Thursday, November 13, 2008

Leech Meeting in Washington DC

Friday November 14th,2008.
Waldo Schmitt Room
Natural History Museum

This event, gathering the country's leech biologists in one place, is becoming an annual affair as a premeeting to the Neurobiology meetings.

Morning session
8:45 am Welcome by Bill Moser and Otto Friesen
9:00 – 10:00 am Research talks John Hackett, moderator
Mark Siddall "Evolution of anticoagulation: Comparative salivary EST libraries from 3 leeches on 3 continents"
Eduardo Macagno "Application of MALDI imaging to study leech proteomics"
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Research talks (15’ each) Otto Friesen, moderator
Angela Wenning "News from our (leech) hearts"
John Hackett "Probing swim maintenance with drugs"
Peter Brodfuehrer "Swimming, glutamate and cell 204"
William Kristan"Leech decision-making"
Karen Mesce "Picking up the pace on what we know about the crawling motor pattern in the leech"
Afternoon Session