SEB Florence 2018 - Programme

Programme

Please find below a list of sessions which will be taking place at our Annual Meeting in Florence. More information on the sessions will be available soon.

Science across boundaries sessions

Animal and Cell Biology

STRESS: FROM CELLULAR MECHANISMS TO ORGANISMAL RESPONSES AND CONSERVATION
  • Pumping ions as a response to stress from aquatic habitat transitions: cellular and molecular mechanisms related to evolutionary changes
  • The role of the Mitochondria in environmental adaptation and disease
  • Advances in non-invasive monitoring of stress in the field and laboratory: applications for conservation

Animal and Plant Biology

  • Environmental impact on epigenetic memory

Animal Biology sessions

BIOMECHANICS

  • Biomechanics and climate change
  • Open Biomechanics

THERMOBIOLOGY

  • Cardio-respiratory adaptations to environmental change
  • Mitochondria in changing climates: biosensors and mediators of animal resilience
  • Ocean warming and acidification: what underlying mechanisms can reveal about impacts of multiple stressors 

PROXIMATE AND ULTIMATE DRIVERS OF BEHAVIOUR

  • The role of individual variation in the behaviour of animal groups
  • Intraspecific variation in responses to stress: Why individuals matter?
  • Generality of the ’pace-of-life syndrome’ concept: is the idea of integrated syndromes supported by experimental data?

OTHER ANIMAL BIOLOGY SESSIONS

  • Open Animal Biology

Cell Biology sessions

  • Systems analyses of multicellularity complexity and organ biology
  • Functional organisation of the nuclear periphery 
  • Quantitative synthetic biology
  • Sequencing from lab to field and the post genomic era
  • Green microbes
  • General cell biology

Plant Biology sessions

  • Climate change impact on urban and natural forests
  • Morphogenesis in non-flowering plants
  • Plant temperature responses: shaping development and enhancing survival?
  • From genome to genomes
  • Enhancing plant photosynthesis with biophysical CO2 concentrating mechanisms
  • Plant biotechnology for health and nutrition
  • Shaping root architecture - from nutrient sensing and tropisms to systemic signals and decision making
  • General plant biology

SEB+ Education sessions

  • Teaching biology at different scales: Challenges, opportunities and strategies
  • Embracing your animal care, welfare and use committee - a win-win situation
  • Career development workshops for young researchers
  • Meet the academics lunchtime session
  • Diversity dinner