Oct. 6–9, 2021 | Virtual
Emerging roles of the nucleolus
Emerging roles of the nucleolus
Oct. 6–9, 2021 | Virtual | Paid registration required
This unique meeting will bring together scientists who focus on nucleolar structure and function, but with diverse research perspectives and approaches, to facilitate a wide-ranging discussion and an in-depth exploration of the subject from many angles. The topics addressed will range in scope from basic biology to human disease, including the biophysical properties of this organelle, cancer prognosis and treatments, and reproduction.
The meeting will be organized into six sessions over four days. Each session will be chaired by leaders in the field who will present their current work and select presenters based upon volunteered abstracts. Presentations will be 15 minutes with five minutes of discussion. Each session will conclude with a moderator-led general discussion. An interactive community board also will be available for discussion and networking. The meeting will conclude with an open discussion of emerging themes. We aim to have 50% of talks by early-career scientists. In past meetings, everyone who has selected an oral presentation has been accommodated, and we hope to continue that tradition in the virtual format. There will also be poster/flash talk sessions.
At the 2019 meeting, the attendees defined areas for future development and progress; 2021 will see an exciting delivery on one of these areas! The opening session will include two 25-minute talks by Craig Pikaard of Indiana University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Adam Phillippy of the National Human Genome Research Institute, who will present the latest assemblies of nucleolar organizer regions in A. thaliana and H. sapiens, respectively. This will be followed by a Q&A to discuss their exciting findings and future implications for the field.
- Opening session: Assembly of nucleolar organizer regions
- Chromosome biology and nucleolar organizer region function
- Nucleolar RNAs
- The nucleolus in development and disease
- Nucleolar trafficking and intracellular communication
- Nucleolar processes and phase separation
In an effort to accommodate schedules and time zones, all sessions will be recorded and posted in the virtual event platform for viewing on the same day as they occur. Sessions will include talks of varying length, including a flash talk format. The virtual event platform enables networking and communication outside of the scheduled sessions empowering registered attendees to contact other registrants and arrange meet-ups for informal discussions around topics of their choosing.
11:59 p.m. Eastern
|Regular registration deadline|
All times listed are U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)
Session 1: Assembly of nucleolar organizer regions
Chair: Julie Cooper, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Session 2: Chromosome biology and nucleolar organizer region function
Chair: Craig Pikaard, Indiana University
Session 3: Nucleolar trafficking and intracellular communication
Chair: Susan Baserga, Yale University
Session 4: Nucleolar RNAs
Chair: Brian McStay, National University of Ireland, Galway
Session 5: The nucleolus in development and disease
Chair: Francesca E. Duncan, Northwestern University
Session 6: Nucleolar processes and phase separation
Chair: Jennifer Gerton, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
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