Applications for this meeting must be submitted by April 22, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by February 20, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).
The Gordon Research Seminar on Chromosome Dynamics is a unique forum for graduate students and post-docs to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is
to provide an intimate and collegial atmosphere for young scientists to discuss
unpublished work on mechanistic aspects of bacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic
The meeting will cover a wide range of topics in chromosome biology,
including DNA architecture, recombination, replication, repair, segregation and
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by February 20, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Chromosome Dynamics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Session: Landmark Discoveries in Chromosome Dynamics|
|Discussion Leader: Cori Cahoon (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA)|
|3:15 pm - 3:50 pm||David Sherratt (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)|
"How One Chromosome Makes Two"
|3:50 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Chromosome Organization|
|Discussion Leader: John Marko (Northwestern University, USA)|
|5:30 pm - 5:45 pm||Kati Böhm (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany)|
"Chromosome Organization in Corynebacterium glutamicum"
|5:45 pm - 5:55 pm||Discussion|
|5:55 pm - 6:10 pm||Jorine Eeftens (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)|
"Single-Molecule Experiments to Resolve Structural and Mechanical Properties of Condensin"
|6:10 pm - 6:20 pm||Discussion|
|6:20 pm - 6:35 pm||Jordan Rowley (Emory University, USA)|
"Evolutionarily Conserved Principles Predict 3D Chromatin Organization"
|6:35 pm - 6:45 pm||Discussion|
|6:45 pm - 7:00 pm||Adam Larson (University of California, San Francisco, USA)|
"Reversible Liquid Droplet Formation by HP1a Suggests Role for Phase Separation in Heterochromatin Function"
|7:00 pm - 7:10 pm||Discussion|
|7:10 pm - 7:25 pm||Michal Wlodarski (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)|
"Both Genome and Cytosol Dynamics Change in E. coli Challenged with Sublethal Antibiotics"
|7:25 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Chromosome Replication and Segregation|
|Discussion Leader: Rebecca Heald (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Lori Koch (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, USA)|
"Kinetochore-Microtubule Attachment Is Not Sufficient to Silence the SAC in Budding Yeast"
|9:15 am - 9:25 am||Discussion|
|9:25 am - 9:40 am||Simone Koehler (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
"Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy Reveals a Dynamic Architecture Within the Synaptonemal Complex in C. elegans Meiosis"
|9:40 am - 9:50 am||Discussion|
|9:50 am - 10:05 am||Christopher Smith (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)|
"Multi-Directional Force-Dependent Rearrangements Within the Human Kinetochore"
|10:05 am - 10:15 am||Discussion|
|10:15 am - 10:30 am||David Phizicky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)|
"Mechanisms Preventing DNA Replication Between Meiosis I and Meiosis II"
|10:30 am - 10:40 am||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am||Kata Sarlos (Center for Chromosome Stability, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)|
"Single-Molecule and Biochemical Reconstitution of Anaphase DNA Bridge Decatenation"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Panel Discussion|
|Discussion Leader: Devanshi Jain (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"From Mentee to Mentor: Starting and Managing a New Lab"|
- Luke Berchowitz (Columbia University Medical Center, USA)
- Ines Drinnenberg (Institut Curie, France)
- Eros Lazzerini Denchi (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
- Ofer Rog (University of Utah, USA)
- Elcin Unal (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|