Mini-Symposium 6:
Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics of Coral Reef Organisms

Oral Presentations (Click on presentation title to view abstract)
DATE TIME TITLE AUTHORS (* indicates Presenting Author) ROOM
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Mini-symposium introduction Mónica Medina, Jodi Schwarz and Mary Alice Coffroth Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:15 - 11:45 The coral transcriptome – a beginner’s guide David MILLER*, Eldon BALL Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:45 - 12:15 Gene Expression in Symbiodinium Under Stress Bill LEGGAT, David YELLOWLEES, Sophie DOVE, Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG* Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Integrating Genomics with Coral Reef Biology and Management Cheryl WOODLEY*, Craig DOWNS Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Differential Gene Expression During the Initial Onset of Coral/Algal Symbiosis Using a cDNA Microarray Christine SCHNITZLER*, Virginia WEIS Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Coral Reef Genomics: A genome wide approach to study establishment and maintenance of coral-zooxanthellae symbioses Christian VOOLSTRA*, Jodi SCHWARZ, Mary Alice COFFROTH, Alina M. SZMANT, Mónica MEDINA Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Differential gene expression during thermal stress and bleaching in the Caribbean coral Montastraea faveolata Michael DESALVO*, Christian VOOLSTRA, Shinichi SUNAGAWA, Jodi SCHWARZ, Mary Alice COFFROTH, Alina SZMANT, Mónica MEDINA Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 An Ecological Microarray Study of Coral Bleaching Francois SENECA, Francois SENECA*, Sylvain FORET, Nicolas GOFFARD, Carolyn SMITH, Lauretta GRASSO, David HAYWARD, Robert SAINT, Madeleine VAN OPPEN, Eldon BALL, David MILLER Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Bacterial Community and Gene Expression Profiling Using 16SrRNA Gene and cDNA Microarrays: Introduction of a Dual High-Throughput Approach to the Study of Coral Disease and Bleaching Shinichi SUNAGAWA*, Paul FISHER, Michael DESALVO, Christian VOOLSTRA, Ernesto WEIL, Gary ANDERSEN, Roberto IGLESIAS-PRIETO, Mónica MEDINA Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Thermal regulation in coral larvae: a microarray screening Mauricio RODRIGUEZ-LANETTY*, Saki HARII, Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 The genomic bases of stress tolerance and temperature adaptation in corals Eli MEYER*, Shi WANG, Galina AGLYAMOVA, Mikhail MATZ Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Using a stressed-focused microarray to characterize coral responses to copper Michael MORGAN*, Sara EDGE, Alexander VENN, Ross JONES Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Microarray characterization of gene expression in Montastraea cavernosa through space and time Sara EDGE*, Michael MORGAN, Joshua VOSS, Terry SNELL Floridian Ballroom A
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Preliminary Characterization of the Genomic Defensome In a Model Cnidarian, Nematostella vectensis, and Predicted Stress Response Genes in Reef-Associated Corals Nikki TRAYLOR-KNOWLES*, Adam REITZEL, James SULLIVAN, Les KAUFMAN, John FINNERTY Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:00 - 10:30 Coral Reef Metagenomics Forest ROHWER*, Elizabeth DINSDALE, Robert EDWARDS, Linda WEGLEY, Rebecca THURBER, Kristen MARHAVER, Stuart SANDIN, Dana HALL, Florent ANGLY, Beltran BRITO RODRIGUEZ, Nancy KNOWLTON Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:30 - 11:00 Settling on the Right Genes: Functional Genomics of Variation in Marine Invertebrate Larval Settlement Sandie DEGNAN* Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Coral population genomics: genome evolution in action Mikhail MATZ* Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Examining the Genetic Basis of Coral Morphospecies: Testing the Core Genome Hypothesis with Microarrays Jason LADNER*, Madeleine VAN OPPEN, Stephen PALUMBI Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Variation in gene expression within and among Acropora millepora populations on the Great Barrier Reef. Line K BAY*, Karin E ULSTRUP, H Bjorn NIELSEN, Bette WILLIS, David J MILLER, Madeleine VAN OPPEN Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Sponge paleogenomics and the evolution of biocalcification Gert WORHEIDE*, Luciana MACIS, Joachim REITNER, Bernard M. DEGNAN, Daniel J. JACKSON Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Coral kin aggregations exhibit mixed allogeneic reactions and enhanced fitness during early ontogeny Keren-Or AMAR*, Nanette CHADWICK, Baruch RINKEVICH Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Chimera formation during the early life history of Acropora millepora and its persistence through time Eneour PUILL-STEPHAN*, Bette WILLIS, Madeleine VAN OPPEN, Lynne VAN HERWERDEN Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Symbiodinium – To Be An Alga or Not, That Is The Question Bill LEGGAT*, David YELLOWLEES Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 EST screening and multigene analysis of Symbiodinium dinoflagellates: a phylogenomic approach Xavier POCHON*, Ruth GATES Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 The holobiont transcriptome of Aiptasia pallida Shini SUNAGAWA, Monica MEDINA, Virginia WEIS, John PRINGLE, Jodi SCHWARZ* Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Exploring Symbiotic Interactions in the Sea Anemone-Zooxanthellae Model by Large-Scale ESTs Analysis Philippe GANOT, Aurelie MOYA*, Emeline DELEURY, Denis ALLEMAND, Paola FURLA, Cecile SABOURAULT Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Genomic Insight into Drupella sp.: Establishment and Analysis of an EST Database Bishoy HANNA*, Felipe CHAMBERGO, Hamza EL DORRY, Moshira HASSAN, I CHAMBERGO, Amira MAHMOUD Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Do corals possess the protective mucus encoding MUC genes? Amita JATKAR*, John BYTHELL, Barbara BROWN, Jeff PEARSON, Nick MORRIS, Reia GUPPY Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 New Applications for a Proven Tool: Metabolite Profiling and Chemometrics to Characterise Effects of Turbidity and Sedimentation on the Coral Acropora millepora Anke KLUETER*, Jonathon L. NIELSON Floridian Ballroom A
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:15 - 18:00 Open discussion
Floridian Ballroom A