Join the Conference #10thITM

7 july – 12 july 2019

WELCOME TO

This meeting attracts the international community of researchers using tunicates as model organisms for a broad range of studies, including cell and developmental biology, neurobiology and immunity, post-embryonic development and regeneration, genetics and genomics, ecology and evolution.

COMITTEES

  • Stefano Tiozzo

  • Rémi Dumollard

  • Alexandre Alié

  • Clare Hudson

  • Janet Chenevert

  • Elisabeth Christians

  • Rémi Dumollard (Sorbonne University, CNRS – France)

  • Stefano Tiozzo (Sorbonne University, CNRS – France)

  • Rosana Rocha (Universidade Federal do Paraná – Brazil)

  • Marie Nydam (Centre College – USA)

  • Nietta Spagnuolo (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn – Italy)

  • Ute Rothbächer (Universität Innsbruck – Austria)

  • Bo dong (Ocean University of China – China)

  • Kazuo Inaba (University of Tsukuba – Japan)

  • Kaoru Imai  (Osaka University – Japan)

  • Bob Zeller (San Diego State University – USA)

  • Cristian Cañestro (Universitat de Barcelona – Spain)

  • Faisal Bekkouche

  • Frédéric Bonino

  • Delphine Dauga

INVITED SPEAKERS

Patrick Lemaire

Centre de Recherche en Biologie cellulaire de Montpellier, France
Lemaire Lab

steve-wilson

Steve Wilson

University College London, UK
Wilson Lab

Ina-Arnone

Ina Arnone

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy
Arnone Lab

Amro_Hamdoun

Amro Hamdoun

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
Hamdoun Lab

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Institute of Science and Technology – Austria
Heisenberg Lab

Eric Rottinger

IRCAN, CNRS, France
Rottinger Lab

Alex Venn

Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Monaco
Venn Lab

REGISTRATION

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration ends February 15th 2019

Final Registration ends March 15th 2019

Abstract submission ends March 30th 2019

Total number of participants is limited to 160, the registration fees cover the meeting attendance, conference bag with abstract book and freebies, welcome drinks, coffee breaks and lunches. Evening meal are not included.
A list of recommended hotels with negotiated can be found in the Accommodation page.

Travel fellowships for students and early career researchers will be available (coming soon).

REGISTER

All registration fees should be paid by credit card.
If you have any queries or problems, please contact Frederic Bonino at frederic.bonino@obs-vlfr.fr

For French participants:
Pour les participants français merci de privilégier le règlement par carte bancaire. Si cela n’est pas possible un paiement par virement est possible. Suite à la réception de votre bon de commande à l’adresse suivante : gestionbdd@listes.obs-vlfr.fr, une facture sera éditée pour la mise en paiement.

EARLY BIRD

250€

Students and Postdocs

Conference bag

Welcome drinks

Coffee breaks

Lunches

EARLY BIRD

300€

Accademics and companies

Conference bag

Welcome drinks

Coffee breaks

Lunches

STRAGGLERS

330€

Students and Postdocs

Conference bag

Welcome drinks

Coffee breaks

Lunches

STRAGGLERS

400€

Accademics and companies

Conference bag

Welcome drinks

Coffee breaks

Lunches

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The deadline for abstract submission is March 30th.
The abstract should include title, authors, author’s institution address and be limited to one A4 page (250 words, no figures and word format .doc or docx ). Use the following nomenclature to name your file : lastname_firstname.doc (or docx).
Download the template for the abstract here.
Please, indicate whether you wish to be considered for oral presentation.

MEETING TOPICS

Download the abstract book in pdf

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PROGRAM

Workshop WashU, ANISEED Genome Browser

3 hours

Marine Station IMEV (Tregouboff Room)

Registration

3 hours

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REGISTRATION

45min

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Opening remarks

Remi Dumollard and Stefano Tiozzo

15min

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Session 1 – ECOLOGY

  • T1 Xavier Turon : “Local microbiome of a global invader”
  • T2 Gal Vered : “Using solitary ascidians to assess microplastic and phthalate plasticizers pollution in marine environments”
  • T3 Vittoria Roncalli : “Transcriptomics of the developmental response of Oikopleura dioica to diatom-bloom derived biotoxins”

60min

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COFFEE BREAK

20min

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Session 2 – IMAGING AND MODELLING

  • T4 Benoit Godard: “"Cell-non-autonomous mitotic rounding determines spindle orientation”
  • T5 Hidehiko Hashimoto:Differential expression of Cadherin2 patterns RhoA and Myosin II activity to drive zippering and neural tube closure in a simple chordate.”
  • T6 Emmanuel Faure: “MorphoNet: An interactive online morphological browser to explore complex multi-scale data”

60min

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Session 3 – ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION, REGENERATION, AND AGING

  • T7 Simon Blanchoud: “Investigating the initiation of whole-body regeneration in Botrylloides leachii”
  • T8 Megan Wilson: “Epigenetic regulation of Botrylloides leachii whole body regeneration”
  • T9 Susannah H. Kassmer: “Primordial Blasts, a population of blood-borne stem cells responsible for whole body regeneration in a basal chordate”

1h

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LUNCH BREAK

1h25

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Session 3 – ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION, REGENERATION, AND AGING

  • T10 Marta Scelzo: “Novel budding mode in Polyandrocarpa zorritensis: a model for comparative studies on asexual development and whole body regeneration”
  • T11 Bill Jeffery: “Dying to Regenerate: Apoptosis, Wnt Signaling, and Polarity of Body Regeneration in Ciona intestinalis”
  • T12 Delany Rodriguez: “Aging and Senescence Effects on the Extracorporeal Vasculature of Botryllus schlosseri”
  • T13 Alexandre Alié: “Evo-Devo approaches to non-embryonic developments in colonial tunicates”

1h20

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COFFEE BREAK

20min

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Session 4 – FROM DEVELOPMENT TO GENOMICS

  • T14 Chiara Anselmi: “Molecular and Morphological Atlas of Botryllus schlosseri Developmental Pathways” 
  • T15 Elijah Lowe: “Identification of key morphogenesis genes in Molgulidae with alternate body plans and their interspecific hybrid embryos”
  • T16 Billie Swalla: “Tailless Molgulid Ascidians have a Notochord “Ball” that never converges or extends”
  • T17 Brad Davidson: “Differential drift among enhancer elements in the tunicate cardiopharyngeal gene network”

1h20

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Session 5 – BEGINNING OF EMBRYOGENESIS

  • T18 Masaki Matsuo: “Protein phosphatase 2A is essential to maintain meiotic arrest, and to prevent Ca2+ burst at spawning and eventual parthenogenesis in the larvacean Oikopleura dioica”
  • T19  Marianne Roca: “The Spindle Assembly Checkpoint in Phallusia mammillata embryos”
  • T20 Toshiyuki Goto: Analyses of spatio-temporal interaction between microtubule and ER or maternal mRNAs in Ciona egg using new high resolution double staining methods »
  • T21 Silvia Caballero Mancebo: Actin-dependent contraction drives ooplasmic segregation in ascidian oocytes”
  • T22 Yana Mikhaleva: “Gap junction-dependent coordination of intercellular calcium signalling during early embryogenesis of Oikopleura dioica”

1h40

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COFFEE BREAK

20min

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Session 6 – EVOLUTION, SYSTEMATICS AND TAXONOMY

  • T23 Benyamin Rosenthal: “Evolutionary Origin of the Mammalian Hematopoietic and Immune Systems Found in a Colonial Chordate”
  • T24 Federica Montesanto: “Further revelations on Ciona taxonomic complexity”
  • T25 Maria Casso: “Single zooids, multiple loci: Population genomics of a global invader”
  • T26 Jacques Piette: “The thaliacean Salpa fusiformis : the return of sessile ascidians to pelagic life”

1h20

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LUNCH BREAK

1h40

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Session 6 – EVOLUTION, SYSTEMATICS AND TAXONOMY

  • T27 Marie Nydam: ”Phylogeny of the Botryllid Ascidians”
  • T28 Marika Salonna: “The subfamily Botryllinae: species identification and phylogenetic reconstruction”
  • T29 Rosana Rocha: “Diplosoma listerianum: an interesting model of cryptic speciation”
  • T30 Katrin Braun: Phylogenetic analysis of phenotypic characters of Tunicata supports basal Appendicularia and monophyletic Ascidiacea”

1h20

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Session 7 – LATE EMBRYO AND LARVAE

  • T31 Sebastien Darras: Antero-posterior ectoderm patterning by canonical Wnt signaling during ascidian development”
  • T32 Bo Dong: “Coordination of asymmetrical notochord contractility and epithelia cell proliferation drives tail bending in Ciona embryogenesis”

40min

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COFFEE BREAK

30min

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Session 7 – LATE EMBRYO AND LARVAE

  • T33 Yuji Mizotani: “Pulsatile Transport of basal factors toward apical domain during tubulogenesis, directed by the interaction between 14-3-3εa and ERM"
  • T34 Hiroki Nishida: “Neurula rotation and left-right asymmetry in ascidian embryos: Ciliary movements and the vitelline membrane signal”
  • T35  Steve Irvine: “The effects of high water temperature on developmental processes in C. intestinalis: limits to embryonic robustness”

1h

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POSTER SESSION 1 – odd numbers

2h

Marine Station IMEV - (Jules Barrois Bldg.)

Session 8 – NERVOUS SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND ANATOMY

  • T36 Alberto Stolfi: ”Transcriptional states underlying neuron subtype-specific traits in the Motor Ganglion of Ciona”
  • T37 Kouhei Oonuma: “Left-right asymmetric development of cells in the larval brain of Ciona”
  • T38 Bob Zeller: “Jagged acts as a lateral inducer to specify caudal epidermal sensory neuron fate in Ciona”
  • T39 Nanako Okawa: “In vivo calcium-imaging reveals a possible role of the GnRH system in larval swimming of Ciona”

1h20

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COFFEE BREAK

20min

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Session 8 – NERVOUS SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND ANATOMY

  • T40 Izumi Oda-Ishii: “Transcriptional regulatory mechanisms of Tbx6b by Zic-r.a (Macho1) through secondary binding motif sites”
  • T41 Kerriane Ryan:Stereotypy and variation among the larval motor circuits”
  • T42 Marios Chatzigeorgiou: “Ciona intestinalis as a neuroethology model”

1h

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PLENARY LECTURE – Steve Wilson

T43 Steve Wilson (UCL,London):Brain asymmetry – from genes to circuits and behavior’

1h

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Steve Wilson

University College London, UK Wilson Lab

FREE TIME (EXCURSION and DIVING)

Session 9 – NON TUNICATE AQUATIC MODELS

  • T44 (PLENARY) Carl-Philipp Heisenberg: “Mechanosensation of tight junctions by ZO-1 phase separation and flow”
  • T45 Amro Hamdoun: “Patterning of transport function: How transporters are integrated in early developmental programs of the sea urchin”
  • T46 Alex Venn: “The Highs and Lows of pH regulation in Corals and Symbiotic Cnidarians”

1h20

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Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Institute of Science and Technology – Austria Carl-Philipp Heisenberg webpage

Alex Venn

Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Monaco Alexander A. Venn website

Amro Hamdoun

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA Hamdoun Lab

COFFEE BREAK

15min

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Session 9 – NON TUNICATE AQUATIC MODELS

  • T47 Eric Roettinger: “Regeneration is a partial redeployment of the embryonic gene regulatory network”
  • T48 Ina Arnone: “Gene regulatory network approaches for gut patterning and evolution”

40min

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Eric Rottinger

IRCAN, CNRS, France Rottinger Lab

Ina Arnone

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy Arnone Lab

Session 10 – DEVELOPMENTAL AND CELL BIOLOGY

  • T49 David Lagman: “Evolutionary novelties in tunicates: Pax37B is essential for the development of giant Fol cells in the house secreting epithelium of Oikopleura dioica”
  • T50 Geraldine Williaume: “ephrin-mediated “damping” of FGF signaling underlies the spatial precision of ascidian neural induction”
  • T51 Rose Jacobson: “Shp2 Phosphatase is Required for Normal Embryogenesis in C. intestinalis”

1h

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LUNCH BREAK

1h20

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Session 10 – DEVELOPMENTAL AND CELL BIOLOGY

  • T52 Christina Cota: Mitotic Kinases choreograph FGF receptor storage and redistribution during cardiopharyngeal cell”
  • T53 Alfonso Ferrández-Roldán: “Braveheart, Oikopleura dioica a cardiogenic loser, but not a heartless chordate”
  • T54 Fan Zeng: “A fine analysis of the Ciona larval sensory adhesive organ”

1h20

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COFFEE BREAK

20min

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Session 11 – POST-EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT

  • T55 Yasunori Sasakura: “GABA-mediated GnRH release triggers metamorphosis of Ciona”
  • T56 Christopher Johnson: “Molecular profile and function of the axial columnar cells of Ciona papillae”
  • T57 Xiaoming Zhang: “miR-4055 regulates Ciona sensory organ morphogenesis through AKT-MAPK signaling pathway”
  • T58 Maiki Wakai: “Ca2+ signaling contributes the beginning of metamorphosis via mechanical stimuli in palps”

1h20

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POSTER SESSION 2 – even numbers

2h

Marine Station IMEV - (Jules Barrois Bldg.)

PLENARY LECTURE – Patrick Lemaire

T59 Patrick Lemaire (CRBM – Montpellier): “Extreme morphogenetic canalization of ascidian embryonic development despite high genetic variability” 

1h

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Patrick Lemaire

Centre de Recherche en Biologie cellulaire de Montpellier, France Lemaire webpage

http://www.crbm.cnrs.fr/en/team/transcriptionnel-control-of-the-morphogenese-of-chardes/

COFFEE BREAK

20min

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Session 12 – GENE REGULATION

  • T60 Emma Farley: “Highly Conserved Enhancer Grammar”
  • T61 Christelle Dantec: “Comparative genomic analysis : Identification of novel genes in ascidians”
  • T62 Kotaro Shimai: “Working towards a comprehensive and quantitative Ciona notochord gene regulatory network”
  • T63 Claudia Racioppi: “Combinatorial chromatin dynamics foster accurate cardiopharyngeal fate choices”
  • T64 Shin-ichi Tokuhiro: “Foxd acts as an activator and a repressor for patterning along the animal-vegetal axis in early embryos”
  • T65  Boqi Liu: “Foxg is required for the palp formation in ascidian embryos”

2h

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LUNCH BREAK

1h40

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Session 12 – GENE REGULATION

  • T66 Takehiro Kusakabe: “Evolution of developmental programs for the midline structures in chordates: insights from gene regulation in the floor plate and hypochord homologues of Ciona embryos”
  • T67 Burcu Vitrinel: “Discovering post-transcriptional regulators of heart development”

40min

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GROUP PHOTO and COFFEE BREAK

20min

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ROUND TABLE – GENERAL DISCUSSION

1h40

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CLOSING REMARKS – Remi Dumollard and Stefano Tiozzo

20min

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GALA DINNER

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VENUE

Citadelle Saint-Elme,
Chemin de Ronde,
06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer,
France

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Accommodation

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How to get here

The Laboratory occupies 4 building of the Oceanographic Observatory: la Corderie (also called Caserne Nicolas), the buildings Les Galériens and the Vieille Forge (also known as the Station Zoologique), and the Jean Maetz building.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is between Nice and Monaco. Getting here from Nice :

  • From the Airport : Bus service from the airport Nice Côte d’Azur to Villefranche (15 km).

  • By Train : Frequent service between the stations of Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer

  • By Automobile : Exit from the autoroute A8 at ‘Nice – Promenade des Anglais’ onto the ‘Promenade des Anglais’ continue along the coast road towards Monaco.
    Alternatively, exit the autoroute A8 at ‘Nice Est‘, follow the signs toward the Port (of Nice) and from the Port take the ‘Basse Corniche’ towards Monaco.

You have much taxi which can drive to Villefranche in both Terminal. Remember to have cash ready to pay the driver (cash points and exchange bureaus are handily located in both airport terminals).

For the return is cheaper to call a taxi in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Arnaud – easytaxi 06 50 71 15 51
Taxi villefranche sur mer 04 93 55 55 55

Ligne d’Azur, the city’s bus operator, runs dedicated airport services, lines 98 start at Terminal Two, before picking up passengers at Terminal One.

An Aéro ticket costs 6€ one-way and can be purchased on board.
The 98 runs frequently, three times an hour – the first at 05:50 and the last 23:50. The ticket is valid for 74 minutes and allows for one connecting voyage on any urban bus.

To go to Villefranche sur Mer, take the bus 98, and come down has the bus stop “Promenade des Arts”.

When you arrive at “Promenade des arttake the bus 81 (frequently 2 time an hour) in direction “Port de Saint Jean”.

After 15mn you arrived at Villefranche sur Mer and drop off at the bus stop “Saint Esteve “ if you stay at the Flore Hotel.

To go to the Laboratory LBDV, the workshop and your hotel, follow the Avenue of “Général de Gaulle” and continue along the “Darse port” then towards the “Station Zoologique”.

For the return, take the bus at bus stop “OCTROI” and drop off at the terminal station “Garibaldi”, and take the return bus at the “Lycée Massena” bus stop.

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