BIOLOGY & GENOMICS OF SOCIAL INSECTS

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Presenting Author

Abstract Title

Talk/Poster

Abouheif, E.

Eco-Evo-Devo and the origin of morphological complexity in the worker caste in ants

talk

Abreu, F.C.

New insights into clock gene functions in honeybee’s development

poster

Awde, D.N.

Gene expression patterns in eusocial sweat bees using qRT-PCR

poster

Bacci, M.

Genetic and morphological changes underlying speciation in leaf-cutter ants

blitz talk & poster

Bloch, G.

Juvenile hormone signaling pathways and the social physiology of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

talk

Bobek, J.E.

Testing robustness of epigenetic marks of honey bee (Apis mellifera) behavior

blitz talk & poster

Brendel, V.

Robust workflows for probing genome-wide DNA methylation in the context of social insect comparative genomics

talk

Bucek, A.

Uncovering the molecular basis of male sex pheromone diversity in bumblebees

blitz talk & poster

Burden, C.M.

The effect of treatment with the DNA methylation inhibitor RG108 treatment on honey bee (Apis mellifera) olfactory memory

poster

Cash, E.I.

Comparative genomic and transcriptomic analyses of desaturase gene evolution and function in ants

talk

Chapman, N.C.

95 SNPs to detect Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera)

poster

Colgan, T.J.

Pollinator population genomics—Assessment of environmental stresses on bumblebee genetic diversity

blitz talk & poster

Collins, D.H.

The role of microRNAs in caste determination and differentiation in the bumble bee, Bombus terrestris

blitz talk & poster

Corona, M.V.

Genetic markers of nutrition and age associated with behavioral development and susceptibility to diseases in the honey bee

poster

Dhaygude, K.

Microbiota associated with the ant Formica exsecta

talk

Eisenhardt, D.

Inner compact cells of the honeybee mushroom bodies play a role in a bee’s behavioral plasticity in a CREB-dependent manner

talk

Evans, J.

Hologenomes and honey bee health

talk

Finkelstein, A.B.

How does learning experience influence future learning aptitude?

poster

Fouks, B.

Differential evolution rates of socially pleiotropic genes between social and parasitic bumblebees

talk

Fouks, B.

Patterns of meiotic recombination in the honeybee Apis mellifera

poster

Friedman, D.

Transcriptomic analysis of the regulation of foraging in harvester ants

poster

Giannoni-Guzmán, M.A. Shift work in foraging and fanning behavior in the hone bee Apis mellifera

blitz talk & poster

Gibson, J.D.

Aggression, metabolism and allele specific expression in hybrid honey bees

talk

Giurfa, M.

Aversive learning induces higher expression of a dopamine-receptor gene in specific cell populations of the honey bee brain and modulates sensitivity to noxious stimuli

talk

Goodisman, M.

DNA methylation in insects

talk

Gordon, D.M.

Evolution of the regulation of foraging in harvester ants

talk

Graham, R.

Social states and synapses—Do epigenetic factors drive reproductive division of labor?

poster

Grozinger, C.M.

Pheromonal mediation of cooperation and conflict in social insects

talk

Harpur, B.A.

Quantifying selection acting on social versus personal immune traits in Apis mellifera

talk

Hartfelder, K.

Expression patterns of candidate genes indicate rewiring of signaling pathway connectivity in honey bee, Apis mellifera L., caste development

talk

Harwood, G.

Vitellogenin expression in the honey bee midgut

talk

Hasselmann, M.

The genetics of phenotypic differentiation: Lessons from Kenyan mountain honey bees

talk

Hefetz, A.

Functional exocrinology of social bees—Comparative analyses of two bumble bee species

talk

Jandt, J.

Maternal behavior and nutrition affect caste-biased gene expression during larval development in Polistes wasps

blitz talk & poster

Jones, B.M.

Developmental transcriptome for a facultatively eusocial bee, Megalopta genalis

talk

Jones, J.C.

Investigating interactions between land use and bee microbial communities

talk

Kapheim, K.M.

Molecular pathways responding to food rewards in honey bee (Apis mellifera) foragers

talk

Keller, L.

The influence of genes and social environment on behavior and social organization

talk

Kelstrup, H.

Investigations on the biology of a progressive provisioning wasp: Stay classic or go genomic?

blitz talk & poster

Klein, A.M.

The secret society—Candidatus Westeberhardia cardiocondylae

blitz talk & poster

Korb, J.

Molecular underpinnings of sociality—A termite perspective

talk

Kronauer, D.J.

Studying social evolution and behavior in the clonal raider ant Cerapachys biroi

talk

Lee, S.

Acetylcholinesterase 1 expression level is related with brooding status of the honey bee

poster

Li-Byarlay, Hongmei Transcriptomic analysis of lethal IAPV infection of honey bee pupae

blitz talk & poster

Libbrecht, R.

DNA methylation in the clonal raider ant Cerapachys biroi

talk

Linksvayer, T.

The colony-level gene network regulating caste development in pharaoh ants

talk

Ma, R.

A novel method to engineer beneficial gut-microbiomes of honey bees

blitz talk & poster

Mancini, G.

Did you see that? Genes controlling optic lobe plasticity in gamergates of Harpegnathos saltator

blitz talk & poster

Massou, I.

Allatostatins target somatostatin-like receptors and modulate learning performance

poster

Mikheyev, A.S.

Transcriptional networks and the parallel evolution of colony-level traits

talk

Morandin, C.

Comparative transcriptomics reveals the conserved regulatory building blocks involved in the maintenance and parallel evolution of ant phenotypic traits

talk

Nielsen, A.

CEES, its people and machines—A goldmine for genetic studies

poster

Oettler, J.

Kill your brother, date your sister—Inbreeding and adaptation in Cardiocondyla obscurior

talk

Opachaloemphan, C.

How social interactions regulate behavior in the ant Harpegnathos saltator

poster

Oxley, P.R.

Brain gene expression in Cerapachys biroi predicts reproductive and brood care behavior

blitz talk & poster

Pamminger, T.

Pleiotropic effects of juvenile hormone in ant queens and the escape from the reproduction-survival trade-off

talk

Privman, E.

Molecular adaptation in olfactory functions in the fire ant social chromosome

talk

Rabeling, C.

Evolution and speciation genetics of leaf-cutting ant social parasites

talk

Rehan, S.

Genomics of Ceratina small carpenter bees—What early insect societies can tell us about the molecular evolution of sociality

talk

Riba-Grognuz, O.

Social environment driven changes in a single brain methylome

talk

Rittschof, C.

Social context during pre−adult stages influences aggression in adult honey bees

poster

Robinson, G.E.

Transcriptional regulation and metabolism: key elements in the evolution and mechanisms of social life in bees

talk

Rubin, B.E.

Comparative genomics of plant-ants reveals convergent rates of evolution in mutualists

talk

Rueppell, O.

Consistently exceptional—Genomic recombination rates in the genus Apis

talk

Rueppell, O.

Genetic isolation of two Apis cerana populations in Thailand revealed by genomic SNP data

poster

Schatz, M.C.

The resurgence of reference quality genomes using 3rd generation sequencing

talk

Scheiner, R.

Molecular mechanisms of social behavior in honey bees

talk

Schrader, L.

"Cardiogenesis"—Comparative analysis of larval transcriptomes of Cardiocondyla obscurior

talk

Simőes, Z.L.

Haploid and diploid embryos of Apis mellifera regulate differently the early steps of development

poster

Simola, D.F.

Epigenetic (re)programming of caste-specific foraging behavior in the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus

talk

Sinha, S.

Integrating motif, DNA accessibility, and gene expression data to build regulatory maps

talk

Snow, J.

Proteostasis network function in honey bees

talk

Soares, M.P.

Next-generation mRNA sequencing for high-throughput analysis of the metamorphosis in Apis mellifera workers

blitz talk & poster

Sovik, E.

Negative impact of manganese on honey bee foraging

talk

Standage, D.S.

iLoci, a novel framework for robust comparative genomics, provides insights into Hymenoptera genome structure and evolution

blitz talk & poster

Stolle, E.

Footprint of social immunity in bee genomes

talk

Tayal, A.

An integrated annotation data warehouse at the Hymenoptera Genome Database

poster

Tian, L.

Molecular and functional characterization of Methoprene-tolerant gene in a lower termite, Reticulitermes flavipes

blitz talk & poster

Toth, A.

Genomics of Polistes paper wasps—Insights and opportunities for understanding the evolution of sociality

talk

Ulrich, Y.

Colony composition, division of labor and fitness in clonal ant societies

blitz talk & poster

Vernier, C.

The deep roots of animal sociality—Hints from Williams-Beuren Syndrome genes

poster

Viljakainen, L.

Effects of sociality on pathogen induced genome expression in the Argentine ant Linepithema humile

talk

Vleurinck, C.

Genome editing and genetic transformation techniques for the honeybee

talk

Wang, Y.

Genetic regulation of division of labor in honey bees

talk

Webster, M.T.

Extreme recombination rates shape genome variation and evolution in honeybees

talk

Wragg, D.

Sequencing haploid drones from royal jelly and honey bee populations for detection of differentiation and selective sweeps

blitz talk & poster

Wu, M.

Sociogenomics of maternal care and mother-offspring interactions in the earwig Forficula auricularia

poster

Wu, T.

Genomic correlates to kin recognition and invasiveness in a subterranean termite

poster

Yan, H.

Regulation of longevity in castes of ants

talk

Zayed, A.

Population genomics of social insects

talk

Zhang, G.

Comparative and functional genomics of fungus-growing ants

talk

Zhou, C.

Central neural circuitry mediating courtship song perception in male Drosophila

poster

 

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