International Conference on Invertebrate Vision

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Conference Schedule

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  • Friday August 2 2013
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    • 09:00
      Plenary Lecture on the theme of Transduction, Signalling and Coding
      Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Nansi Colley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
      Protein trafficking through the eye of the fly
    • 10:20 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Roger Hardie, University of Cambridge, UK
      Phototransduction in Drosophila
    • 10:40 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Mikko Juusola, The University of Sheffield, UK
      Stochastic adaptive sampling of visual images by fly eye
    • 11:00 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Alexandra Kingston, UMBC, USA
      Extraocular photoreception in the skin of the squid Doryteuthis pealeii
    • 11:20 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Megan Porter, University of South Dakota, USA
      Complexity compounded: The evolution of phototransduction in stomatopods
    • 11:40 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Daniel Speiser, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
      Functional morphology and molecular evolution of chiton 'shell' eyes
    • 14:00
      Plenary Lecture on the theme of Development and Evolution
      Official Website Todd Oakley, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
      Chance and necessity in the convergent and parallel molecular evolution of light receptive organs
    • 15:00 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Nick Strausfeld, The University of Arizona, USA
      Origin, elaboration and homologies of arthropod visual systems
    • 15:20 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Claude Desplan, New York University, USA
      Patterning the visual system: Stochastic vs. deterministic choices
    • 16:00 Official Website Steffen Harzsch, Universität Greifswald, Germany
      Evolution of crustacean optic neuropils: are there any new insights?
    • 16:20 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Justin Kumar, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
      Imposing order in the Drosophila retina by the retinal determination network and the morphogenetic furrow
    • 16:40 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Markus Friedrich, Wayne State University, USA
      Structural and functional organization of the visual system in the microphthalmic cave beetle Ptomaphagus hirtus
    • 17:00 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Tiffany Cook, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
      Cone cells control photoreceptor function: Evidence for glia-like support functions in the Drosophila eye
  • Saturday August 3 2013
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  • Sunday August 4 2013
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  • Monday August 5 2013
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  • Tuesday August 6 2013
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    • 09:00
      Plenary Lecture on the theme of Visual control of Locomotion
      Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Mark Frye, UCLA, USA
      Visual course control and feature detection during flight in Drosophila
    • 10:20 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Michael Dickinson, University of Washington, USA
      The role of vision in plume tracking by flying Drosophila
    • 10:40 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Andrew Straw, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
      Using virtual reality and genetics to dissect the interplay of visual reflexes in flies
    • 11:00 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Sweta Agrawal, The University of Washington, USA
      The use of a controllable fly robot to explore object recognition and visual tracking during courtship in Drosophila
    • 11:20 Official Website Keri Langridge, University of Exeter, UK
      Approach behaviour constrains pattern learning in free-flying bumblebees
    • 11:40 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Yonatan Munk, University of Washington, USA
      Navigation within an obstacle-rich virtual reality forest by hawkmoths
    • 14:00 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Trevor Wardill, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
      The miniature dipteran killer fly Coenosia attenuata exhibits adaptable aerial prey capture strategies
    • 14:20 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Reinhard Wolf, Universität Würzburg, Germany
      Perceptual Hypotheses in Drosophila Vision
    • 14:40 | Abstract (Frontiers) Marie Suver, University of Washington, USA
      Behavioral modulation of vision in Drosophila melanogaster
    • 15:00 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Daniel Tomsic, IFIBYNE, Argentina
      Visually guided prey and predator behavior in crabs
    • 15:20 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Steven Wiederman, The University of Adelaide, Australia
      Selective attention in the dragonfly
    • 16:00 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Rafael Kurtz, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
      Octopaminergic modulation of neuronal responses to flight-induced naturalistic image sequences
    • 16:20 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Martin Egelhaaf, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
      Spatial vision in insects: How visual information processing is facilitated by an active flight and gaze strategy
    • 16:40 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Peter Simmons, Newcastle University, UK
      What can larval insects see? Development of locust collision warning neurons
    • 17:00 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Claire Rind, Newcastle University, UK
      Collision detection in the locust, anatomical substrate for the first selective response to a collision course
  • Wednesday August 7 2013
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    • 09:00
      Plenary Lecture on the theme of Motion Vision
      Official Website Holger Krapp, Imperial College London, UK
      Motion vision: from spatio-temporal correlations of light intensities to multisensory motor control
    • 10:20 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Julieta Sztarker, IFIBYNE, Argentina
      A peek into a crab's optic lobes that support motion detection, visually-guided behaviors and memory
    • 10:40 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Martin Beron de Astrada, IFIBYNE, Argentina
      Arthropod's visual columnar neurons account for behavioral adaptability to repeated object motion
    • 11:00 Official Website Matthew Maisak, Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
      Optical Recording of Direction Selective T4- and T5-Neurons in the Visual System of Drosophila
    • 11:20 Official Website Elisabeth Hopp, Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
      Subcellular Mapping of Dendritic Activity in Optic Flow Processing Neurons
    • 11:40 Official Website | Abstract (Frontiers) Kit Longden, Imperial College London, UK
      Impact of fasting and motion adaptation on how walking modulates visual motion processing in the blowfly


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  • Florence Blanchard Abstract (Frontiers)
    The role of intrinsic brain activity in visual processing
  • Tobias Bockhorst Abstract (Frontiers)
    Visual responsiveness of central-complex neurons in the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria
  • Pej-Ju Chen Abstract (Frontiers)
    Extreme spectral richness of the eye of the Common Bluebottle, Graphium sarpedon
  • Iiliana Ciobanu Abstract (Frontiers)
    Retinal movements in the blowfly Calliphora Stygia
  • Jerome Delroisse Abstract (Frontiers)
    Light perception in brittle stars: detection of the molecular actors
  • Kristian Donner Abstract (Frontiers)
    Spectral sensitivity and light tolerance in 'lake' and 'sea' populations of the opossum shrimp Mysis relicta: can the differences be explained by a developmental reaction norm and physiological adaptation?
  • John Douglass Abstract (Frontiers)
    A computerized goniometer instrument for rapid evaluation of regional compound eye specializations
  • James Dunbier Abstract (Frontiers)
    Mapping predictive facilitation in a dragonfly target neuron
  • Basil el Jundi Abstract (Frontiers)
    Sky compass orientation in the central complex of the dung beetle brain
  • Lisa Fenk Abstract (Frontiers)
    Drosophila neurons involved in the integration of conflicting visual input
  • James Foster Abstract (Frontiers)
    Bees, flowers and polarization
  • Bart Geurten Abstract (Frontiers)
    Head - Body coordination in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Kerry Halupka Abstract (Frontiers)
    Local facilitation improves success in closed loop simulations of insect small target pursuit
  • Benjamin Hardcastle Abstract (Frontiers)
    Stabilising gaze in predator and prey: visual processing and behavioural responses of the robberfly and blowfly
  • Kyosti Heimonen Abstract (Frontiers)
    Photoreceptor responses of the cockroach (Periplaneta americana) during moderate and dim light stimulation evoking visually guided behaviour
  • Stanley Heinze Abstract (Frontiers)
    The visual system in the brain of the Bogong moth - A neural substrate for visually guided nocturnal migrations?
  • Natalie Hempel de Ibarra Abstract (Frontiers)
    Pollen-rewarded learning of visual cues in bees
  • Anna Honkanen Abstract (Frontiers)
    Limits of visual behaviour of the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) measured in a virtual world setting
  • Marja Hyvonen Abstract (Frontiers)
    Modelling and simulations of phosphatidylcholine bilayers containing diacylglycerol (DAG): clues to the importance of changing membrane properties for the invertebrate phototransduction
  • Piyankarie Jayatilaka Abstract (Frontiers)
    Learning to forage: the learning walks of Australian jack jumper ants
  • Sönke Johnsen Abstract (Frontiers)
    Light and vision in the deep-sea benthos
  • Isabella Kauer
  • Daniel Kress Abstract (Frontiers)
    Gaze characteristics of freely walking blowflies in a goal-directed orientation task
  • Thomas Labhart Abstract (Frontiers)
    Can invertebrates see e-vector orientation as a separate modality of light?
  • John Layne Abstract (Frontiers)
    Spatial and temporal properties of photoreceptor cells in the retina of Uca pugilator, an Atlantic sand fiddler crab
  • Yi-hsin Lee Abstract (Frontiers)
    Particle-mediated gene transfer as a new tool to examine cephalopod brain
  • David Lent
  • Chan Lin Abstract (Frontiers)
    The peculiar visual brain of the split-eyed whirligig beetle Dineutus sublineatus
  • Nellie Linander Abstract (Frontiers)
    Fly safe - look ahead: When do bumble-bees react to changes in their environment?
  • Jens Lindemann Abstract (Frontiers)
    Flight behaviour of unilaterally blinded blowflies - control of flight speed and saccadic turns
  • Elmar Mair Abstract (Frontiers)
    Benchmark 3D Models of Natural Navigation Environments @
  • Matthias Meier Abstract (Frontiers)
    Tm2 & L4: Major 'OFF-Pathway' Elements in the Drosophila Motion Circuit
  • Hanno Meyer Abstract (Frontiers)
    The textural components of natural images driving the responses of motion-sensitive interneurons
  • Linde Morawetz Abstract (Frontiers)
    The effect of colour contrast and training method on shape discrimination in honeybees (Apis mellifera)
  • Laiyong Mu Abstract (Frontiers)
    Visual and mechanical sensory integration of descending neurons in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Ajay Narendra Abstract (Frontiers)
    Mapping the navigational knowledge in Australian jack jumper ants, Myrmecia croslandi
  • Michael Perry
  • Genevieve Phillips Abstract (Frontiers)
    Hide and seek on a coral reef: how to avoid being found and eaten
  • Primoz Pirih Abstract (Frontiers)
    The Palm-borer moth Paysandisia archon (f. Castniidae) has apposition eyes and surface ocelli
  • Fiorella Ramirez Esquivel Abstract (Frontiers)
    Miniaturisation: Implications on the design of the visual system in ants
  • Therese Reber Abstract (Frontiers)
    Effect of light intensity on flight control and temporal properties of photoreceptors in bumblebees
  • Miguel Rodriguez-Girones Abstract (Frontiers)
    Effect of background on colour discrimination by free-flying bumblebees
  • Jerneja Rudolf Abstract (Frontiers)
    Age-associated changes in the metabolic apparatus and electrical parameters of Calliphora vicina photoreceptors
  • Midori Sakura Abstract (Frontiers)
    Orientation to the polarized light in flying honeybees
  • Brigitte Schoenemann Abstract (Frontiers)
    New insights to ancient eyes - the sensory structure of trilobite eyes
  • Brigitte Schoenemann Abstract (Frontiers)
    Strategies of tiny compound eyes of the past
  • Pat Shoemaker Abstract (Frontiers)
    A biophysical model for neural 'Delay-and-Correlate'
  • Hema Somanathan Abstract (Frontiers)
    Floral colour change in Randia dumetorum: a cue for visually guided insect visitors?
  • Frank Sommerlandt Abstract (Frontiers)
    Restoring the males' honor: Pavlovian PER conditioning of visual cues in bumblebee drones
  • Zhouyi Song Abstract (Frontiers)
    Stochastic adaptive sampling in sensory information encoding
  • Simon Sprecher Abstract (Frontiers)
    Vision in Drosophila larvae
  • Finlay Stewart Abstract (Frontiers)
    Chromatic effects and regional specialisation of looming detection in the swallowtail butterfly
  • Anna Stockl Abstract (Frontiers)
    Sensitivity to motion and higher-order visual processing in nocturnal and diurnal hawk moths
  • Francismeire Telles Abstract (Frontiers)
    Testing colour discrimination models with free-flying bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.): the unexpected effect of inspection time
  • Hanne Thoen Abstract (Frontiers)
    A new form of colour vision in mantis shrimp?
  • Stephane Viollet Abstract (Frontiers)
    Model of feed-forward and visual feed-back control of head roll orientation in wasps (Polistes humilis, Vespidae, Hymenoptera)
  • Oliver Voecking Abstract (Frontiers)
    Photoreceptor evolution in Lophotrochozoa
  • Trevor Wardill Abstract (Frontiers)
    Luminance control of neurally tuneable skin iridescence in squid
  • Annette Werner
  • Mathias Wernet
  • Stefan Wernitznig Abstract (Frontiers)
    Investigation of neurons in the visual system of the locust Locusta migratoria with Serial Block face scanning Electron Microscopy (SBEM)
  • David Wilby Abstract (Frontiers)
    Quantum optics and single photon transduction in insect eyes