Scientific Meetings


Society for Neuroscience - Chicago, October 17-21, 2015

Torkkeli, P.H., Sukumar, V., Meisner, S., Panek, I. and French, A.S. (2015) Spider, Cupiennius salei, mechanosensory neurons have multiple biogenic amine receptor types, including constitutively active receptors. Program No. 205.11. 2015 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2015. Online.

French, A.S., Torkkeli, P.H., Meisner, S., Liu, H., Immonen, E.-V., Frolov, R. and Weckström, M. (2015) Molecular and functional characterization of opsins and TRP channels in compound eyes of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana. Program No. 58.21. 2015 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2015. Online.


International Congress of Neuroethology - Sapporo, Japan, July 28-August 1, 2014

Torkkeli, P.H. and French, A.S. (2014) The CYS-loop ligand-gated ion channel gene family of the spider Cupiennius salei nervous system

French, A.S., Li, A.W., Meisner, S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2014) The transcriptome of the spider Cupiennius salei peripheral nervous system – identifying genes involved in mechanosensation


Society for Neuroscience - New Orleans, October 12-18, 2012

French, A.S., Meisner, S., Lowe, J. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2012) Dynamic characterization of carbon dioxide transduction in Drosophila melanogaster antennal olfactory sensilla. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 174.04

Torkkeli P.H. Meisner, S. and French A.S. (2012) Ionotropic GABA and glutamate receptors have different effects on excitability and are differentially regulated by calcium in spider mechanosensory neurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 136.21

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International Brain Research Organization 8th World Congress - Florence Italy, July 14-18, 2011

Torkkeli, P.H., Panek, I. and Meisner, S. (2011) Octopamine-induced increase in sensitivity in spider VS-3 mechanosensory neurons is mediated by Ca2+/calmodulin dependent protein kinase II

French, A.S., Torkkeli, P.H. and Schuckel, J. (2011) Dynamic properties of multiple olfactory neurons in Drosophila antennal basiconic sensilla


Ninth Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society March 23-27, 2011

Pfeiffer, K., Torkkeli, P.H. and French, A.S. (2011) Information transmission is limited by entropy in spider mechanoreceptors.


Physiological Society Cross-Themed Meeting on Mechanosensitivity, Durham, December 15-17, 2010

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International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects XXXIII - Kona, Hawaii, November 1-4, 2009

Torkkeli, P.H. (2009) Octopamine effects and second messenger pathways in spider mechanosensory neurons.

French, A.S., Schuckel. J. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2009) Olfactory dynamics – measurement and interpretation.

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International Union of Physiological Sciences, Kyoto Japan - July 27-August 1, 2009

French, A.S., Höger, U., Meisner, S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2009) Calcium-based negative feedback on sensory transduction in spider mechanoreceptors.

Torkkeli, P.H., Pfeiffer, K., Meisner, S. and French, A.S. (2009) Long and short term effects of glutamate on spider mechanosensory neurons during random stimulation.

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Canadian Physiological Society Winter Meeting - February 4-7, 2009

French, A.S. Schuckel, J. and Torkkeli, P.H. Excitatory and inhibitory pathways with differing dynamics in Drosophila olfactory receptors

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Society for Neuroscience - Washington, November 14-19, 2008

Höger, U., Meisner, S., Torkkeli, P.H. and French, A.S. (2008) Regional calcium changes in spider mechanoreceptors during sensory transduction. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 271.2.

Pfeiffer K., Höger U., French A.S. and Torkkeli P.H. (2008) Mechanisms of GABAA receptor mediated excitation of spider mechanosensory neurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 271.1.

Schuckel, J., Stengl, M., Torkkeli, P.H. and French, A.S. (2008) Dynamic characterization of Drosophila olfactory sensilla by random binary sequence stimulation. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 65.5.

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Canadian Physiological Society Winter Meeting - January 23-27, 2008

Meeting Program and Abstracts

Pfeiffer, K., Höger U., French, A.S. and Torkkeli, P.H. Membrane depolarization and the excitatory action of GABA and muscimol in spider mechanosensory neurons

Schuckel, J., Meisner, S., Torkkeli, P.H. and French, A.S. Controlled dynamic stimulation of Drosophila olfactory receptors

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Eighth International Congress of Neuroethology - Vancouver, Canada, July 22-27 2007

Pfeiffer, K., Höger, U., French, A.S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2007) Excitatory effects of GABAA receptor activation in spider mechanosensory neurons PDF, JPEG

Schuckel, J., Meisner, S., French, A.S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2007) Controlled dynamic stimulation of Drosophila olfactory receptors PDF, JPEG

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11thInternational Brain Research Organization 7th World Congress - Melbourne, Australia, July 12-17 2007

Höger, U., Torkkeli, P.H. and French, A.S. (2007) Ratiometric measurements of calcium concentration during sensory transduction in spider mechanoreceptors (PDF, JPEG)

Panek, I., Höger, U., French, A.S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2007) Effects of voltage-gated conductances and intracellular calcium on the GABA response of spider mechanosensory neurons (PDF, JPEG)

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11th International Meeting on Invertebrate Sound and Vibration - Scarborough, Ontario, August 8-11 2006

Torkkeli, P.H. (2006) Efferent innervation of spider mechanosensory neurons.

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University of Leicester, UK, April 20-21 2006

Torkkeli, P.H. (Invited lecture) Peripheral synaptic control of spider mechanosensory neurons.

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International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects XXXII - Key West, Florida, January 22-25 2006

Torkkeli, P.H. (2006) Neural and non-neural cholinergic systems in Manduca sexta antennae.

French, A.S., Torkkeli, P.H. and Höger, U. (2006) Calcium levels during mechanotransduction in spider slit sensilla.

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Society for Neuroscience - Washington, November 12-16, 2005

Panek, I., Meisner, S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2005) Glutamate acts on inhibitory receptors on spider peripheral mechanoreceptors. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 31: 296.7

Höger, U, Torkkeli, P.H. and French, A.S. (2005) Calcium concentration changes in spider mechanoreceptors during sensory transduction. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 31: 296.8

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9thEuropean Symposium for Insect Taste and Olfaction - September 24-30, 2005 - Villasimius, Italy

Widmer, A., Höger, U., Meisner, S., French, A.S and Torkkeli, P.H. (2005) Spider peripheral mechanosensory neurons are directly innervated and modulated by octopaminergic efferents.

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Canadian Physiological Society Winter Meeting - February 2-6, 2005

Panek, I., Meisner, S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2005) Inhibitory glutamate receptors in spider peripheral mechanosensory neurons

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Society for Neuroscience - San Diego, October 23-27, 2004

Widmer, A., Höger, U, Meisner, S., French, A.S. and Torkkeli P.H. (2004) Immunocytological and electrophysiological characterization of octopamine receptors in spider mechanosensilla. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 30: 870.7

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Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Research Day - May 11, 2004

Widmer, A., Höger, U. Meisner, S, French, A.S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2004) Octopamine receptors on spider peripheral mechanosensilla


Society for Neuroscience - New Orleans, November 7-13, 2003

Gingl, E., Panek, I., Torkkeli, P.H., and French, A.S. (2003) Localization of GABA mediated peripheral inhibition in spider mechanoreceptor neurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 29: 269.2.

Widmer, A., Höger, U., Meisner, S., French, A.S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2003) Muscarinic ACh receptors on spider mechanosensilla. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 29: 269.3.

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Dalhousie Neuroscience Poster Day November 28, 2003

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29th Göttingen Neurobiology Conference June 2003

Panek I., Meisner S. and Torkkeli P.H. (2003) The distribution and function of metabotropic GABAB receptors in spider peripheral mechanosensilla, 29th Göttingen Neurobiology Conference 774-775.

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International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects XXX - Kona, Hawaii, January 22-26, 2003

Torkkeli, P.H. (2003) GABAergic Modulation of Spider Peripheral Sensory Neurons.

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Society for Neuroscience - San Diego, November 10-15, 2001

Panek, I., French, A.S., Seyfarth, E.-A., Sekizawa, S.-i. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2001) GABAergic modulation of spider mechanosensory afferents. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 27: 156.8

Torkkeli, P.H. and French, A.S. (2001) A model of excitability in spider mechanoreceptor neurons confirms that sodium inactivation controls their rapid adaptation. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 27: 820.10

Widmer, A., French, A.S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2001) Acetylcholine receptors on cultured antennal cells of the moth Manduca sexta. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 27: 392.11

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XXXIV International Congress of Physiological Sciences - Christchurch, New Zealand, August 26-31, 2001

French, A.S. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2001) The ionic basis of rapid sensory adaptation in paired spider mechanoreceptor neurons with different adaptation properties A373

Panek, I. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2001) GABA induced presynaptic inhibition of peripherally located parts of spider cuticular mechanosensory neurons A374

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Gordon Research Conference - Gravitational Effects on Living Systems - July 1-6, 2001

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Society for Neuroscience - New Orleans, November 4-9, 2000

French, A.S., Höger, U.,Sekizawa, S.-i. and Torkkeli, P.H. (2000) Frequency response functions for mechanical and electrical stimulation of a spider slit sense organ. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 26: 66.7.

Torkkeli, P.H., Sekizawa, S.-i and French, A.S. (2000) Inactivation of Na+ currents contributes to the adaptation of paired spider mechanosensory neurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 26: 66.8.

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Biomedical Engineering Society - Seattle, October 11-14, 2000

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International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects XXVIII - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January 16-22, 2000

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Biophysical Society - Baltimore, February 13-18, 1999

Torkkeli, P.H. and French, A.S. (1999) Stretch-activated ion channels in cultured mechanosensory neurons of Manduca sexta. Biophysical Journal 76: A203


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