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.
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 29, 2011.
More information on the conference website
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