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DZG 2020 Virtual Section Meeting: Developmental Biology

Thursday, September 10, 2020 – 9-12 CEST

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09:00 – 09:05     Natascha/Nico         

Session1 – Evo-Devo (Chairs: Natascha/Nico)                 

09:05 – 09:20    Matthias Janeschik (München)     

Expression of a dPax2 (shaven) homolog in the spider P. tepidariorum. 

09:20 – 09:35     Ting-Hsuan Lu (Göttingen)     

Eye size variation in Drosophila: From Transcriptomics to function 

09:35 – 09:50    Luxi Chen (Bonn)     

Differential expression patterns of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and  heat shock protein 70 throughout diapause in D. magna.  

Tea/Coffee Break + general discussion                 

09:50 – 10:00    Everyone          

Session2 – Evo-Devo (Chairs: Natascha/Nico)                 

10:0– 10:15    Benjamin Naumann (Jena)     

The ghost of the tadpole – parallel evolution of direct development in frogs is  shaped by ancestral developmental constraints. 

10:1– 10:30    Melanie Hellinger (Erlangen-Nürnberg)     

Formation of Supernumerary Segments in a Short Germ Insect Through  Restarting Its Segmentation Clocks. 

10:3 10:45    Gregor Bucher (Göttingen)     

Quantifying the blind area of insect genetic screens: What essential genes are  we missing when screening only one species?  

Tea/Coffee Break + general discussion                 

10:4 10:55    Everyone          

Session 2 – Evo-Devo and Gene Regulation (Chairs: Natascha/Nico)                 

10:5 11:10    Bharadwaj Sai Krishna Marella (München)     

Sense organ diversity on the Drosophila ovipositor: Using transcriptomics to  uncover developmental differences 

11:1 11:25    Yaqun Xin (München)     

Evolution of a novel enhancer through shared chromatin accessibility inputs.  

11:2 11:40    Mariam Museridze (München)     

Revisiting Enhancer Boundaries Using a Pigmentation Locus in Drosophila. 

11:4 11:55    Gavin Rice (Pittsburgh)     

Evolving a novel trait through co-option of the shavenbaby gene regulatory  network. 

 Open questions + general discussion                  

from 11:55           Everyone