Special Keynote Lectures: Avian Genomics and Endocrinology
• Dr. David Clayton, Psychology Department, Queens Mary University of London, UK
Title: “Canaries in the coal mine”: How birds reveal deep links between genome, brain and behavior
• Dr. Scott Edwards, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA
Title: Evolution of avian genome size and structure: genomes with a minimalist regulatory toolkit
Dr. Miriam Friedman-Einat, Institute of Animal Science, Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel
Title: Identification of the long-sought leptin in the dark side of bird’s genome and its characterization as an autocrine/paracrine acting ligand.
Dr. Wayne J. Kuenzel, Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, USA.
Title: Mapping the brain of a chicken.
Dr. Simone L. Meddle, The Roslin Institute, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
The University of Edinburgh Scotland, UK.
Title: Neuroendocrine and environmental interactions underlying reproductive behaviour in birds.
Dr. Frances Bonier, Queens University; Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Title: Correlates, causes, and consequences of individual variation in glucocorticoids.
Dr. Robert Etches, President & CEO of Crystal Bioscience, CA, USA
Title: Designer chickens – from concept to reality
Dr. Donald Shaver
Title: Keynote: Mandating a sustainable economy before it is too late