3D Tissue Models
Il Ciocco Hotel and Resort
Lucca (Barga), Italy

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, February 24, 2008
16:00:00 Arrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Welcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
19:40:00 Mechanistic and Evolutionary Perspectives on Genes and Behavior Kenneth S. Kendler, David Clayton
19:40:00 Eat, Drink and Be(e) Social: Feeding-Related Pathways and Division of Labor in Honey Bee Colonies Gene E Robinson
20:05:00 Discussion
20:10:00 Human behavior genetics; What have we learnt? Nick Martin
20:35:00 Discussion
20:40:00 Sex chromosome evolution driven by sexual selection and sexual antagonism Mark Kirkpatrick
21:05:00 Discussion
21:10:00 Opening Session: Discussion
21:30:00 Welcome Reception (Tea Room)
Monday, February 25, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Epigenetics, an interface between nurture and nature Dr. Moshe Szyf
09:00:00 Epigenetics and Evo/Devo Douglas J Emlen
09:25:00 Discussion
09:30:00 How the field of "Evo/devo" can help us understand behavior
09:55:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Epigenetics and Evo/Devo: Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee Break / Group Photo
11:00:00 Student Data Blitz Allen J Moore
12:00:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 1 John G Hildebrand
17:30:00 Conflict and Cooperation Joan E Strassmann, Alison M Bell
17:30:00 Cooperation and conflict in microbes
17:55:00 Discussion
18:00:00 Ant behavior is modulated by complex interactions between genes and social environment Laurent Keller
18:25:00 Discussion
18:30:00 Genetic manipulations in the fruit fly fight club: Love and War in a single gene and other stories
18:55:00 Discussion
19:00:00 Conflict and Cooperation: Discussion
20:00:00 Dinner
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Vertebrate Social Life Darcy Kelley
09:00:00 Social regulation of the brain: From behavior to genes Russell D Fernald
09:25:00 Discussion
09:30:00 Genetic Mechanisms underlying diversity in social behavior Larry J Young
09:55:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Mammary messages that engage social behavior and learning in infant mammals Benoist Schaal
10:25:00 Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee Break
11:00:00 Social strategies and chromosomal structures in songbirds Donna L Maney
11:25:00 Discussion
11:30:00 Genetic influences on the neural basis of social cognition David H Skuse
11:55:00 Discussion
12:00:00 Vertebrate Social Life: Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 2 Stephen Goodwin
17:30:00 Behavior and the limits of genetic determinism Martin Heisenberg
17:30:00 Behavior, Imaging, and Genomics Daisuke Yamamoto, Robert Hitzemann
17:55:00 Discussion
18:00:00 Change of mind: Control of neural circuits and behavior Gero Miesenbock
18:25:00 Discussion
18:30:00 Cognition and the postsynaptic proteome Seth Grant
18:55:00 Discussion
19:00:00 Behavior, Imaging and Genomics: Discussion
20:00:00 Dinner
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Courtship, Mating, and Sexual Selection Mariana Wolfner
09:00:00 Complex social behavior derived from maternal reproductive traits Gro V Amdam
09:25:00 Discussion
09:30:00 Genetics of Drosophila mating behavior Barry J Dickson
09:55:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Coffee Break
10:30:00 Uncovering the genetic agents that mediate mating behavior, sexual selection and sexual conflict in flies Tracey Chapman
10:55:00 Discussion
11:00:00 Courtship, Mating and Sexual Selection: Discussion
11:30:00 Interactions between genes, physical environment, and social context in fruit fly mating
11:30:00 Junior Scientist Short Talks
11:45:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Pathogenic bacteria induce aversive olfactory learning in C. elegans
12:05:00 Discussion
12:10:00 Identification of a molecular mechanism required for song learning
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
17:30:00 Rhythms Charalambos P Kyriacou
17:30:00 Natural behavioral rhythmicity in Drosophila Rodolfo Costa
17:55:00 Discussion
18:00:00 Chronotype - phenotyping and genotyping daily human behavior till roenneberg
18:25:00 Discussion
18:30:00 Rhythms: Discussion
19:00:00 Functional genomic dissection of pathways involved in developmental speech and language disorders
19:00:00 Junior Scientist Short Talk
20:00:00 Dinner
Thursday, February 28, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Towards a molecular dissection of the honey bee dance language
09:00:00 Language and Communication Joel Levine
09:25:00 Discussion
09:30:00 The odor universe of humans and the fly Leslie B Vosshall
09:55:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Touch related behaviors in C. elegans William R Schafer
10:25:00 Discussion
11:00:00 Gene function analysis in songbirds: FoxP2 Constance Scharff
11:25:00 Discussion
11:30:00 Molecular windows into the neural bases of speech and language Simon E. Fisher
11:55:00 Discussion
12:00:00 Language and Communication: Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
17:00:00 Business Meeting
17:30:00 Genes and Behavior: Unifying Principles? Jonathan Flint
17:30:00 Opening comments by Discussion Leaders
17:40:00 Evolutionary Genetics & Behavior: do unifying principles extend to multiple species with real ecologies?
18:05:00 Discussion
18:20:00 Genes and Behavior: Is there a unifying principle, or is it just a lot of stuff Ralph Greenspan
18:45:00 Discussion
19:00:00 Genes and Behavior: Discussion
20:00:00 Dinner
Friday, February 29, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Depart
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