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Genome Integrity Discussion Group March 2007

Genome Integrity Discussion Group March 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By


The greater New York metropolitan area has become a leading center for research on chromosome biology and function, as well as for research at the interface between chromosome integrity and cell cycle regulation.

The Genome Integrity meetings are a part of the Frontiers of Science Program at the New York Academy of Sciences, under which the Academy is starting a series of discussion groups in many frontier areas of science. Meeting four to five times each year, this group provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and form research collaborations among investigators active in the field.


2:00-2:30 pm
Dinshaw Patel, Structural Biology Program, MSKCC
Structural Biology of RNA Silencing and Epigenetic Regulation

2:30-3:00 pm
Tim Bestor, Columbia University
Biological Functions of Genomic Methylation Patterns

3:00-3:30 pm
Robert Roeder, The Rockefeller University
Coactivators and Mechanisms Involved in Transcription by p53

3:30-4:00 pm
Tea Break

4:00-4:30 pm
Rob Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Watching Gene Expression in Living Cells in Real Time

4.30-5:00 pm
Nancy Walworth, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Msc1 Acts through Histone H2A.Z to Promote Kinetochore Function in Fission Yeast

5:00-5:20 pm
Alex Kelly (Funabiki lab), The Rockefeller University
Chromosomal Enrichment and Activation of the Aurora B Pathway Are Coupled to Spatially Regulate Spindle Assembly

5:20-5:40 pm
Mark Burkard (Jallepalli lab), MSKCC
Chemical Genetics Reveals Requirement for Plk1 Activity in Positioning the RhoA GTPase and Triggering Cytokinesis