Ciliate Molecular Biology
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Schedule of Presentations:

Saturday, July 21, 2007
16:00:00 Conference Registration
18:00:00 FASEB Opening Reception
19:00:00 Dinner
20:30:00 End of Session
Sunday, July 22, 2007
07:30:00 Breakfast
10:00:00 Poster Session 1
12:00:00 Lunch
12:00:00 Mathematical modeling of gene descrambling in stichotrichs Mark Daley
13:00:00 Whole Genome Sequencing of Oxytricha trifallax: Piecing together the Macronuclear Chromosomes Tom Doak
13:25:00 Characteristics and evolution of multi-gene nanochromosomes in Oxytricha trifallax Estienne Swart
14:15:00 Group photo and FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break
14:45:00 Paramecium genome landscape: a somatic view of the germline Linda Sperling
15:10:00 Structural, functional and comparative genomics of Tetrahymena Robert Coyne
15:35:00 Progress toward completion of the Tetrahymena thermophila genome sequence assembly and its relation to genetic maps Eileen P Hamilton
18:00:00 Dinner
19:00:00 Precise excision of internal sequences (IES) in Paramecium involves developmentally programmed double-strand breaks and a cross-talk between IES boundaries
19:25:00 Maternal non-coding transcripts antagonize the targeting of DNA elimination by scanRNAs in Paramecium tetraurelia Cathy Fisch
19:50:00 RNA-template guided DNA rearrangements in Oxytricha: Epigenetic reprogramming of a genome rearrangement pathway
20:40:00 Identification of a novel protein required for DNA elimination in diverse ciliates Larry Forney
21:05:00 Identification of novel chromatin-associated proteins involved in programmed genome rearrangements in Tetrahymena Douglas Chalker
Monday, July 23, 2007
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Workshop 1 Genomics and Postgenomics
12:00:00 Lunch
12:00:00 Functional analyses of Twi1p associated proteins in Tetrahymena Kazufumi Mochizuki
13:00:00 Epigenetic control of large-scale DNA reorganization during macronucleus differentiation in Stylonichia Jan Postberg
13:25:00 RNAi-dependent H3K27 methylation is required for heterochromatin formation and DNA elimination in Tetrahymena Yifan Liu
13:50:00 Microarray evidence for occasional, spontaneous, catastrophic failures of MIC genome integrity in cultured Tetrahymena cells. Eileen Hamilton
14:15:00 FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break
14:45:00 Analysis of the draft sequence of the Oxytricha trifallax macronuclear genome: heterogeneity among the nano-chromosomes Estienne Swart
15:10:00 Tetrahymena histone deacetylase 2 (THD2) functions in deposition-related histone deacetylation in the micronucleus Joshua Smith
15:35:00 Gene expression toward conjugation in Blepharisma japonicum Terue Harumoto
18:00:00 Dinner
19:00:00 Functional analysis of genes coding for Argonaute/Piwi proteins in Paramecium tetraurelia Khaled Bouhouch
19:25:00 Identification and characterization of Twi1p associated proteins in Tetrahymena thermophila Janna Bednenko
20:15:00 FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break
20:35:00 Slicer activity of Twi1p is required for DNA elimination in Tetrahymena
21:00:00 Small non-coding RNAs of Tetrahymena thermophila Kasper Andersen
21:25:00 Translational control of intron splicing in eukaryotes: lessons from the Paramecium genome Eric Meyer
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
07:30:00 Breakfast
10:00:00 Poster Session 2
12:00:00 Lunch
13:00:00 Centromere evolution in the absence of male meiosis: ciliates as a test case Harmit Malik
13:25:00 DNA repair proteins in Tetrahymena Dashaini Retnasothie
13:50:00 Guardians of the genome: The DNA mismatch repair proteins of Tetrahymena thermophila Claire Cupples
14:15:00 FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break
14:45:00 Biogenesis and function of telomerase RNP and effector RNPs with 23-24 nt RNA Kathleen Collins
15:10:00 Unexpected functions for the telomere proteins Pot1a and Pot1b Serena Jennings
15:35:00 Tetrahymena ORC contains a ribosomal RNA fragment that participates in rDNA origin recognition Geoffrey Kapler
18:00:00 Dinner
19:00:00 Different paths to stop codon reassignment in Tetrahymena thermophila and Euplotes octocarinatus Larry Klobutcher
19:25:00 Stop codon reassignment by eRF1s in Litostome ciliates Oanh Kim,
19:40:00 Evolution and biogeography of Tetrahymena cryptic species including selfers and amicronucleates Paul Doerder
20:05:00 Non-mendelian inheritance of three cytoskeleton genes in the ciliate Chilodonella unicinata Laura Katz
20:30:00 FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break
20:50:00 The micronuclear ribosomal RNA locus in Oxytricha trifallax is scrambled in over 100 pieces ! Laura Landweber
21:10:00 Evolution of micronuclear-limited sequences in Chilodonella unicinata Rebecca Zufall
21:25:00 Molecular population-genetic variation in the Paramecium aurelia complex Michael Lynch
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Workshop 2: New Tools
10:30:00 Workshop 3: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00p.m. Ciliates in the Classroom
12:00:00 Lunch
13:00:00 Morphogenesis in ciliates –Revisited in postgenomic era Maria Jerka Dziadosz
13:25:00 Forward genetics and cortical patterns in Tetrahymena Joseph Frankel
13:50:00 Tetrahymena thermophila basal body protein identification and characterization Chad G. Pearson
14:10:00 CER is a Tetrahymena thermophila tubulin cofactor E (TBCE) homolog involved in microtubule dynamics and remodelling
14:30:00 FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break
14:55:00 Transcriptional profiling in Ichthyophthirius multifiis: analysis of gene expression during parasite development Ted Clark
15:15:00 The fission zone & nuclear exchange junction of Tetrahymena thermophila: windows between cells Eric Cole
15:40:00 Business meeting
18:00:00 Dinner
19:00:00 . Introduction to the session by Pascale Dupuis-Williams
19:10:00 Unraveling the function of B9 proteins in ciliogenesis Cathy Fisch
19:30:00 Elucidation of the biological significance of BBS proteins in Paramecium Anbazhagan Rajendran
19:50:00 Centrins and Sfi1-like proteins in the contractile infraciliary lattice of Paramecium Delphine Gogendeau
20:10:00 . FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break
20:10:00 . FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break
20:30:00 Localization in microtubule organizing centers and aberrant folding of a beta-tubulin isotype of Euplotes focardii
20:45:00 Katanin regulates dynamics of cell body microtubules and biogenesis of motile cilia in Tetrahymena
21:05:00 Glutamylation of beta-tubulin stabilizes the ciliary axoneme
21:25:00 Trafficking of phagosomes in Tetrahymena
Thursday, July 26, 2007
07:30:00 Breakfast
08:55:00 Tetrahymena as a model system to study shiga toxin induction, uptake, toxicity and evolution
09:20:00 ASI2, a gene encoding a putative signal transduction receptor, is required for sexual reproduction in Tetrahymena thermophila
09:45:00 FASEB Sponsored Coffee Break
10:05:00 Investigation of the role of Tetrahymena thermophila vacuolar protein sorting 13A (VPS13A) in phagocytosis
10:30:00 Molecular aspects of vesicle trafficking in Paramecium cells
10:55:00 Analysis of the Tetrahymena proteome: Organelle proteomics of Tetrahymena thermophila
11:35:00 . Box Lunches Available
20:30:00 Paramecium tetraurelia chemoreceptors for folate and glutamate
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