Daily Program
Abstracts & Posters
Saturday, June 14 Keynote Symposium Plant Contributed Papers
Sunday, June 15 Plenary Symposia Animal Posters
Monday, June 16 Animal Symposia Plant Posters
Tuesday, June 17 Plant Symposia Education Posters
Wednesday, June 18 Invertebrate Conference Symposia 2008 Abstract Index
Education Symposia Late Submission Abstracts
Animal Contributed Papers


7:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Presidio Registration Area
8:00 am – 3:00 pm SIVB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Joshua I & II


Chair: Guy Smagghe, Ghent University



Convener:          Cynthia L. Goodman, USDA/ARS/BCIRL

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Invertebrate Symposium Coronado Ballroom

Invertebrate cells respond to a complex array of signaling molecules that influence gene expression and thereby enable the whole organism to develop properly and to effectively deal with environmental challenges.   In vitro systems have been developed that enhance the ability of researchers to explore the numerous signaling mechanisms involved in the life of an invertebrate. Examples of these systems will be presented in this session. The first paper will discuss the use of continuous insect cell lines to elucidate the role prostaglandins play in insect cellular immunity. To better understand glia-axon interactions during nervous system development, our next presenter will demonstrate how co-culturing of these tissues sheds new light on the impact glia-derived signals have on this complex process. Lastly, we will see how the use of immunocytochemical techniques on in vivo derived cells and tissues can give novel insights into the role TGFbeta proteins play in invertebrate heart development.

10:00 Welcome and Announcements
Guy Smagghe, Ghent University
Cynthia L. Goodman, USDA/ARS/BCIRL
10:05 I-1 Prostaglandin Actions in an Established Insect Cell Line
David Stanley, USDA/ARS/BCIRL
10:40 I-2 Signaling Interactions Between Olfactory Receptor Axons and Glial Cells in the Axon Sorting Zone of the Developing Moth Olfactory Pathway
Lynne A. Oland, University of Arizona
11:15 I-3 Intercellular Signaling Regulates Heart Development in Drosophila
Stuart J. Newfeld, Arizona State University
11:50 Discussion
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Invertebrate Conference Lunch Lunch on your own La Vista Restaurant


Convener:          Guy Smagghe, Ghent University

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Invertebrate Symposium Coronado Ballroom

Ecotoxicological studies to date have been conducted at the levels of cells in vitro, of fish in the laboratory and microcosms, and also of fish in the field. In this session, three papers will present a state-of-the-art on the advances in basic knowledge of fish cell cultures which should lead to improvements in monitoring fish health and predicting the impact of toxicants on fish populations, which is a fundamental ecotoxicological goal. Interestingly, the use of fish cell lines as a practical portable sensor for drinking water will also be presented.

1:30 Introduction (G. Smagghe)
1:35 I-4 Applications and Potential Uses of Rtgill-W1, a Cell Line Derived from Gills of Rainbow Trout
Lucilia E. J. Lee, Wilfrid Laurier University
2:05 I-5 Unique Cell Characteristics for the Development of a Portable Cell-based Toxicity Sensor for Drinking Water Protection
Mark W. Widder, US Army Center for Environmental Health Research
2:40 I-6 Evaluation of EP-1, a cell line from Anguilla japonica, to study the life cycle of the microsporidian Heterosporis anguillarum
S. R. Monaghan, University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada, and Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada
3:15 Discussion


Moderator:         Raziel S. Hakim, Howard University

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Invertebrate Workshop Coronado Ballroom
Guido F. Caputo, National Resources Canada
Cynthia L. Goodman, USDA/ARS/BCIRL
Lucilia E. J. Lee, Wilfred Laurier University

The Round Table on invertebrate cell culture will consist of experts in fish and insect culture systems. The objective will be to discuss current and prospective uses for these techniques, their limitations and their strengths. Topics may include, but are not limited to: investigating normal physiology, growing and studying pathogens, detecting environmental toxins and investigating toxin mechanism of action. The direction of the discussion will be driven by audience participation. Members of the panel will include Guido Caputo, Cynthia Goodman, Raziel Hakim (moderator) and Lucy Lee.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2008 PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING  Board Room



Conveners:        Jerry P. Ranch, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, and Nancy Jean Engelmann, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Education Symposium  Presidio I

Our goal in this session is to educate students and their advisors about the non-technical skills they need to be marketable to industry, academia, and government. Rationale: Prospective employers expect graduating students and post-docs to be technically qualified. It is generally straightforward to assess this capacity in the applicant. For the employer, it is not so simple to identify applicants that have the necessary business management skills to be effective leaders and team members, especially if they possess no work experience. Business management skills can be considered the effective use of resources to develop a product or commodity, ranging from a tangible product from industry or a successful curriculum that produces qualified students from academia. For the applicant, the path to acquiring these skills is not so apparent. Most frequently these skills are acquired though on-the-job experience, or in-house learning solutions. A more competitive and knowledgeable labor pool can be developed by communicating to faculty and students (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doc) information on valued business skills and knowledge about business operations. These skills can be applied in both academic and corporate environments.

4:00 Introduction (J. P. Ranch and N. J. Engelmann)
4:05 E-1 The Recipe for Success in Business
Jim Jindrick, University of Arizona
4:30 E-2 Skills for Effective Leadership and Team Effectiveness
Paul Dredge, Organizations Unlimited
4:55 E-3 Patent Law and Biotechnology
David E. Adelman, University of Arizona
5:20 E-4 Contrasting Academic and Corporate Cultures
David A. Somers, Monsanto Company
5:45 Discussion



Convener:         David Ellis, USDA/ARS

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Slide Presentation  Presidio I


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2008 WORLD CONGRESS ON IN VITRO BIOLOGY OPENING RECEPTION Turquoise Ballroom
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm OLD PUEBLO SILENT AUCTION KICKOFF Turquoise Ballroom

Saturday, June 14
Even Poster Authors will be present
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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