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At the cutting edge of molecular biology: 25 years of Genes & Development

8—9 November 2012

The Royal Society, London

Registration - deadline: 26 October 2012
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Registration will open for the meeting at 09:30 and coffee will be available until 10:00

Gene Regulation, Chromatin, Epigenetics

Dr Terri Grodzicker (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA)

Thursday 8 November 2012

10:00 - 10:15 Terri Grodzicker (Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, USA)
Welcome to the Genetics Society's Autumn Meeting
10:15 - 10:55 Dr Bruce Stillman (Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory,USA)
The Origin Recognition Complex: Chromosome Duplication and Separation
10:55 - 11:35 Dr Sharon Dent (MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA)
New Functions for Histone Modifying Enzymes
11:35 - 12:15 Dr Stephen Smale (David Geffen School of Medicine,UCLA, USA)
Transcript dynamics of proinflammatory genes revealed by RNA-seq analysis of subcellular RNA fractions
12:15 - 12:55 Dr Jerry Workman (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA)
Chromatin reassembly following RNA polymerase II transcription

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

DNA Replication, Repair, Checkpoints, Chromosomes

Professor Winship Herr (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Thursday 8 November 2012

14:00 - 14:40 Professor Winship Herr (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland)
14:40 - 15:20 Dr Steve Elledge (Harvard Medical School, USA)
Genetic Mining of the Cancer Genome

15:20 - 15:40 Coffee

15:40 - 16:20 Professor Steve Jackson (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, UK)
The DNA-damage response: molecular insights and new approaches to cancer therapy

The President of the Genetics Society, Professor Enrico Coen

16:20 - 17:30 Steve West (London Research Institute, UK)
DNA strand break repair, genome instability and cancer
The 2012 Genetics Society Medal

17:30 - 18:30 Wine Reception


Professor Rudi Grosschedl (Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology & Epigenetics, Germany)

Friday 9 November 2012

09:00 - 09:40 Dr Susan Gottesman (Centre for Cancer Research, USA)
Coordinating the response to stress with bacterial small RNAs
09:40 - 10:20 Professor Narry Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)
Biogenesis and regulation of microRNA

10:20 - 10:50 Coffee

10:50 - 11:30 Dr Elisa Izarralde (Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany)
Regulation of mRNA expression by miRNAs and RNA-binding proteins
11:30 - 12:10 Dr Jim Manley (University of Columbia, USA)
RNA Processing: Mechanisms and links to other cellular processes
12:10 - 12:50 Professor Joan Steitz (Yale University, USA)
Noncoding RNAs: with a viral twist

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Stem Cells, Cancer and Development

Dr Davor Solter (Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore)

Friday 9 November 2012

14:00 - 14:40 Dr Eileen White (The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, USA)
Role of autophagy in lung cancer
14:40 - 15:20 Professor Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands)
Wnt signaling, Lgr5 stem cells and cancer
15:20 - 16:00 Professor Elaine Fuchs (The Rockefeller University, USA)
Skin stem cells: in homeostasis, wound-repair and cancer

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee

16:30 - 17:10 Dr Ken Zaret (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Programming and Reprogramming Cell Fate
17:10 - 17:50 Professor Nick Hastie (MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, UK)
WT1 and Mesenchyme in Cancer, Development and Adult Tissue Homeostasis
17:50 - 18:30 Professor Rich Losick (Harvard University, USA)
Cell fate switching in a bacterium

18:30 Close of Genetics Society Autumn 2012 Meeting


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