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Supermodel Organisms: Chemical Genetics and Synthetic Life

20 April 2012

The Royal Society, London

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The Registration desk will be open from 09:00 on the 20th April.

Coffee will be available for delegates prior to the meeting from 09:00-09:30.

Welcome from the organisers 09:30-09:40
Organizers:
Professor Patricia Kuwabara (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
Dr Ian Henderson (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Supermodel Organisms: Chemical Genetics and Synthetic Life

Session 1

Chair:
Professor Enrico Coen (John Innes Centre, United Kingdom)
Speakers:
09:40 - 10:20 Dr Tanya Whitfield (University of Sheffield, UK)
Zebrafish: a chemical screening tool to study the auditory and vestibular system
10:20 - 11:00 Professor Sean Cutler, (University of California, Riverside, USA)
Sidestepping Genetic Redundancy with Small Molecules

11:00 - 11:40 Coffee

The Genetics Society Medal Lecture

Introduced by the President of the Society:
Chair:
Professor Veronica van Heyningen
Medal:
11:40 - 12:20 Professor Jonathan Hodgkin (University of Oxford, UK)
The nematode C. elegans as a patient for infection and drug treatment
The Genetics Society 2011 Medal

12:20 - 12:35 The Genetics Society AGM


12:20 - 13:35 Lunch

Supermodel Organisms: Chemical Genetics and Synthetic Life

Session 2

Chair:
Dr Ian Henderson (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Speakers:
13:35 - 14:15 Professor Jane Mellor (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
Exploiting model organisms and their genetics in a phenotypic high throughput screen for compounds that ameliorate age-related disorders.
14:15 - 14:55 Professor Kevin Eggan (Harvard University, USA)
Using cell and reprogramming approaches for the study of neural degeneration
14:55 - 15:35 Professor Scott Waddell (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
Bending the not so simple mind of the fruit fly

15:35 - 16:15 Tea

Supermodel Organisms: Chemical Genetics and Synthetic Life

Session 3

Chair:
Professor Patricia Kuwabara (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
Speakers:
16:15 - 16:55 Dr Jason Chin (Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)
Reprogramming the genetic code
16:55 - 17:35 Professor Kristala Prather (MIT, USA)
Parts, devices and chassis in support of metabolic engineering

17:35 - 18:00 Open Discussion


18:00 - 19:00 Wine Reception

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