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Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis
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24 Months

Conference Description

The Mammalian Gametogenesis and Embryogenesis Gordon Research Conference was initiated in 1975 (formerly designated "Gametogenesis"). This conference has covered a broad range of topics from gene regulation in gametes to developmental mechanisms in early embryogenesis to production and manipulation of stem cells from a variety of sources. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the production of viable eggs and sperm and the initiation of embryonic development is essential for the continued survival of animal species in the 21st century and beyond. Advances in reproductive biology have immediate application, not only for the treatment of human infertility and subfertility, but also for improvements in developing contraceptive methods, advances in agricultural engineering and novel approaches to wildlife preservation. Moreover, as stem cells, pluripotent cells, gametes and early embryos provide important models for basic research aimed at understanding nuclear programming and cell cycle regulation, as well as transcriptional, translational, and post-translational control mechanisms, these areas have potential significance for a wide variety of biomedical applications. Through the years, all of these topics have been extensively covered at this meeting with primary emphasis on mammalian systems. Also included in the conference have been representative presentations by scientists who study model organisms (Drosophilia and C. elegans), as research from these organisms has often provided the foundation for subsequent research in mammals. This conference has historically attracted a broad range of participants from all over the world. Especially important are the interactions among academic, government and industry researchers as well as clinicians with interests in reproductive biology. This conference has been highly successful since its inception and has continued to be fully subscribed in recent years.

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Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2011 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Aug 21-26 Waterville Valley Robert E. Braun
2009 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Aug 2-7 Waterville Valley Michael K. Skinner
2006 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Jun 18-23 Connecticut College Marisa S. Bartolomei
2004 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Jun 6-11 Connecticut College John R. McCarrey
2002 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Jun 30 - Jul 5 Connecticut College Patricia A. Hunt
2000 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Jul 1-6 Connecticut College Gerald M. Kidder
1998 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Jul 5-10 Plymouth State College John J. Eppig
1996 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Aug 11-16 Colby-Sawyer College Susan Heyner
1994 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Jul 31 - Aug 5 Colby-Sawyer College Edward Mitch Eddy
1992 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Jul 27-31 Colby-Sawyer College Richard Schultz
1990 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Jul 30 - Aug 3 Colby-Sawyer College Janet Rossant
1988 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Jul 18-22 Plymouth State College Norman Hecht
1986 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Aug 18-22 Proctor Academy Roger A. Pedersen
1984 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Aug 20-24 Proctor Academy Robert P. Erickson
1982 Mammalian Gametogenesis & Embryogenesis Aug 23-27 Proctor Academy Georgiana Jagiello
1980 Gametogenesis Jun 30 - Jul 4 Plymouth State College A. L. Kierszenbaum
1977 Gametogenesis Jul 11-15 Plymouth State College John D. Biggers
1975 Gametogenesis Jul 7-11 Holderness School Allen Schuetz
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