Germ Cells

You are cordially invited to participate in the eighth biennial meeting on Germ Cells to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, New York. The meeting will begin with dinner and the first session on the evening of Tuesday, October 2 and will conclude after lunch on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The specific goals of this conference are to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of germ line and gamete development. This meeting is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate the intellectual unification of research on germ cells and related disease states in diverse systems.

Topics:
Germ Cell Specification, Migration and Fate
Germ Line Stem Cells
Gonocyte Proliferation, and the Switch from Mitosis to Meiosis
Meiosis
Germline and Soma Communication
Transcriptional Control and Epigenetic Programming
Post-transcriptional Control and Small RNAs in Gametogenesis and Early Embryos
Fertilization, Egg Patterning, Reprogramming, and the Oocyte to Embryo Transition
+ show speakers and program
Azim Surani
The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UNITED KINGDOM

INVITED SPEAKERS
Frederic Berger
Temasek Life Sciences University, SINGAPORE

Marco Conti
University of California San Francisco

Abby Dernburg
University of California Berkeley, HHMI

Steve DiNardo
University of Pennsylvania

Margaret Fuller
Stanford University

Elizabeth Gavis
Princeton University

Allan Handyside
University of Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM

Pat Hunt
Washington State University

Masaki Kamakura
Toyama University, JAPAN

Florence Marlow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Marty Matzuk
Baylor College of Medicine

Phillip Newmark
HHMI/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David Page
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, HHMI

Yumiko Saga
National Institute of Genetics, JAPAN

Allan Spradling
Carnegie Institution for Science, HHMI

Susan Strome
University of California Santa Cruz

Shosei Yoshida
National Institute for Basic Biology, JAPAN

Tim Schedl, Washington University School of Medicine
Erika Matunis, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Laurinda Jaffe, University of Connecticut Health Center

2 Oct - 6 Oct 2012
cold spring harbor
United States of America
meeting website