New Molecular Tools Workshop

When May 18, 2009 07:00 PM to May 21, 2009 08:00 PM (Europe/Vienna )
Where Bern
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Proceedings with Program and Abstracts [PDF]

Agenda

Monday, 18.05.2009 - Hotel Glocke

Arrival and informal social gathering in the evening

Tuesday, 19.05.2009 - Swiss Bee Research Centre

09:00-09:30 
Transportation from the Hotel Glocke to the Swiss Bee Research Centre 
09:30-10:00 
Registration and Coffee 
10:00-10:10 
Welcome 
10:10-11:00 
Laurent Keller: "Gene by social environment interacitons on gene expression and behavior in ants" 
11:00-11:30 
Coffee break 
11:30-12:30 
Jay Evans: "Molecular diagnostics and the causes of honey bee declines"
12:30-14:00 
Lunch 
14:00-15:00 
Axel Brockmann: "Quantitative peptimdomics and the role of neuropeptides in honey bees foraging behavior" 
15:00-15:20 
Cédric Alaux: "Finding molecular markers of infection and resistance to environmental stressors in honey bees: the use of the genome-wide transcriptomic" 
15:20-15:40 
Alex Gregorc: "The study of lethal and sublethal effects on honeybees" 
15:40-16:00 
Dieter Behrens: "Lethal infection tresholds of Paenibacillus larvae for honeybee drone and worker larvae (Apis mellifera)" 
16:00-16:30 
Coffee break 
16:30-17:30 
Open discussion: molecular tools and colony losses (incl. 5 min. talks) / chaired by Peter Neumann 
19:00-open 
Social event in the old town of Bern 

Wednesday, 20.05.2009 - Swiss Bee Research Centre 

09:00-09:30 
Transportation from the Hotel Glocke to the Swiss Bee Research Centre 
09:30-09:50 
Eva Forsgren: "Quantification of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae using real-time PCR" 
09:50-10:10 
Rudolfo Jaffé: "Can mating flights hinder the vertical transmission of a honeybee (Apis mellifera) virus?" 
10:10-10:30 
Tamas Revay: "Genetic diversity of Hungarian honeybee colonies based on morphological and RAPD markers" 
10:30-11:00 
Coffee break 
11:00-12:30 
Poster session (19 contributions) 
12:30-14:00 
Lunch 
14:00-15:30 
Open discussion: methodological pitfalls or what to learn from negative results (incl. 5 min. talks) chaired by Maria Navajas 
15:30-16:00 
Coffee break 
16:00-17:30 
Open discussion: new frontiers (incl. 5 min. talks) chaired by Jay Evans 
18:30-20:30 
Guided evening tour through the old town of Bern from Bern Central Train Station to the Bärengraben 

Thursday, 21.05.2005 - Field Excursion: Beekeeping at the Top of Europe 

08:00-16:00 
One day excursion to the Berner Oberland  

Registration on site is required. Registration fees: 50,- €