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Pineal Cell Biology
February 10-15, 2002
Crowne Plaza
Ventura, CA

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmRegulation of Melatonin Synthesis
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion Leader: David Klein (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
7:45 pm - 8:20 pmMichael Menaker (University of Virginia)
"Melatonin synthesis and per1 rhythmicity in the pineal"
8:20 pm - 8:55 pmSteven Coon (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
"Post-translational regulation of AANAT in a stable cell line"
8:55 pm - 9:30 pmSurajit Ganguly (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
"Melatonin Production: Regulation of AANAT by its Binding Partners"
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNonvisual phototransduction
9:00 am - 9:15 amDiscussion Leader: Russell Foster (Imperial College School of Medicine, London)
9:15 am - 9:55 amRobert Lucas (Imperial College School of Medicine, London)
"The role of novel photoreceptors in non-image forming light responses in mammals"
9:55 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am David Berson (Brown University)
"Phototransduction by ganglion cells of the retinohypothalamic tract"
11:10 am - 11:50 amIgnacio Provencio (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
"Melanopsin: Shedding light on photoentrainment?"
11:50 am - 12:30 pmRussell Van Gelder (Washington University)
"Ocular functions for mammalian cryptochromes"
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSignal Transduction I
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion Leader: Martin Zatz (National Institute of Mental Health)
7:45 pm - 8:20 pmStuart Dryer (University of Houston)
"Mechanisms underlying circadian control of ion channel gating in retinal photoreceptors: A mechanism for daily adjustments in the gain of a sensory system"
8:20 pm - 8:55 pmKing-Wai Yau (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)
"Study of phototransduction in vertebrate non-rod/non-cone photoreceptors"
8:55 pm - 9:30 pmP. Michael Iuvone (Emory University School of Medicine)
"Circadian and light-driven regulation of AA-NAT in chicken retina"
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMelatonin Actions I (Human)
9:00 am - 9:15 amDiscussion Leader: Debra Skene (University of Surrey, Guildford, UK)
9:15 am - 9:55 amKenneth Wright (Brigham & Women's Hospital)
"Entrainment of the Human Biological Clock"
9:55 am - 10:35 am Josephine Arendt and others (University of Surrey, Guildford, UK)
"Effects of long duration melatonin in humans"
10:35 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:50 amRebecca Costello (Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH)
"Melatonin as a Dietary Supplement: Facts, Figures and Fancies of the American Public"
11:50 am - 12:30 pmSteven Hill (Tulane University School of Medicine)
"Regulation of Steroid Hormone Receptor Transcriptional Activity and Gene Expression by Melatonin in Breast Cancer is Mediated through G alph i2 and G apha q proteins"
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I (continued)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmRegulation of Gene Expression
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion Leader: Pierre Voisin (Laboratoire de Neurobiologie Cellulaire, CNRS - Poitiers, France)
7:45 pm - 8:20 pmSeth Blackshaw (Harvard Medical School)
"Genomic Analysis of Photoreceptor and Pinealocyte-specific Transcription"
8:20 pm - 8:55 pmRuben Baler (National Institutes of Mental Health, NIH)
"Decoding the rat AA-NAT gene promoter"
8:55 pm - 9:30 pmJennifer Liang (Case Western University)
"Circadian gene regulation in the zebrafish pineal and parapineal organs"
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCircadian Mechanisms
9:00 am - 9:15 amDiscussion Leader: Carla Green (University of Virginia)
9:15 am - 9:55 amGregory Cahill (University of Houston)
"Clock mechanisms in zebrafish"
9:55 am - 10:35 amVincent Cassone (Texas A & M University)
"Clock genes, the SCN and the Neuroendocrine Loop"
10:35 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:50 amSteven Reppert (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
"Post-translational control of the mammalian circadian clock"
11:50 am - 12:30 pmMichael Hastings (Cambridge University, U.K.)
"Central and peripheral clock mechanisms in mice"
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPhotoperiodism
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion Leader: Elizabeth Maywood (Cambridge University, U.K.)
7:45 pm - 8:20 pmAndrew Loudon (University of Manchester, U.K.)
"Photoperiodism, clock genes and refractoriness"
8:20 pm - 8:55 pmHoracio de la Iglesia (University of Massachusetts)
"SCN as a photoperiodic tissue"
8:55 pm - 9:30 pmCharlambos Kyriacou (University of Leicester)
"Comparative molecular analysis of circadian systems"
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPineal/Retinal Signal Transduction II
9:00 am - 9:15 amDiscussion Leader: Gianluca Tosini (Morehouse University School of Medicine)
9:15 am - 9:55 amYoshitaka Fukada (The University of Tokyo)
"Circadian clock oscillation and its photic regulation in the chicken pineal gland"
9:55 am - 10:35 amChiaki Fukahara (Morehouse University School of Medicine)
"Regulation of gene expression in the rat pineal gland"
10:35 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:50 am Anthony Ho (University of Alberta) "MAPKs in rat pinealocytes"
11:50 am - 12:30 amJimo Borjigin (Carnegie Institution of Washington)
"Tri-phasic circadian rhythm of serotonin secretion from the pineal"
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II (continued)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMelatonin Action II
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion Leader: Margarita Dubocovich (Northwestern University Medical School)
7:45 pm - 8:20 pmDavid Hazlerigg (Rowett Research Institute, Scotland, U.K.)
"Photoperiodic effects on circadian gene expression in a melatonin target tissue"
8:20 pm - 8:55 pmJörg Stehle (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
"Melatonin - a clock output, a clock input"
8:55 pm - 9:30 pmCélia R. S. Garcia (University of São Paulo)
"Melatonin synchronizes intraerythrocytic Malaria parasites"
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am Depart

 
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