Schedule

DAY 1 (Monday)

 

12:00-12:45     Check-in and poster set up (refreshments available)

12:45-13:00     Opening Remarks and Keynote speaker introduction

13:00-14:00    Keynote lecture: Dr. Andrew Holland

14:00-15:00    Talk session 1 (Spindle Architecture, session chair: Todd Stukenberg)

 

15:00-16:30    Poster session 1 and refreshments

16:30-17:30    Talk session 2 (Cell Cycle Control, session chair: Michael Matunis)

18:00-20:00   Networking event (Turner Concourse, JHU)

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DAY 2 (Tuesday)

08:45-09:00    Poster set up and refreshments

 

09:00-10:30   Talk session 3 (Chromosome Seg. and Recomb., session chair: Yumi Kim)

 

10:30-12:00    Poster session 2

12:00-13:00    Lunch    

 

13:00-14:30   Talk session 4 (Kinetochores and Centromeres, session chair: Alex Kelly)    

 

14:30-15:30    Workshop(s) and refreshments

15:30-16:30   Keynote lecture: Dr. Ekaterina Grishchuk

Keynote

speakers

​April 2:

Andrew Holland

Johns Hopkins University

"Centrosome Homeostasis in Development and Disease"

​April 3 :

Ekaterina Grishchuk

University of Pennsylvania

"Chromosomes on the edge: coupling kinetochores to dynamic microtubule ends"

The Mid-Atlantic

Mitosis and Meiosis

Meeting 2018

Monday, April 2nd- Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

           615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

  • M4 is a local meeting organized by graduate students and post doctoral fellows from a diversity of Mid-Atlantic institutions

  • Oral and poster presentations will focus on various aspects of mitosis and meiosis

Contact us:

Organizers:

Ellen Garcia (Virginia Tech)

Hawa Racine Thiam (National Institutes of Health)

Danielle Bouchard (Johns Hopkins University)

Arunika Das (University of Pennsylvania)

Karen Plevock (National Institutes of Health)

Roshan Lal Shrestha (National Institutes of Health)​

Please direct your email inquiries at  mitomeiosis.meeting@gmail.com

Accomodation details

Please call 410-539-8400 ext. 0  or visit the link below for reservations at Lord Baltimore Hotel using the following group ID 

 

GroupID: 1804JHBSPH or M4 2018 

For assistance with handicap or disabled parking permits, please contact Danielle Bouchard (dboucha2@jhu) at least 3 days before the event to ensure access to closer parking.

 
 
 
 

Talk session details

Session 1, Spindle Architecture

Chair: Todd Stukenberg (University of Virginia)

April 2

14:00-14:15 Collapse of bipolar spindles upon rapid degradation       

                     of gamma-TuRC component GCP2

 

14:15-14:30 Exploring Myosin 10’s role in mitotic spindle

                    positioning and supernumerary centrosome clustering

 

14:30-14:45 Building the Centriole: Polo-like Kinase 4 Promotes

                    Centriole Assembly Through Phosphorylation of STIL

 

14:45-15:00 Asymmetry in mitotic centrosome clustering brings

                     balance to centrosome number in tetraploid cells

John Hammer

(NHLBI, NIH

Tyler C Moyer

(Johns Hopkins)

Nicolaas Baudoin

(Virginia Tech.)

Elizabeth Turcotte

(NICHD, NIH)

Session 3, Chromosome Segregation and Recombination

Chair: Yumi Kim (Johns Hopkins University)

April 3

09:00-09:15 Non-overlapping functions of AURKB and AURKC in

                     regulating the spindle assembly checkpoint during

                     oocyte meiosis

 

09:15-09:30 Genetic commonality and dependency in a 

                       karyotypically heterogeneous aneuploid population

 

09:30-09:45 Fine-structure analysis of meiotic recombination products

 

09:45-10:00 Exploring the dynamic regulation underlying synchronous

                     sister chromatid separation at anaphase onset

 

10:00-10:15 Genetic interactions among the Aurora kinases reveal that

                    AURKC drives their compartmentalization in mouse oocytes

 

10:15-10:30 Mixing of parental genomes after fertilization in C. elegans

                     involves fusion and fenestration of pronuclear membrane

Cecilia S. Blengini

(Rutgers Univ.)

Hung-Ji Tsai

(Johns Hopkins)

Jasvinder S. Ahuja

(NCI, NIH)

Silke Hauf

(Virginia Tech.)

Karen Schindler

(Rutgers Univ.)

Mohammad Rahman

(NIDDK, NIH)

Session 2, Cell Cycle Control

Chair: Michael Matunis (Johns Hopkins University)

April 2

16:30-16:45 Spatiotemporal regulation of cell de-adhesion at

                     the G2/M transition of the cell cycle

 

16:45-17:00 Kar4 regulates yeast meiosis at multiple levels

                   

 

17:00-17:15 Centromere activated microtubule bound non-

                     centromeric CPC enables robust kinetochore        

                     phosphorylation

 

17:15-17:30 Evidence that APC regulates Survivin expression:

                    a mechanism by which APC mutations contribute

                    to increased mitoses during colon cancer development

Bruce M Boman

(Univ. of Delaware)

Todd Stukenberg

(UVA, Charlottesville)

Mark D. Rose

(Georgetown Univ.)

Hawa Racine Thiam

(NHLBI, NIH)

Session 4, Kinetochores and Centromeres

Chair: Alexander Kelly (NCI, National Institutes of Health)

April 3

13:00-13:15 A balance between elastic and rigidified centromeric CENP-A

                     nucleosomes required for RNA polymerase 2 recruitment

 

13:15-13:30 The RZZ complex enables SAC maintenance by tethering

                     Mad1-Mad2 to structurally expanded kinetochores

 

 

13:30-13:45 Causes and consequences of CENP-A mislocalization in

                    cancer

 

13:45-14:00 CENP-A/Cse4 regulates the centromeric association of

                     Shugoshin in budding yeast

 

14:00-14:15 Chromosome passenger complex recruitment to

                     replication forks in response to DNA damage

 

14:15-14:30 Asymmetric sister centromeres crosstalk with temporally

                    asymmetric microtubules to ensure nonrandom sister

                    chromatid segregation during Drosophila male germline stem

                    cells

Rajesh Ranjan

(Johns Hopkins)

Katherine Pfister

(UVA, Charlottesville)

Prashant K. Mishra

(NCI, NIH)

Jonathan Nye

(NCI, NIH)

Jose-Antonio Rodriguez-Rodriguez

(Mem. Sloan Katt.)

Daniël Melters

(NCI, NIH)

The Mid-Atlantic Mitosis and Meiosis

Meeting 2018

Monday, April 2nd- Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Johns Hopkins University,  Turner Auditorium, 

720 Rutland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205 

  • M4 is a local meeting organized by graduate students and post doctoral fellows from various Mid-Atlantic institutions

  • Oral and poster presentations will focus on various aspects of mitosis and meiosis.

Registration for this meeting is closed

Venue:  Turner Auditorium
              720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, MD-21205 
 Time:  Monday, 12.00 p.m.-5.30 p.m.
             Tuesday, 09.00 a.m.-4.30 p.m.

Sponsors

©2018 Mito-meiosis meeting

Image credit: Nasser Rusan, NHLBI, NIH

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