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Day 1

May 20 / Thursday / 10:00 EST (USA)

TIME          Title/Presenter

10:00 – 10:15 Welcoming Remarks

10:15 – 10:30 History of Cassiopea Research
       William Fitt (University of Georgia)
       Dietrich Hofmann

10:30 – 10:45 Cassiopea Lifecycle
       William Fitt (University of Georgia)
       Dietrich Hofmann

10:45 – 11:30 Tutorial 1: Spawning and Husbandry of Cassiopea
       Victoria Sharp (Penn State University)
       Aki Ohdera (Caltech)

11:30 – 12:00 Break (Gather.town)

12:00 – 12:45 Tutorial 2: JGI Genome Browser
       Sajeet Haridas (JGI)

12:45 – 13:00 Break (Gather.town)

13:00 – 14:00 Tutorial 3: Embryo Injection
       DeGennaro Lab (Florida Int. U)

14:00 – 15:00  SOCIAL (Gather.town)


Day 2

May 21 / Friday / 10:00 EST (USA)

TIME        Title / Presenter

10:00 – 10:15 Ramifications of viewing symbiosis as a loop of context dependent states
       Tamar Goulet (University of Mississippi) ABSTRACT

10:15 – 10:30 Conserved symbiotic mechanisms in invertebrate-algal symbioses
        Angus Thies (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) ABSTRACT

10:30 – 10:45 Amoebocytes facilitate efficient nutrient transfer in Cassiopea
       Niclas Lyndby (Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lousanne) ABSTRACT

10:45 – 11:00 Quo vadis, Symbiodiniaceae miRNA evolution?
       Viridiana Avila-Magana (University of Colorado Boulder) ABSTRACT

11:00 – 11:15 BREAK (Gather.town)

11:15 – 11:30 The relationship between diverse Symbiodiniaceae species, strobilation, and resulting host
        phenotypes in Cassiopea xamachana
       Victoria Sharp (Pennsylvania State University) ABSTRACT

11:30 – 11:45 A deep dive into Cassiopea sleep: complementary behavioral, RNAseq, and pharmacology
        experiments implicate homeostasis as a key function of sleep
       Michael Abrams (University of California – Berkeley) ABSTRACT

11:45 – 11:52 Behavioral differentiation among Mastigias papua subpopulations in an isolated marine lake (LT)
       Karly Higgins-Poling (University of California – Merced) ABSTRACT

11:53 – 12:00 Draft genome sequence of Cassiopeia andromeda (LT)
       Adrian Jaimes-Becerra (Universidade de São Paulo)

12:00 – 12:15 Feeding Behavior of Cassiopea xamachana
       Kendra Pfeil (Pennsylvania State University) ABSTRACT

12:15 – 12:30 Cassiopea care and culture at the Maritime Aquarium
       Rachel Stein (The Maritime Aquarium) ABSTRACT

12:30 – 13:00 BREAK (Gather.town)

13:00 – 13:30 PLENARY: The fluid dynamics of Cassiopea sp.
       Laura Miller (University of Arizona)

13:30 – 14:00 BREAK (Gather.town)

14:00 – 14:15 Hydrodynamic studies of Cassiopea feeding and exchange currents
       Arvind Santhanakrishnan (Oklahoma State University) ABSTRACT

14:15 – 14:30 Hopscotching Jellyfish: combining different duty cycles can lead to enhanced swimming
        performance
       Nicholas Battista (The College of New Jersey) ABSTRACT

14:30 – 14:45 Exploring the benthic fluid dynamics of Cassiopeia with 3D computational models
       Alexander Hoover (The University of Akron) ABSTRACT

14:45 – 15:00 Introducing Planktos: an agent-based modeling framework for small organisms in fluid flow
       Christopher Strickland (University of Tennessee – Knoxville) ABSTRACT

15:00 –    SOCIAL (Gather.town) – Trivia

Day 3

May 22 / Saturday / 10:00 EST (USA)

TIME        Title/Presenter

10:00 – 10:15 Using Cassiopea cf. xamachana as a model to study the effects of temperature and pH on
       symbiotic interactions
       Gloria Lorena Velazquez Mejia (Universidad del Mar) ABSTRACT

10:15 – 10:30 In vivo evaluation of bioenergetic parameters in heat-stressed Cassiopea
       Edmee Royen (University of Liège) ABSTRACT

10:30 – 10:45 Influence of salinity, temperature, and light intensity on the rate of strobilation of Cassiopea
       xamachana
       Marcela Prado-Zapata, Raian Counsman, Caroline Link (New College of Florida) ABSTRACT

10:45 – 11:00 Mitochondrial dysfunction and reductions in symbiont colonization occur in tandem during
       thermal stress in Cassiopea xamachana
       Bradford Dimos (University of Texas – Arlington) ABSTRACT

11:00 – 11:15 BREAK (Gather.town)

11:15 – 11:30 Symbiont genotype influences host response to temperature in a model Cnidarian-Dinoflagellate
       mutualism phenotypes in Cassiopea xamachana
       Jennica Moffat (University of California Northridge) ABSTRACT

11:30 – 11:45 Untangling genetic tentacles: Characterizing population diversity in a model jellyfish
       Megan Maloney (Auburn University) ABSTRACT

11:45 – 12:00 Symbioses in 3D: diversity and dynamics in pelagic photosymbioses
       Michael Dawson (University of California – Merced) ABSTRACT

12:00 – 12:15 A chemist in the ocean – exploration of the microbial community and chemistry of Cassiopea
       Sandra Loesgen (University of Florida) ABSTRACT

12:15 – 12:30 The bacterial community of Cassiopea xamachana
       Natalia Carabantes (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) ABSTRACT

12:30 – 13:00 BREAK (Gather.town)

13:00 – 13:30 PLENARY: Adaptation to the environment by endosymbiosis – a model systems’ approach
       Annika Guse (Heidelberg University) ABSTRACT

13:30 – 14:00 BREAK (Gather.town)

14:00 – 14:15 High photosynthetic plasticity may reinforce invasiveness of upside-down zooxanthellate jellyfish
       in Mediterranean coastal waters
       Marta Mammone (Università del Salento) ABSTRACT

14:15 – 14:30 Cassiopea as a biomonitoring tool
       Shelley Templeman (TropWATER, James Cook University) ABSTRACT

14:30 – 14:45 Upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopea) as a model organism for biomonitoring environmental
       variability
       Madeline McKenzie (James Cook University) ABSTRACT

14:45 – 15:00 Upside-down down under: identification, distribution, and population dynamics of the invasive
       Cassiopea jellyfish in Lake Macquarie, Australia
       Claire Rowe (University of Sydney) ABSTRACT

15:00 –    SOCIAL (Gather.town)

Day 4

May 23 / Sunday / 10:00 EST (USA)

TIME        Title/Presenter

10:00 – 11:00 Tutorial 4: A quick tutorial on numerically simulating mathematical models relevant to Cassiopea
       Laura Miller (University of Arizona)
       Christina Hamlet (Bucknell University)

11:00 – 11:30 BREAK (Gather.town)

11:30 – 12:00 Tutorial 5: Symbiodinium Culturing
        William Fitt (University of Georgia)
       Todd LaJeunesse (Penn State University)

12:00 – 12:30 BREAK (Gather.town)

12:30 – 13:30 Tutorial 6: Cassiopea morphology
       Andre Morandini (University of São Paulo)
       Edgar Gamero (University of São Paulo)

12:30 – 12:45 Best Talk Award Announcement
       Mónica Medina

12:45 – 13:00 Closing Remarks
       Mónica Medina

13:15 –     SOCIAL (Gather.town)