Workshop Program | Aging in Social Insects

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Wednesday 29th September

18:00 Peter Baumann and Susanne Foitzik - Welcome address
18:15 Laurent Keller - Social life, phenotypic plasticity and ageing
18:55 Judith Korb - How and why can social insect queens live so long? Insights from experimental studies in termites
19:35 Dinner and Leisure time / Get together

Thursday 30th September

09:00 Abel Bernadou - Macronutrient balance and the longevity/fecundity trade-off in the clonal ant, Platythyrea punctata
09:20 Charlotte de Vries - Modeling the evolution of senescence in eusocial species
09:40 Megha Majoe - Age shows stronger effects on the transcriptomic profiles of brains compared to the ovaries and fat body of leaf-cutting ant queens
10:00 Coffee break + Poster session
11:20 Adria Leboeuf - Rewiring the fecundity–longevity trade-off with the social circulatory system
12:00 Guy Bloch - Juvenile hormone regulates brain-reproduction tradeoff in bumble bees but not in honey bees
12:40 Lunch break
13:40 Olav Rüppell - Social stress resistance: Can it explain aging patterns of social insects?
14:20 Barbara Feldmeyer - Longevity/fecundity trade-off in social insects: insights from the ant T. rugatulus
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Tobin Hammer - The gut microbiome of bumblebee workers does not senesce (online)
15:50 Jürgen Liebig - The neglected morph: Aging and plasticity in workers of the ant Harpegnathos saltator (online)
16:30 Gro Amdam - Lifespan or Healthspan? Reflections before the Wine Hike (online)
17:40 Wine Hike
19:00 Dinner and Leisure time / Get together

Friday 1st October

09:00 Luisa Jaimes - Late-life fitness gains explain the delay of the selection shadow in ants
09:20 Matteo Negroni - Autophagy, nutrient intake and the longevity-fecundity trade-off reversal in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus
09:40 Marina Choppin - Histone acetylation regulates the expression of genes involved in worker reproduction and lifespan in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus
10:00 Coffee break + Poster session
11:20 Susanne Foitzik - The molecular basis of an extreme lifespan extension in cestode-infected ants
11:40 Ido Pen - Eusociality and the evolution of aging in superorganisms
12:20 Lunch break
13:40 Romain Libbrecht - Queens are not queens unless they have workers: The social environment controls queen behavior in ants
14:20 Alexei Maklakov - Ageing as ‘early-life inertia’: Disentangling life-history trade-offs along a lifetime of an individual
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Andrew Bourke - Sociality, ageing and costs of reproduction in eusocial insects (online)
16:10 Daniel Kronauer - Differentiation, communication, and collective behavior in the clonal raider ant (online)
16:50 Coffee break
17:20 Karen Meusemann - Aging and the fecundity-longevity trade-off in social insects: a comparative approach (online)
17:40 Kate Hunter - Life history trade-offs in the flexibly social Megalopta genalis (online)
18:00 Hongmei Li-Byarlay - The lifespan and levels of oxidative stress between feral and managed honey bee colonies (online)
18:20 Short walk
19:15 Thomas Flatt - Asymmetry, division of labor, and the evolution of aging
20:00 Dinner and Leisure time / Get together