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EMBO Workshop on Meiosis

EMBO Workshop on Meiosis

25th - 29th August 2019 La Rochelle, France

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Program file pdf

Posters format : A0 (850 x 1200 mm)


Sunday 25th August 2019

3:00-5:00 pm: Arrival, Registration, Welcome get-together
4:50 pm: Welcome and Information
5:00-7:30 pm Session I: Cell-Cycle
Chair: Diana Libuda
4:50 pm Welcome and Information
5:00-5:22 pm Raphael Mercier IJPB, INRA, France, Max Planck Institute, Cologne, Germany
“Tinkering with meiosis to engineer clonal reproduction”
5:23-5:45 pm Wolfgang Zachariae Max Planck Institute, Martiensried, Germany
“One for sorrow, two for joy: the regulation of meiosis II”
5:46-6:06 pm Ana Kouznetsova Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
“Post-metaphase correction of aberrant kinetochore-microtubule attachments at the second meiotic division in mammalian oocytes”
6:07-6:29 pm Break
6:30-6:52 pm Kikue Tachibana Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria
“Ovulation suppression prevents the increase in egg aneuploidy with maternal age”
EMBO Young Investigator Lecture
6:53-7:13 pm Ignasi Roig Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
“Regulation of the oocyte pool in mammals during fetal development”
7:14-7:34 pm Arp Schnittger University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
“Control of meiotic microtubule cytoskeleton & cytokinesis by the Arabidopsis Cdk1/Cdk2 homolog CDKA;1”
7:45-9:30 pm

Monday 26th August 2019

9:10 am-12:30 pm Session II: Chromosome Segregation
Chair: Piotr Ziółkowski
9:10-9:32 am Amanda Larracuente University of Rochester, USA
“Meiotic drive and satellite DNA in Drosophila melanogaster
9:33-9:55 am Adele Marston University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
“Establishment of Meiosis I chromosome segregation”
9:56-10:16 am Jean-René Huynh Collège de France, Paris, France
“Pre-pairing chromosomes for meiosis: two different strategies in males and females Drosophila”
10:17-10:37 am Katja Wassmann Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
“To cleave or not to cleave: Separase activity towards Rec8 in mouse oocytes”
10:38-11:20 am Coffee Break
11:20-11:42 am QingHua Shi University of Science and technology of China, Hefei, China
“Genetic basis of meiotic abnormalities in non-obstructive azoospermic patients”
11:43-11:55 am Eva Hoffmann University of Copenhagen, Denmark
“Recombination-mediated genome instability in human meiosis”
11:56 am-12:16 pm Jeff Sekelsky University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
“Synapsis and DSB Repair in the Absence of Chromosome Pairing”
12:17-12:30 pm Flash Talks1, 7 posters
12:45-2:00 pm Lunch
2:15-4:15 pm Poster session I odd numbers first Half (1 to XX)
4:30-6:30 pm Session III: Spindle
Chair: Attila Toth
4:30-4:52 pm Iva Tolic Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
“Force-generating machinery of anaphase”
4:53-5:15 pm Melina Schuh Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttigen, Germany
“A liquid-like spindle domain promotes acentrosomal spindle assembly in mammalian oocytes”
5:16-5:38 pm Marie-Hélène Verlhac Collège de France, Paris, France
“Cortical tension impacts chromosome alignment in oocytes”
5:39-5:59 pm Rolf Jessberger Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Universität Dresden, Germany
“Control of Mammalian Oocyte Spindle Dynamics by CENP-V”
6:00-6:20 pm Hiroki Ohkura Wellcome University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
“Spindle remodelling during metaphase arrest in oocytes”
6:21-6:35 pm: Flash Talks2 7 posters
6:45-8:15 pm Dinner
8:30-10:00 pm
Poster session II odd numbers second half (XX to XX)

Tuesday 27th August 2019

9:00 am–12:30 pm Session IV: Genomic diversity
Chair: Urszula McClurg
9:10-9:32 am Harmit Malik Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Seattle, USA
“How conflicts during meiosis shape centromeric histone evolution”
9:33-9:55 am Kirsten Bomblies ETH Zurich, Switzerland
“How to tango with four: Meiotic adaptation to whole genome duplication”
9:56-10:18 am Mike Lampson University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
“Violation of Mendel’s First Law: chromosome competition in meiosis”
10:19-10:39 am Willy Baarends Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“Control and dynamics of meiotic metaphase during spermatogenesis in mouse and men” 
10:40-11:19 am Coffee break
11:20-11:42 am Michael Desai Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
“Recombination and patterns of diversity in rapidly evolving populations”
11:43-11:55 am Bertrand Llorente Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie, Marseille, France
“Meiotic recombination in the budding yeast Lachancea kluyveri
11:56 am-12:16 pm Miguel Brieño-Enriquez University of Pittsburgh. USA
“Co-existence of cells with pluripotency markers and meiotic cells in postnatal naked mole rat ovaries”
12:17-12:30 pm Flash Talks3 7 posters
12:45-2:00 pm Lunch
2:15-4:15 pm Poster session III even numbers first half (from 2 to XX)
5:00-7:00 pm Session V: Double Strand Breaks formation
Chair: Emmanuelle Martini
4:30-4:52 pm Bernard de Massy Institut de Génétique Humaine, Montpellier, France
“Insight into the architecture of the meiotic DNA double strand break complex”
4:53-5:15 pm Franz Klein Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria
“What fragments released by closely spaced DSBs tell us about their origin”
5:16-5:38 pm Scott Keeney Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
“Formation and processing of meiotic DNA breaks”
5:39-5:59 pm Andreas Hochwagen New York University, USA
“Topoisomerases modulated the timing of meiotic DNA breakage and repair”
6:00-6:20 pm Nicole Kurhanewicz University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
“Temperature increases cause transposon-associated DNA damage specific to spermatocytes”
6:21-6:35 pm: Flash Talks4 7 posters
6:45-8:15 pm Dinner
8:30-10:00 pm
Poster session IV even numbers second half from (XX to XX)

Wednesday 28th August 2019

9:00 am-1:00 pm Session VI: Pathway choice
Chair: Rajeev Kumar
9:10-9:32 am Ian Henderson University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
“Crossover preference for heterozygosity mediated via MSH2 in Arabidopsis”
9:33-9:55 am Matt Neale University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
“Msh2 differentially impedes Class I crossovers at divergent sites”
9:56-10:16 am Maria Jasin Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
“MSH2-deficient meiosis in F1 hybrid mice reveals meiotic recombination mechanisms”
10:17-10:37 am Alexander Lorenz University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
“DNA sequence differences determine meiotic recombination outcome in fission yeast”
10:38-11:20 am Coffee break
11:20-11:42 am Francesca Cole University of Texas, Houston, USA
“Delineating recombination pathways in mouse spermatocytes”
11:43 am-12:03 pm Paula Cohen Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
“Identification of a Cullin Ring Ligase (CRL) complex that operates at the level of class I crossovers in mammalian meiosis”
12:04-12:15 pm: Flash Talks5 5 posters
12:20-2:00 pm Lunch
2:00-4:30 pm Social Outdoor Activities. La Rochelle guided tour (1 hour)
5:00-7:30 pm Session VII: Chromosomes axes and synapsis
Chair: Alexander Woglar
5:00-5:22 pm Denise Zickler Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
“Transitional bridges mediate chromosome synapsis and recombination complex relocation”
5:23-5:45 pm Wei Li Institute of Zoology Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
“Ubiquitin-dependent dynamic regulation of the synaptonemal complex”
5:46-6:06 pm Ricardo Benavente University of Würzburg, Germany
“Quantitative electron tomography of the synaptonemal complex”
6:07-6:27 pm Yumi Kim Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
“Identification of novel components of the synaptonemal complex in C. elegans
6:28-6:48 pm Rachel Wang Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
“Meiotic chromosome axes as a hub for recombination progression- imaged by expansion microscopy (ExM)”
7:00-8:15 pm Dinner
8:30-10:00 pm
Poster session V: all posters are up

Thursday 29th August 2019

9:00 am-1:00 pm Session VIII: Regulation Mechanisms 1
Chair: Viji Subramanian
9:10-9:32 am Neil Hunter University of California Davis, California, USA
“Delineation of the SUMO-Modified Proteome Reveals Regulatory Functions Throughout Meiosis”
9:33-9:55 am Akira Shinohara Osaka University, Japan
“Regulation of homologous recombination by RAD51 mediator and RAD51 remodeler”
9:56-10:16 am Daniel Wells University of Oxford, United Kingdom
“ZCWPW1 is recruited to PRDM9 binding sites in an allele-specific manner, and is essential for fertility and proper synapsis in male mice”
10:17-10:37 am Shunxin Wang Shandong University, Jinan, China
“The meiotic chromosomal program regulates recombination”
10:38-11:14 am Coffee break
11:15-11:37 am Nancy Kleckner Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
“Patterning and Pairing”
11:38-12:00 pm Valérie Borde Institut Curie, Paris, France
In vivo activation of the MutLγ-Exo1 complex for meiotic crossover formation”
12:01-12:21 pm Corentin Claeys Bouuaert Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
“DNA-dependent condensation drives the self-assembly of the meiotic double-strand break machinery”
12:22-12:42 pm Anjali Hinch University of Oxford, United Kingdom
“The localisation and functions of RAD51, DMC1, and RPA in mammalian meiosis”
1:00-2:30 pm Lunch
2:30-6:00 pm Session IX: Regulation Mechanisms 2
Chair: Agnieszka Lukasewicz
2:30-2:52 pm Michael Lichten National Institute for Health, Bethesda, USA
"Mechanistic complexity of meiotic recombination”
2:53-3:15 pm Peter Schlögelhofer Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria
“AtATM Limits Meiotic DNA Double-Strand Break Formation and Recombination”
3:16-3:36 pm Valentin Boerner Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA
“Roles of Fanconi anemia complex components in low abundance (‘scout’) DSB processing”
3:37-3:57 pm Joao Matos ETH Zürich, Switzerland
“Network rewiring of homologous recombination during mitotic proliferation and meiosis”
4:00-4:39 pm Coffee break
4:40-5:00 pm Gina Caldas University of California, Berkeley, USA
“Meiosis-specific Chromatin Organization Reveals Principles of Homologous Chromosome Recognition”
5:01-5:21 pm Flor Pratto National Institute for Health, Bethesda, USA
“Distinctive DNA replication in mammalian meiosis”
5:22-5:45 pm Anne Villeneuve Stanford University, Stanford, USA
“Achieving a Robust Outcome of Meiosis”
5:46-5:51 pm SFG Poster Prize, EMBO Poster prize
5:52-6:10 pm Special time
6:10-6:40 pm Business meeting
7:30 pm-12:00 pm Gala Dinner at the “Restaurant de l’Aquarium”
























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