SEB Prague 2020

Animal Biology Sessions

The following Animal biology sessions will take place at SEB Prague 2020.

Animal Biology

Ecoimmunology

Parasites, disease and host immunity: Towards a mechanistic understanding of infection-induced phenotypes

Organisers:
  • Lauren Nadler (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)
  • Sandra Binning (The University of Montreal, Canada)
Speakers:
  • Martin Reichard (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic) Reciprocal parasitism between bitterling fish and freshwater mussels
  • Patricia Lopes (Chapman University, USA) Feeling sick: When, why and how
  • Joanna Miest (University of Greenwich, UK) Environmental influences on the teleost immune system and its effect on survival, physiology, and behaviour
  • Martin Kavaliers (University of Western Ontario, Canada) Neurobiology of Pathogen Avoidance in Rodents

Ecoimmunology in a changing world: challenges and progress

Organisers:
  • Rebecca Cramp (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Michel Ohmer (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

  • Speakers:
  • David Costantini - Ecoimmunology and oxidative stress ecology: the odd couple?
  • Sarah Knutie - Effect of recent urbanization on host resistance to invasive parasites in the Galapagos Islands 
  • Cynthia Downs - Is bigger better? Understanding how body size shapes immune defences 
  • Laura Ferguson - From thermal plasticity to plastic pollution: how host-microbe relationships drive animal success under changing environments’   
  • Environmental Fluctuation

    Physiological and ecological responses to temperature fluctuation

    Organiser:
    •  Katie Marshall (University of British Columbia, Canada)

    The Ins and Outs of the Ups and Downs: Respiration and Osmoregulation in fluctuating environments

    Organisers:
    •  Patricia A. Wright (University of Guelph, Canada)
    • Jonathan Wilson (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)
    Speakers:
    • Anne E. Todgham (University of California Davis, USA) - Environmental complexity of the rocky intertidal: understanding the stressors that matter
    • Lauren Chapman (University of Guelph, Canada) - Environmental change and shifts in respiratory traits of East African Fishes
    • Philip L. Munday (James Cook University, Australia)  - Diel CO2 cycles and the physiology and behaviour of coral reef fishes
    • Kathleen Gilmour (Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology , Canada) - The osmorespiratory compromise in fishes

    ENVIRONMENTAL FLUCTUATION AND BIODIVERSITY

    Not just down the hatch: food processing, transport, and assimilation in jawed vertebrates

    Organisers:
    • Nicolai Konow (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)
    • Callum Ross (University of Chicago, USA)

    Big Data

    Automated animal tracking in behavioural studies

    Organisers:
    • Shaun Killen (University of Glasgow, UK)
    • Stefano Marras (Italian National Research Council, Italy)
    Speakers:
    • Iain Couzin (Max Planck Institute, Germany) - Employing Immersive Virtual Reality and Automated Behavioural Analysis to Reveal the Common Geometric Principles that Underlie Individual and Collective Decision-Making
    • Dora Biro (University of Oxford, UK) - TBC 
    • Stefania Melillo (The Institute of Complex Systems, CNR, Italy) - Emergence of spontaneous collective turns in natural flocks of starlings
    • Gregory Murray (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) - Group and individual tracking; mosquitoes, modelling and mortality

    Putting animal biology in ecological context with advances in animal tracking and bio-logging

    Organisers:
    • Shaun Killen (University of Glasgow, UK)
    • Barbara Koeck (University of Glasgow, UK)

    General Animal Biology 

    Open Animal Biology

    Organisers:
    • Jack Thomson (University of Liverpool, UK)

    Open Biomechanics

    Organisers:
    • Nicolai Konow (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)

    ANIMAL & CELL BIOLOGY

    ENVIRONMENTAL FLUCTUATION

    NEUROTRANSMITTERS TO PHERMONES: THE RESPONSE OF PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SIGNALS TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

    Organisers:
    • Katherine Sloman (University of West Scotland, UK)
    • Danielle McDonald (University of Miami-RSMAS, USA)

    EPISODIC HYPOXIA: MAMMALIAN SPECIES WITH EXCEPTIONAL TOLERANCE AND HOW TO STUDY THEM

    Organisers:
    • Frank van Breukelen (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)
    • Allyson Hindle (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)

    DO ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS ALTER ENERGY BALANCE, HOW CAN WE FIND OUT AND HOW MUCH DOES IT MATTER?

    Organisers:
    • Kimberley Bennett

    THE PHYSIOLOGY BEHIND PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN RAPIDLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS

    Organisers:
    • Tamzin Blewett (University of Alberta, Canada)
    • Tommy Norin (Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark)
    Speakers:
    • Trish Schulte (University of British Columbia, Canada) - Mechanisms of plasticity in tolerance to abiotic stressors in fish
    • Clare Stawski (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) - Physiological and behavioural plasticity of Australian marsupials in a changing environment
    • Tobias Wang (Aarhus University, Denmark) - Phenotypic flexibility of digestive and cardiovascular function to intermittent feeding bouts in snakes and other vertebrates
    • Andrew Turko (University of Guelph, Canada) - Feedback among phenotypically plastic behavioural, physiological, and morphological traits in amphibious fish moving between water and land

    ANIMAL, CELL AND PLANT BIOLOGY

    BIG DATA

    OMICS APPROACHES TO ECOPHYSIOLOGY 

    Organisers: 
    • Oliver Tills (Plymouth University, UK)
    • Manuela Truebano Garcia (Plymouth University, UK)

    THE SCIENCE OF ANIMAL SENTIENCE: REFINING EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY


    Organisers: 
    • Penny Hawkins
    Speakers:
    • Tobias Wang, Catherine Williams (Aarhus University, Denmark) - Sentience: Behaviour, Physiology and Pain Sensation in Reptiles
    • Helen Lambert  (Animal Welfare Consultant, UK) - Animal Sentience: Where Are We and Where Are We Heading?
    • Lynne Sneddon (University of Liverpool, UK) - Evidence for Sentience in Fishes
    • Gavan Cooke (Anglia Ruskin University, UK) - The Kraken is Awake: Some Thoughts on Consciousness and Sentience in Cephalopods
    • Penny Hawkins (RSPCA, UK) - Ethical and Welfare Implications of Animal Sentience
    • Sarah Dalesman (University of Aberystwyth, UK) - Could snails be sentient?


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    Impact of chromatin domains on plant phenotypes

    Madrid, Spain
    9 - 11 December 2019