3rd to 7th August 2014

Final conference program

Sunday 3.8.2014
17:00 -21:00 Registration and Icebreaker (supported by the American Microscopical Society) (Vergleichende Zoologie)
Monday 4.8.2014
08:00 – 08:30 Greeting and Welcome Addresses (Emil-Fischer Lecture Hall)
Registration (Vergleichende Zoologie)
08:30 – 09:20 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Chair: Stach, T.
Plenary lecture (Emil-Fischer Lecture Hall): Chitin, protein and mineral – materials solutions from the toolbox of invertebrates. Fratzl P.
Vergleichende Zoologie*Lecture Hall – Ostertag-Haus (Haus 4)
09:30 – 10:00 Symposium: Development and Morphology of Mesodermal Derivatives
Chair: Hejnol, A.
The deep deuterostome origins of mesoderm induction and patterning; a hemichordate perspective. Lowe, C.
09:30 – 10:00 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Chair: Schmidt-Rhaesa, A.
Eye evolution seen with cnidarian eyes. Garm, A.
10:00 – 10:30 Symposium: Development and Morphology of Mesodermal Derivatives
Evolution of a gene regulatory network driving muscle development: insights from sea urchins. Andrikou, C.
10:00 – 10:30 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
It's only a model: seeking an osphradium in more obscure molluscs. Sigwart, J.
10:30 – 10:45 Symposium: Development and Morphology of Mesodermal Derivatives
Development of the metanephridial and coelomic system in molluscs – more variability than allowed? Haszprunar, G.
10:30 – 10:45 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Flatworm neurophylogeny and the origin of Neodermata. Raikova, O. I.
10:45 – 11:00 Symposium: Development and Morphology of Mesodermal Derivatives
Coeloms and nephridia in panarthropods. Koch M.
10:45 – 11.00 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
The brain architecture of Neodermata and phylogenetic implications. Biserova, N. M.
Coffee
11:30 – 12:00 Symposium: Development and Morphology of Mesodermal Derivatives
Chair: Andrikou, C.
Starting to understand the circulatory organs in protostomes. Wirkner, C. S.
11:30 – 12:00 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Chair: Furchheim, N.
Multimodal microscopic approaches do need TEM research - examples from sense organs and epidermal glands in various understudied invertebrate taxa. Müller, C. H. G.
12:00 – 12:15 Symposium: Development and Morphology of Mesodermal Derivatives
Digging deep: the circulatory system of Xiphosura enlightened. Göpel, T.
12:00 – 12:15 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Serotonin-like immunoreactive neurons in the ventral nerve cord of Pycnogonida (Arthropoda) – putting a neurophylogenetic argument to the test. Brenneis, G.
12:15 – 12:30 Symposium: Development and Morphology of Mesodermal Derivatives
Boring yet important: vascular systems in liphistiids (Araneae: Mesothelae), the sister group to all remaining spiders. Huckstorf, K.
12:15 – 12:30 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Basal branching annelids exhibit new insights into the evolution of bilaterian nervous systems. Helm, C.
12:30 – 12:45 Symposium: Development and Morphology of Mesodermal Derivatives
Posterior elongation in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii involves stem cells molecularly related to primordial germ cells. Gazave, E.
12:30 – 12:45 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Conserved neurogenesis in hemichordates suggests independent evolution of a concentrated nervous system in protostomes and deuterostomes. Kaul-Strehlow, S.
Lunch
14:15 – 14:30 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Chair: Hoch, H.
Epithelial bioluminescent system of Chaetopterus variopedatus: compounds distribution and tissue autofluorescence. Belousova, A. A.
14:15 – 14:30 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Chair: Brenneis, G.
Test the quest for crest. Stach, T.
14:30 – 14:45 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Morphology and function of the bite apparatus in the omnivore insect Periplaneta americana. Weihmann, T.
14:30 – 14:45 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
New insights into evolution and ontogeny of the light sense in larval brachiopods. Furchheim, N.
14:45 – 15:00 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Functional and ecological analysis of animal structure: from ecomorphology to biomimetic applications. Betz, O.
14:45 – 15:00 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Ultrastructure of the pigmented eyes in the polychaete Macrochaeta clavicornis (Annelida, Pleistoannelida, Sedentaria, Acrocirridae) – implications for eye evolution in Annelida. Purschke, G.
15:00 – 15:15 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Pretarsal morphology in Cholevinae (Insecta, Coleoptera, Leiodidae). Antunes de Cavalho, C.
15:00 – 15:15 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Evolution and development of photoreceptors in Polyplacophora. Vöcking, O.
15:15 – 15:30 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Body wall musculature in trematode hermaphroditic generation. Krupenko, D.
15:15 – 15:30 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
The evolution of eye reduction: lessons from a family of deep-sea gastropods. Sumner-Rooney, L.
Coffee
16:00 – 16:15 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Chair: Becker, C.
Morphology of the male copulatory systems of Ethusidae and Dorippidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Dorippoidea). Vehof J.
16:00 – 16:15 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Chair: Sumner-Rooney, L.
Nervous system development in the patellogastropod Lottia kogamogai (Gastropoda, Mollusca) revealed by gene expression analyses and immunocytochemistry. Kristof, A.
16:15 – 16:30 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Different body shape – same sex? The copulatory system of spider crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea). Jaszkowiak, K.
16:15 – 16:30 Symposium: Neurophylogeny: Evolution of Nervous and Sensory Systems
Development and patterning of nerve condensations in the Acoelomorpha. Pang, K.
16:30 – 16:45 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Viewing structures as they function: endoscopy of the gastropod mantle cavity. Voltzow, J.
16:30 – 16:45 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Larval nervous systems: true larval and precocious adult. Nielsen, C.
16:45 – 17:00 Main Topic: Structure and Function
A confocal perspective of the nervous system of gadilid Scaphopoda (Mollusca). Steiner, G.
16:45 – 17:00 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Molecular patterning of amphioxus CNS reveals unexpected evolutionary relationships between midbrain and diencephalon. Albuixech-Crespo, B.
17:00 – 17-15 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Some details of kamptozoan cuticle ultrastructure. Borisanova, A.
17:00 – 17:15 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Remnants of spiral cleavage in bryozoans. Vellutini, B.
17:15 – 17:30 Main Topic: Structure and Function
Meta-analyses on the origin of anchialine cave fauna, with emphasis on origin, adaptations and ecology of Annelida. Martinez Garcia, A.
17:15 – 17:30 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Comparison of regeneration and embryonic development in the anthozoan cnidarian Nematostella vectensis. Passamaneck, Y. J.
19:00 – open end Journal of Morphology Reception and Rieger-Award-Ceremony (Museum für Naturkunde, Sauriersaal*)
Tuesday 5.8.2014
08:30 – 09:20 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Chair: Lüter, C.
Plenary lecture (Emil-Fischer Lecture Hall): Development and organization of phoronid coelomic system sheds light on the coelom evolution in Bilateria. Temereva, E.
Vergleichende ZoologieLecture Hall – Ostertag-Haus (Haus 4)
09:30 – 10:00 Symposium: Morphology Transdisciplinary
Chair: Scholtz, G.
Mental principles underlying the categorization of crustaceans by biology experts and non-experts. Reindl, A.
09:30 – 09:45 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Chair: Voronezhskaya, E.
Rooms and chambers, pouches and pits: features associated with external brooding in sea anemones (Cnidaria: Actiniaria) are varied and widespread. Larson, P.
09:45 – 10:00 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
The morphology of the ensiferan thorax and its phylogenetic implications. Leubner, F.
10:00 – 10:30 Symposium: Morphology Transdisciplinary
The morphological method in art history. Targia, G.
10:00 – 10:15 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Chaetal type diversity increases during evolution of Eunicida (Annelida). Tilic, E.
10:15 – 10:30 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Circulatory system of huge Riftia pachyptila (Vestimentifera, Annelida). Rimskaya-Korsakova, N.
10:30 – 10:45 Symposium: Morphology Transdisciplinary
Digital and semi-digital morphological illustrations. Coleman, C. O.
10:30 – 10:45 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
The branchial apparatus of Saccoglossus mereschkowskii (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta): nephridial hypothesis of the gill slit origin. Ezhova, O.
10:45 – 11:00 Symposium: Morphology Transdisciplinary
Natural crafting. Morphology in the applied arts in 19th-century Germany. Bösl, A.
10:45 – 11:00 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Inputs to motion sensing T5 cells from the fly’s OFF-channel pathways: structure and possible evolution. Meinertzhagen, I.
Coffee
11:30 – 12:00 Symposium: Morphology Transdisciplinary
Chair: Coleman, O.
Elephas anthropogenus. Westphal, U.
11:30 – 11:45 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Chair: Ezhova, O.
A phylogeny for Schizorhynchia: molecules must guide morphology. Smith III, J.
11:45 – 12:00 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
The last, but not the least. Innervation and musculature of polychaetes pygidium. Starunov, V.
12:00 – 12:30 Symposium: Morphology Transdisciplinary
Linguistic morphology. Zeige, L. E.
12:00 – 12:15 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Coupling Saccocirridae (Annelida) functional morphology and evolution with interstitial habitats. Di Domenico, M.
12:15 – 12:30 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Anatomy of the Tantulocarida: first results obtained using confocal and transmission electron microscopy. Petrunina, A.
12:30 – 12:45 Symposium: Morphology Transdisciplinary
Cylinders in motion – of growing plant cells. Saxe, F.
12:30 – 12:45 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Origins of the ptychoid defense mechanism in oribatid mites (Acari) – a morphological view on the respective sister groups. Schmelzle, S.
Lunch
14:15 – 14:45 Symposium: eMorphology
Chair: Vogt, L.
Semantic annotation and the future of phenotype data. Deans, A. R.
14:15 – 14:30 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Chair: Hein, H.
A cellular-morphological view of insect segmentation mechanisms. Chipman, A.
14:30 – 14:45 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Why study segment formation in annelids? Patterns, processes and evolution. Balavoine, G.
14:45 – 15:15 Symposium: eMorphology
Computing with phenotypic diversity using semantic descriptions. Yoder, M.
14:45 – 15:00 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Structure and formation of coeloms and nephridia in Annelida. Bartolomaeus, T.
15:00 – 15:15 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Regeneration in multitentaculate Cirratulidae (Annelida) – structural investigations of myo- and neurogenesis. Weidhase, M.
15:15 – 15:30 Symposium: eMorphology
Introduction of an ontology of arthropod circulatory systems (OArCS) and a structural model for the description of anatomical features (morphemes) using ontologies. Runge, J.
15:15 – 15:30 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Do annelids molt? Vortsepneva, E.
Coffee
16:00 – 16:30 Symposium: eMorphology
Chair: Deans, A.R.
Next-generation phenomics for the Tree of Life. Daly, M.
16:00 – 16:15 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Chair: Koch, M.
Hox gene expression in polyplacophoran molluscs. Fritsch, M.
16:15 – 16:30 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Identification and expression patterns of Pax genes in the velvet worm Euperipatoides rowelli provides insights into organogenesis in Onychophora. Franke, F. A.
16:30 – 16:45 Symposium: eMorphology
The ontology perspective: rules for coding dependent characters and the use of ontology-based representations of instance anatomies instead of the conventional two-dimensional character matrices. Vogt, L.
16:30 – 16:45 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Development of the nervous system in Cephalocarida (Crustacea) – early neuronal differentiation and successive patterning. Stegner, M. E. J.
16:45 – 17:00 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Structural variations in the brains of marine versus terrestrial isopod crustaceans. Kenning, M.
16:45 – 17:00 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Origin and development of the nervous system in the tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini. Gross, V.
17:00 – 17:15 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Rhabdomeric AND ciliary photoreceptors involved in echinoderm vision? Ullrich-Lüter, E. M.
17:00 – 17:15 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Some insight into postembryonal eye ontogenesis of Panorpa vulgaris Imhoff and Labram, 1845. Saltin, B.
17:30 – open end Poster session, pretzels, and beer (Vergleichende Zoologie)
Wednesday 6.8.2014
08:30 – 09:20 Main Topic: Ancient Structures
Chair: Dunlop, J.
Plenary lecture (Emil-Fischer Lecture Hall): The fossil record of invertebrate anatomy: potential and limits. Edgecombe, G. D.
Vergleichende ZoologieLecture Hall – Ostertag-Haus (Haus 4)
09:30 – 10:00 Symposium: Life Cycles and Nervous System
Chair: Worsaae, K.
Serotonergic system during pre-neural development, larval stages and adulthood: a link between generations. Voronezhskaya, E.
09:30 – 10:00 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
Chair: Michalik, P.
Because animals move: 4D-highspeed-tomography of living arthropods. Heethoff, M.
10:00 – 10:30 Symposium: Life Cycles and Nervous System
Development and molecular identity of the apical organ of the anthozoan Nematostella vectensis. Rentzsch, F.
10:00 – 10:30 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
Cryo X-ray Tomography: 3D cellular ultrastructure without chemical fixation or staining. McNally, J. G.
10:30 – 10:45 Symposium: Life Cycles and Nervous System
Development of the neuromuscular system in different sexes, life stages and species of Dinophilus (Dinophilidae, Annelida) and the relation to different life styles. Kerbl, A.
10:30 – 10:45 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
X-ray Microscopy as a correlative imaging technique. Kautschor, L.-O.
10:45 – 11:00 Symposium: Life Cycles and Nervous System
New developmental modes in the ground pattern of Cladoceromorpha (Cyclestherida + Cladocera) – the starting point of water-flea success! Richter, S.
10:45 – 11:00 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
Potentials and limitations of micro-CT in arthropod neuroanatomy. Sombke, A.
Coffee
11:30 – 12:00 Symposium: Life Cycles and Nervous System
Chair: Hochberg, R.
Neuroendocrine regulation of settlement in the annelid Platynereis. Jékely, G.
11:30 – 12:00 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
Chair: Ruthensteiner, B.
Open Source software for large-scale elastic serial section alignment. Saalfeld, S.
12:00 – 12:15 Symposium: Life Cycles and Nervous System
Normal development and gastrula fate map of Saccoglossus kowalevskii. Gray, J.
12:00 – 12:30 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
Light sheet microscopy as a tool for studying invertebrate developmental morphology. Tomancak, P.
12:15 – 12:30 Symposium: Life Cycles and Nervous System
MIP, a neuropeptide with pleiotropic function in the marine invertebrate life cycle. Williams, E.
12:30 – 12:45 Symposium: The Role of Ontogeny in Phylogenetic Reconstruction
Ontogeny as a central paradigm of biology: declarative importance and practical underestimation. Martynov, A.
12:30 – 12:45 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
How to deal with huge data of modern microscopy. Wolff, C.
Lunch
14:15 – 14:45 Symposium: The Role of Ontogeny in Phylogenetic Reconstruction
Chair: Wolfe, J.
EvoDevo and its bearing on molluscan phylogeny. Wanninger, A.
14:15 – 14:30 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
Chair: Wolff, C.
Light-wedge microscopy: a new fluorescence imaging technique for mapping millimeter-large insects with isotropic 1µm resolution in 3D. Leischner, U.
14:30 – 14:45 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
First 3D reconstruction at EM level of a complete ommatidium of a miniaturized parasitic wasp. Fischer, S.
14:45 – 15:15 Symposium: The Role of Ontogeny in Phylogenetic Reconstruction
Evolution of developmental mode in sea urchins: transcriptome studies of a hybrid between a direct and an indirect developing sister species reveal extensive gene regulatory changes. Raff, R. A.
14:45 – 15:00 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
Reconstructing spider sperm – a methodological survey. Lipke, E.
15:00 – 15:15 Zeiss Symposium: Pushing the Limits – Advances in Microscopy
Functional morphology based on modeling approaches: from images to integrated finite element models and morphometric analysis. Hammel, J.
15:15 – 15:30 Symposium: The Role of Ontogeny in Phylogenetic Reconstruction
The evolution of developmental asymmetry in early fossil echinoderms. Rahman, I.
15:15 – 15:30 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
The reappearance of ciliary head kidneys in Platynereis – beside the “cutting edge”. Quast, B.
Coffee
16:00 – 16:30 Symposium: The Role of Ontogeny in Phylogenetic Reconstruction
Chair: Møller, S.O.
The influence of ontogeny on phylogeny: evidence from morphology, simulations and phylogenomics. Wolfe, J.
16:00 – 16:15 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Chair: Harzsch, S.
Comparative morphology of muscular and nervous organ systems within the segmented body plan of Kinorhyncha. Herranz, M.
16:15 – 16:30 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Expression of neuropeptides in the brachiopod Terebratalia transversa. Thiel, D.
16:30 - 16:45 Symposium: The Role of Ontogeny in Phylogenetic Reconstruction
Avoiding artifacts in phylogenetic analyses – the importance to distinguish between different species and ontogenetic stages. Haug, C.
16:30 – 16:45 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Comparative investigations on development and evolution of larval organs in Nemertea (Spiralia). von Döhren, J.
16:45 – 17:00 Symposium: The Role of Ontogeny in Phylogenetic Reconstruction
Evolution of developmental timing in malacostracan crustaceans - what muscle development teaches us about loss and reacquisition of larval stages. Jirikowski, G.
16:45 – 17:00 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
The nervous systems of Trochozoa. Beckers, P.
17:00 – 17:15 Symposium: The Role of Ontogeny in Phylogenetic Reconstruction
Ontogenetic data and fossils increase the explanatory power of evolutionary reconstructions – achelate lobsters as an example. Haug, J. T.
17:00 – 17:15 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Jaws don’t make it alone - a comparison of the nervous system, ciliation and musculature of Micrognathozoa with other Gnathifera. Bekkouche, N.
17:15 – 20:00 Journal of Morphology "Peer Review Workshop" (Vergleichende Zoologie, Mikroskopiersaal)
Thursday 7.8.2014
08:30 – 09:20 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Chair: Temereva, E.
Plenary lecture (Emil-Fischer Lecture Hall): How to make a protostome - a developmental perspective. Hejnol, A.
Vergleichende Zoologie*Lecture Hall – Ostertag-Haus (Haus 4)
09:30 – 10:00 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
Chair: Pass, G.
Morphological novelties are novel homologues: development, genes and natural selection. Wagner, G. P.
09:30 – 09:45 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Chair: Balavoine, G.
The role of the neural medio-lateral patterning system in a nemertean and a brachiopod. Børve, A.
09:45 – 10:00 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Developmental and functional ultrastructure of oocytes within ovarian acini in the freshwater mussels, Dreissena rostriformis and Dreissena polymorpha (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Conn, D. B.
10:00 – 10:30 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
Biomineralisation: an ancient morphological novelty that supported the evolution of the Metazoa. Jackson, D.
10:00 – 10:15 Main Topic: Structure and Development
New insights in the development of oviducts in oribatid mites. Bergmann, P.
10:15 – 10:30 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Origin and diversity of non-feeding larvae in the bryozoan class Gymnolaemata. Kotenko, O.
10:30 – 10:45 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
Tales of miniaturization and progenesis: a comparative histological and ultrastructural approach to investigate morphological convergence in mesopsammic slugs. Jörger, K. M.
10:30 – 10:45 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Gut development in Priapulus caudatus (Priapulida) and the evolution of the digestive system in the Ecdysozoa. Martin-Durán, J. M.
10:45 – 11.00 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
How many times has matrotrophy evolved in animals? Ostrovsky, A. N.
10:45 – 11:00 Main Topic: Structure and Development
Cell lineage in Cirripedia: contribution to the ongoing discussions on large-scale phylogeny. Ponomarenko, E. A.
Coffee
11:30 – 12:00 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
Chair: Wagner, G.
Of novelty, recruitment and development: evolution of insect wings and their hearts. Pass, G.
11:30 – 11:45 Main Topic: Ancient Structures
Chair: Edgecombe, G.E. Tomographic reconstruction of extinct arachnids and chelicerate phylogeny. Garwood, R.
11:45 – 12:00 Main Topic: Ancient Structures
Analyzing the shape variability and evolution inside Basiliolidae (Brachiopoda). Buono, G.
12:00 – 12:15 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
Homologization of flight musculature in Ephemeroptera and Odonata based on investigation of nymphs and adults. Hörnschemeyer, T.
12:00 – 12:15 Main Topic: Ancient Structures Central nervous systems and sensory organs of Cambrian panarthropods. Ma, X.
12:15 – 12:30 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
On the origin of adult tissue types in the endoparasitic crustacean Sacculina carcini. Podsiadlowski, L.
12:15 – 12:30 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Morphology of reproductive systems in crabs and its phylogenetic implications (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura). Becker, C.
12:30 – 12:45 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
Evolution of a novel sensory appendage in the Hemiptera (Cixiidae: Bennini). Hoch, H.
12:30 – 12:45 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Phenotypic disparity of anomalan crustaceans (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomala) and the evolution of a crab-like body form – a fascinating insight into the evolutionary process of carcinization. Keiler, J.
Lunch
14:00 – 14:15 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
Chair: Jackson, D.
Beyond the threshold of functional configuration: on the origin of novel defensive organ “nasus” in Nasutitermitinae (Isoptera: Termitidae). Kaji, T.
14:00 – 14:15 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Chair: Sigwart, J.
Increasing complexity of the thecate hydroids’ (Cnidaria, Hydroidomedusa, Leptomedusae) anatomy within the limits of the ground plan. Kosevich, I.
14:15 – 14:30 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
On the evolutionary changes in the integument of the onychophoran Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis (Peripatidae). Oliveira, I.
14:15 – 14:30 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
What Lobatocerebrum hasn’t got the nerve to tell us! Worsaae, K.
14:30 – 14:45 Symposium: Origin of Morphological Novelties
Morphogenetic consequences of morphological novelty - epithelia: sponges as an example. Ereskovsky, A.
14:30 – 14:45 Main Topic: Structure and Evolution
Linking genomes and the origin of morphological novelties: the origins of the Animal Kingdom. Paps, J.
Coffee
15:15 – 16:15 Presidential lecture (Emil-Fischer Lecture Hall):
Chair: Nielsen, C.
Morphology should not be forgotten in the era of genomics. Giribet, G.
16:15 – 16:30 Student Awards (Emil-Fischer Lecture Hall)
16:30 – 18:00 Society Meeting (Emil-Fischer Lecture Hall)
19:00 Congress Dinner (Kalkscheune, Johannisstr. 2. 10117 Berlin)

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