting alters Drosophila sex pheromone responseLaurie Cazale-DebatCO047INRA, France

SESSION 4

Chemical ecology and multitrophic interactions

Molecular basis of insect communication

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Moderators: Gianfranco Anfora, Marcel Dicke

Meeting room: DIONE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Molecular basis of Lepidoptera chemical communication: functional studies of odorant receptors from an herbivorous speciesEmmanuelleJacquin-JolyCO140INRA, France
11:00 - 11:15Role of the taste in host plant acceptance by adult females and larvae of Papilio hospiton GénéRobertoCrnjarCO139University of Cagliari, Italy
11:15 - 11:30The sister-species approach in entomology and its importance in disentangling genomics, physiology and ecology of speciesOmarRota StabelliCO143Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
11:30 - 11:45Resistance to GMOs and pheromone mediated mating in the fall armywormJeremyMcNeilCO141Western University, Canada
11:45 - 12:00Gene Expression pattern of Aedes aegypti courtship behavior: a chemoecolgy point of view PauloRibollaCO142Sao Paulo State University, Brasil
12:00 - 12:15Exploring the chemoreceptor repertoire and the Orco-RNAi induced behavioral phenotypes in the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae)KonstantinaTsoumaniCO144University of Thessaly, Greece
12:15 - 12:30Elevated CO2 concentrations impact the semiochemistry of aphid honeydew without cascade effect on an aphid predatorSolèneBLANCHARDCO136University of Liege, Belgium
12:30 - 12:45The role of cuticular hydrocarbons in mate recognition in Drosophila suzukiiPatrickCallaertsCO138Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
12:45 - 13:00Functional characterization of olfactory receptors from Spodoptera littoralis caterpillars through heterologous expression in Xenopus oocytes.GabrielaCaballero VidalCO137INRA, France

SESSION 7

Genetics and evolutionary biology

Evolutionary Genomics

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Moderators: Frank Jiggins, Pierre Capy

Meeting room: PERSEIDE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Evolutionary-functional genomics for arthropod characterisation, control, and conservation.RobertWaterhouseCO215University of Lausanne and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
11:00 - 11:15Activity of the mariner transposable element in Drosophila simulans: males vs femalesPierreCapyCO209University of Paris, France
11:15 - 11:30Insight into the distribution and variability of viral integrations in the genome of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictusMariangelaBonizzoniCO208University of Pavia, Italy
11:30 - 11:45The genome of Drosophila subpulchrella and the evolution of fresh fruit feeding in Drosophila suzukii: a comparative genomics approach LinoOmettoCO214Independent researcher Mezzocorona, Italy
11:45 - 12:00Houseflies as model for studying transitions in insect sex determinationLeoBeukeboomCO207University of Groningen, The Netherlands
12:00 - 12:15Pan-arthropod analysis reveals somatic piRNAs as an ancestral defence against transposable elementsSamuelLewisCO211University of Cambridge, UK
12:15 - 12:30Progress in understanding the evolution of sex chromosomes in moths and butterfliesFrantisekMarecCO213Institute of Entomology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
12:30 - 12:45Gene regulatory evolution underlying the loss of a polygenic metabolic functionJacinthaEllersCO210Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12:45 - 13:00Genome sequence of Campodea augens, a blind soil-dwelling arthropod belonging to the hexapod order DipluraMosèManniCO212University of Geneva, Switzerland

SESSION 14

Social Insects and Apidology

Social and Individual Immunity

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Moderators: Mark Brown, Stefano Turillazzi

Meeting room: ELETTRA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Social immunity: Regulation of collective disease defencesLine VUgelvigCO399University of Copenhagen, Denmark
11:00 - 11:15Growing up with feces: waste mediated starvation resistance & social immunity in an insect with facultative maternal careMaximilianKörnerCO395University of Mainz, Germany
11:15 - 11:30Of mites and beetles: ecological interactions modulate social immunity AnaDuarteCO393University of Exeter, UK
11:30 - 11:45Superorganism immunity: how ants behave like immune cells to eradicate infectionsChristopherPullCO397Royal Holloway University of London, UK
11:45 - 12:00Fungus-contaminated soil and nesting structures in ant societiesClaireDetrainCO391Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
12:00 - 12:15Using comparative transcriptomics to understand the evolution of immunity during the transition to socialityShulinHeCO394Free University Berlin, Germany
12:15 - 12:30Scavenging behaviour by ants depends on the prey infectiousnessHugoPereiraCO396Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
12:30 - 12:45DWV-carrying Varroa mites affect the honeybee core bacterial communityLucaRuiuCO398University of Sassari, Italy
12:45 - 13:00NF-κB signaling is impaired by neonicotinoid insecticidesGennaroDi PriscoCO392University of Napoli, Italy

SESSION 15

Urban entomology and stored product protection

Urban and Public Health Pests

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Moderators: Christos Athanassiou, Pasquale Trematerra

Meeting room: CALIPSO

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
10:30 - 10:45Urban, stored product and public health pestsVaclavStejskalCO432Crop Protection Institute, Prague, Czechia
10:45 - 11:00Insect pests of Eucalyptus and their impact in the Mediterranean areaIgnazioFlorisCO428University of Sassari, Italy
11:00 - 11:3030 min Management of Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Den. and Schiff.) in urban, suburban and recreational areasMarcoColacciCO427University of Molise, Italy
11:30 - 12:00It's about instilling confidence: results from Let's Beat the BugStephensKellsCO430University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA
12:00 - 12:15Time-of-day specific changes in insecticide susceptibility and metabolic detoxification in the common bed bug, Cimex lectulariusVeera SinghamGenasanCO429Universiti Sains Malaysia
12:15 - 12:45Stored products’ mites: notes on biology and public health awareness survey SauroSimoniCO431CREA, Italy
AFTERNOON
Time
13:00 - 15:00Lunch and poster exhibition

SESSION 5

Ecology and toxicology of insecticides

Insecticide mode of action: biological and biochemical aspects

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Moderators: Thomas Van Leeuwen, Emanuele Mazzoni

Meeting room: GALATEA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Insecticide mode of action and resistance management: Lessons learned from the case of Tuta absolutaEmmanouilRoditakisCO169Hellenic Agricultural Organization, Demeter
15:30 - 15:45Voltage-gated sodium channel updateMartinWilliamsonCO171Rothamsted Research, UK
15:45 - 16:00Long-term population selections and a chromosome-level assembly reveal the complex genetic architecture of acaricide resistance in Tetranychus urticaeThomasVan LeeuwenCO170University of Ghent, Belgium
16:00 - 16:15Natural substances as sources for new insecticidesBarbaraContiCO164University of Pisa, Italy
16:15 - 16:30Clostridium toxins in mosquitoesSarjeet GillCO166University of California, USA
16:30 - 16:45Potential implications of insecticide-induced hormesis for insecticide resistance, tolerance, and pre-conditioningChrisCutlerCO165Dalhousie University, Canada
16:45 - 17:00Oxidative and antioxidant effects of juglone on the greater wax moth galleria mellonella L. (LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALIDAE)HülyaAltuntaşCO163Anadolu University, Turkey
17:00 - 17:15New opportunities to investigate insecticide and acaricide chloride channel targets through their differential interactions with diverse chemical classesSofiaIqbalCO167Rothamsted Research, UK
17:15 - 17:30Inhibition of histone acetylation and DNA methylation negatively affects life history traits of the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum)PhilippKirfelCO168Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

SESSION 4

Chemical ecology and multitrophic interactions

Plant-microbe-insect interactions (co-organized by COST Action FA1405 Crop-Arthropod-Microorganism (CAMo) Interactions)

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Moderators: Stefano Colazza, David Heckel

Meeting room: DIONE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Microbes associated with insect eggs: Do they affect plant anti-herbivore defense? MonikaHilker CO133Freie Universitaet Berlin
15:30 - 15:45Impact of third trophic-level symbionts on plant-mediated indirect interactionsAntoninoCusumanoCO130INRA Montpellier, France
15:45 - 16:00The association between Drosophila suzukii and Hanseniaspora uvarumAmritaChakrabortyCO129Swedish University Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
16:00 - 16:15Are aphid vectors manipulated by plant virus through chemical cues? ArnaudAmelineCO127Université Picardie Jules Verne
16:15 - 16:30Symbiose-mediated aconitine resistance in the leaf beetles Galeruca laticollisValeriaMereghettiCO134University of Milan, Italy
16:30 - 16:45Turnip yellows virus infection induces changes in emission of volatile compounds and contrasted aphid vector behavior in two host plantsFlorentBogaertCO128INRA Colmar, France
16:45 - 17:00Virus-induced changes in plant-insect interactions in the genus SolanumAnnaPlatoniCO135University of Cambridge, UK
17:00 - 17:15Trichoderma strains in the biocontrol of insect pestsMaria CristinaDigilioCO131University of Napoli, Italy
17:15 - 17:30Interaction of beetle polygalacturonases with plant inhibitory proteinsWiebkeHägerCO132Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany

SESSION 7

Genetics and evolutionary biology

Evolutionary Ecology

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Moderators: Klaus Reinhardt, Sophie Armitage

Meeting room: PERSEIDE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30The evolutionary genetics of industrial melanism – an unfolding storyIlik JSaccheriCO233University of Liverpool, UK
15:30 - 15:45Insect immune strategies: resisting, tolerating and remembering infectionsSophieArmitageCO225Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
15:45 - 16:00Male reproductive ageing is accompanied by a decline in male ability to produce adequate ejaculatesClaudiaFrickeCO227Institute for Evolution & Biodiversity, Germany
16:00 - 16:15Parasite-mediated sexual selection in mothsAstridGrootCO228University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16:15 - 16:30Life-history evolution in a butterfly – from genes to metapopulation dynamicsMarjo A KSaastamoinenCO232University of Helsinki, Finland
16:30 - 16:45Microevolution or wide tolerance? Biomarkers of exposure in Spodoptera exigua Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) exposed to cadmium for over 150 generationsAgnieszkaBabczyńskaCO226University of Silesia, Poland
16:45 - 17:00Innate and acquired host plant choice during range expansion in the moth Spodoptera littoralisKristinaKarlsson GreenCO229Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
17:00 - 17:15Predators and Phenotypes - causes and pathways of diversityDirk JohannesMikolajewskiCO231Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
17:15 - 17:30Do host specialists cope better with oxidative damage and therefore live longer?KevinMalodCO230University of Pretoria, Africa

SESSION 8

Insect Control Biotechnology

Use of RNA interference for insect control

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Moderators: Carla Saleh, George Dimopoulos

Meeting room: AGAVE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Literature review of baseline information on RNAi that could support the environmental risk assessment of RNAi-based GM plantsJeremySweetCO241J T  Environmental Consultants, USA
15:30 - 15:45Identification of lethal RNAi targets and their application in relevant pest species JuliaUlrichCO242Bayer AG Research & Development, Germany
15:45 - 16:00RNAi-based biopesticides GuySmaggheCO240Ghent University, Belgium
16:00 - 16:15Gene silencing in Tribolium castaneum as a tool for the targeted identification of candidate RNAi targets in crop pestsEileenKnorrCO238Fraunhofer IME, Germany
16:15 - 16:30Encapsulation of dsRNA with guanylated polymers increases RNAi efficiency in Spodoptera exiguaOlivierChristiaensCO234Ghent University, Belgium
16:30 - 16:45dsRNA complexation with block copolymers enables pest control by oral applicationCalumFergusonCO235University of Leeds, UK
16:45 - 17:00Technologies to Control, Surveil, and Counter Gene DrivesRobertoGaliziCO236Imperial College London, UK
17:00 - 17:15Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the olive fly reproductive systemMaria-EleniGregoriouCO237University of Thessaly, Greece
17:15 - 17:30Chlorophyll degradation in a Lepidopteran pest Spodoptera littoralis is mediated by a gut-specific Chlorophyllide binding proteinVincensiusOetamaCO239Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany

SESSION 13

Physiology and Biochemistry

Sensory system

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Moderators: Roberto Crnjar, Geraldine Wright

Meeting room: ELETTRA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Ecologically labeled lines in the insect olfactory systemBillHanssonCO376Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
15:30 - 15:45Soluble olfactory proteins in insectsFrancesca RomanaDaniCO373University of Firenze, Italy
15:45 - 16:00Odor evoked activity across brain layers: codes, patterns and memoriesC. GiovanniGaliziaCO375University of Konstanz, Germany
16:00 - 16:15Taste receptor plasticity is related to feeding history in two congeneric species of Papilionidae (Lepidoptera)GiorgiaSollaiCO380University of Cagliari, Italy
16:15 - 16:30The energy consumption and performance of fly photoreceptorsJeremyNivenCO378University of Sussex, UK
16:30 - 16:45Insect Olfaction: a source of inspiration for the development of new biosensorsPatriziaFalabellaCO374University of Basilicata, Italy
16:45 - 17:00Antennal transcriptome analysis and expression profiles of odorant binding proteins in Streltzoviella insularis(Lepidoptera: Cossidae)YuchaoYangCO381Beijing Forestry University, China
17:00 - 17:15The spike bursts of the antennal thermo– and bimodal hygrothermoreceptor neurons probably induce escape behaviour in insects to avoid overheatingKarinNurmeCO379Estonian University of Life Sciences
17:15 - 17:30Stopping the circadian clock: an effective way to adjust phase in the German cockroachHow-JingLeeCO377National Taiwan University

SESSION 15

Urban entomology and stored product protection

Artifact Pests

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Moderators: Christos Athanassiou, Agatino Russ

Meeting room: CALIPSO

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Artefact pests and urban entomology – distribution of museum pests in Vienna, AustriaPascalQuernerCO434University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria
15:30 - 16:00Commercial Application of Non Residual Fumigation in MuseumsHagitNavarroCO433Green storage Ltd., Israel
16:00 - 16:30Physical methods in modern stored product IPMCornelAdlerCO419Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany
16:30 - 16:45Old books infested by Gastrallus pubensSaraSavoldelliCO436Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
16:45 - 17:15IPM in the Historical Archive of the Diocese of Lodi (northern Italy)Maria Cristina ReguzziCO435Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
17:15 - 17:30Remarks on Integrated Pest ManagementPasqualeTrematerraCO437University of Molise, Italy
EVENING
Time
17:30 - 17:45Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia General AssemblyMeeting room: GALATEA
17:45 - 18:30150° Società Entomologica ItalianaMeeting room: GALATEA
17:30 - 19:30(only for invited) Workshop "Curation Clinic: hands-on gene annotation with Apollo" - R. Waterhouse x20 paxMeeting room: ULISSE