THE OPENING OF ACES
Aarhus Center for Environmental Stress Research
Symposium on occasion of the inauguration of the Aarhus Centre for
Environmental Stress Research (ACES)
January 9, 2003, in Auditorium G2 of the Mathematical Institute,
Ny Munkegade, Buildg. 530
||Opening remarks (Volker Loeschcke, head
||Volker Loeschcke (Aarhus, Denmark): Physiological
and evolutionary adaptation to environmental stress using Drosophila
as a model organism.
||Kuke Bijlsma (Groningen, The Netherlands):
Synergism between environmental stress and inbreeding in Drosophila:
causes and consequences.
||Robert Krebs (Cleveland, Ohio): The unpredictability
of heat stress effects on behavior in adult Drosophila.
||Ken Bowler (Durham, UK): Schizophrenic
crabs: a model to study the attainment of thermal acclimation.
||Karl Erik Zachariassen (Trondheim, Norway):
Adaptations of insects to extreme winter cold and extreme summer
drought in Siberia.
||Lunch and coffee
||Valery Forbes (Roskilde, Denmark): Effects
of chemical stress on animal populations - from molecules to ecosystems.
||David Denlinger (Columbus, Ohio): Shutting
down for the winter: an insect perspective on confronting environmental
The Aarhus Centre for Environmental Stress Research (ACES) is supported
by a center grant from the Danish Natural Science Research Council and
is headed by professor Volker Loeschcke from the Department of Ecology
and Genetics, University of Aarhus. The steering committee further includes
assoc. prof. and head of Institute Just Justesen and professor Niels Christian
Nielsen, both Institute of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, senior
scientist Martin Holmstrup, Danish Environmental Research Institute, Dept.
of Terrestrial Ecology, Silkeborg, and Assoc. Professor Mogens Kruhøffer,
Skejby Hospital. The center intends to do interdisciplinary research on
the effects of environmental stress and the mechanism behind stress resistance,
using Drosophila as a model organism and combining approaches from evolutionary
genetics, eco-physiology, molecular biology to bio-informatics.