10th Annual Meeting of the EFOR network
The tenth edition of the EFOR meeting is now over !
We hope you enjoyed the meeting, and would like to address our deepest thanks to all of you ! A big thank you also for all your feedback, which will help us to improve for the next editions.
Certificates of attendance:
We contacted all attendees about the delivery of the certificates. If you have not received any news from us, please contact us before 1 September 2021 to collect your certificate.
The meeting has been fully recorded and will be available as replays, available only to people who registered for the 10th EFOR Meeting.
As a reminder, viewing these replays does not make you eligible to obtain a certificate of attendance.
The replays will be made available on the Imagina platform from 18 June 2021.
Provisional schedule (ongoing)
Monday, May 10 : Technologic and scientific sessions
Organized by: Carine GIOVANNANGELI (TACGENE, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France) and Jean-Paul CONCORDET (TACGENE, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France)
- 10.00 am – 10.30 am : Filippo DEL BENE (Institut de la Vision, Paris, France) – Recent advances in genome editing for precise mutagenesis in zebrafish ;
- 10.30 am – 11.00 am : Abderrahman KHILA (Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon, Lyon, France) – Developmental genetic basis of extreme growth variation in water striders ;
- 11.00 am – 11.30 am : Jian-Kang ZHU (Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, China) – Precision genome editing in plants
- 11.30 am – 11:50 am : Yacine BADIS (Station Biologique de Roscoff, Roscoff, France) – Targeted CRISPR-CAS9-based gene knockouts in the model brown alga Ectocarpus
Organized by : Sam DUPONT (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- 2.00 pm – 2.30 pm : Fredrik JUTFELT (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norvège) – Thermal biology of wild and laboratory zebrafish ;
- 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm : Robert ELLIS (University of Exeter, Exeter, UK) – Lessons from two high CO2 worlds: future oceans and intensive aquaculture ;
3.00 pm – 3.15 pm : Break (15 minutes)
- 3.15 pm – 3.45 pm : Piero CALOSI (Université du Quebec, Rimouski, Canada) – The dirty work needed to (try to) develop a marine model for marine global change biology… and some questions answered ! ;
- 3.45 pm – 4.15 pm : Nicolas SCHTICKZELLE (Université de Louvain, Belgium) – Experimental ecology with protist microcosms as a tool for global change biology
Organized by: This session will partially resume the schedule of the 2020 3R meeting which has been cancelled due to the pandemic.
The 3R session is organized by:
- Ivan BALANSARD (INSB, GIRCOR, France)
- Thomas BROCHIER (Mediterranean Primate Research Center, France)
- Yann HERAULT (Institut Clinique de la Souris/PHENOMIN, France)
- Jean-Stéphane JOLY (EFOR/TEFOR Paris-Saclay, France)
- Bertrand PAIN (SBRI, France)
- Brigitte RAULT (Inserm Ethics Committee (CEI), France)
- 9.35 am – 10.05 am : Jean-Marie HÉLIÈS (GIRCOR, France) – French transparency Charter : how to communicate on the use of animals for scientific purposes ?
- 10.05 am – 10.30 am : Myriam MATTEI (Institut Pasteur, France) – 3Rs in practice : Institut Pasteur
10.30 am – 10.45 am : Break (15 minutes)
- 10.45 am – 11.10 am : Sabine RICHARD (AniRA PBES, Lyon, France) – Examples of implementation of the 3Rs in rodent research facilities in Lyon
- 11.10 am – 11.35 am : Michael RAESS (INFRAFRONTIER, Germany) – INFRAFRONTIER and the 3Rs
- 11.35 am – 11.50 am : Philippe SCHMITT (CELPHEDIA, France) – R&D project for 3R in CELPHEDIA, the national infrastructure for animal research
- 11.50 am – 12.05 am : Thierry GALLI (ITMO BCDE, IPNP/INSERM U1266, France) – Towards a French Center for the 3R: FC3R
Non human primate models
- 2.00 pm – 2.30 pm : Manon DIRHEIMER (Inserm, France) – Continuous work in 3R implementation, example of 3 public research laboratories
- 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm : Helen BEYER (SILABE-Université de Strasbourg, France) – Implementing the 3Rs running a service platform
- 3.10 pm – 3.40 pm : Rachel TANNER (University of Oxford, UK) – A 3Rs approach to tuberculosis vaccine testing in non-human primates
- 3.40 pm – 4.10 pm : Amélie REYNAUD (CRNL-ImpAct team, France) – Refinement of monkey training in neurosciences
4.10 pm – 4.20 pm : Break (10 minutes)
Zebrafish models and organoids
- 4.20 pm – 4.50 pm : Catherina BECKER (University of Edimburgh, UK) – Larval Zebrafish for Discovery Research
- 4.50 pm – 5.20 pm : Lynne SNEDDON (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) – Assessing and alleviating pain in laboratory zebrafish
- 5.30 pm – 6.00 pm : Catarina BRITO (NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal) – 3D-3-culture models
- 6.00 pm – 6.30 pm : Giuliana ROSSI (Roche – Institute for Translational Bioengineering, Basel, Germany) – Capturing cardiogenesis in gastruloids
Tuesday, May 11: sessions focusing on a particular groupe of model organism
Organized by: Yann HÉRAULT (Institut Clinique de la Souris/PHENOMIN, France) and Jacqueline MARVEL (SFR Biosciences, France)
9:30 am – 11:00 am – Mouse genetics & infection
- 9.30 am – 10.00 am : Xavier MONTAGUTELLI (Mouse Genetics Laboratory, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France) – Mouse models for Covid-19 ;
- 10.00 am – 10.30 am : Ana ZARUBICA (CIPHE – PHENOMIN (Inserm, CNRS, AMU), Marseille, France) – Humanized mouse model of COVID-19 infection ;
- 10.30 am – 11.00 am : Branka HORVAT (CIRI, Lyon, France) – Intranasal fusion inhibitory peptides block SARS-CoV-2 infection in hACE2 transgenic mice ;
11.00 am – 11.15 am : Break (15 minutes)
11:15 am – 12:15 am : Social interaction
- 11.15 am – 11.45 am : Elodie EY (IGBMC, Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France) & Fabrice DE CHAUMONT (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France) – New insights into mouse social communication – a case study in mouse models of autism ;
- 11.45 am – 12.15 am : Nicolas TORQUET (Institut Clinique de la Souris, Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France) – Souris City, an example of a complex environment for the study of animal behavior
Organisateurs : Pierre BOUDINOT (INRAE/UVSQ UMR Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires, Jouy-en-Josas, France), Pedro HERNANDEZ-CERDA (Institut Curie, Paris, France) and Jean-Pierre LEVRAUD (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
- 10.00 am – 10.30 am : Soraya RABAHI (Institut Curie, Paris, France) – Study of interleukin-22 role in gut physiology: Functional analysis in zebrafish
- 10.30 am – 11.00 am : Ema ETCHEGARAY (IGFL, ENS de Lyon, France) – Use of the Zebrafish model to study a new transposon-derived gene family involved in the development ofthe vertebrate nervous system
- 11.00 am – 11.30 am : David PEREZ-PASCUAL (Genetic of Biofilm Unit, Microbiology Department at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France) – Gnotobiotic zebrafish model reveals microbiota driven resistance to infection
- 11.30 am – 12.00 am : Marion ROSELLO (Institut de la Vision, Paris, France) – Second-generation gene editing tools for precise mutagenesis in zebrafish
12.00 am – 2.00 pm : LUNCH BREAK
- 2.00 pm – 2.30 pm : Adna DUMITRESCU (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Edinburgh, UK) – Shining light on zebrafish: new transgenic optogenetic methods for neural activity control
- 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm : Jorge TORRES PAZ (DECA – NeuroPSI, Gif-sur-Yvette, France) – A role for early development in phenotypic evolution of cavefish
- 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm : Mariana Roza de Abreu (LPGP, Rennes, France) – Hippo pathway-mediated regulation of micropyle formation by microRNA 202 (miR-202) in the fish oocyte
3.30 pm – 4.00 pm : Break (30 minutes)
- 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm : Jaanus SUURVALI (Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) – The genetic consequences of laboratory domestication in zebrafish
- 4.30 pm – 5.00 pm : Aurora KRAUS (Irene Salinas’ Lab, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) – SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein is sufficient to cause olfactory damage, inflammation and anosmia in zebrafish
Eric RÖTTINGER (IRCAN, Université Côte d’Azur – CNRS – INSERM, Nice, France) et Letizia ZULLO (NSYN, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy)
- 10.00 am – 10.30 am : Suzanne MILLS (CRIOBE, Université de Perpignan – EPHE, Perpignan, France) – Anemonefish responses to anthropogenic environmental changes
- 10.30 am – 11.00 am : Eric GILSON (IRCAN, Université Côte d’Azur – CNRS – INSERM, Nice, France) – Reef coral as a model for aging research
- 11.00 am – 11.30 am : Eric RÖTTINGER (IRCAN, Université Côte d’Azur – CNRS – INSERM, Nice, France) – Whole body regeneration in Nematostella vectensis
- 11.30 am – 12.00 am : Irene KOPELMAN (IRCAN (Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, INSERM) – LBDV (Sorbonne Université, CNRS), France) – Looking at regeneration with a different eye
12.00 am – 2.00 pm : LUNCH BREAK
- 2.00 pm – 2.30 pm : Letizia ZULLO (NSYN, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy) – Stress, autotomy and regeneration in Octopus vulgaris
- 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm : Cécile BELLANGER (IBFA, Université de Caen Normandie, France) – Cephalopods and environmental stress: effects of pharmaceutical residues on cuttlefish behaviours
- 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm : Miki KUBA (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) – Smart like a fish, how do stress, age and social behaviour effect non-model fish
Organized by: Nicolas MONTAGNÉ (Institut d’Ecologie et des Sciences de l’Environnement (iEES-Paris), Paris, France)
- Martin N. ANDERSSON (Lund University – Functional Zoology Unit, Sweden) – Ips typographus: an emerging beetle model for peripheral chemosensory research ;
- Emmanuelle JACQUIN-JOLY (INRAE – iEES Paris, France) – Reverse chemical ecology at the service of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity: the case of the red palm weevil ;
- Arnaud ESTOUP (UMR CBGP – INRAE Montpellier, France) – The genetics of invasive species: the arlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridisas as a model species ;
- Abdelaziz HEDDI (INSA Lyon, Laboratoire Biologie Fonctionnelle Insectes et Interactions, France) – Immune functions involved in the endosymbiosis of the cereal weevil Sitophilus spp. ;
- Yannick MORET (UMR Biogeosciences – Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France) – The yellow mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor: a model to study immune priming ;
- Michaël MANUEL (Institut de Systématique Evolution Biodiversité, Sorbonne Université, France) – Evolution of chemoreception and water-to-land transition in insects: focus on diving beetles (Dytiscidae)
Organized by: Anne-Cécile MEUNIER (CIRAD, Montpellier, France) and Eric GUIDERDONI (CIRAD, Montpellier, France)
- 10.00 am – 10.30 am : Anouchka GUYON (UMR IJPB – INRAE Versailles, France) – A blue-print for gene function analysis through Base Editing in the model plant Physcomitrium (Physcomitrella) patens ;
- 10.30 am – 11.00 am : Jean Luc GALLOIS (GAFL – INRAE Avignon, France) – Resistance to viruses by loss-of-susceptibility in tomato: from natural variation to edited genes ;
- 11.00 am – 11.30 am : Léo HERBERT (UMR AGAP – CIRAD Montpellier, France) – Enhance Nitrogen Use Efficiency by precise editing of the rice transceptor NRT1.1b at near base ;
- 11.30 am – 12.00 am : Matthieu CHABANNES (UMR BGPI – CIRAD Montpellier, France) – Edition of endogenous banana streak virus sequences (eBSV) in banana to lift the constraint linked to the presence of these sequences ;
- 12.00 am – 12.30 am : Mathieu ROUSSEAU-GUEUTIN & Maud FACON (UMR IGEPP – INRAE, Université de Rennes, France) – Tuning a ménage à 4: how to deal with DUPLicated gene Expression ;
12.30 am – 2.00 pm : Lunch break
- 2.00 pm – 2.30 pm : Gilles PILATE (UMR BioForA – INRAE – ONF Orléans, France) – Toward transgene-free genome editing in poplar plants using Agrobacterium-mediated delivery of a CRISPR/Cas9 cytidine base editor ;
- 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm : Amélia GASTON (UMR Biologie du Fruit et Pathologie – INRAE, Villenave d’Ornon, France) – Balance between sexual and asexual reproduction in strawberry: the added value of genome editing
- 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm : Florian VEILLET (UMR IGEPP – INRAE, Université de Rennes, France) – Genome editing to confer disease resistance and tuber quality improvement in the cultivated potato ;
- 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm : Jean-Philippe MAUXION (UMR BFP – INARE Bordeaux, France) – CRISPR/Cas9-genome editing in tomato ;
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm : Break (30 minutes)
- 4.30 pm – 5.00 pm : Norbert BOLLIER (VIB-UGent Center for Plant System Biology, Gent, Belgium) – Efficient simultaneous mutagenesis of multiple genes in specific plant tissues by multiplex CRISPR ;
- 5.00 pm – 5.30 pm : Jean-Paul CONCORDET (TACGENE, MNHN Paris, France) – Stimulating HDR for precise gene editing.
Organized by: Catherine BOYEN (Station Biologique de Roscoff, Roscoff, France) and Angela FALCIATORE (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
- 10.00 am – 11.00 am : Susana COELHO (LBI2M – CNRS/Sorbonne Université – Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany) – Sexy brunettes: brown algae as models systems to study the origin and evolution of the sexes.
Algae, microbiome, interactions:
- 11.00 am – 11.20 am : Sheree YAU (Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France) – Ostreococcus and its viruses: an emerging algae–virus system to study genetics, function and interactions
- 11.20 am – 11.40 am : Claire GACHON (Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, UK) – Diseases of red and brown macroalgae: diagnosis, physiology and management
- 11.40 am – 12.00 am : Simon DITTAMI (Station Biologique de Roscoff, Roscoff, France) – Algal-bacterial interactions in brown algal model systems.
12.00 am – 2.00 pm : Lunch break
- 2.00 pm – 2.20 pm : Richard DORRELL (Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure, Paris, France) – Within-oceanic horizontal gene transfer as a driver of convergent evolution in distantly related Arctic microalgae ;
- 2.20 pm – 2.40 pm : Oliver CASPARI (Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris, France) – Using Chlamydomonas to investigate the evolution of mitochondrial and chloroplast targeting peptides
- 2.40 pm – 3.00 pm : Pierre-Marc DELAUX (Laboratoire de Recherches en Sciences Végétales, Castanet-Tolosan, France) – Comparative phylogenomics of the water-to-land transitions.
Genomes – genomes regulation:
- 3.00 pm – 3.20 pm : Leila TIRICHINE (US2B – Université de Nantes, Nantes, France) – Diversity and role of polycomb proteins in unicellular species: insights from the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum
- 3.20 pm – 3.40 pm : Zhou XU (CNRS – Sorbonne Université, Paris, France) – Telomeres and subtelomeres in the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ;
- 3.40 pm – 4.00 pm : Fred VERRET (IMBBC – Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Grèce) – Endogenous RNA interference in the diatom model species Phaeodactylum tricornutum ;
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm : Break (30 minutes)
New tools, new models:
- 4.30 pm – 4.50 pm : Yacine BADIS (Station Biologique de Roscoff, Roscoff, France) – Targeted CRISPR-CAS9-based gene knockouts in the model brown alga Ectocarpus ;
- 4.50 pm – 5.10 pm : Nathanaël ZWEIG (IBENS, Paris, France) – DiatOmicBase, an online tool gathering diatoms omics data
- 5.10 pm – 5.30 pm : François-Yves BOUGET (Observatoire Océanographique de Banyuls-sur-Mers, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France) – Mamiellophyceae model organisms to study photoperiodism in the Ocean
Organisé par : Nicolas POLLET (EGCE – CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
2.00 pm – 2.15 pm : Marie-Elise SCHWARTZ (TEFOR Paris-Saclay, CNRS, INRAE, Université Paris-Saclay, France) – Xenopus news from TPS-AQUA ;
2.15 pm – 2.30 pm : Luc PAILLARD (Institut Génétique et Développement de Rennes, CNRS et Université Rennes 1, France) – Modeling ocular lens disease in Xenopus ;
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm : Matt GUILLE (Institute of Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences, University of Portsmouth, UK) – Biallelic variants in COPB1 cause a novel, severe intellectual disability syndrome with cataracts and variable microcephaly ;
3.00 pm – 3.15 pm : Alexandre CHUYEN (IBDM, Aix-Marseille Univ, CNRS) – The Scf/Kit pathway implements self-organized epithelial patterning ;
3.15 pm – 3.45 pm : Anneke SCHOEMAN (North-West University, South Africa) – Repeated reduction in parasite diversity in invasive populations of Xenopus laevis: a global experiment in enemy release ;
3.45 pm – 4.15 pm : AFTERNOON BREAK
4.15 pm – 4.45 pm : Jacques ROBERT (University of Rochester, Medical Center, USA) – TLR5 mediated Reactivation of Quiescent Ranavirus FV3 in Xenopus peritoneal macrophages ;
4.45 pm – 5.00 pm : Matthieu PAIOLA (University of Rochester, Medical Center, USA) – MHC class I-like XNC4 function in immune tolerance and resistance in Xenopus tuberculosis-like disease
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