CephsInAction WG2 meeting – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
WG2 CephsInAction meets EAFP2015
September 10-11, 2015
FA1301 COST Action Working Group 2 (Stress and Diseases) will join the 17th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish. The EAFP Conference will be held in Alfredo Krauss Auditorium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, from 7 to 11 September 2015.
The participation of members of FA1301 COST Action to the EAFP2015 Conference will i. facilitate networking between FA1301 ‘science’ and compatible/complementary scientific endeavors, ii. allow beneficial interaction with other aspects of compatible disciplines and research done in other taxa, iii. extend the potential of research efforts on biology and welfare of cephalopods.
Organized by the European Association of Fish Pathologists, EAFP conference is a key event for the scientific community working on topics related with pathologies affecting the main marine animal taxa. Selected members of the FA1301 WG2 will convene, together with representatives of other CephsInAction Working Groups (WG1, WG4, WG5), and contribute to the EAFP2015 main program with a dedicated symposium (September 10). Posters presentations will be also delivered during the main EAFP2015 Program.
The FA1301 WG2 meeting will occur as satellite event to EAFP2015 Conference on Friday 11 September 2015
WG2 CephsInAction meets EAFP2015 will synthesize and analyze the available knowledge on cephalopod biology and physiology in relation to animal welfare.
WG2 CephsInAction meets EAFP2015 will synthesize and analyze the currently available knowledge on cephalopod biology, physiology in relation to welfare. In brief, this COST Action FA1301 WG2 meeting is aimed to:
- Discuss about evaluating the environmental, biological and behavioral needs of different cephalopod species to increase success of caring, maintenance growth and rearing . This with the ultimate goal to reduce stress and increase welfare in laboratory-research and aquaculture establishments.
- Increase the knowledge of biological and physiological indicators (e.g. biomarkers) of welfare for cephalopods, also by increasing the use of alternatives to live animals in research, and the use of non-invasive approaches.
- Increase of knowledge and identification of pathogens, mechanical damages, signs of stress and diseases in cephalopods.
- Study of the trophic relationship for cephalopods, with special attention to the transmission of parasites, thus allowing evaluation of animals well-being and ecosystem health.
Focus will be also given to i. the development and sharing of protocols for assessment of health status of cephalopods, thus providing guidance for researchers, veterinarians and regulators; ii. contribute to the development of noninvasive/automated techniques for assessing physiological status of cephalopods; iii. the development of online databases as guidance and inventory of alternatives.
During the meeting discussions will be also facilitated to achieve a better Coordination of Nationally Funded Research Efforts, in compliance with the the aims of the COST Actions, and to coordinate a series of multi-author publications that will help to disseminate the current achievements of the FA1301 community.
|Thursday, 10 September 2015|
CephsInAction WG2 meets EAFP2015 – Cephalopods immunity and pathology
C. Gestal, S. Culloty, chairs
11.15 – 11.30 A network for improvement of cephalopod welfare and husbandry in research, aquaculture and fisheries – COST Action FA1301, CephsInAction – G. Ponte, C. Gestal, S. Culloty, D. Osorio
11:30 – 11:45 Parasites and diseases of worldwide cephalopods: an update – P. Tedesco, A. Terlizzi, G. Fiorito
11:45 – 12:00 Implementation of a ‘Disease Database’ for cephalopods – V. Galligioni, C. Gestal, P. Tedesco, G. Fiorito
12:00 – 12:15 Selection of reliable reference genes for normalization of gene expression in paralarvae of Octopus vulgaris during development and after immune stimulation – P. García-Fernández, S. Castellanos-Martínez, J. Iglesias, J.J. Otero, C. Gestal
12:15 – 12:30 Ultrastructural and molecular characterization of Aggregata spp (Frenzel, 1885) in Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier, 1797) from Central Mediterranean – P. Tedesco, C. Gestal, A. Terlizzi, G. Fiorito
12:30 – 12:45 Recent advances at functional and molecular level of the interaction between the cellular innate immunity of the common octopus, Octopus vulgaris, and the coccidia Aggregata octopiana – S. Castellanos-Martinez, C. Gestal
12:45 – 13:00 Controlled noise exposure experiments on cephalopods – M. Solé, M. Lenoir, M. Durfort, M. López-Bejar, A. Lombarte, M. André
|Friday, 11 September 2015|
CephsInAction WG2 meets EAFP2015 – WG2 meeting day
09.00 – 9.10 Welcome and introduction – C. Gestal, G. Ponte
09.10 – 10.00 COST FA1301 Working Group 2: state-of-art and forecasted initiatives, an introduction – C. Gestal
10.00 – 13.00 CephsInAction WG2 Scientific Contributions and extending the Network – S. Culloty, chair
10:00 – 10:20 EU Project Parasite and Biobank – I. Mladineo
10:20 – 10:40 Health status survey and immunostimulation techniques in marine molluscs – S. Culloty, L. Sharon
10:40 – 11:00 Non-invasive biomarkers in fish – B. Costas
11:20 – 11:40 Beaks for age estimation and stress recording in cephalopods – C. Perales-Raya
11:40 – 12:00 Haemocytes isolation and culture: a comparative overview of methods – G. Ponte
12:00 – 12:20 Prenatal stressors and their influence on behavioral development: ‘experimental evidences’ – G. Fiorito
12:20 – 12:40 Identification of biomarkers by gene expression and epigenetic regulation in paralarvae of O. vulgaris – María Prado
12:20 – 12:40 Cephalopod research in Mexico, a WG2 perspective – S. Castellanos-Martínez
14.30 – 15.10 COST Action FA1301 – 2014 STSM Projects – G. Ponte, chair
14:30 – 14:50 Octopus vulgaris immune response at gene expression level by in vitro immuno-stimulation of hemocytes – M. Petric (presentation delivered by STSM Host researcher)
14:50 – 15:10 Space as Requirement for Welfare: Effect of Confinement on Stress and Immune Response in the cephalopod Octopus vulgaris – J. Estefanell
15.10 – 16.30 Sharing Tools and Plans for the future – a Roundtable
Topics to be discussed (not comprehensive list): Requirements of coordination of research efforts towards the achievements of the FA1301-WG2 goals; Contributions of participants on protocols and data sharing. Further focus on: Diseases and pathogens, Biomarkers, Data collection, Databases and other WG2 and WG4 initiatives
Working around WG2 deliverables (Atlas of diseases of pathogens and diseases of cephalopods; CephsInAction Data Repository)
16:30 – 17:00 Summary and future actions
Revealing the identity of cestodes infecting the red octopus, Octopus maya Voss & Solis 1966, from Yucatan, Mexico – S. Castellanos-Martinez, M.L. Aguirre-Macedo
Morphological characterization of dicyemid mesozoans (Phylum Dicyemida) of Octopus maya Voss & Solis 1966, from Yucatan, Mexico – S. Castellanos-Martinez, L. Aguirre-Macedo
Diferential expression of Octopus vulgaris immune genes in response to the gastrointestinal coccidia, Aggregata octopiana, infection – S. Castellanos-Martínez, C. Gestal
Immune response of common octopus, Octopus vulgaris, following bacterial infection – S. Castellanos-Martínez, C. Gestal
Phylogeny and q-pcr detection of Aggregata octopiana (Aggregatidae, Apicomplexa) parasitising digestive tissues of common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) from the Adriatic Sea – K. Begić, M. Petrić, I. Mladineo
Potential limiting factors to the growth of Octopus vulgaris – P. Tedesco, E. Baldascino, G. De Martino, G. Fiorito