9th Electric Fish Meeting: a Satellite Meeting of the International Congress of Neuroethology

Saturday, July 14 2018, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM [EAST]

Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Saturday, July 14 2018, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM [EAST]

About the Event

EFISH 2018:
 
From genes to behavior to ecology: Integrative and comparative approaches to electroreception and electrogenesis research
 
Research on electroreception and electrogenesis has provided key findings of general significance that integrate organismal biology at successive levels of organization.  Research within this community investigates causation from genes to molecules, cells, and circuits that produce ecologically important animal behaviors. This meeting is expected to generate new ideas and directions for researchers working on electrosensory systems, particularly on integrating genomic approaches towards building better understanding of how genes control sensory processing, perception, and behavior. Moreover, the results presented at the meeting are expected to contribute to progress in neurobiology, neuroethology, evolution, and other fields of research.
 
We plan to follow a general two-day format that incorporates 18 oral presentations (some 30 min and most 20 min) and 5 poster presentations .  In addition, we anticipate offering a catered lunch and two coffee sessions .  This will take place on July 14th from 8am - 6pm .  We anticipate that this timeframe, while tight, will accommodate the necessary time for socializing, networking as well as providing cutting-edge scientific content.
 
This satellite meeting is preceded by Meetings in Gif sur Yvette in 1978 and 1985 and as a satellite of the ICN meeting at Montreal (1992), San Diego (1998), Bonn (2001), Vancouver (2007),  Maryland (2012), and Montevideo (2016).
 
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SCHEDULE OF TALKS:
 
 
Click here to download the schedule of presentations. 
 
Click here to download the abstract booklet.
 
 
 

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About the Organizer

Organizing Committee: Jason Gallant (Chair), Gary Marsat, Graciela Unguez, Maurice Chacron, Michael Markham. Contact: Efish.australia@gmail.com

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Event Schedule

  • July 14, 2018
08:00 AM
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08:30 AM
Track : Main

Registration

08:30 AM
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08:30 AM
Track : Main

Opening Remarks

08:30 AM
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10:30 AM
Track : Main

Session 1: Sensory

•8:35a Collin et al. Passive elctroreception in cartilaginous fishes •9:05a Gauthier et al. Variations in the electrosensory system of Australian sharks and rays •9:25a Hoffmann et al. Correlations in electrosensory processing: origins and function •9:45a Metzen et al. Descending pathways generate and optimize perception of natural stimuli •10:05 Marsat et al. Comparative chirp coding across Apteronotids: not all hindbrains are equal

10:30 AM
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11:00 AM
Track : Main

Coffee Break & Posters

•Mechanisms for reading out a latency code in the mormyrid electrosensory system. Krista Perks, Nathaniel Sawtell •Phase-locking behavior of Adontosternarchus is controlled by amplitude information Masashi Kawasaki and John Leonard •Sociogenomics of the dominant-subordinate status in the weakly electric fish, Gymnotus omarorum Guillermo Eastman, Guillermo Valiño, Santiago Radío, Laura Quintana, Rebecca L. Young, Harold H. Zakon, Hans A. Hofmann, José Sotelo-Silveira, Ana Silva •Non-glutamatergic mechanisms of chirps in Gymnotus omarorum Virginia Comas, Kim Langevin, Ana Silva, Michel Borde

11:00 AM
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12:30 AM
Track : Main

Session2: Electromotor

•11:00am Crampton et al. Sexual dimorphism of electric organ discharges in a sympatric assemblage of the electric knifefish Brachyhypopomus •11:20am Salazar et al. Circadian and sex-linked expression of melanocortin receptor 5 and androgen receptor in the electric organ of Brachyhypopomus gauderio •11:50am Pouso et al. Vasotocinergic neuronal activation during the establishement of the dominance-subordinate status in Gymnotus omarorum •12:10 Markham et al. Cellular mechanisms of high-frequency firing in Eigenmannia virescens electrocytes

12:30 PM
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02:00 PM
Track : Main

Lunch Break

02:00 PM
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04:00 PM
Track : Main

Behavior / Integrative

•2:05pm Braun et al. A Vocabulary of Jamming and Jamming Avoidance in Pulse Gymnotiforms •2:25pm Molina et al. A fish model for two years of ecological studies in an Amazonian stream •2:45pm Fortune et al. Closed-loop Control of Active Sensing •3:15pm Skeels et al. How does motor activity affect the sensory information received by Gnathonemus petersii? •3:35pm Krahe et al. Effects of acute and chronic hypoxia exposure on active electric sensing in weakly electric fishes

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM
Track : Main

Coffee Break & Posters

•Mechanisms for reading out a latency code in the mormyrid electrosensory system. Krista Perks, Nathaniel Sawtell •Phase-locking behavior of Adontosternarchus is controlled by amplitude information Masashi Kawasaki and John Leonard •Sociogenomics of the dominant-subordinate status in the weakly electric fish, Gymnotus omarorum Guillermo Eastman, Guillermo Valiño, Santiago Radío, Laura Quintana, Rebecca L. Young, Harold H. Zakon, Hans A. Hofmann, José Sotelo-Silveira, Ana Silva •Non-glutamatergic mechanisms of chirps in Gymnotus omarorum Virginia Comas, Kim Langevin, Ana Silva, Michel Borde

04:00 PM
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06:00 PM
Track : Main

Session 4: Evo-Devo

•4:30pm Baker et al. Investigating transcription factor hierarchies underlying the development of lateral line electroreceptors versus hair cells •4:50pm Zakon et al. Rapid Evolution of a Voltage-gated Sodium Channel Gene in Apteronotids •5:20pm Nguyen et al. Ontogeny of electric organ discharge in four Campylomormyrus species •5:40pm Gallant et al. Life on the EDGE: Genomic Resources and Manipulation for the Electric Fish Community

07:00 PM
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11:30 PM
Track : Main

DINNER (Included) @ The Charming Squire (3/133 Grey St, besides the Convention Center) 7 pm