Tuesday, 16 November 2004: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

251 E (Salt Palace L-2)

Symposium: Understanding Arthropod Silk: Weaving Together Animal Evolution and Human History with a Biotechnological Future

Organizer(s): Janice Edgerly-Rooks, jedgerlyrooks@scu.edu
Catherine L. Craig, ccraig@oeb.harvard.edu
8:00 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:10 AM0593Silk and society in Albania: An 1100-year case study  [ Recorded presentation ]
Marjorie Senechal, senechal@felix.smith.edu
8:30 AM0594A review of diversity in the use of silk by arthropods, with an emphasis on the order Embiidina  [ Recorded presentation ]
Janice Edgerly-Rooks, jedgerlyrooks@scu.edu
8:50 AM0595The evolution and adaptive significance of silk use in Meteorinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae)
Nina Zitani, nzitani@uwo.ca, Scott R. Shaw, braconid@uwyo.edu
9:10 AM0596The evolution of complex and simple sequences in the spider silk gene family
Cheryl Hayashi, chayashi@citrus.ucr.edu
9:30 AMBreak
9:45 AM0597Genetic basis for evolvability of Ecribillate orb-spider viscid silk mechanics
Paul Guerette, guerette@zoology.ubc.ca, K. N. Savage, D. Grubb, J. Gosline
10:05 AM0598The phase behavior and hydration of silk fibroin: Implications for both natural and synthetic silk spinning processes
Samuel P. Gido, gido@mail.pse.umass.edu, Sungkyun Sohn, Helmet H. Strey
10:25 AM0599The diversity of insect silks is a resource for new materials technologies
Regina Valluzzi, ravlluzzi@ensbiopolymers.com
10:45 AM0600Silk can be a tool for biodiversity conservation
Catherine L. Craig, ccraig@oeb.harvard.edu
11:05 AMConcluding Remarks

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