Cell, Developmental and Evolutionary biology meets Environmental Change:   Lessons and Impacts

MAY 10, 2022

9:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m. Introduction by Gilles Bloch, CEO of AVIESAN and by other representatives

Session 1: How natural environmental cues control cell biology and development

Chairpersons: Evelyn Houliston, Yohanns Bellaiche

  1. 9:20-9:50 a.m.: “Animal physiology and development under the light of sun and moon". Kristin TESSMAR-RAIBLE, MFPL/Centre for Molecular Biology/ Rhythms of Life Platform, University of Vienna, Austria
  2. 9:50-10:20 a.m.: “Metabolic molecular strategies to cope with light at night: lessons from the Arctic”. Steven BROWN, Chronobiology and Sleep Research Group, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

10:20-10:50 p.m Coffee break

  1. 10:50-11:20 a.m.: “Eco-evo-devo and the environmental regulation of insect development". Patricia BELDADE, cE3c: Centre for Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Changes, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  2. 11:20-11:50 a.m.: “Adaptation to the environment through symbiosis - a model systems' approach”. Annika GUSE, Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Heidelberg University, Germany
  3. 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: “Cell type evolution and animal adaptation to environmental inputs: offerings from the sea urchin larva". Maria Ina ARNONE Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy
  4. 12:20-12:50 p.m.: “Pattern and process in the fossil record: can we deduce evolutionary mechanism?”. Graham BUDD, Department of Earth Sciences, Palaeobiology, Geocentrum, Uppsala, Sweden (via Zoom)

12:25-2:00 p.m Lunch break

Session 2: Cell biology and development in extreme environments and upon disruption of the environment consecutive to human activity

Chairpersons: Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja, Frédérique Clément

  1. 2 :00-2:30 p.m.: “Effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on brain development: from molecular mechanisms to human health”. Joëlle RUEGG, Department of Organismal Biology, Environmental Toxicology, Evolutionsbiologiskt Centrum EBC, Uppsala, Sweden 
  2. 2:30-3:00 p.m.: “Endocrine disruption and the chemical exposome as seen by a structural biologist”. William BOURGUET, Center for Structural Biology, CNRS UMR5048 / INSERM U1054, Montpellier, France
  3. 3 :00-3:30 p.m.: “Intricate influences of the social environment and insecticide exposure on larva development and social organization in bumble bees”. Guy BLOCH, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, The Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

3:30-4:00 p.m Coffee break

  1. 4 :20-4:30 p.m.: “Impact of disrupted daily cycles on female reproduction”. Valérie SIMONNEAUX, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience, Strasbourg, France
  2. 4 :30-5:00 p.m.: “Climate change impacts on marine planktonic ecosystems”. Chris BOWLER, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Section, Institute of Biology of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS), Paris, France
  3. 5 :00-5:30 p.m.: “The impact of gravity in life”. Jack van LOON, University of Amsterdam, and European Space Agency (ESA), Technology Center (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands


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