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Mechanisms and Consequences of Invertebrate-Microbe Interactions (A7)


Organizer(s) Bruno Lemaitre, Nicole M. Gerardo and Jason Rasgon
January 26—30, 2014
Granlibakken Resort • Tahoe City, California USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 9, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Nov 4, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 9, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 25, 2013

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Our understanding of invertebrate-microbe interactions has broadened dramatically in the past quarter century. At the mechanistic level, we have discovered immune mechanisms conserved across organisms. At the ecological level, we have gained appreciation for the complex spectrum of cooperative and detrimental interactions that hosts have with microbes. A comprehensive understanding of host-microbe interactions is integral to limiting the ability of organisms, particularly insects, to spread diseases that impact human health and destroy crops. Study of invertebrate-microbe interactions also provides insight into the role that beneficial microbes play in the health of all organisms. Despite advances, there is a need to integrate mechanistic, genomic, ecological and applied approaches. To date, few meetings have brought together researchers from across disciplines who are working on invertebrate-microbe symbioses. This symposium will host scientists studying diverse aspects of invertebrate-microbe interactions in different systems (e.g., squid, leeches, flies, nematodes, bees). Attendees will include molecular biologists studying immune mechanisms and evolutionary ecologists working on pest control in the field. Talks will focus on both beneficial and harmful microbial associations, allowing cross-fertilization of knowledge from one system to another and providing impetus for further fundamental advances and applied applications. The meeting goals include: 1) Incorporating speakers who work on diverse systems; 2) Engaging participants who are addressing these interactions from both the microbial and host perspectives; 3) Highlighting research that ranges in focus from molecular mechanisms to ecological-evolutionary aspects; 4) Increasing dialogue between researchers working on both beneficial and harmful microbial associations.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Refreshments


MONDAY, JANUARY 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:10
Keynote Address
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* Bruno Lemaitre, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Conference Introduction

Nicole Dubilier, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany
The Taming of Toxins: Symbionts of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Mussels Use an Arsenal of Highly Abundant and Diverse Toxins for Host Colonization and Persistence

09:10—11:45
Advances in Understanding of Invertebrate Immunity
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* Jonathan Ewbank, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, France

* Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Bruno Lemaitre, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Peptidoglycan Recognitions Proteins in Drosophila: An Overview with New Data

Emily Troemel, University of California, San Diego, USA
Perturbation of Core Processes Triggers Host Defense against Pathogen Infection in C. elegans

Juris Grasis, San Diego State University, USA
Coevolution of an Ancient Immune System with a Microbiota: Insights from the Hydra Holobiont

Will Wood, University of Bristol, UK
Short Talk: Detecting Damage and Developing Immunity in the Drosophila Embryo

Maria-Carla Saleh, Institut Pasteur, France
Short Talk: Evidence of Long-Lasting Antiviral Immunity in Insects

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Bay
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bay
11:45—14:30
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

14:30—16:30
Workshop

* Takema Fukatsu, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

* Heidi Goodrich-Blair, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Cleo Pietschke, Zoological Institute of the CAU Kiel, Germany
Hydra Polyps Inactivate Quorum Sensing Molecules of Colonizing Bacteria by a Novel Mechanism

Katherine M. Buckley, University of Toronto, Canada
Characterization of a Gut-Associated Innate Immune Response in a Simple Invertebrate Using a Gene Regulatory Network Approach

Robert M. Brucker, Vanderbilt University, USA
Phylosymbiosis and the Hologenome Concept of Evolution

Hirotaka Kanuka, Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan
Odor-Based Mechanical Transmission of Bacteria by Fly Feces

Jiyeun Kate Kim, Pusan National University, South Korea
Two Faces of the Lipopolysaccharide O-Antigen of Burkholderia Gut Symbiont in Association with Host Stink Bug

Jeremy Herren, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
The Mechanistic Basis of Interactions between Endosymbiotic Spiroplasma and Host Drosophila

Wolfgang J. Miller, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
The Impact of Endosymbiotic Wolbachia on Drosophila Olfaction, Sexual Behavior and Speciation

James Angus Chandler, California Academy of Sciences, USA
Characterization of the Aedes aegypti Microbiota Using RNA Metagenomics

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Pathogens and Biocontrol
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* Emily Troemel, University of California, San Diego, USA

Raymond J. St. Leger, University of Maryland, USA
Using Entomopathogenic Fungi to Control Arthropod-Borne Pathogens

Heidi Goodrich-Blair, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Causes and Consequences of Intestinal Colonization Explored in a Nematode-Bacterium Symbiosis

Jonathan Ewbank, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, France
Host-Fungus Interactions Modeled in C. elegans

Joshua Meisel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Microbe-Induced Changes of Neuronal TGF-beta Signaling Promote Pathogen Avoidance Behavior in C. elegans

19:00—20:00
Dinner

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Bay
20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Bay

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:15
Understanding the Function of Complex Host-Associated Microbial Communities
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* Margaret J. McFall-Ngai, , USA

Nancy A. Moran, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Gut Microbial Communities in Honey Bees and Bumble Bees

Won-Jae Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
Bacterial Uracil and DUOX Activation in Gut-Microbe Symbiosis and Dysbiosis in Drosophila

Takema Fukatsu, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Evolutionary Origins of Mutualistic Bacterial Symbionts in Natural Insect Populations: From Free-Living through Facultative to Obligate Associations

Nicole M. Gerardo, Emory University, USA
The Complex Interplay of Protective Facultative Symbionts and Host Immunity

Hassan S. Salem, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
Short Talk: The Elemental Value of Gut Symbionts to the Vitamin Metabolism of Firebugs

Julie C. Reveillaud, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: Host-Specificity Among Abundant and Rare Taxa in the Sponge Microbiome

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Bay
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bay
11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Establishment of Host-Microbe Associations
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* Nicole M. Gerardo, Emory University, USA

* Nancy A. Moran, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Margaret J. McFall-Ngai, , USA
First Words: The Initial Molecular Dialogue between Host and Symbiont during Establishment of a Partnership

Joerg Graf, University of Connecticut, USA
Temporal Dynamics of Microbe-Host Interactions in the Digestive Tract of the Medicinal Leech

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Fighting Malaria with Engineered Symbiotic Bacteria from Vector Mosquitoes

Larry J. Dishaw, University of South Florida, USA
Short Talk: Ciona intestinalis and the Evolution of Chordate Gut-Microbial Interactions

19:00—20:00
Dinner

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Bay
20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Bay

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:15
Ecology and Evolution of Host Immune Defense
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* Jason Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University, USA

* Serap Aksoy, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Frank Jiggins, , UK
Why Do Insects Vary in Susceptibility to Infection?

Todd A. Schlenke, Reed College?, USA
Drosophila-Wasp Coevolution: From Ecology to Mechanism

Brian P. Lazzaro, Cornell University, USA
Complexity in the Function and Evolution of Insect Immunity

David S. Schneider, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Warping Disease Space to Improve Recovery from Infections

Rebecca P. Duncan, University of Miami, USA
Short Talk: Dynamic Recruitment of Amino Acid Transporters to the Insect-Symbiont Interface

Marilou P. Sison-Mangus, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Short Talk: The Acquisition of Microbiota and their Consequences in the Life History Traits of the Crustacean Model, Daphnia

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Hosts, Symbionts and Insect Vectors
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* David S. Schneider, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

* Nicole Dubilier, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany

Serap Aksoy, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Tsetse Flies, Trypanosomes and Endosymbionts

George Dimopoulos, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Blocking Human Pathogens with the Mosquito Microbiome

Jason Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Symbiont-Mediated Control of Insect Vectors: Mechanisms of Wolbachia-Induced Pathogen Suppression in Anopheles Mosquitoes

Guillaume Carissimo, Institut Pasteur, France
Short Talk: Midgut Immunity of Anopheles gambiae to Arbovirus Infection

19:00—19:15
Closing Remarks
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Jason Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University, USA

19:15—20:15
Dinner

19:15—20:15
Social Hour

20:00—23:00
Entertainment


THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Speaker invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

New England Biolabs, Inc.

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