Program (11 Oct. 2010 Update)

Sunday
Oct. 24
   
14:00-19:00 Arrival and Registration (Hall of the Shennong Hotel)  
19:00-19:30 Participants introduction (Meeting room, third floor of the hotel)  
19:30-21:30 Welcome dinner (Restaurant, first floor of the hotel)  
     
Monday
Oct. 25
   
Morning Session 1: Bemisia tabaci systematics (5 talks) Meeting room
09:00-09:20 Welcome and overall introduction to the symposium
Shu-Sheng Liu
 
  Presentations; Chair: Xue-Xin Chen (09:20-10:30)  
09:20-09:50 Where to in the species debate?
Paul De Barro
Abstract 4
09:50-10:20 Application of the biological species concept to studying the Bemisia tabaci species complex: achievements and future challenges
Shu-Sheng Liu
Abstract 11
10:20-10:50 Tea break  
     
  Presentations; Chair: Paul De Barro (11:00-12:30)  
10:50-11:20 Molecular phylogenetics and systematics
Xue-Xin Chen
Abstract 1
11:20-11:50 Comparative Study on Morphological Characters of Bemisia tabaci B and Q Biotypes
Feng-Ming Yan
Abstract 20
11:50-12:20 Comparison of the host plant suitability between the Middle East-Asia Minor 1 and Asia II 7 putative species of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on vegetable and ornamental plants
Bao-Li Qiu
Abstract 14
12:20-14.00 Lunch (restaurant on the first floor of Shennong hotel)  
     
Afternoon Session 2: Whitefly-begomovirus interactions (7 talks) Meeting room
  Presentations; Chair: Xue-Ping Zhou (14:00-15:30)  
14:00-14:30 Back to basics: are begomoviruses whitefly pathogens?
Henryk Czosnek
Abstract 3
14:30-15:00 Host and endosymbiont proteins are involved in the circulative transmission of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci
Murad Ghanim
Abstract 23
15:00-15:30 Genetics coupled to quantitative intact proteomics (G-QIP) reveals isoform- and tissue-specific expression of aphid and endosymbionts proteins as the basis for luteovirus transmission by Schizaphis graminum
Stewart Gray
Abstract 8
15:30-16:00 Tea break  
     
  Presentations; Chair: Henryk Czosnek (16:00-18:00) Meeting room
16:00-16:30 Occurrence of begomoviruses in China
Xue-Ping Zhou
Abstract 23
16:30-17:00 Increase of egg production in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci via feeding on virus-infected plants: morphological evidence and possible molecular mechanisms
Gong-Yin Ye
Abstract 21
17:00-17:30 Gene expression profiling of the whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) Middle East- Asia Minor 1 feeding on healthy and Tomato yellow leaf curl China virus infected tobacco
Xiao-Wei Wang
Abstract 19
17:30-18:00 Presentation by Dr. You-Jun Zhang (title to be determined)  
18:00-18:30 Presentation by Dr. Fang-Hao Wan (title to be determined)  
18:30-20:00 Dinner (restaurant on the first floor of Shennong hotel)  
     
Tuesday
Oct. 26
   
Morning Visit to host institutes  
09:00-10:00 Visit to the Institute of Insect Sciences  
10:00-11:00 Tea break (Meeting room at Tuan Jie Hall) and taking pictures  
11:00-12:00 Visit to the Institute of Biotechnology  
12:00-13:30 Lunch  
     
Afternoon Sessions 3 and 4 7 talks
  Session 3: Whitefly-plant interactions and whitefly genomics Chair: John Colvin (13:30-15:30) Meeting room
13:30-14:00 Bemisia tabaci and the evasion of plant defenses
Linda Walling
Abstract 17
14:00-14.30 Developing crops resistant to whitefly-transmitted plant-virus diseases
John Colvin
Abstract 2
14:30-15:00 Preparing for the whitefly genome
Owain Edwards
Abstract 6
15:00-15:30 Next generation sequencing for determination of the transcriptome of adult Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
Susan Seal
Abstract 16
15:30-16:00 Tea break  
     
  Session 4: Insecticide resistance and symbionts
Chair: Ian Denholm (16:00-18:00)
Meeting room
16:00-16:30 Novel biological functions conferred by insect endosymbionts
Takema Fukatsu
Abstract 5
16:30-17:00 Insecticide resistance in Bemisia tabaci: molecules, mechanisms, monitoring and management
Ian Denholm and Kevin Gorman
Abstract 7
17:00-17:30 Insecticide-driven biotype invasions: a laboratory simulation
Chen Luo
Abstract 12
  Overall discussions and symposium close (17:30-18:30)
Chair: Shu-Sheng Liu
 
19:00 Dinner (restaurant on the first floor of Shennong hotel)  
     
Wednesday Oct. 27 Visits and sightseeing  
08:30-10:30 Visit vegetable farm Departure from Shennong Hotel at 08:30 AM)  
10:30-12:00 Visit Zhejiang University new campus  
12:00-13:00 Lunch (Cafeteria at Zhejiang University new campus)  
Afternoon Guided tour to West Lake (1:00 PM ĘC 5:00 PM)  
Dinner Lakeview Hotel (5:00 PM ĘC 7:00 PM)  
Evening Watch "Impressions of the West Lake" directed by Zhang, Yi-Mou (the director of 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony) (7:45 PM ĘC 8:55 PM)  
     
Thursday Oct. 28 Post-symposium visits and departure  
  We will organize two buses back to Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Thursday, Oct 28, 2010.
The first bus leaves from Hangzhou at 7:30 AM and reach Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 10:00 AM.
The second bus leaves from Hangzhou at 12:30 PM and reach Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 15:00 PM.