PBT SS: RNAi: Emerging Technology to Overcome Grand Challenges in Entomology

Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Portland Ballroom 256 (Oregon Convention Center)
William Moar
Subba Reddy Palli

8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Using RNA interference technologies to control pest insects
Steve Whyard, University of Manitoba ; Aditi Singh, University of Manitoba ; Alison Partridge, University of Manitoba ; Cassidy Erdelyan, University of Manitoba
8:25 AM
The role of microRNAs in mosquitoes
Alexander Raikhel, University of California ; Keira Lucas, University of California ; Bo Zhao, University of California ; Shiping Liu, University of California
9:05 AM
Cellular uptake of double-stranded RNA in Tribolium castaneum
Kun-Yan Zhu, Kansas State University ; Da Xiao, Kansas State University
9:25 AM
Tribolium castaneum as a model for high-throughput RNAi-Screening
Andreas Vilcinskas, Justus-Liebig-Univ Giessen
9:45 AM
New insights into RNAi strategies in insect pest control
Xuexia Miao, Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Haichao Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences
10:05 AM
10:15 AM
Factors impacting RNAi efficacy in the pest termite, R. flavipes
Michael E. Scharf, Purdue University ; Kapil Raje, Purdue University ; Andres Sandoval-Mojica, Purdue University
10:35 AM
RNAi-based strategies to reduce hemipteran pests and pathogen transmission
Wayne B. Hunter, USDA - ARS ; Eduardo Andrade, EMBRAPA, Brazil
10:55 AM
Development and evaluation of dsRNA nanoparticles for control of mosquito larvae
Subba Reddy Palli, University of Kentucky ; Sumistha Das, University of Kentucky
11:15 AM
11:35 AM
Pyramiding RNAi with Bt to control western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera
William Moar, Monsanto Company ; Pamela Bachman, Monsanto Company ; Graham P. Head, Monsanto Company
11:55 AM
Concluding Remarks
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