Upcoming Presentations on Cephalopod Research


Jun 26, 2008
American University of Kuwait
Hi all,

Starting this new thread here as a way to collect information about upcoming presentations on ceph research at international conferences, instead of having an individual thread for every new meeting. Feel free to post links to abstracts to inform others that may be interested. By having the links here, this thread will also serve as a directory of researchers and their work.

Suggestions and comments always appreciated!

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology with the American Microscopical Society, Animal Behavior Society and The Crustacean Society - Annual Meeting 2012
Charleston, SC - Jan 3-7, 2012

Link to the online schedule

Tue, Jan 3 The Plenary Address will be given by Margaret McFall-Ngai, from the University of Wisconsin.

Posters and oral presentations

1) Wednesday, Jan. 4 15:00 - 17:00 (Poster) Using Research Focused Learning Modules for Outreach to High School Science Classrooms SARFATI, A.L.*; SHAFFER, J.F.; KIER, W.M.; COBLE, J.S.

2) Wednesday, Jan. 4 15:00 - 17:00 (Poster) RAMIREZ, M. Desmond*; OAKLEY, Todd H. Uncovering the molecular basis of dispersed photoreception in the cephalopod, Octopus bimaculoides

3) Wednesday, Jan. 4 15:00 - 17:00 (Poster) BIRK, M.A.*; ULMER, K.M.; CHIAO, C.-C.; CHUBB, C.; SIEMANN, L.; HANLON, R.T. Cuttlefish camouflage: using visual psychophysics approach with grayscale disk patterns to examine disruptive body patterning

4) Wednesday, Jan. 4 15:00 - 17:00 (Poster) HADJISOLOMOU, S.P.*; GRASSO, F.W. Chromatophore control mechanisms underlying crypsis in the European cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis.

5) Wednesday, Jan. 4 14:00 (Oral presentation) WEARMOUTH, V J*; HUMPHRIES, N; MCHUGH, M; SIMS, D W Scaling laws of predator search behaviour: Understanding free-ranging patterns of moving and waiting

6) Thursday, Jan. 5 14:00 (Oral presentation) GARRETT, Sandra/C*; ROSENTHAL, Joshua/JC RNA editing underlies temperature adaptation in K+ channels from polar octopuses

7) Thursday, Jan. 5 14:40 (Oral presentaion) ROSENTHAL, JJC*; CORREA, RA; PALAVICINI, JP The squid nervous system expresses novel RNA editing enzymes

8) Thursday, Jan. 5 13:40 (Oral presentation) WIGTON, R/A*; KRUEGER, P/S; BARTOL, I/K Maneuverability and Agility in Cuttlefish Sepia pharaonis and Sepia bandensis

9) Friday, Jan. 6 11:00 (Oral presentation) KOHN, A.B.*; CITARELLA, M.R.; GILLETTE, R.; SWEEDLER, J.V.; MOROZ, L.L. Genome-wide Characterization of Signaling Peptides in Molluscs: Insights into Neuronal Evolution

10) Friday, Jan. 6 (Oral presentation) PUNKE, Erin B.*; NISHIGUCHI, Michele K. Spatial and temporal patterns among symbiotic Vibrio fischeri: Environment matters!

11) Friday, Jan. 6 15:00 - 17:00 (Poster) WELSH, C.*; HOQUE, R.; IKOTUN, I.; JEAN LOUIS, A; CATAPANE, E.J.; CARROLL, M.A. Study of Octopamine in Bivalves

12) Wednesday, Jan. 4 13:00 (Oral presentaion) CASTLE, Wendy; NISHIGUCHI, Michele K.* Language barriers among bacteria: Cooperation and cheating in a squid-Vibrio symbiosis

13) Wednesday, Jan. 4 14:00 (Oral presentaion) PEYER, Suzanne M*; MCFALL-NGAI, Margaret J. Eye-Associated Genes in the Eye and Light Organ of the Squid Euprymna scolopes

14) Thursday, Jan. 5 15:00 - 17:00 (Poster) MCCORMICK, L. R.*; COHEN, J. H. Pupillary light reflex in the Atlantic brief squid, Lolliguncula brevis

15) Friday, Jan. 6 11:40 (Oral presentation) BARBANO, D.L.*; NISHIKAWA, K.C.; UYENO, T.A. Ultrastructure and function in accessory heart of squid

16) Friday, Jan. 6 11:00 (Oral presentation) NOURABADI, Neda*; NISHIGUCHI, Michele K. The role of sensor regulator loci that mediate anaerobic respiration in host symbiotic competence of the Euprymna-Vibrio mutualism

17) Friday, Jan. 6 11:20 (Oral presentation) PUNKE, Erin B.*; NISHIGUCHI, Michele K. Spatial and temporal patterns among symbiotic Vibrio fischeri: Environment matters!

18) Saturday, Jan. 7 08:00 (Oral presentation) SHAFFER, J.F.*; KIER, W.M. Muscular Tissues of the Squid Doryteuthis pealei Express Identical Myosin Heavy Chain Isoforms

19) Saturday, Jan. 7 13:00 (Oral presentation) KURTH, J.A.*; THOMPSON, J.T.; KIER, W.M. Tuning of Mantle Connective Tissue to Non-Uniform Strain in the Squid Doryteuthis pealeii

20) Saturday, Jan. 7 13:20 (Oral presentation) THOMPSON, J.T.*; SHELTON, R.M.; KIER, W.M. Non-uniform strain in squid mantle muscle: relating the length-tension curve to in vivo muscle performance
I am going to this. AWESOME. Can we have a TONMO mini-con at the Fiorito presentation on Saturday?

In a time machine? Probably a good idea to quote the title in case someone slips in an entry (or two) before your post :biggrin2:
Join the Seattle Aquarium and Dr. Roland Anderson for the first Octopus Symposium


Join the Seattle Aquarium and Dr. Roland Anderson for the first Octopus Symposium and Workshop.
March 17, 2012

The morning session will consist of talks from experts on what has been learned about these amazing creatures and current research projects. The afternoon session will consist of a round table discussion of potential future research projects and where the focus of those projects may be.

Click here to register.

Presentations and Speakers

Is the GPO the octopus archetype?
Jennifer Mather, University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, Alberta, B.C.)

Temperature, movements, and anesthesia of giant Pacific octopuses.
David Scheel, Alaska Pacific University (Anchorage, AK)
David Scheel’s student, Alaska Pacific University (Anchorage, AK)

Escaping the Kraken’s Grasp: A Sponge-Scallop Mutualism Possibly Maintained by Octopus Predation
Kirt Onthank, Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

Evidence for inter-sucker coordination during different arm movements in the giant Pacific octopus
Stavros Hadjisolomou

Preliminary results of population genetics analysis of Giant pacific octopuses in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia
Shawn Larson, Seattle Aquarium (Seattle WA)

The Legacy of Olive
Guy Becken, Seattle Aquarium (Seattle WA)
Kathryn Kegel Seattle Aquarium (Seattle, WA)

Close relatives of the giant Pacific octopus
Ian Gleadall, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)

Hotel Accommodations

If you are coming from out of town, our designated hotel is the Belltown Inn.

Belltown Inn
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The rate is $89 plus applicable taxes and you must call the hotel directly or email: [email protected] to receive the rate. Reservations made through 3rd party channels will not be honored at the preferred rate.

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