Program of the International Symposium in Honeybee Neuroscience, Berlin, June 10-13, 2010

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

16:00-17:00         Registration and hanging of posters

17:00-17:30         Introductory remarks

“What do learning and motor control have in common”

(Jochen Pflüger, Berlin, Germany)

17:30-19:00         Plenary lecture

Visual cognition in honeybees: from elemental stimulus learning and discrimination to non-elemental categorization and rule extraction

(Martin Giurfa, Toulouse, France)

19:00-19:30         Meeting of the authors of the forthcoming book (Springer Publisher):

“Honeybee neurobiology and behavior – a tribute for Randolf Menzel”

20:00                     Dinner and reception (at Seminaris hotel)

Friday, June 11, 2010

08:30-08:45         Opening remarks

(Dorothea Eisenhardt, Berlin, Germany)

08:45-11:15          Session 1: Sensory systems

(Chair: Giovanni Galizia, Konstanz, Germany)

08:45-09:15         The auditory system of the honeybee

(Hiroyuki Ai, Fukuoka, Japan)

09:15-09:45          Chromatic and achromatic vision of bees in relation to flower patterns

(Misha Vorobyev, Auckland, New Zealand)

09:45-10:15          Psychophysics of honeybee colour processing in complex environments

(Adrian Dyer, Monash, Australia)

10:15-10:45         Break and poster session

10:45-11:15          Olfaction in the honeybee: multiple odour representations in the honeybee brain

(Jean-Christophe Sandoz, Toulouse, France)

11:15-15:05          Session 2:  Genetics and molecular biology

(Chair: Jean-Christophe Sandoz, Toulouse, France)

11:15-11:45          Molecular dissection of the honeybee brain: an approach to solving the mystery of 'dance communication' and the sociality of the honeybee

(Takeo Kubo, Tokyo, Japan)

11:45-12:15          Elucidating the path from genotype to behaviour: is epigenomics a way forward for the honey bee neuroscience?

(Ryszard Maleszka, Canberra, Australia)

12:15-14:15         Lunch (at FU Mensa)

14:15-14:45         Molecular insights into honeybee brain plasticity

(Judith Reinhard and Charles Claudianos, Queensland, Australia)

14:45-15:05         Glutamate neurotransmission in the honeybee central nervous system

(Gerard Leboulle, Berlin, Germany)

15:05-16:35         Session 3: Social organization within the hive

(Chair: Judith Reinhard, Queensland, Australia)

15:05-15:35         The genetic and developmental evolution of social organization

(Rob Page, Tempe, USA)

15:35-16:05         Molecular genetic regulation of division of labor

(Gro Amdam, Tempe, USA)

16:05-16:35          The social regulation of task-related plasticity in circadian rhythms in honeybees

(Guy Bloch, Jerusalem, Israel)

16:35-17:05         Break and poster session

17:05-18:05         Session 4: Communication within the hive

(Chair: Gro Amdam, Tempe, USA)

17:05-17:35         Foraging honeybees: how foragers determine and transmit information about feeding site locations

(Harald Esch , Notre Dame, USA)

17:35-18:05 Olfactory information transfer during recruitment in honeybees

(Walter Farina, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

19:30                     Dinner (at Museum Dahlem)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

08:30-10:30         Session 5: Learning and memory

(Chair: Guy Bloch, Jerusalem, Israel)

08:30-09:00         Universal laws of behavior tested in the honeybee

(Ken Cheng, Sydney, Australia)

09:00-09:20         Tactile learning in the honeybee

(Joachim Erber, Berlin, Germany)

09:20-09:40         Formation of contrasting memories in honeybees

(Dorothea Eisenhardt, Berlin, Germany)

09:40-10:00         Molecular biology of learning and memory: from memory phases to signaling cascades

(Uli Müller, Saarbrücken, Germany)

10:00-10:30         Distributed plasticity in the honeybee brain

(Brian Smith, Tempe, USA)

10:30-10:50         Break

10:50-14:40         Session 6: Brain anatomy and physiology

(Chair: Dorothea Eisenhardt, Berlin, Germany)

10:50-11:10          The honeybee standard brain

(Jürgen Rybak, Berlin, Germany)

11:10-11:40           Dopamine signalling in the bee

(Alison Mercer, Otago, New Zealand)

11:40-12:10          Modification of olfactory learning and memory induced by siRNA targeting nicotinic acetylcholine subunits in the honeybee

(Monique Gauthier, Toulouse, France)

12:10-12:30         Cellular pysiology of the honeybee brain

(Bernd Grünewald, Frankfurt, Germany)

12:30-14:00         Lunch (buffet in the lobby) and poster session

14:00-14:20         Plasticity of synaptic microcircuits in the mushroom-body calyx of the honeybee

(Wolfgang Roessler, Wuerzburg, Germany)

14:20-14:40         Neuropeptides in the bee brain

(Giovanni Galizia, Konstanz, Germany)

14:40-15:40         Session 7:  Orientation and navigation

(Chair: Alison Mercer, Otago, New Zealand)

14:40-15:10         How do honeybees obtain the specific messages from dances in the darkness of the hive?

(Axel Michelsen, Odense, Denmark)

15:10-15:40         Molecular dissection of honey bee dance language: progress and prospects

(Gene Robinson, Urbana-Champaign, USA)

15:40-16:00         Break

16:00-17:00 Past, presence, future of honeybee neurobiology

Randolf Menzel

17:00-19:30         Poster session

19:30                   Closing of the day

Sunday, June 13, 2010

09:00-12:00         Session 8: Comparison with other invertebrate systems

(Chair: Wolfgang Roessler, Würzburg, Germany)

09:00-09:30         Multi-component signals in ant communication

(Bert Hölldobler, Tempe, USA)

09:30-10:00         Neurogenetics of associative function in Drosophila

(Bertram Gerber, Würzburg, Germany)

10:00-10:30          Neural processing of behaviorally significant odors in the antennal lobe of the moth Manduca sexta

(John Hildebrand, Tucson, USA)

10:30-11:00         Break

11:00-11:30          How time flies: the molecular architecture of long-term memory in Aplysia

(Tom Carew, Irvine, USA)

11:30-12:00          Chemosensory coding and learning in the moth Heliothis virescens: searching for the neuronal network involved

(Hanna Mustaparta, Trondheim, Norwegian)

12:00-12:30         Closing remarks

(C Giovanni Galizia, Konstanz, Germany)