The Gordon Research Seminar on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to incorporate the impacts of contaminant exposures on phenotype development within the context of the evolution. Using this evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) framework, we will investigate the interface between environmental endocrine disruption and concepts such as: developmental plasticity, discordance between genotype and phenotype via epigenetic mechanisms, intra- and interspecies variability in contaminant sensitivity, and environment-driven impacts on embryonic development.
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|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Lecture|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Scott F. Gilbert (Swarthmore College)
"New sources of developmental disruption"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Environmental endocrine disruption studies through evolutionary and developmental biology lenses|
|Discussion Leaders: Frederick vom Saal (University of Missouri-Columbia) and Ross Gillette (University of Texas at Austin)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Robert Berger (McGill University)
"Preconceptional and in utero exposure to an environmentally-relevant brominated flame retardant (BFR) mixture induces malformations in Sprague-Dawley rats"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Frances Orton (Brunel University London)
"Mixtures of the most widely used pesticides act additively as antiandrogens in vitro"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Jennifer Wolstenholme (University of Virginia)
"Bisphenol A alters social behavior and gene expression over multiple generations"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Folami Ideraabdullah (University of Pennsylvania)
"The role of genetic mutation in susceptibility to environmental insult"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Biological Variance - Diverse study systems in context|
|Discussion Leaders: David Crews (University of Texas at Austin) and Stephanie Giera (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Yuan Wang (University of Hong Kong)
"The epigenetic responses of marine medaka to hypoxia"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Tracie Baker (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"Early sublethal dioxin exposure in zebrafish: toxicity in adulthood and subsequent generations"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Ronald Biemann (Martin Luther University)
"Endocrine active food contaminants drive the adipogenic commitment of mesenchymal stem cells independently from PPARgamma"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Martin Wagner (Goethe University Frankfurt)
"Identification of putative steroid receptor antagonists in bottled water: Combining bioassays and Orbitrap mass spectrometry"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Capitalizing on Complexity|
|Discussion Leader: Shanna Swan (Mount Sinai School of Medicine) and Annette Hormann (University of Missouri-Columbia)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Ulla Joensen (Copenhagen University Hospital)
"Epidemiological studies of endocrine disruptors (phthalates, PFCs and PCBs) and testicular function in Danish men"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Ashleigh Theberge (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"Microfluidic culture platform for in vitro steroidogenesis assays"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13ES021654-01 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.