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Meiosis (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Mechanisms of Sexual Reproduction Through Meiosis


June 25-26, 2016


Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH


Talia L. Hatkevich & Mercedes R. Gyuricza

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Meiosis is a forum that provides unique opportunities for graduate students, post-docs, and young faculty to discuss novel meiosis-related research and ideas in an intimate, friendly setting.

The focus of this meeting is mechanisms by which progenitor diploid cells give rise to haploid gametes through meiosis. Research encompassing multiple aspects of meiosis using various model organisms and cutting-edge technology will be presented.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Meiosis" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Conservation and Diversity
Discussion Leader: Talia Hatkevich (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:20 pmAnne Villeneuve (Stanford University, USA)
"Everyone's a Weirdo - Celebrating Conservation and Diversity in the Meiotic Program"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMeiotic Structures
Discussion Leader: Amy MacQueen (Wesleyan University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmSaravanapriah Nadarajan (Harvard Medical School, USA)
"Regulation of Synaptonemal Complex Dynamics Through Post-Translational Modifications"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmSimone Koehler (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Super-Resolution Microscopy Reveals the Organization of the Synaptonemal Complex in C. elegans"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmLin-Ing Wang (Rutgers University, USA)
"Chromosomal Passenger Complex on Chromatin Promotes Spindle Assembly Near Centromere in Female Meiosis"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmJohn Weir (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany)
"Biochemical Reconstitution Reveals Architecture and Specification of Human Kinetochores"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmJingxun Chen (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Meiotic Kinetochore Remodeling Through Ndc80 Downregulation"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmLiudmila Zhaunova (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
"The Demethylase Kdm5/Lid Regulates the Synaptonemal Complex and Chromatin Architecture"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMeiotic Initiation and Repair
Discussion Leader: Monica Colaiacovo (Harvard Medical School, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amStephen Gray (Cornell University, USA)
"Investigating the Crossover Formation Network in Mammalian Meiosis"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amCarla Abreu (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA)
"Genetic Interaction Between BRCA2 C-Terminus and RAD54 During Germ Cell Development"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amMaciej Zelazowski (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA)
"Suppression of MLH3-Independent Double-Holliday Junction Resolution and Dissolution Is Required for Robust Crossover Assurance in Mouse"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amRima Sandhu (Cleveland State University, USA)
"Processing of Stalled Meiotic Recombination Intermediates by a Newly Identified Chromosomal Protein"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amAnjali Hinch (Oxford University, United Kingdom)
"Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Double-Strand Break Repair in Mouse Meiosis"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amHanh Nguyen (McGill University, Canada)
"Codependent Recruitment of ZHP-3 and Its Paralog ZTP-2 During Crossover Formation in C. elegans"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMeiotic Stress and Consequences
Discussion Leader: Sarah Zanders (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmWilber Escorcia Torres (University of Southern California, USA)
"Destabilization of the Fork Protection Complex Is Associated with Meiotic Defects"
1:45 pm - 1:50 pmDiscussion
1:50 pm - 2:05 pmNico De Storme (Ghent University, Belgium)
"Stress-Induced Alterations in Meiotic Cell Division Leads to Diploid and Aneuploid Gamete Formation - A Potential Driver of Plant Genome Evolution"
2:05 pm - 2:10 pmDiscussion
2:10 pm - 2:25 pmAdrienne Perkins (Dartmouth College, USA)
"Oxidative Stress in Oocytes During Mid-Prophase Induces Premature Loss of Cohesion and Chromosome Segregation Errors"
2:25 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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