Insect models of Behaviour: ecology, genetics, evolution, pest management

4 September 2015
4th September 2015

Credits: photo Umberto Salvagnin

Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, Fondazione Museo Civico Rovereto and Fondazione Edmund Mach, in collaboration with Melinda and Sant'Orsola announce the programme of the Workshop “Insect models of Behaviour: ecology, genetics, evolution, pest management”, that will take place in Rovereto (Italy) on 4th September, by Fondazione Museo Civico, Borgo Santa Caterina 41, Rovereto (Trento), Italy (see the map)

The poster of the event is available here

Beside talks of the invited speakers we will host a poster session with a prize for the best poster presented by a young investigator (up to postdoc level).


The meeting is free to attend but a registration is required.
The form to fill in is available here

Organizing committee


9:00-9:15 Opening

9:15-10:15 Benjamin Prud'homme (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille, France)
The evolution of egg laying behavior in Drosophila suzukii

10:15-11:00 Paul Becher (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden)
Chemical stimuli, basic drives and behavioural responses: understanding some aspects of Drosophila chemical ecology

11:00-11:20 Coffee break

11:20-12:00 Donato Grasso (University of Parma, Italy)
Ants as mutualists: from basic to applied science

12:00-12:40 Anna Eriksson, Elisabetta Versace (University of Trento, Italy)
Olfactory responses in Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila suzukii: studies on ecological specialization

12:45 Final remarks on the morning session

12:45-2:30 Lunch break

2:30-4:30 Poster session. The best poster presented by a young investigator (up to postdoc level), as judged by the Organizing committee and Invited speakers, will be announced at 4 pm.

And now discover with us the wonderful world of insects: the event Vicini a sei zampe will be in Italian and open to the public.



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application/pdfPoster Insenct Models Behaviour, 4 september 2015(PDF | 667 KB)
application/pdfPoster evento Vicini a 6 zampe, 4 settembre 2015(PDF | 3 MB)