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This meeting took place in 2001



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Genetic Manipulation of Insects (B6)


Organizer(s) Alexander S. Raikhel, Anthony A. James, Bruce M. Christensen, Richard ffrench-Constant and David A. O'Brochta
February 5—11, 2001
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 5, 2000
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Early Registration Deadline: Dec 5, 2000

Summary of Meeting:
Genetic transformation has been a cornerstone of the remarkable progress in molecular genetics. It has been critical in elucidating gene regulatory networks in a number of model organisms. It has played a pivotal role in biotechnological breakthroughs. Insects, being the most diverse group of animals, are major components of ecosystems. As pollinators of valuable plants, destructive pests of crops and livestock, and vectors of devastating infectious diseases, they have a profound effect on humans. However, successful genetic transformation of economically and medically important insects has only recently been achieved. Highlighting developments in insect genetic transformation, this symposium will focus on future refinement of this methodology as well as its utilization in exploration of insect-specific molecular mechanisms. An important focus of the symposium is the potential of genetic transformation in designing novel control strategies for pest management and vector-borne disease transmission. The program covers key areas in insect molecular biology, from insect genomics to gene regulatory cascades and physiological systems, which are the eventual targets of genetic transformation. Continuing on the success of two previous symposia, this meeting is anticipated to provide new research directions that will significantly influence the insect science.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5

14:00—19:00
Registration

Chamisa Lobby
18:15—19:15
Welcome

Chamisa Lobby
19:15—19:30
Orientation

Chamisa Ballroom 2
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
Jules A. Hoffmann, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, France


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Insect Genomics
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Jules A. Hoffmann, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, France

Allan C. Spradling, HHMI/Carnegie Institute, USA
Bringing the Drosophila Genome Under Experimental Control

George Dimopoulos, Johns Hopkins University, USA
From Genomics to Comparative and Functional Genomics in Anopheles gambiae

David W. Severson, University of Notre Dame, USA
Mapping Genes in Culicine Mosquitoes

Kent G. Golic, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
From Sequence to Phenotype in Drosophila

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
15:30—17:30
WORKSHOP 1: Short Talk Speakers to be Chosen from Abstracts

Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Alexander S. Raikhel, University of California Riverside, USA

James Robert Hogan, Notre Dame University, USA

Zhijian (Jake) Tu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Steven Whyard, CSIRO, Australia

Hiroko Tabunoki, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Japan

Monika Sibylle Hediger, University of Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Steven Paul Sinkins, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

17:30—19:30
POSTER SESSION 1: Insect Genomics/Population Genetics

Chamisa Ballroom 1
18:30—19:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Chamisa Ballroom 1
19:30—20:30
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
19:30—21:30
Population Genetics
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Jeffrey R. Powell, Yale University, USA
Restricted and Unrestricted Gene Exchange: Implications for Genetically Modifying Insect Vectors in Natural Populations

Luke S. Alphey, Oxitec Ltd, UK
Insect Population Control Using a Dominant, Repressible, Lethal Genetic System

Alain Pelisson, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Germline Invasion of the Gypsy Retrovirus


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Mechanisms of Immune Responses in Insects
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
Michael R. Kanost, Kansas State University, USA
Recognition of Non-Self and Protease Activation

Michael R. Strand, University of Georgia, USA
Regulation of Cellular Encapsulation in Insects

Laurence Rahme, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Pathogen Counter-Strategies to Drosophila Innate Immunity Responses

* Bruce M. Christensen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Melanization Immune Responses in Mosquitoes

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
15:30—17:30
WORKSHOP 2: Risks and Regulations Associated With Transgenic Insects

Chamisa Ballroom 2
* David A. O'Brochta, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, USA

Marjorie A. Hoy, University of Florida, USA

Thomas W. Scott, University of California, Davis, USA

Kathryn S. Aultman, National Institutes of Health, USA

Robert I. Rose, US Department of Agriculture, USA

17:30—19:30
POSTER SESSION 2: Mechanisms of Immune Responses in Insects/Immunity and Vector Competence

Chamisa Ballroom 1
18:30—19:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Chamisa Ballroom 1
19:30—20:30
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
19:30—22:00
Immunity and Vector Competence
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
Carolina V. Barillas-Mury, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Midgut Epithelium Responses to Ookinate Invasion: The Time-Bomb Theory

* Patricia A. Romans, University of Toronto, Canada
Control of Melanotic Encapsulation Malaria Refractoriness in Anopheles gambiae

David S. Schneider, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Using Drosophila as a Model Mosquito to Study Malaria


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Control of Gene Expression
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
David Arnosti, Michigan State University, USA
The Design and Function of Transcriptional Switches in Drosophila

Jean-Antoine Lepesant, Universite de Paris, France
Temporal and Spatial Control of Ecdysteroid Response in Drosophila melanogaster

Lynn M. Riddiford, University of Washington, USA
Ecdysteroid Gene Regulatory Cascade in Insect Development

* Alexander S. Raikhel, University of California Riverside, USA
Control of Hormonal and Tissue-Specific Gene Expression in Mosquitoes

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
15:30—17:30
WORKSHOP 3: An Assessment of Genetic Engineering Systems for Insects of Agricultural Importance

Chamisa Ballroom 2
* David A. O'Brochta, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, USA

* Peter W. Atkinson, University of California, Riverside, USA

Scott W. Chouinard, Cambria Biosciences, USA

Giuliano Gasperi, Universita di Pavia, Italy

David Joseph Lampe, Duquesne University, USA

Carol Rudd Lauzon, California State University, USA

Max Scott, Massey University, New Zealand

17:30—19:30
POSTER SESSION 3: Control of Gene Expression/Target Genes

Chamisa Ballroom 1
18:30—19:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Chamisa Ballroom 1
19:30—20:30
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
19:30—21:30
Target Genes I
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
Bruce S. Baker, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Sex, Flies and Developmental Fates

* John R. Carlson, Yale University, USA
Chemosensory Receptors in Drosophila

James W. Truman, University of Washington, USA
Nuclear Receptor in the Development of the Nervous System


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Gene Transfer: Prospects and Perspectives. Session Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
Kenneth E. Olson, Colorado State University, USA
Strategies for Developing Virus-Resistant Mosquitoes

Richard Stouthamer, Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands
Wolbachia Symbionts in Arthropods

Ernst A. Wimmer, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Universal Transformation Markers for Transgenic Arthropods

* Anthony A. James, University of California, Irvine, USA
Engineering Mosquito Resistance to Malaria Parasites

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
15:30—17:30
WORKSHOP 4: Malaria Control by Genetic Manipulation of Its Vectors: Progress Over the Past 10 Years and Research Priorities for the Future

Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Frank H. Collins, University of Notre Dame, USA

Boris Dobrokhotov, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Fotis C. Kafatos, Imperial College London, UK

Kathryn S. Aultman, National Institutes of Health, USA

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

17:30—19:30
POSTER SESSION 4: Gene Transfer: Prospects and Perspectives/Molecular Basis of Insecticide Resistance/Transposable Elements

Chamisa Ballroom 1
18:30—19:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Chamisa Ballroom 1
19:30—20:30
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
19:30—21:30
Target Genes II
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Targeting the Anopheles Salivary Gland and Midgut Epithelia with a Phage Display Peptide Library

Jesus G. Valenzuela, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Isolation and Sequencing of Genes Expressed on the Salivary Gland of Blood Feeding Arthropods

Katia Komitopoulou, University of Athens, Greece
The Utilization of Minos Transformation in the Study of Genes Encoding Putative Members of Odorant Binding Proteins


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Molecular Basis of Insecticide Resistance
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Richard H. ffrench-Constant, University of Bath, UK
Target Site Insecticide Resistance: What Questions Remain?

Rene Feyereisen, INRA USVE, France
Metabolic Resistance: The Role of Cytochrome P450s

Michael J. Adang, University of Georgia, USA
BT Receptors and Insect Resistance to BT

Janet Hemingway, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Regulation of Metabolic Resistance Mechanisms in Mosquitoes

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—18:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Transposable Elements
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
Alfred M. Handler, United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Perspectives on the Use of piggyBac for Insect Transformation

Andrea Crisanti, Imperial College London, UK
Genetic Manipulation of Anopheline Mosquitoes

* David A. O'Brochta, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, USA
Transposable Element Diversity in Insects

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Chamisa Foyer
20:00—22:00
Banquet

Chamisa Ballroom 1
21:00—00:00
Entertainment

Chamisa Ballroom 1

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

 
Departure


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