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Cell Growth & Proliferation (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Mechanisms of Cell Proliferation: Normal and Cancerous


July 8-9, 2017


Mount Snow
West Dover, VT Site Information


Deepak K. Jha

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this meeting was June 10, 2017. You may still submit an application, which may be considered by the conference chair if there is still room available.

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Cell Growth and Proliferation 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.

This GRS will focus on how cell growth and division is regulated during normal development, and how they go awry in cancers. We will focus on mechanisms, including signaling, genetic, and epigenetic, that underlie normal development, and carcinogenesis.

Application Instructions

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 April 8, 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.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Cell Growth & Proliferation" 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.


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: Cell Signaling and Cancer
Discussion Leader: Jan Inge Oevreboe (Huntsman Cancer Institute, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:25 pmShiva Malek (Genentech, USA)
"Novel Mechanisms in Cell Signaling and Cancer"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSingle Cell Biology and Cell Division
Discussion Leader: Philipp Kaldis (Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmShixuan Liu (University of Toronto / Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
"Size Uniformity of Animal Cells Is Actively Maintained by a p38 MAPK-Dependent Regulation of G1 Length"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmSamuel Cooper (Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom)
"Cell Cycle Signaling Analysis in Live Single Cell by Deep Learning"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmStefano Santaguida (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Chromosome Mis-Segregation Generates Cell Cycle-Arrested Cells with Complex Karyotypes that Are Eliminated by the Immune System"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmEvgeny Zatulovskiy (Stanford University, USA)
"Investigating Molecular Basis of G1/S Transition and Size Control in Mammalian Cells"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amCell Growth, Metabolism and Cell Cycle
Discussion Leader: Shixuan Liu (University of Toronto / Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
9:00 am - 9:20 amJacob Matson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
"Rapid Replication Origin Licensing Protects Stem Cell Pluripotency"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amAvinashnarayan Venkatanarayan (Genentech, Inc., USA)
"Investigating cRAF Kinase-Independent Functions in KRAS-Driven Tumorigenesis"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAimee Marceau (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
"Activity of the Cell Cycle and Oncogenic Transcription Factor FOXM1 Is Regulated by a Phosphorylation-Dependent Structural Switch"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amJan Inge Oevreboe (Huntsman Cancer Institute, USA)
"Translational Regulation of Cell Cycle"
10:50 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 pmMentorship Component: NIH Funding / Career Panel
Discussion Leader: Aimee Marceau (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:40 pmAmanda Melillo (National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH, USA)
"NIGMS Funding, and Opportunities at NIH"
1:40 pm - 1:45 pmDiscussion
1:45 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Career Options in Academia and Beyond"
  • Eliezer Calo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jeanette Cook (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
  • Seth Ettenberg (Unum Therapeutics, USA)
  • Philipp Kaldis (Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore)
  • Shiva Malek (Genentech, USA)
  • Amanda Melillo (National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13 CA220573-01 from the National Cancer Institute. 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 of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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