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Photo by Bruno Espinosa

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Scientific Programme

MORNING
Time
09:00 - 10:00Plenary Lecture - TEJA TSCHARNTKE: Integrating biodiversity services in agricultureMeeting room: GALATEA
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break

SESSION 1

Agricultural and forest entomology

Monitoring and surveillance of insect pests

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Moderators: Archie Murchie, James Bell

Meeting room: ELETTRA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
10:30 - 11:00Smart technologies for the detection of migrating insects: The challenges of automatic counting and ID.JamesBellCO029Rothamsted Research, UK
11:00 - 11:15Analyses of the population structure of Rhopalosiphum padi Linnaeus (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the UK and the value of the Rothamsted Insect Survey archive for genomic analysesRamiroMorales-HojasCO032Rothamsted Research, UK
11:15 - 11:30Adding value to Culicoides surveillance trappingArchie K.MurchieCO033Agri-food & Biosciences Institute, Ireland
11:30 - 11:45The Optimized Utilization of Rocket Traps, Aggregation pheromones and Attractants for Mass Trapping of Hemipteran Bugs in Different Agro-ecosystemsSoondoBaeCO028National Institute of Crop Science, Korea
11:45 - 12:00A surveillance network for Asian hornet, Vespa velutina Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), in Veneto region (Italy)FrancoMutinelliCO034Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy
12:00 - 12:15Assessment of the risk potential for the occurrence of Drosophila suzukii considering the habitat and the hibernation conditionsJeanetteJungCO030Central Institute for Decision Support Systems in Crop Protection (ZEPP) / Center for Agricultural Technology Augustenberg (LTZ), Germany
12:15 - 12:30Vibrational Mating Disruption: state of the field, perspectives and comparative analysis with classic Pheromone Mating DisruptionValerioMazzoniCO031Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
12:30 - 12:45Native wood-boring beetles trapped at ports-of-entry can help target likely invadersDavideRassatiCO035University of Padova, Italy
12:45 - 13:00Development of automated devices for the monitoring of fruit flies pestsAndreaSciarrettaCO036University of Molise, Italy

SESSION 9

Insects and Global Food Production

Entomophagy: eating insects as a contribution to global food production

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Moderators: Maurizio Guido Paoletti, Anna Maria Fausto

Meeting room: DIONE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
10:30 - 11:00The contribution of insects as food and feed to global food securityArnoldVan HuisCO275Wageningen University, The Netherlands
11:00 - 11:15Morphological and functional characterization of the larval midgut of Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), a promising insect for bioconversion and feed productionMorenaCasartelliCO268University of Milan, Italy
11:15 - 11:30Insect-based feeds and animal healthLauraGascoCO271Università of Turin, Italy
11:30 - 11:45Insect protein for animal feed – progress and challengesMaureenWakefieldCO276Fera Science Ltd, UK
11:45 - 12:00Gut lactic acid bacteria as probiotic additives for mass rearing of Tenebrio molitorAntoineLecocqCO272University of Copenhagen, Denmark
12:00 - 12:15Antihypertensive effect of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) defatted larvae in spontaneously hypertensive ratsElenaDreassiCO270University of Siena, Italy
12:15 - 12:30Evaluation of biological parameters and the lipid profile of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens, Stratiomyidae) reared on byproducts from different food chainsLaraMaistrelloCO273University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
12:30 - 12:45First evidence of a HACCP manual for edible insects in ItalyDavideDi DomenicoCO269Mellivora, Italy
12:45 - 13:00Eating Insects? Preferences and strategies of insect procurement and selection as human food in East Asia, Amazon and Western CountriesMaurizio GuidoPaolettiCO274University of Padova, Italy

SESSION 5

Ecology and toxicology of insecticides

Insecticide Resistance: evolution & selection

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Moderators: Chris Bass, Ralph Nauen

Meeting room: GALATEA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:45 - 11:00Functional characterization of insecticide resistance and the value of molecular diagnostics for Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM)JohnVontasCO151Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Greece
11:00 - 11:15The molecular innovations underlying resistance to natural and synthetic xenobiotics in the aphid Myzus persicaeChrisBassCO145University of Exeter, UK
11:15 - 11:30Resistance status of Bemisia tabaci to novel compounds in SpainPabloBielzaCO146University of Cartagena, Spain
11:30 - 11:45Mechanisms of insecticide resistance in Bemisia tabaci with special reference to acetyl-CoA carboxylase inhibitorsRalfNauenCO150Bayer AG Research & Development, Germany
11:45 - 12:00Resistance to artificial insecticides in aphids as a consequence of long-term natural evolution preceding the emergence of insecticidesNinaVoronovaCO152Belarusian State University, Belarus
12:00 - 12:15Molecular characterisation of phosphine resistance using RNA-seq in Turkish populations of Sitophilus spp.ErhanKocakCO149Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
12:15 - 12:30Identifying genomic changes associated with insecticide resistance in the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti by next-generation sequencingJean-PhilippeDavidCO147University of Grenoble, France
12:30 - 12:45Supermutant: the case of grain aphid (Sitobion avenae) resistance to pyrethroid insecticidesLaelWalshCO153Teagasc, Ireland
12:45 - 13:00Dissecting insecticide resistance via genetic manipulation and genome modification in DrosophilaVassilisDourisCO148IMBB FORTH, Greece

SESSION 6

Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

Conservation of saproxylic insects

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Moderators: Marco A. Bologna, Mattias Larsson

Meeting room: AGAVE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Conservation of saproxylic insectsJörn BuseCO191National park Schwarzwald Black Forest National Park, Germany
11:00 - 11:15Conservation status of saproxylic insects in relation to the spatiotemporal dynamics of their oviposition substrates: lessons from pheromone monitoring of an expanding array of model speciesMattiasLarssonCO194Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Sweden
11:15 - 11:30Sampling of rare and endangered saproxylic beetles for monitoring and conservation: new perspectivesAlVrezecCO198National Institute of Biology, Slovenia
11:30 - 11:45Identification of a male-produced aggregation pheromone for endangered beetle Rosalia alpina and an attractant for the predatory click beetles AlenkaZunic Kosi CO199National Institute of Biology, Slovenia
11:45 - 12:00The Citizen Science approach implemented in the LIFE Project "Monitoring Insects with Public Participation" for the conservation of saproxylic beetlesFrancoMasonCO195CNBFVR - Centro Nazionale Biodiversità Forestale "Bosco Fontana", Italy
12:00 - 12:15Status of Aneuretus simoni Emery (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from repeated sampling and a preliminary ant inventory of Lenagala Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka R. K. SriyaniDiasCO193University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
12:15 - 12:30Quantifying the short-term effects of logging in oak dominated forests on threatened longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae) with a pheromone-based trapping systemMikaelMolanderCO196Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
12:30 - 12:45Diversity of Sap beetle fauna of India: State of our knowledge (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)JhikmikDasguptaCO192Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata
12:45 - 13:00

SESSION 16

Symbiosis and Insect Vector Biology

Molecular and cellular interactions between insect vectors and the pathogens they transmit

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Moderators: Domenico Bosco, Claudio Bandi

Meeting room: PERSEIDE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Small RNA pathways and antiviral immunity in insectsCarlaSalehCO444Institut Pasteur, Viruses and RNAi lab, France
11:00 - 11:15Identification of plant virus receptor candidates in the stylets of their aphid vectorsMarilyneUzestCO446INRA, France
11:15 - 11:30Interactions between a circulative non-propagative nanovirus and its aphid vectorStéphaneBlancCO440INRA, France
11:30 - 11:45Is the adhesin VmpA implicated in the specific interaction between the phytopathogenic flavescence dorée-related phytoplasmas and their leafhopper vectors?NathalieArricau-BouveryCO438INRA, France
11:45 - 12:00Phytoplasmas modulate insect vector biologyLucianaGalettoCO442Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante IPSP-CNR, Italy
12:00 - 12:15Biological and molecular interactions between the psyllids and Liberiacter MuradGhanimCO443Volcani Center, Israel
12:15 - 12:30Ephrin receptor protein: a new target to reduce Turnip yellows virus transmission by Myzus persicaeSylvaineBoissinotCO441INRA, France
12:30 - 12:45Aedes aegypti SUMOylation Pathway Suppresses Arbovirus Replication SamuelStokesCO445University of Glasgow / The Pirbright Institute, UK
12:45 - 13:00Suppression of the pelo protein by Wolbachia and its effect on dengue virus in Aedes aegyptiSassanAsgariCO439The University of Queensland, Australia

SESSION 11

Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny

Evo-devo perspectives on insect morphology

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Moderators: Francesco Frati, Ariel Chipman

Meeting room: CALIPSO

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Adaptive and genetic basis of an exaggerated secondary sexual traitAbderrahmanKhilaCO327IGFL, ENS de Lyon CNRS France
11:00 - 11: 30Major transitions in the Evolution of the Segmentation Process in InsectsArielChipmanCO326The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
11: 30 - 12:00Compartment boundaries and morphogens responsible for patterning insect wingsJeffrey M.MarcusCO328University of Manitoba, Canada
12:00 - 12:30The DNA damage response pathway reinforces social harmony in ant societiesArjunaRajakumarCO330McGill University, Canada
12:30 - 13:00Antennal segmentation and the periodization of insect developmentAlessandroMinelliCO329University of Padova, Italy
AFTERNOON

SESSION 5

Ecology and toxicology of insecticides

Insecticide toxicology and non target effects

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Moderators: Fabio Sgolastra, Anastasia Tsagkarakou

Meeting room: GALATEA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Recent trends in insecticide toxicology and non-target effects with special reference to bee pollinatorsLinFieldCO173Rothamsted, UK
15:30 - 15:45The non-target effects of modern insecticides on natural enemies of insect pestsAntonioBiondiCO172University of Catania, Italy
15:45 - 16:00Effects of pesticide cocktails on bees FabioSgolastraCO179University of Bologna, Italy
16:00 - 16:15Neonicotinoid insecticides and bee pollinatorsChristianMausCO177Bayer AG, Bee Care, Germany
16:15 - 16:30Detrimental synergistic effects of the pesticides on the survival of parasitoidsJonathan WillowCO180Estonian University of Life Sciences
16:30 - 16:45A comparative toxicological study on Tomato russet mite (Aculops lycopersici Massee) and its predator Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseiidae)Nabi AlperKumralCO175Uludag University, Turkey
16:45 - 17:00Are Essential oils efficient as biopesticides against sap-sucking pests? A bioassay screeningAnne-VioletteLavoirCO176INRA, France
17:00 - 17:15Sublethal side effects of systemic insecticides on Harmonia axyridisMicheleRicuperoCO178University of Catania, Italy  
17:15 - 17:30The molecular impacts of chronic pesticide exposure on bumblebee learning and memoryLauraJamesCO174Rothamsted, UK

SESSION 8

Insect Control Biotechnology

Insect-associated microorganisms: their possible role for biotech application

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Moderators: Guido Favia, Claudio Bandi

Meeting room: ELETTRA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Impacts of the mosquito gut homeostasis on malaria transmissionGeorgeChristophidesCO244Imperial College, UK
15:30 - 15:45Insect symbionts as bio-control agents against plant pathogensEinatZchori FeinCO251Volcani Center, Israel
15:45 - 16:00Exploitation of Wolbachia to control the transmission of emerging Aedes albopictus-borne human diseasesMaurizioCalvittiCO243ENEA, Italy
16:00 - 16:15Effects of natural temperature regimes on different Wolbachia infections in Ae. aegypti Maria Vittoria ManciniCO250University of Glasgow, UK
16:15 - 16:30Transgenic fungi prevent mosquitoes from transmitting malaria parasitesBrianLovettCO248University of Maryland, USA
16:30 - 16:45Sodalis glossinidius as a delivery system for Nanobodies that target the tsetse-trypanosome interplayLindaDe VooghtCO245Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium
16:45 - 17:00Obligate intracellular pathogens in natural populations of Ostrinia spp. in South-Western RussiaYuliyaMalyshCO249All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Russia
17:00 - 17:15Loop mediated Isothermal amplification (LAMP) using frass for surveillance and early detection of Agrilus planipennis incursion/infestation in CanadaGeorgeKyei-PokuCO246Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Canada
17:15 - 17:30A robust and efficient CRISPR-Cas9 mutagenesis protocol in the pea aphidGaëlLe TrionnaireCO247INRA, France

SESSION 12

Parasitology, Pathology and Immunity

Immune defences and virulence strategies

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Moderators: Dominique Ferrandon, Saskia Hogenhout

Meeting room: DIONE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Growth regulation of the antiviral symbiont WolbachiaLuisTeixeiraCO348Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciéncia, Portugal
15:30 - 15:45Persistent infections and antimicrobial peptide combinationsJensRolffCO347Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
15:45 - 16:00Genetic variation in the susceptibility of Drosophila to viral infection FrancisJigginsCO343University of Cambridge, UK
16:00 - 16:15Systematic functional analysis of Drosophila antimicrobial peptides using CRISPR/CAS9 mutantsBrunoLemaitreCO344GHI-EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
16:15 - 16:30Virus and host-derived small RNAs in vector mosquitoes: implications for host defense and gene regulationRonaldvan RijCO349Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherland
16:30 - 16:45Global analysis of the virome in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes: arthropod borne-viruses and beyondJoão T.Marques CO345Università federale di Minas Gerais, Brasil
16:45 - 17:00A novel, reproductive tissue specific, innate antiviral defense in Drosophila.NelsonMartinsCO346CNRS UPR9022/M3I, France
17:00 - 17:15p400 is antiviral and regulates the siRNA pathway in Aedes aegypti mosquitoesFlorianeAlmireCO341MRC University of Glasgow, UK
17:15 - 17:30Zombie-fly immune response against a behaviorally manipulating host-specific fungal pathogenHenrik H.De Fine LichtCO342University of Copenhagen, Denmark

SESSION 7

Genetics and evolutionary biology

Evolution and development of functional traits

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Moderators: Serap Aksoy, Robert Whaterhouse

Meeting room: AGAVE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Symbionts and Parasites: Yin and Yang Shaping Host PhysiologySerap AksoyCO216Yale School of Public Health, USA
15:30 - 15:45Investigating the genetic basis of differences in male genital morphology between Drosophila speciesAlistairMcGregorCO220Oxford Brookes University, UK
15:45 - 16:00The Genetics of Viviparity in Glossinidae: The Novel Genetic Adaptations Underlying the Evolution of Lactation in Tsetse flies.GeoffreyAttardoCO217University of California, USA
16:00 - 16:15Multifaceted functions of the conversed PI3K/AKT/Foxo pathway in regulation Aedes aegypti homeostasisJaymeSouza-NetoCO223São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brasil
16:15 - 16:30Developmental Genetics of wing patterning in butterflies and mothsArnaudMartin CO219The George Washington University, USA
16:30 - 16:45Gene targeting of the female determining transformer gene in the major agricultural pest Ceratitis capitata, the mediterranean fruitfly: an unexpected CRISPR/Cas9 interference effect. PasqualePrimoCO222University of Naples, Italy
16:45 - 17:00Assessing the role of acclimation and adaptation in thermal performance curvesJohannesOvergaardCO221Aarhus University, Denmark
17:00 - 17:15Horizontal Gene Transfer Contributes to the Evolution of Herbivory in Insects and MitesNickyWybouwCO224Ghent University, Belgium
17:15 - 17:30Sexing the tiger, Aedes albopictus GiulianoGasperiCO218University of Pavia , Italy

SESSION 14

Social Insects and Apidology

Bees: management, ecosystem services, and products

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Moderators: Ignazio Floris, Stefano Turillazzi

Meeting room: PERSEIDE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30Decoding the impacts of land use patterns on bee healthChristina M.GrozingerCO403Pennsylvania State University, USA
15:30 - 15:45Deformed wing virus of the honey bee: a more virulent genotype is taking over EuropeRobertPaxtonCO407University of Halle, Germany
15:45 - 16:00Haemolymph removal by the parasite Varroa destructor can trigger the proliferation of the Deformed Wing Virus in mite infested bees (Apis mellifera), contributing to enhanced pathogen virulenceFrancescoNazziCO406University of Udine, Italy
16:00 - 16:15Constrution and rescue of infection clone of Israeli acute paralysis virusChunshengHouCO404Institute of Apicultural Research, China
16:15 - 16:30Investigating the impact of agri-environment management interventions on disease transmission in bumble beesEmilyBailesCO400Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
16:30 - 16:45Investigating the influence of floral resource availability on the nesting behaviour of the solitary bee; Osmia bicornis.JordanRyderCO408Harper Adams University, UK
16:45 - 17:00Social information use in cavity nesting beesEliaGattoCO402University of Padova, Italy
17:00 - 17:15Aminergic underpinnings of pheromonal modulation of olfactory learning and memory formation in honeybeesDavidBaracchiCO401University of Toulouse, France
17:15 - 17:30IPM tactics in Varroa destructor control in honey bees: challenges and sustainable solutions as a result of environmental changesMarcoLodesaniCO405CREA, Italy

SESSION 10

Medical and veterinary entomology

EU networks and infrastructures in vector research

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Moderators: Andrea Crisanti, Alex Chaskopoulou

Meeting room: CALIPSO

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:00 - 15:30The INFRAVEC2 Infrastructure Project: Providing No-cost Vector Research Resources, Services and Facility AccessKenVernickCO300Insitute Pasteur, France
15:30 - 16:00MalariaGEN: building a data-sharing network and technology platform for large-scale genomic epidemiology and surveillance of malaria vector populationsAlistairMilesCO298Oxford University, UK
16:00 - 16:15The WIN Initiative: A Global Network to Combat Insecticide Resistance in Arbovirus VectorsJean-PhilippeDavidCO295University of Grenoble, France
16:15 - 16:30The Gnatwork: A research network in the study of biting midges, sandflies and blackfliesEmmaHowsonCO297Pirbright Insitute, UK
16:30 - 16:45European Society of Vector Ecology: The history, the people, the scienceAlexChaskopoulouCO294USDA-ARS, Greece
16:45 - 17:00Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector ControlHilaryRansonCO299Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
17:00 - 17:15The "Aedes Invasive Mosquitoes COST ACTION"Alessandradella TorreCO296University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
17:15 - 17:30
MORNING
Time
19:30Meeting point: Stazione Marittima Congress Site
20:00Dinner at “Bagno Elena Beach Resort”, Via Posillipo, 14, 80123 Naples