VIII European PhD Network Insect Science

Programme

WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2017

08:00 – 08:55
Registration

08:55 – 09:00
Welcome Address
Francesco Pennacchio, University of Napoli “Federico II” – Department of Agricultural Sciences, Italy

09:00 – 09:40
An insect pheromone primes plant defenses with community wide effects
John F. Tooker, The Pennsylvania State University – Department of Entomology, University Park, PA USA

09:40 – 10:00
Multiple symbiont acquisition and host shifts in a termite-protist mutualistic association
C. Michaud, Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte, CNRS – University of Tours, France

10:00 – 10:20
Electrophysiological and behavioral studies in the evaluation of semiochemical attractants for Stegobium paniceum L. (Coleoptera: Anobiidae)
S. Guarino, University of Palermo – Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, Italy

10:20 – 10:40
The larval midgut of Hermetia illucens is characterized by a highly complex structural organization
D. Bruno, University of Insubria – Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Varese, Italy

10:40 – 11:20
Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:40
Molecular and functional characterization of Hermetia illucens larval midgut
M. Bonelli, University of Milan – Department of Biosciences, Italy

11:40 – 12:00
Immunological properties of engineered Asaia symbionts: implications for the control of mosquito-borne diseases
I. Varotto Boccazzi, University of Milan – Department of Biosciences, Italy

12:00 – 12:20
ABC-transporter gene silencing inhibits insecticide detoxification in Anopheline malaria vector
A. Negri, University of Rome “La Sapienza” – Department of Environmental biology, Italy

12:20 – 12:40
Impact of Halyomorpha halys (Stål) on grapevine in Veneto region
D. Scaccini, DAFNAE – Entomology, University of Padova, Italy

12:40 – 13:00
New acquisition about the role of Colomerus vitis in the transmission of Grapevine Pinot gris virus
D. Valenzano, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro” – Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli Alimenti, Italy

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch

14:00 – 15:00
Poster exhibition and discussion

15:00 – 15:40
The non-target effects of modern insecticides on natural enemies of pests
A. Biondi, University of Catania – Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Italy

15:40 – 16:00
RNA interference of Varroa destructor salivary genes: a tool to disclose honeybeemite immune interactions
A. Becchimanzi, University of Napoli “Federico II” – Department of Agricultural Sciences, Italy

16:00 – 16:20
Bacteria expressing dsRNA as a delivery tool in RNAi-based pest control technologies
F. Astarita, University of Napoli “Federico II” – Department of Agricultural Sciences, Italy

16:20 – 16:40
Development of an e-trap for the monitoring of the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae (Gmelin) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
P. Calabrese, University of Molise – Dipartimento Agricoltura, Ambiente, Alimenti, Campobasso, Italy

16:40 – 17:00
Human based genetic tools to refine genetic populations structure of honey bees (Apis mellifera ssp L.) (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae) colonies at regional scale
G. Noël, Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liege, Belgium

17:00 – 17:20
Effect of short-term suboptimal temperature storage to assist large scale production of two dipterans
M. Benelli, University of Bologna – Department of Agricultural Sciences, Italy

THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2017

09:00 – 09:40
Forest insect invasions – the role of global change
A. Battisti, DAFNAE – Entomology, University of Padova, Italy

09:40 – 10:00
Modelling the shifts in the timing and spatial distribution of Vitis vinifera, Lobesia botrana and Trichogramma sp. phenology in a warming climate
V. Castex, University of Geneva – Institute of Environmental Sciences, Switzerland

10:00 – 10:20
The role of cuticular proteins located at the surface of the acrostyle, an organ at the tip of aphid stylets, in plant-aphid interactions
M. Deshoux, INRA Montpellier – UMR 385 BGPI, France

10:20 – 10:40
Molecular and functional characterization of an immune gene of Spodoptera littoralis
I. Di Lelio, University of Napoli “Federico II” – Department of Agricultural Sciences, Italy

10:40 – 11:00
NF-kB signaling is impaired by neonicotinoid insecticides
G. Di Prisco, University of Napoli “Federico II” – Department of Agricultural Sciences, Italy

11:00 – 11:40
Coffee Break

11:40 – 12:00
Archaeoentomological studies provide information about the biodiversity of the Sardinian entomofauna in the last centuries
G. Giordani, University of Huddersfield – Department of Biological Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, UK

12:00 – 12:20
First records of Synthesiomyia nudiseta (Diptera: Muscidae) from forensic cases in Italy
F. Tuccia, University of Huddersfield – Department of Biological Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, UK

12:20 – 12:40
Drosophila suzukii spillover from natural habitats to vineyards and cherry orchards
L. Tonina, DAFNAE – Entomology, University of Padova, Italy

12:40 – 13:00
High synchronization of Drosophila suzukii activity along elevational gradients
G. Santoiemma, DAFNAE – Entomology, University of Padova, Italy

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch

14:00 – 14:40
Poster exhibition and discussion

14:40 – 15:20
Gendercide symbionts in arthropods, and other stories of sex, symbiosis, and survival
C. Bandi, University of Milan – Department of Biosciences, Italy

15:20 – 15:40
Role of VOCs from Brassica oleracea in host location processes of Bagrada hilaris: electrophysiological and behavioral studies
M. A. Arif, University of Palermo – Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, Italy

15:40 – 16:00
Inter-specific relationship among stored-product Coleoptera: role of VOC emissions
G. Giunti, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria – Dipartimento di Agraria, Italy

16:00 – 16:20
Influence of cover crop management techniques on soil ecosystem services
S. Magagnoli, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna – Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Italy

16:20 – 16:40
Influence of landscape complexity and vineyard management on leafhoppers abundance in North-Italian vineyards
G. Zanettin, DAFNAE – Entomology, University of Padova, Italy

16:40 – 16:50
An innovative approach for the management of spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii): improve crop protection using an environmentally friendly formulation
I. Castellan, Free University of Bozen – Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology, Italy

16:50 – 17:00
New strategies in organic pest insect control by the characterization of bioactive plant volatile organic compounds of agricultural crops
M. Preti, Free University of Bozen – Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology, Italy

20:00
Dinner at “Rossopomodoro” restaurant
Via Partenope, 11, 80121 Napoli

FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2017

9:20 – 9:35
I session: Insect-Plant Interactions

Romano Dallai, President of “Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia”
Francesco Pennacchio, President of “Società Entomologica Italiana”
Matteo Lorito, Head Department of Agricultural Sciences – University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy

9:35
Introduction
Coordinators AMR Gatehouse, MC Digilio

9:40 – 10:15
Plant Response to Stress: Can this be exploited for Crop Protection?
Angharad MR Gatehouse, University of Newcastle, UK

10:15 – 10:40
Host tree-insect interactions in northern forest ecosystems in a changing climate
Deepa Pureswaran, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Canada

10:40 – 11:05
Insect and microorganisms interactions and the induction of plant defence
Maria Cristina Digilio, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

11:05 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 11:55
Smart plants or naive insects?
Salvatore Cozzolino, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

11:55 –12:20
Signaling networks underlying plant defense responses at individual and community level
Rosa Rao, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

12:20 – 12:45
From leaf-miners to gall-inducers: a continuum of plant manipulators?
David Giron, Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte, CNRS – University of Tours, France

12:45 – 13:10
Ecology of egg parasitoids in crop protection
Stefano Colazza, University of Palermo – Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, Italy

13:10 – 13:30
General discussion

13:30 – 14:30
Lunch

II session: Insects for the Court, Insects for the History: a Journey through Forensic Entomology and Funerary Archaeoentomology

14:30 – 14:35
Introduction – Stefano Vanin, University of Huddersfield, UK

14:35 – 15:05
PMI estimation a challenge for forensic pathologists
Carlo Campobasso, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Napoli, Italy

15:05 – 15:35
Hidden information within mummies and other burials
Gino Fornaciari, University of Pisa, Italy

15:35 – 16:05
Forensic Entomology and Funerary Archaeoentomology: a source of answers
Stefano Vanin, University of Huddersfield, UK

16:05 – 16:30
General discussion

16:30 – 17:00
Presentation of the book: “Il piacere delle api” – Paolo Fontana

17:00 – 18.00
ECE 2018 Organizing Committee Meeting

SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2017

10:00 – 10:30
Welcome Coffee

10:30
General Assembly

11:30
Public Session
“Attuali ricerche su specie di Asphondylia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) causanti galle fiorali su Lamiaceae”
Gennaro Viggiani, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

13:30
Lunch

Date

Start: Wednesday 15 November at 8:00
End: Saturday 18 November at 13:30

Venue

Federico II Convention Centre
Via Partenope 36, Napoli. Italy

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