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Gordon Research Conferences : Cell Growth & Proliferation

June 26 - July 1, 2011 University of New England Biddeford, ME, USA

February 16, 2011

The 2011 Gordon Research Conference on Cell Growth and Proliferation will focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying eukaryotic cell division. The cell cycle involves a complex series of events, including cell growth, genome duplication, and mitosis. Dramatic progress in these areas has come from experiments performed in organisms ranging from yeast to mammals using approaches spanning high resolution structure determination to systems-level analysis.

Sessions will focus on basic events underlying cell division, including how cells regulate size and how they transit through G1 ; the E3 ubiquitin ligases that drive cell cycle transitions ; the molecular machines that carry out DNA replication and how they contend with chromatin structure ; how cells sense, signal, and repair DNA damage inside and outside of S phase ; how cells prepare for and execute mitosis ; and the mechanical events underlying chromosome segregation and cytokinesis. A constant theme throughout these discussions will be how these processes go awry in cancer. One session will focus exclusively on genetic defects that underlie cancer and how these defects can be targeted in the clinic. Finally, the roles of stem cells, apoptosis, and senescence in tissue homeostasis and cancer will be discussed.

Preliminary program :

A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is displayed below (discussion leaders are noted in italics). The detailed program is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by February 26, 2011. Please check back for updates.

  • Keynote Presentations : Telomeres and Tumor Suppressors (David Pellman, Johannes Walter / Titia de Lange / Scott Lowe)
  • Cell Growth and Signaling (Bruce Edgar / David Sabatini / Alexander Van Oudenaarden)
  • G1 Progression and Cell Cycle Engines (Randy King / Gustavo Leone / Bruce Edgar / Michele Pagano / Peter Sicinski)
  • Chromsome Duplication (Prasad Jallepalli / Anindya Dutta / Mike Botchan / Julian Blow / Nicole Francis / Jessica Tyler)
  • Getting in and out of Mitosis (Angelika Amon / Erich Nigg / Randy King / Prasad Jallepalli / Paul Maddox)
  • The DNA Damage Response and Checkpoints (Julian Blow / Tanya Paull / Mike Yaffe / Simon Boulton / Junjie Chen / Maria Jasin)
  • Chromosome Dynamics (Prasad Jallepalli / Tarun Kapoor / Angelika Amon / Sue Biggins / Genevieve Almouzni)
  • Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressors, and Therapeutics (Bill Kaelin / Carol Prives / Joan Brugge / Alan D’Andrea / Joaquin Espinosa / Peter Jackson)
  • Senescence, Apoptosis, and Stem Cells (Peter Jackson / Bill Kaelin / Sean Morrison / Amy Wagers)

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 29, 2011.

- More information on the conference website