Third International Symposium
Advances in Marine Mussel Research
lunedì 26 agosto 2019 - mercoledì 28 agosto 2019
Palazzo Grassi
riva Canal Vena, 1281
30015 Chioggia

08:15 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome

09:15 - 13:10 Session 1: News and views on genetic and functional traits of the Mediterranean mussel
Antonio FIGUERAS HUERTA, Advances in genomics and immunity of Mytilus galloprovincialis
Marco GERDOL, Disentangling the impact of PAV by high throughtput sequencing. Implications for theinterpretation of gene expression data
Beatriz NOVOA GARCíA, Innate immune memory in mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis): tolerance of hemocytes aftera repeated contact with Vibrio splendidus
Umberto ROSANI, What does macrophage migration inhibitory factor do in Mytilus galloprovincialis?
Paulino MARTíNEZ PORTELA, Insights into the sex determination mechanism of Mediterranean mussel (Mytilusgalloprovincialis)
Ángel PÉREZ DIZ, Shotgun proteomics analysis of sperm samples from two different Mytilus species includinghybrids
Rebeca MOREIRA SANMARTíN, Immunostimulating Mytilus galloprovincialis hemocytes: description of transcriptomics,miRNomics and functional capacities
Artur BURZYNSKI, Distribution and features of DUI in Mytilidae

13:15 - 14:15 Buffet lunch

14:20 - 15:00 Session 2: The Mytilus species complex in a changing environment: from the past to the future
Nicolas BIERNE, Mussel melting-pots: hybridization and admixture in the Mytilus edulis complex of species
Iva POPOVIC, Twin introductions by divergent Mytilus galloprovincialis lineages are associated with high levels ofgenetic admixture with a native congener in Australia
Petr STRELKOV, Variable patterns of hybridization and locus-specific introgression in hybrid zones of Mytilus edulisand M. trossulus assessed by the traditional set of markers
Marina KATOLIKOVA, A farewell to allozymes? Reanalysis of the classical dataset on blue mussels (McDonald, Seed,Koehn 1991)
Sara E. KINGSTON, Adaptive potential in a changing ocean: unraveling the genomic architecture of a climate stressresponse in blue mussels (Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus) in the Gulf of Maine
Vadim KHAITOV, Analyses of distribution and long-term dynamics of sympatric mussels Mytilus edulis and M.trossulus in the White Sea using the semi-diagnostic conchological marker
Robert ELLIS, Hybridization in a future ocean: a mechanism for adaptation of mussels to multiple environmentalChallenges


08:30 - 10:10 Session 3: Mussels and mussel-associated microorganisms in the light of evolution
K. Mathias WEGNER, Invasions create competitors: how novel interactions among native and invasive parasitesinfluence coevolution with blue mussel hosts
Stuart MCMILLAN, Microbiome diversity in blue mussel (Mytilus edulis L.) during larval development
Maud CHARLES, Experimental infection of Mytilus edulis by two Vibrio splendidus-related strains: evaluation of virulence, the influence of the origin of mussels and season
Manon AUGUSTE, Nanoparticle exposure affects the microbiota composition of mussels hemolymph: possibleinterplay with the host immune system

10:15 - 10:40 Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45 Session 4: The weird case of transmissible cancers in mussel species
Michael METZGER, A single clonal lineage of transmissible cancer identified in two marine mussel species in SouthAmerica and Europe
Maurine HAMMEL, Genotype typing of transmissible cancers in the Mytilus edulis complex of species

11:45 - 15:15 Session 5: Mussels as biological models for in vitro and in vivo toxicological testing
Marta SENDRA, Internalization, uptake routes pathways and effects of polystyrene nanoplastics in hemocytes of Mytilus galloprovincialis through an in vitro approach
Giulia LIBERATORI, Using marine mussels for testing the ecosafety and the efficacy of nanostructured cellulose sponges for remediation of zinc in sea water

12:30-13:30 Buffet lunch

Massimo MILAN, Ecotoxicological assessment for the herbicide glyphosate and its degradation product AMPA: analysis of host and microbiota response in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis.
Maria Giovanna PARISI, Multi-level responses of Mytilus galloprovincialis to environmental stressors
Marina PISCOPO, Contribution to the study of molecular effects of copper on Mytilus galloprovincialis duringreproductive period
Claudia LA CORTE, Mytilus galloprovincialis haemocytes activity as biomarker for evaluation of methylmercury effect

15:20 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:50 - 16:20 Session 6: Advancing tools and strategies
Alessandro LAUDICELLA, Effect of temperature during broodstock conditioning in blue mussel (Mytilus edulis L.): a lipidomics perspective.
Cynthia RIGINOS, MytiMap: a tool for making publication quality species distribution maps for Mytilus mussels
Laura CANESI, Estrogens in bivalves revisited: lesson learnt from Mytilus
Marina PISCOPO, Mytilus galloprovincialis protamine-like proteins are new bactericidal molecules active also againstantibiotic resistant bacteria
Aad C. SMAAL, More with mussels


08:00 - 18:00 Excursion in the Po river delta area, with lunch and visit to the mussel producer organization Consorzio Cooperative Pescatori del Polesine (