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”Oxygen symposium” at Sandbjerg Manor House to celebrate the 80th birthday of Professor Roy Weber

May 16-19 2018

The Oxygen symposium will be held at Sandbjerg Manor House a few kilometers north of city Sønderborg in the southeast of Jutland (Denmark). Charming Sandbjerg Manor House dates from 1571, but today's house was built in 1788 and was given to Aarhus University by Karen Blixen’s sister in 1959 for teaching and research. It is a truly picturesque place with a genuine atmosphere of a vanished past. What better location for a birthday celebration?

Travel information

Sandbjerg estate can be reached by flights from Copenhagen (Alsie Express have cheap and reliable flights between Kastrup airport and Sønderborg: https://alsieexpress.dk/en/) and there are hourly trains from Copenhagen to Sønderborg (a four hour journey!) where we will arrange for cars to pick you up from the train stations. It is also possible to fly to Billund (in the middle of Jutland). From here you can take trains from Vejle to Sønderborg. Please let us know whether you need any additional information.



Detailed program for symposium on "Oxygen"

Wednesday May 16th

Arrival in the late afternoon for dinner. In addition to the excellent dinner and the enthusiastically expectant atmosphere, combined with the joy of meeting old and new friends, we will arrange for a light-hearted lecture on the history of Sandbjerg estate and the dreadful events in 1864 where Prussian and Austrian troops humiliated the glorious and brave Danish army. This depressing story may require that all attendants meet afterwards for a nightcap before retiring to bed to obtain all the rest needed for the coming days of science.



Thursday May 17th

8.00               welcome and introduction

8.05               Steve Wood (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine)

                      Down memory lane: early days of Department of Zoophysiology in Aarhus

8.30               General lecture on the history of atmospheric Oxygen

Hypoxia at altitude, under ground and during development

9.00               Dane Crossley (University of Northern Texas, Denton)

                      Developmental phenotypic plasticity of Cardiorespiratory functions in reptiles

9.22               Kevin Campbell (University of Mannitoba)

                      Moles, mammoths, and myoglobin: mad adventures with Roy

9.44               Jay Storz (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)

                      Mechanisms of hemoglobin adaptation in high-flying geese and dreadful crocodilians

10.06             Heimo Mairlbaurl (University Hospital Heidelberg)

                      Hb-O2 binding at high altitude


10.30             Posters (and coffee)

12.00             Lunch

                      Evolution of air-breathing

13.00             Warren W. Burggren (University of Northern Texas, Denton, USA)

                      Evolution of Air Breathing: A Case Study in Evolutionary and Organismal Plasticity

13.22             Patricia Wright (University of Guelph)

                      Fish out of water: evolution and phenotypic plasticity of amphibious fishes

13.44             Mark Bayley (Aarhus University)

Acid-base regulation in intensively farmed air-breathing fish

14.06             David McKenzie (CNRS, Montpellier)

Does it take personality for fishes to breathe air?

14.30             coffee and cake

Gas-binding proteins in animals

15.00             Angela Fago (Aarhus University)

Molecular adaptations of hemoglobin to high altitude: the case of the bar-headed goose reopened

15.22             Sylvia Dewilde


15.44             Thorsten Burmester (University of Hamburg)

Evolution and function of vertebrate globins

16.06             Nadja Hellmann (University of Mainz)

Keeping control of large assemblies

16.30             coffee


                      Oxygen binding and sensing

17.00             William K. Milsom (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

                      Evolution of peripheral O2 chemoreceptors

17.22             Katie Gilmour (University of Ottawa)

The role of TASK-2 channels in CO2 sensing in developing zebrafish


18.06             Tom Hanklen

Respiration in arthropods: the evolution & functional relevance of globins

19.00             Dinner


Friday May 18th

Mitochondrial Function and regulation

8.30               Gina Galli (University of Manchester)

                      Reptilian mitochondrial function in low oxygen environments

8.52               Lene Juel Rasmussen (Copenhagen University)

Replication stress induces age-related disorders via PARP1 activation and impaired mitochondrial homeostasis

9. 14              Goran E. Nilsson (University of Oslo)

Carp without oxygen: a tale of brain damage, lost memory and strange mitochondria

9.36               Amanda Bundgaard (Aarhus University)

                      How mitochondrial regulation during anoxia prevents oxidative damage in freshwater turtles


10.00             coffee

                      Red cell function, acid-base and blood gas transport

10.30             Colin J. Brauner (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

                      Red blood cell potentiation of haemoglobin-oxygen unloading in fish

10.52             Hans Malte (Aarhus University)

Assessing the physiological importance of the Bohr-Haldane effect

11.14             Frank Bo Jensen (University of Southern Denmark, Odense)

                      Keeping hemoglobin “In the Mood” inside red blood cells

11.36             Michael Berenbrink (University of Liverpool)

From test tube to whole organisms in their environments: Emergent functions of haemoglobin and myoglobin at higher levels of biological organisation

12.00             Lunch

Diving physiology

13.00             Birgitte McDonald (California State University, Moss Landing)

                      Pushing the limit: Oxygen management in diving sea lions

13.22             Chris McKnight (University of St Andrews)

                      Shining new light on diving physiology with near-infrared spectroscopy

13.44             Lars Folkow (University of Tromsø)

                      Into the deep - how the seal brain copes with diving-induced hypoxemia

14.06             Andreas Fahlman (Valencia)

Applying dynamic gas models to the diving physiology in marine vertebrates

14.30             coffee and cake

Does size and age matter?

15.00             Jon Harrison (Arizona State University, Tempe)

Why does aerobic metabolic rate scale hypometrically?

15.22             John Spicer (University of Plymouth)

There may be giants - but why? Testing the oxygen hypothesis of gigantism with amphipod crustaceans

15.44             Steve Perry (University of Ottawa)

Do larval zebrafish require internal convection to sustain normal rates of gas transfer?

16.04             John Fleng Steffensen (University of Copenhagen)

                      OXYGEN consumption of juvenile Greenland sharks - and the estimated longevity

16.30             coffee

Matching oxygen delivery to demand

17.00             James W. Hicks (University of California, Irvine)

                      Regulating Arterial O2 and CO2 during elevated metabolic demands in vertebrates

17.22             Michael Hedrick (California State University, East Bay)

Limits to Maximal Oxygen Transport in Vertebrates

17.44             Christian Damsgaard (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

The evolution of air-breathing changed blood’s affinity for oxygen

Frank Powell (University of California, San Diego)

Why are changes in haemoglobin a universal feature of adaptation to high altitude?

19.00             Festive Dinner (with an intelligent and entertaining “after dinner talk”)


Saturday May 19th

Matching oxygen delivery to demand                                                           

8.30               Tobias Wang (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Sciences)

                      Temporal matching of ventilation and perfusion of the lungs in vertebrates

                      Nina Kerting Iversen (Aarhus University)

Heterogenity of capillary blood flow and oxygen availability

Colleen Farmer (University College Dublin)

Fluidic devices in reptile lungs

Bernd Pelster (University of Innsbruck)


10.00             Coffee

A link between oxygen supply and thermal tolerance?

10.30             Wilco Verberk (Rodboud University)

                      Interactive effects of oxygen and temperature: a mechanism setting heat tolerance?

10.52             Sjannie Lefevre (University of Oslo)

                      Global warming and future fish size (or how not to interpret aerobic scope)

11.14             Rasmus Ern (Aalborg University)

                      Oxygen dependence of upper thermal limits in water-breathing ectotherms

11.36             Fredrik Jutfeldt (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim)

                      How pervasive is oxygen limitation to thermal performance?

12.00             Lunch

13.00             Departure and tearful goodbyes


Zoofysiologi Seminarer 2017

Dr. Jason Mulsow: The auditory physiology of biosonar as revealed by evoked potential measurements

29.05.2017 Seminar at Zoophysiology 11.15 - 12.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Dr. Jason Mulsow, National Marine Mammal Foundation, San Diego, CA, USA. Læs opslag.

Annual Kjell Johansen Lecture: Comparative Physiology of the Insect Tracheal System

28.04.2017 Lecture at Zoophysiology 9.00 - 9.45, Auditorium G2 (building 1532, room 122).

Foredragsholder: Professor Jon Harrison, Arizona State University (USA). Se opslag.

There is bread and coffee at 8.30.

MINISYMPOSIUM: How Animals work and current cool Zoophysiology

28.04.2017 Lecture at Zoophysiology 8.30 - 12.00, Auditorium G2 (building 1532, room 122).

Foredragsholder: Jon Harrison, Johannes Overgaard, Michael Ørsted, Christian Damsgaard, Henrik Lauridsen, Tobias Wang, Angela Fago. Se opslag.

There is bread and coffee at 8.30.

Professor Atsushi Ishimatsu: Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology of air-breathing fishes

29.03.2017 Seminar at Zoophysiology 14.15 - 15.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Professor Atsushi Ishimatsu, Nagasaki University, Japan. Læs opslag.

Dr Robert S. Stephenson: Functional Micro-Anatomy of Healthy and Diseased Hearts

22.03.2017 Seminar at Zoophysiology 11.00 - 11.45, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Dr Robert S. Stephenson, Dept of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University. Læs opslag.

Professor Antoon Moorman: An interactive 3D digital atlas and quantitative database of human development

06.03.2017 Seminar at Zoophysiology 12.00 - 12.45, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Professor Antoon Moorman, Amsterdam Medical Center, The Netherlands. Læs opslag.

Warren Burggren: Epigenetics in Comparative Physiology

27.01.2017 Seminar at Zoophysiology 10.35 - 11.10, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Warren Burggren, University of North Texas, USA. Læs opslag.

Dr Colleen Farmer: The Mysterious Bird Lung

27.01.2017 Seminar at Zoophysiology 10.00 - 10.35, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Dr Colleen Farmer, Trinity College (Dublin) & University of Utah, USA. Læs opslag.

CANCELLED! Dr Nadja Hellmann: Attack and defense- on the interaction between S. aureus hemolysin and cell targets

30.01.2017 Seminar at Zoophysiology 10.15 - 11.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Dr Nadja Hellmann, Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Mainz, Germany. Læs opslag.

Dr Nadja Møbjerg: ALIEN -Advanced Life in Extreme Environments

26.01.2017 Seminar at Zoophysiology 11.15 - 12.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Dr Nadja Møbjerg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Læs opslag.

Dr Fredrik Christiansen: Can drones be used to assess body condition in free-living whales?

06.01.2017 Seminar at Zoophysiology 10.15 - 11.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Dr Fredrik Christiansen, Cetacean Research Unit, School of veterinary and life sciences, Murdoch University, Australia.Se opslag.

Zoofysiologi Seminarer 2016

Prof Rod W. Wilson: Gut carbonate production by marine fish – physiology and ocean biogeochemistry

1.12.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 10.15 - 11.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Prof Rod W. Wilson Biosciences, University of Exeter, England.Se opslag.

Prof Dave Randall: High oxygen levels in teleost tissues

30.11.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 15.00 - 16.00, building 1532, lecture hall G1.

Foredragsholder: Prof Dave Randall, University of British Columbia, Canada. Se opslag.

PhD Agnieszka Jendroszek: Co-evolution of a serine protease, its protein substrate and its serpin inhibitor

9.11.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 14.15 - 15.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: PhD Agnieszka Jendroszek, Zoophysiology, Aarhus Universitet. opslag.

Prof Steve Wood: discovering ATP as a modulator on blood oxygen affinity in eels

21.10.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 9.00 - 10.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Prof Steve Wood, Integrative Biology at Henricopolis School of Medicine, USA. opslag.

Prof Frank L Powell: Respiratory Paleophysiology

20.10.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 9.30 - 10.15, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Prof Frank L Powell, University of California, San Diego, USA. Læs opslag.

Prof Carlos A. Navas: Thermoregulation of ectothermic tetrapods: current views and historical paradigms

7.10.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 10.15 - 11.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Prof Carlos A. Navas, Department of Physiology, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Læs opslag.

Martin Kellner: Something fishy in the water: Behavioural effects of SSRI on the three-spine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

29.09.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 9.15 - 10.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Martin Kellner, Department of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden. Læs opslag.

Dr Trevor Rapson: Engineering solid-state heme proteins for biosensor applications

20.09.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 15.15 - 16.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Dr Trevor Rapson, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia. Læs opslag.

Prof Hannah Carey: Remodeling of the host-gut microbe symbiosis in hibernation

19.08.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 13.15 - 14.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Prof Hannah Carey, Comparative Bioscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Læs opslag.

Prof Harvey B. Lillywhite: The Salt Life of Sea Snakes

18.08.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 11.15 - 12.00, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Prof Harvey B. Lillywhite, Department of Biology, University of Florida, USA. Læs opslag.

Professor Michael S. Hedrick: Do’s and don'ts when submitting manuscripts

24.06.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 14.15 - 14.45, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Professor Michael S. Hedrick, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, USA. Læs opslag.

Marie A. Schroeder: CO2 and the Heart: Carbonic Anhydrase as a Novel Therapeutic Target

19.04.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 14.15 - 14.45, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Marie A. Schroeder, MR Research Centre, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Læs opslag.

Professor Alan Hargens: What can Giraffes on earth Teach Astronauts in Space

18.03.2016 Lecture at Zoophysiology 16.00 - 17.00, building 1532, lecture hall G1.

Professor Alan Hargens, School of Medicine, UC San Diego, USA. Læs opslag.

Jeremy Tame: The hidden history of haemoglobin

03.03.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 14.45 - 15.30, building 1131, room 127.

Foredragsholder: Jeremy Tame, Yokohama City University, Japan. Læs opslag.

Göran E. Nilsson: Living without oxygen is not that easy

Foredragsholder: Göran E. Nilsson, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway. Læs opslag

03.03.2016 Seminar at Zoophysiology 14.00 - 14.45, building 1131, room 127.