2008 BeeSpace Summer Learning Workshop

EdWeek 08: Friday activities

6/28/2008  1:00 pm

Friday featured an overview by Nick Naeger of actual BeeSpace experiments being conducted by members of the Robinson lab, as they seek to understand genetic components of bee dance language, pheromones, scouting, cross-species differences, defensiveness, navigation, nutrition, and circadian rhythms. Also, BeeSpace principal investigator Bruce Schatz spoke on the bioinformatics aspects and implications of BeeSpace. The students also visited the University of Illinois botanical gardens to observe pollinators in the field, and constructed solitary bee houses.

Lecture: BeeSpace Behavioral Genomics Research, with Nick Naeger (1 hr., 19 mins.)
   
Naeger-BeeResearch.PDF -- Slideset (Adobe Acrobat)
    Video Part 1 (44 mins.) | Video Part 2 (35 mins.) -- Synchronized video and slides (Adobe Flash)
    Transcript (Adobe Acrobat)
    Question Set (Adobe Acrobat)

Lecture: Medical Implications of BeeSpace, with Bruce Schatz (30 mins.)
   
Schatz-MedImplications.PDF -- Slideset (Adobe Acrobat)
    Video -- Synchronized video and slides (Adobe Flash)
    Transcript (Adobe Acrobat)
    Question Set (Adobe Acrobat)

Friday Photo Galleries
    Observing garden pollinators
    Constructing solitary bee houses