Biology and Life History of Cephalopods

behavior, cognition, evolution, ecology, fisheries, genomics, neuroscience, taxonomy

an interim meeting of the international cephalopod community

September 16-21, 2020

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CephRes2020 PROGRAM

pre-Conference Satellite Scientific Events

September 14-15, 2020

Virtual Live Collaborative Experience

Satellite Scientific Event #1 – Early-life stages of cephalopods

Coordinators: Drs Erica A. G. Vidal (Brazil), Liz Shea (USA), Heather Judkins (USA)

A satellite event to create a revised identification key for early-life stages of cephalopods

outline of the Satellite Event #1 Agenda is available here

Satellite Scientific Event #3 – Cephalopods in genomics era: current status and future directions in omics approaches

Coordinators: Dr Oleg Simakov (Austria), Dr. Pasquale De Luca (Italy), Prof. Laure Bonnaud-Ponticelli

outline of the Satellite Event #3 Agenda is available here

Satellite Scientific Event #2 – The Digestive Tract of Cephalopods CANCELLED

Day 1: Wednesday – September 16, 2020

breaks are not indicated hereunder

All Daily Sessions starting at timing adequate to allow live attendance to all different time-zones (more than 15!) represented by registered attendees

All sessions LIVE (recorded material will be available for streaming from the next following day)

Please note!!! Central European Summer Time (CEST)

16:00 (CEST) Introduction and Welcome, including reasons to meet

Scientific Organizing Committee

Chairman & Moderator: S. Sprecher & G. Fiorito

16:15 (CEST) Nervous Cnidarians started it all…

Invited Introductory Lecture – Ferdinando Boero

16:45 (CEST) A tale around Napoli, Honorary Citizens and our beloved Cephalopods: A StoryTelling – Kate Moore

17:15 (CEST) Additional Questions

Focus-on Session

Chairman & Moderator: Chair Simon Sprecher (Switzerland)

17:20 (CEST) Cephalopod Neurophysiology

main proposer: Dr L. Zullo (Italy)

presentations lasting about 15’ including Q&A

Reasons behind this Focus-on-Session [5’] L. Zullo (Italy)

A novel NO-dependent ‘molecular-switch’ mediates memory acquisition in the vertical lobe of Octopus vulgaris – B. Hochner (Israel)

Deciphering Octopus brain spiking activity – D. Boligin (Israel)

Unrestrained EEG recording in Cephalopods – T. Gutnick (Israel)

Insights into the connectome of the vertical lobe of Octopus vulgarisF. Bidel (Israel)

Visual coding and functional organization in the octopus optic lobeJ. Pungor (USA)

Octopus arm biomechanicsL. Zullo (Italy)

General Discussion around the Focus-on Session – challenges for the future

19:10 (CEST) Welcome to CephRes2020 – Social Event

Day 2: Thursday – September 17, 2020

breaks are not indicated hereunder

All Daily Sessions starting at timing adequate to allow live attendance to all different time-zones represented by registered attendees

All sessions LIVE (recorded material will be available for streaming from the next following day)

Please note!!! Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Cephalopod genomics and evolution

Chairman & Moderator: Ian Gleadall (Japan)

16:00 (CEST) Genome skimming clarifies the evolutionary relationship of bobtail squid – G. Sanchez (Japan)

16:15 (CEST) Deciphering cephalopods along south coasts of India using genetic markersS. Vargheese (India)

16:30 (CEST) Molecular tools are contributing to the discovery of new cephalopod species in the northern Gulf of Mexico – H. Judkins (USA)

16:45 (CEST) Adaptive evolution at mRNA editing sites in soft-bodied cephalopodsM. Moldovan (Russia)

17:00 (CEST) Architeuthis dux genome: a search into cephalopod gigantism and key adaptations to deep-sea environments – R. Fonseca (Denmark)

17:15 (CEST) Additional Questions

17:20 (CEST) Making sense of alien genomes – synteny and regulation in cephalopods

Invited Lecture – Early Career: H. Schmidbaur (Austria)

The one and the many. Cephalopods as models of life and mind

Chairman & Moderator: Lindy Holden-Dye (UK)

17:50 (CEST) Establishment of a Model Association: Investigating the Squid-Vibrio Symbiosis Research from 1970s – S. Bayir (Germany)

18:05 (CEST) “It just stares back at you!” The early history of psychophysiological experimentation on octopus – F. De Sio (Germany)

18:20 (CEST) The Octopus and Consciousness: What Can We Learn? – Sidney Carls-Diamante (Austria)

18:35 (CEST) Additional Questions

Abstracts Day1Abstracts Day 2

18:40 (CEST) Poster Session – e-Dynamic Poster experience

Day 3: Friday – September 18, 2020

breaks are not indicated hereunder

All Daily Sessions starting at timing adequate to allow live attendance to all different time-zones represented by registered attendees

All sessions LIVE (recorded material will be available for streaming from the next following day)

Abstracts day 3

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Other Topics – Chairman & Moderator: Ian Gleadall (Japan)

16:00 (CEST) A metabarcoding approach for assessing the diet of the glass squids (Oegopsida: Cranchiidae) – F.Á. Fernández-Álvarez (Ireland)

16:15 (CEST) Enigmatic parasites from an uncommon habitat: Diversity of ciliates and mesozoan parasites of renal appendages of cephalopodsD. Souidenne (France)

16:30 (CEST) A comprehensive review of early life stages in Cirrata (Cephalopoda: Octopodiformes) – A. Miller (Germany)

16:45 (CEST) Evolution of the hectocotylus in Sepiolinae (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae), a sound base for generic revision – G. Bello (Italy)

17:00 (CEST) Effect of water turbidity on visual abilities of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) – A. Goerger (France)

Cephalopods & Molluscs networking initiatives – aims, outcomes and future trends – Chairman & Moderator: Giovanna Ponte (Italy)

17:20 (CEST

Cephs&Chefs L. Allcock (Ireland)

MOLLUSCience P. Katz (USA)

COST Action EUVEN M.V. Modica (Italy)

Focus-on Session – Chairman & Moderator: M.I. Arnone (Italy)

17:40 (CEST) Cephalopod Developmental Biology

main proposer: Dr E. Seuntjens (Belgium)

presentations lasting about 15’ including Q&A

Reasons behind this Focus-on-Session [5’] E. Seuntjens (Belgium)

Observing cephalopod embryonic development: from Naef to now – E. Seuntjens (Belgium)

Transcriptomic study of early developmental stages of Octopus vulgaris – M. Prado (Spain)

Generation of Transgenic Lines in Cephalopods: Development of CRISPR-based tools in Euprymna spp. early embryos – M. Renard (Germany)

The octopus’ solution to building a complex brainA. Deryckere (Belgium)

Awareness of danger inside the egg: early behavioral competencies in the cuttlefish – A-S. Darmaillacq (France)

Molecular pathway of light photosensitivity in cuttlefish embryo – L. Bonnaud-Ponticelli (France)

Emergence of cephalopod genomic novelty in developmental and organismal expression modules – E. Ritschard (Austria)

General Discussion around the Focus-on Session – challenges for the future

Abstracts Day1Abstracts Day 3

Day 4: Saturday – September 19, 2020

All sessions LIVE (recorded material will be available for streaming from the next following day)

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16:00 (CEST) Neural control of 2-D skin patterning in two species of cephalopods

Invited Lecture – Early Career: X. Liang (Germany)

 

Focus-on Session – Chairman & Moderator: Rossella Di Giaimo (Italy) (Italy)

16:30 (CEST) Regeneration in cephalopods: past approaches, present trends and future directions

main proposer: Dr P. Imperadore (Italy)

presentations lasting about 15’ including Q&A

Center and periphery. The early history of regeneration experiments on cephalopods – F. De Sio (Germany)

Convergence between octopus arm regeneration and developmentL. Zullo (Italy)

Healing, regeneration and re-wiring in Octopus vulgaris: from imaging to biology – P. Imperadore (Italy)

Tissue crosstalk is required to induce a stem cell based regenerative response in the Anthozoa Cnidaria Nematostella vectensis – A. Amiel (France)

Whole body regeneration requires a rewired embryonic gene regulatory network logic – E. Rottinger (France)

Reasons behind this Focus-on-Session [5’] – P. Imperadore (Italy)

General Discussion around the Focus-on Session – challenges for the future

 

17:50  (CEST) Poster Session II– e-Dynamic Poster experience

short presentations lasting about 3’ plus 1-2 min Q&A

Other Topics II – Chairman & Moderator: Louise Allcock: (Ireland)

18:05 (CEST) Cephalopods under climate changes: from Palaeozoic to recent yearsV. Laptikhovsky (UK)

18:20 (CEST) Feeding rates of Octopus aff. vulgaris paralarvae fed with different prey types and densitiesE.A.G. Vidal (Brasil)

18:35 (CEST) Feeding ecology of the cephalopod Octopus vulgaris illustrated by a stable-isotope approachS. Seixas (Mexico)

18:50 (CEST) Ontogenetic changes in stable isotope composition (δ13C and δ15N) in two widespread species of the Arctic cephalopodsA. Golikov (Russia)

19:05 (CEST) Influence of pH and diet on mercury bioaccumulation in cuttlefishA. Minet (France)

19:20 (CEST) Cuttlefish Buoyancy in Response to Food Availability and Ocean Acidification – E. Otjacques (Portugal)

19:35 (CEST) Additional Questions

 

Abstracts Day1Abstracts Day 4

Day 5: Sunday – September 20, 2020

starting at 15:30 CEST

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Chairman & Moderator: G. Fiorito (Italy)

 

15:30 (CEST Poster Session III– e-Dynamic Poster experience

short presentations lasting about 3’ plus 1-2 min Q&A

 

Invited Lectures

16:00 (CEST) Cephs GastrophysicsOle G. Mouritsen (Denmark)

16:30 (CEST) From giant brains with tiny neurons to tiny brains with giant neurons; the brains of nudibranchs – Paul S. Katz (USA)

17:00 (CEST) Orchestration of motor and other behaviours by the two biogenic amines, tyramine and octopamine Hans-Joachim Pflueger (Germany)

 

The invertebrate brain Initiative

GROUP DISCUSSION

[about one hour max moderated group discussion]

Abstracts Day1Abstracts Day 5

Day 6: Monday – September 21, 2020

breaks are not indicated hereunder

All Daily Sessions starting at timing adequate to allow live attendance to all different time-zones represented by registered attendees

All sessions LIVE (recorded material will be available for streaming from the next following day)

Please note!!! Central European Summer Time (CEST)

15:00 (CEST) Cephalopods – our view of ‘other’ minds

Invited Lecture P. Godfrey-Smith (Australia)

 

From neural networks to behavior and viceversa – I — Chairman & Moderator: Lindy Holden-Dye (UK)

15:50 (CEST) Visual attack on the moving prey by cuttlefish – J. Juin-Shain Wu (Taiwan)

16:05 (CEST) Mapping and understanding the function of RNA in the Octopus brainG. Zolotarov (Germany)

16:20 (CEST) Mapping location, projections, spatial arrangement and response properties of peripheral nociceptorsR. Crook (USA)

16:35 (CEST) The evolution of intelligence in cephalopodsJ. Mather (Canada)

16:50 (CEST) Squid camouflage to substrateR. Nakajima (USA)

 

From neural networks to behavior and viceversa – II — Chairman & Moderator: : David B. Edelman (USA)

17:10  (CEST) Get The F(ish) Out: octopuses punch during collaborative interspecific eventsE. Sampaio (Portugal)

17:25 (CEST) Experiments exploring the limits of cognition and observational learning in Octopus vulgaris using mechatronics and video enrichmentW. Slany (Austria)

17:40 (CEST) Cephalopod Cognitive Evolution – P. Amodio (Italy)

17:55 (CEST) Embodied organization of motor control in a soft-bodied animal – Octopus vulgaris B. Hochner (Israel)

18:10 (CEST) A journey around Cephalopod Research and possible future G. Fiorito (Italy)

Closing remarks

Louise Allcock, Rossella Di Giaimo, Giovanna Ponte, Erica Vidal, Graziano Fiorito

Giovanna Ponte (Italy) – our editorial and scientific dissemination initiatives

Lindy Holden-Dye (UK) – Cephalopods, biology and neuroscience – what next?

 

Abstracts Day1Abstracts Day 6

Last update, 21 September 2020

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