IX European PhD Network Insect Science

Programme

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2018

14:00
Registration

15:00
Welcome address
Senior scientist lecture

15:10
Thousand canker disease moves south of the northern Apennines
S. Moricca – University of Firenze

Oral Presentations

15:40
Real-time loop-mediated isothermal amplification: an early-detection tool for monitoring Ceratocystis platani
C. Aglietti – University of Firenze

16:00
Study of Diptera Hippoboscidae of the genus Lipoptena, parasites of ungulates, and morphological and bioecological investigations on L. fortisetosa, a new species for Italy
A. Andreani – University of Firenze

16:20
Benzophenone as a primary mediator in host preference behavior of Bagrada hilaris
M. A. Arif – University of Palermo

16:40
RNAi-mediated immune suppression of pest insects to enhance the impact of their natural antagonists
E. Barra – University of Napoli “Federico II”

17:00
Coffee break

Oral Presentation

17:30
A Varroa destructor salivary chitinase is involved in the regulation of infested honeybee pupae
A. Becchimanzi – University of Napoli “Federico II”

17:50
Poster Presentations

Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff): a serious threat to Carobs in Sicily
A. Gugliuzzo – University of Catania

Wolbachia endosymbionts in velvet ants: a preliminary analysis of occurrence and variability
F. Ronchetti – University of Milano

Beekeeping and honey bees: a conceptual framework for the classification of beekeeping management practices implemented in Europe
G. Sperandio – University of Brescia

THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2018

09:00
Senior scientist lecture
Molecular mechanisms underlying intricate plant-insect-microbe interaction in plant-manipulating Gracillaridae
D. Giron – University of Tours

Oral Presentations

09:40
Managing Bactrocera oleae endosymbiont Ca. E. dacicola in lab rearing: practical aspects for S.I.T. improvements
G. Bigiotti – University of Firenze

10:00
Characterization of Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larval midgut
M.Bonelli – University of Milano

10:20
Identification of volatiles released by fruit-associated yeasts for the biocontrol of Drosophila suzukii
I. Castellan – Free University of Bozen – Bolzano

10:40
Evaluation of the biological activity of some essential oils against the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius
C. Di Domenico – University of Molise

11:00
Break

Talk of SIPAV prize for young plant pathologists

11:30
Innovative delivery of Cu(ii) ions by a nano-structured hydroxyapatite to enhance the sustainable control of Plasmopara viticola
E. Battiston – University of Firenze

Oral Presentations

12:00
Assessing Lepidopteran Biodiversity along various land use types in Mounts Choke, Ethiopia
T. Fekensa – University of Molise

12:20
Preliminary studies on the effects of high temperatures on some aphid life history traits and on aphid-parasitoid interactions
P. Forlano – University of Basilicata

12:40
mTOR and honey bee health: a lab study
D. Frizzera – University of Udine

13:00
Lunch

14:30
Senior scientist lecture
One plus one does not make two. The interactive effect of multiple factors on bee health
F. Nazzi – University of Udine

Oral Presentations

15:10
The Bactrocera oleae (Rossi) (Diptera: Tephritidae) problem: the solution seems to be in its own mid-gut
G. Jesu – University of Napoli “Federico II”

15:30
Vespa velutina in Italy: a modelling approach to predict the new annual colonized area and improve management practices
S. Lioy – University of Torino

15:50
Innov’api: innovative practices for a sustainable beekeeping
G. Molinatto – University of Torino

16:10
Antisense oligonucleotides for the ABC-transporter in Anopheles stephensi: from gene silencing to vector control
A. Negri – “La Sapienza” University of Roma

16:30
Break

Oral Presentations

17:00
Citrus peel essential oil nano-formulations: bioactivity against Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
D. Palermo – University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria

17:20
The use of habitat management and elicitors to improve biological control in vineyard
M. Parrilli – University of Bologna

17:40
You must know your enemy to cope with it: the newly introduced fig weevil Aclees sp. cf. foveatus
E. C. Pierattini – University of Pisa

18:00
Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) monitoring with lures implemented by acetic acid still needs an improvement in Italy
M. Preti – Free University of Bozen – Bolzano

FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2018

09:00
Senior scientist lecture
Ecology and phenology of spittlebug vectors of Xylella fastidiosa
D. Bosco – University of Torino

09:40
Oral Presentations
Damage of Halyomorpha halys (Stål), Thyanta pallidovirens (Stål), and Leptoglossus zonatus (Dallas) on pistachio nuts in different period of the season in California
D. Scaccini – University of Padova

10:00
DNA metabarcoding to quantify the response of insect diversity to mountain forest die-offs in the French Pyrenees
L. Sire – University of Tours

10:20
Physiologically-Based Demographic Models for assessing the impact of invasive alien species in the light of climate change: a case study on Ceratitis capitata
G. Sperandio – Free University of Brescia

10:40
Susceptibility of grapevine cultivars to Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) infestation in field and in drying loft
L. Tonina – University of Padova

11:00
Coffee break

Talk of SEI Binaghi prize for young entomologists

11:30
Transmission mechanism of Xylella fastidiosa: known, unknown, ongoing
D. Cornara – CSIC Madrid, Spain

12:10
Discussion on PhD education and future careers

12:45
Meeting closure

Date

Start: Wednesday 14th November 2018
End: Friday 16th November 2018

Venue

Università degli Studi di Firenze
Piazzale delle Cascine 18 – 50144, Florence

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