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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (preliminary)

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY May 16th, 2012
17-19:00 – Registration – Setting of posters
19:00 – Opening - Welcome – Rolando Rivera Pomar – Universidad Nacional de La Plata y Universidad Nacional del Noroeste de Buenos Aires, Argentina
20:00 - Opening lecture – Pedro Oliveira – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

  THURSDAY May 17th, 2012
9:00– PLENARY LECTURE: Ricardo Gurtler, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
10.00 –Use of fungal entomopathogens as a novel triatomine vector control alternative - Patrica Juarez – Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
10.30 - Bacterial delivery of dsRNA: a research tool and a potential insecticide in Rhodnius prolixus - Gabriela Paiva-Silva - Instituto de Bioquímica Médica- Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
11.00     Coffee brake
11:30 - The proctolin gene and actions of proctolin in Rhodnius prolixus.  Angela Lange - Department of Biology, University of Toronto  Mississauga, Canada
12:00  - Diuretic and anti-diuretic strategies in Rhodnius prolixus. Ian Orchard  -  Department of Biology, University of Toronto  Mississauga, Canada
12:30 - Quantitative analysis of the neuropeptidome of Rhodnius prolixus. Sheila Ons – Centro Regional de Estudios Genómicos, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Poster session / Steering committee meeting
16:00–  Overview and bioinformatic resources and tools - Dan Lawson  -EBI – VectorBase, England.
17:00 - Rafael Mesquita - Instituto de Química - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
17: 30 - Structure-based Annotation of Rhodnius prolixus transcriptome - Michele MP Diniz - Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
18:00 - Alternative splicing of RpMKP, a Rhodnius prolixus multi domain Cazal protein - Gloria Braz - Instituto de Química - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
18:30 - Coffee brake
19.00 PLENARY LECTURE: Michael Gaunt, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, England.
20-00 –Dinner

FRIDAY May 18th, 2012

9:00 – PLENARY LECTURE - RpXcel and RpTeXcel, data mining tools to explore the genome of Rhodnius prolixus - José Marcos C Ribeiro - NIAID, NIH, USA

10:00 - Rhodniini genome dynamics revealed by FISH, 45S rDNA - Francisco Panzera – Universidad de la República, Uruguay
10:20 -  Establishing fixation methods, in situ hybridization and antibody staining in Rhodnius embryos– Rodrigo Nunes da Fonseca - NUPEM - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
10:40 - Use of parental RNAi to study developmental genes – Andrés Lavore, Universidad Nacional del Noroeste de Buenos Aires, Argentina

11:00 – Coffee Brake
11:30 -  Identification of immune response genes of Rhodnius prolixus - Marcos Sorgine - Instituto de Bioquímica Médica- Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
12:00  – Juvenile hormone biosynthesis - Fernando Noriega - Florida International University
12:30 – Understanding triacylglycerol biosynthesis in Rhodnius prolixus: what can genomic data tell us? - Katia C Gondim - Instituto de Bioquímica Médica- Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro -
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – PLENARY LECTURE  The smell and taste receptors of Rhodnius - Dr Hugh Robertson - Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA

15:00- 18:00 – Poster session

17:00  (Coffee Brake during poster session)

20:00 - End of Conference/ Announcements

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