109th Annual Meeting of the
German Zoological Society (DZG)

14 – 17 September 2016 • Kiel/Germany

Conference Details

Satellite Symposia

Satellite Symposium O2BIP

Sunday, 11 September – Wednesday, 14 September 2016
XIXth International Conference on Oxygen Binding and Sensing Proteins (O2BIP)
in Hamburg

Organiser: Thorsten Burmester, Hamburg/DE

Venue: Biozentrum Grindel, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, 20145 Hamburg/DE

www.o2bip2016.de


Satellite Symposium ANN

Tuesday, 13 September – Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Arthropod NeuroNetwork (ANN) in Kiel

Final Programme of the Arthropod NeuroNetwork (ANN)

Organiser: Christian Wegener, Würzburg/DE

Venue: Zoological Institute (Biologiezentrum) of the University of Kiel, Am Botanischen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel
Room:  Hörsaal E59

Many universal concepts of neuroscience were achieved with the use of invertebrate model systems, such as arthropods, molluscs and others. Among these, arthropods have been particularly successful during evolution, illustrated by the huge number of different species and their ecological distributions. Research on arthropods has discovered numerous examples for unique neuronal adaptations to environmental challenges with no parallels in vertebrates, and in many cases, sophisticated neuronal solutions found in arthropods have inspired technical solutions and constructions.

Aims of the Arthropod Neuroscience Network are to foster the development of all fields of arthropod neuroscience with a focus on Germany and to promote scientific interactions and exchange.

Registration is online via the DZG meeting website. Deadline for abstract submission for the ANN Satellite Symposium ended on 16 July 2016 (ann@uni-wuerzburg.de).


Satellite Symposium iBeetle

Tuesday, 13 September – Wednesday, 14 September 2016
iBeetle Symposium "New horizons in molecular zoology 2016" & iBeetle Workshop
in Kiel

Preliminary Programme of the iBeetle Symposium

Organiser: Gregor Bucher, Göttingen/DE

Venue: Zoological Institute (Biologiezentrum) of the University of Kiel, Am Botanischen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel
Room:  Hörsaal E60

Arthropods have conquered the most diverse habitats and have adapted their physiology, behaviour and modes of development to different life styles. Recently, advances in molecular and genomics techniques have made it possible to ask long standing zoological questions at the molecular level. Importantly, these techniques facilitate establishing additional taxa as genetic model systems, broadening the scope of molecular zoology and opening new approaches for pest control.

The ongoing iBeetle project is contributing to this development by providing a genome wide resource for gene knock-down in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. This resource allows for the first time in an arthropod outside Drosophila to identify a comprehensive set of genes required for a given biological process. Hence, it now becomes possible to overcome the prevailing Drosophila based candidate gene approach, to establish new fields of research and to use Tribolium as complementary screening platform.

In the symposium we want to present selected results of the iBeetle screen along with exciting work from invited speakers and contributed talks. In the workshop we want to show how future RNAi screens can be easily performed in the red flour beetle based on resources generated during the project.

Registration is online via the DZG meeting website. Deadline for abstract submission for the iBeetle Satellite Symposium ended on 12 August 2016 (gbucher1@uni-goettingen.de).