International Conference on Invertebrate Vision

Bäckaskog Castle, Sweden | August 5 - August 12, 2019

Lecture Schedule

  • Tuesday, August 6th
    Evolution and development of photoreception and vision
    Chair: Nick Strausfeld
    08:40-09:00 Welcome! Eric Warrant and
    Dan-Eric Nilsson
    University of Lund, Sweden
    09:00-10:00 Plenary lecture: (EMBO Young Investigator Lecture): In the light of sun and moon Kristin Tessmar-Raible University of Vienna, Austria
    10:00-10:20 Morning tea
    10:20-10:40 Light-induced stress as a primary evolutionary driver of eye origins Todd Oakley University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    10:40-11:00 Non-visual functions of rhodopsin Bart Geurten University of Göttingen, Germany
    11:00-11:20 Switching from stochastic to deterministic patterning in fly retinas: mechanisms and behavioural significance Claude Desplan New York University, USA
    11:20-11:40 Functional diversity of long-wavelength opsins in Lepidoptera Marjorie Liénard University of Lund, Sweden
    11:40-12:00 Visual opsin diversity in the pelagic Megan Porter University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    12:00-14:00 Lunch
    Evolution and development of photoreception and vision
    Chair: Dan-Eric Nilsson
    14:00-14:20 The central role of the R7 photoreceptor in insect eye evolution Michael Perry University of California San Diego, USA
    14:20-14:40 Convergent evolution and pancrustacean visual systems Nicholas Strausfeld University of Arizona, USA
    14:40-15:00 Evolution of hyperiid amphipod visual systems Karen Osborn Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA
    15:00-15:20 Selection, mutation, and heritability in the evolution of Daphnia eyes Jeff Dudycha University of South Carolina, USA
    15:20-15:40 A new method for estimating spatial resolution reveals two parallel visual streaks in the eyes of fiddler crabs Jan Hemmi University of Western Australia, Australia
    15:40-16:00 Afternoon tea
    16:00-16:20 Reconstructing the evolution of visual versatility in spiders Lauren Sumner-Rooney University of Oxford, UK
    16:20-16:40 The evolution of eyes in chitons: Increasing morphological complexity is associated with decreasing molecular complexity Daniel Speiser University of South Carolina, USA
    16:40-17:00 Long-wavelength reflecting filters in mantis shrimp larval retinas (Stomatopoda, Nannosquillidae) Kate Feller University of Minnesota, USA
    17:00-17:20 The insect brain database - A tool for comparing, sharing, and managing physiological and anatomical data on insect visual systems Stanley Heinze University of Lund, Sweden
    19:00 Dinner
  • Wednesday, August 7th
    Visual modalities: spatial, colour and polarisation vision
    Chair: Eric Warrant
    09:00-10:00 Plenary lecture: How our biases may influence our study of visual modalities: Three tales from the sea Sönke Johnsen Duke University, USA
    10:00-10:20 Morning tea
    10:20-10:40 The peculiar visual systems and optic lobes of hyperiid amphipods Chan Lin Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA
    10:40-11:00 Central complex organization in larval and adult stomatopods Alice Chou University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
    11:00-11:20 Single object resolution in bees: anatomical constraints and physiological performance Elisa Rigosi University of Lund, Sweden
    11:20-11:40 Wiring the diverse distributed eyes of fan worms Michael Bok University of Bristol, UK
    11:40-12:00 Genomic evidence of parallel long wavelength opsin blue-tuning in water striders and higher flies Markus Friedrich University of Cincinnati, USA
    12:00-14:00 Lunch
    Visual modalities: spatial, colour and polarisation vision
    Chair: Megan Porter
    14:00-14:20 The evolution of colour vision in jumping spiders Nathan Morehouse University of Cincinnati, USA
    14:20-14:40 Colour vision and the evolution of body coloration in the adaptive radiation of Hawaiian Megalagrion damselflies Marguerite Butler University of Hawaii, USA
    14:40-15:00 UV vision is best for visualizing objects that do not reflect UV Cynthia Tedore University of Hamburg, Germany
    15:00-15:20 Senses and signals: how a floral colour changing tree entices bees Hema Somanathan Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India
    15:20-15:40 Visual pathways in the brain of the flower foraging butterfly Papilio xuthus Michiyo Kinoshita Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
    15:40-17:20 Afternoon tea with poster session
    19:00 Swedish dinner
  • Thursday, August 8th
    Visual modalities: spatial, colour and polarisation vision
    Chair: Karin Nordström
    09:00-10:00 Plenary lecture: Visual performance of predatory insects: the compound eye as a meccano set Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido University of Minnesota, USA
    10:00-10:20 Morning tea
    10:20-10:40 Colour vision seen at the lamina of a butterfly, Papilio xuthus Kentaro Arikawa Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
    10:40-11:00 Two distinct circuit mechanisms mediate spectral inhibition in Drosophila photoreceptors Christopher Schnaitmann University of Freiburg, Germany
    11:00-11:20 In vivo spectral sensitivity of Drosophila colour and motion photoreceptors Camilla Sharkey University of Minnesota, USA
    11:20-11:40 Colour motion vision for UV objects in Drosophila Kit Longden Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
    11:40-12:00 Horsefly retinal mosaic: Y is for yellow, P for polarization Gregor Belusic University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    12:00-14:00 Lunch
    Visual modalities: spatial, colour and polarisation vision
    Chair: Mike Land
    14:00-14:20 The bright, the coloured and the polarized: the visual information available in the natural environment and how to use it Ilse Daly University of Bristol, UK
    14:20-14:40 The way light pollution masks visual information Nicholas Roberts University of Bristol, UK
    14:40-15:00 Snapping shrimp see through specialized transparent armour Alexandra Kingston University of South Carolina, USA
    15:00-15:20 Visual ecology of the bioluminescent scale worm Harmothoe imbricata Anders Garm University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    15:20-15:40 Binocular stereopsis in cuttlefish improves prey targeting Trevor Wardill University of Minnesota, USA
    15:40-16:00 Afternoon tea with poster session
    16:00-16:20 Mechanisms of stereo correspondence in the praying mantis Vivek Nityananda University of Newcastle, UK
    16:20-16:40 The challenge of finding focus Elke Buschbeck University of Cincinnati, USA
    16:40-17:00 Hyperacute stereovision in fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster? Mikko Juusola University of Sheffield, UK
    17:00-17:20 Computation of object size: bees perceive the Ebbinghaus-Illusion Annette Werner Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
    19:00 Dinner
  • Friday, August 9th
    Motion vision and the visual control of locomotion
    Chair: Claude Desplan
    09:00-10:00 Plenary lecture: Active visual control of locomotion Eugenia Chiappe Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal
    10:00-10:20 Morning tea
    10:20-10:40 Stomatopod vision: a novel way to encode object-based information Justin Marshall Queensland Brain Institute, Australia
    10:40-11:00 Parallel spatial channels in hawkmoth vision? Anna Stöckl University of Würzburg, Germany
    11:00-11:20 Detection of edges defined by image dynamics Patrick Shoemaker San Diego State University, USA
    11:20-11:40 Predicting the location of a moving target in a dragonfly visual neuron Steven Wiederman University of Adelaide, Australia
    11:40-12:00 Target detection in the hoverfly visual system Karin Nordström Flinders University, Australia
    12:00-14:00 Lunch
    Motion vision and the visual control of locomotion
    Chair: Anna Stöckl
    14:00-14:20 Comparative studies on visual motion processing and gaze control, Holger Krapp Imperial College London, UK
    14:20-14:40 Risk assessment by fiddler crabs: neuronal and behavioural responses to multiple simultaneous predators Zahra Bagheri University of Western Australia, Australia
    14:40-15:00 Visual-guided steering during prey capture and escape behaviors of crabs employs deviation-detector directional neurons Daniel Tomsic University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
    15:00-15:20 Using virtual reality and neuro-genetics to discover circuits for visual processing of optical flow in Drosophila Andrew Straw University of Freiburg, Germany
    15:20-15:40 Small-field visual projection neurons detect translational optic flow and contribute to the control of forward walking Michael Reiser Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
    15:40-17:20 Afternoon tea with poster session
    16:00-16:20 Dynamic signal compression for robust motion vision in flies Aljoscha Leonhardt Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
    16:20-16:40 Moving eyes — active vision and efference copy in Drosophila Lisa Fenk The Rockefeller University, USA
    16:40-17:00 Jamming fly vision with stripes Martin How University of Bristol, UK
    17:00-17:20 Context dependency, linearity and encoding of vision-based flight manoeuvres in moths (Manduca sexta) feeding from robotic flowers Simon Sponberg Georgia Tech, USA
    19:00 Dinner
  • Saturday, August 10th
    Navigation and orientation
    Chair: Tom Cronin
    09:00-10:00 Plenary lecture: Visual control of complex, state dependent behavior in insects Roy Ritzmann Case Western Reserve University, USA
    10:00-10:20 Morning tea
    10:20-10:40 Active vision strategies of bumblebees to solve complex spatial orientation tasks Martin Egelhaaf Bielefeld University, USA
    10:40-11:00 Dynamic properties of central complex neurons in the bumblebee Keram Pfeiffer University of Würzburg, Germany
    11:00-11:20 The organization of learning to home Jochen Zeil The Australian National University, Australia
    11:20-11:40 Movement and visual memories steer bumblebees along habitual routes Olivier Bertrand University of Bielefeld, Germany
    11:40-12:00 Bees sum the responses of the preferred type of feature detector Adrian Horridge Australian National University, Australia
    12:00-14:00 Lunch
    Navigation and orientation
    Chair: Marie Dacke
    14:00-14:20 Interaction of path integration and visual landmarks in short-range navigation in the ant Camponotus fulvopilosus Ayse Yilmaz Heusinger University of Lund, Sweden
    14:20-14:40 Sky and magnetic field compass of Cataglyphis ants during learning walks Pauline Fleischmann University of Würzburg, USA
    14:40-15:00 The Antarium: ants navigate in reconstructed visual reality Zoltan Kocsi, Trevor Murray Australian National University, Australia
    15:00-15:20 Brain lesions in visually navigating ants: The role of the Mushroom Bodies in visual guidance of experienced and inexperienced ants Cornelia Buehlmann University of Sussex, UK
    15:20-15:40 Experience-related neuroplasticity in visual pathways of Cataglyphis desert ants Wolfgang Rössler University of Würzburg, UK
    15:40-17:20 Afternoon tea with poster session
    16:00-16:20 Understanding the processes responsible for generating flexibility and novel behavioural solutions during visual navigation in a desert ant Matthew Collett University of Exeter, UK
    16:20-16:40 Eye capping suggests eyes drive independent motor control functions during visual navigation Andrew Philippides University of Sussex, UK
    16:40-17:00 A computational model addressing how insects convert polarised light into a robust compass Michael Mangan University of Sheffield, UK
    17:00-17:20 How to conciliate visual memories and ancestral neural pathways for navigation Antoine Wystrach CRCA CNRS Université Paul Sabatier, France
    19:00 Dinner
  • Sunday, August 11th
    Navigation and orientation
    Chair: Stanley Heinze
    09:00-10:00 Plenary lecture: Flexibility with stability: A neural compass for diverse visual environments Vivek Jayaraman Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
    10:00-10:20 Morning tea
    10:20-10:40 The starry sky provides compass information during long-distance nocturnal navigation in the Australian Bogong moth David Dreyer University of Lund, Sweden
    10:40-11:00 Sun encoding in flying monarch butterflies Jerome Beetz University of Würzburg, Germany
    11:00-11:20 Local landmarks as orientation cues in monarch butterflies Basil el Jundi University of Würzburg, Germany
    11:20-11:40 An early career navigator: how to find home backwards and without the use of landmarks Marie Dacke University of Lund, Sweden
    11:40-12:00 An orientation strategy that is robust to light pollution James Foster University of Lund, Sweden
    12:00-14:00 Lunch
    14:00-16:00 Afternoon tea with poster session
    19:00 BBQ dinner