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2015 Developmental Biology Programme

Please find below the programme for the Developmental Biology Symposium on 23 March 2015 at the Sainsbury Laboratory.

9.00-9.15         Arrivals and welcome

9.15-9.45         Why study a centipede!

Professor Michael Akam, Department of Zoology

9.45-10.15       Evo-devo of flowers and pollinator attraction

Professor Beverley Glover, Department of Plant Sciences

10.15-11.00     Coffee

11.00-11.30     How a Volvox embryo turns itself inside out

Professor Ray Goldstein, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

11.30-12.00     Using genetics and imaging to explore the relationships between

cell adhesion, the cytoskeleton and morphogenesis

Dr Nick Brown, Gurdon Institute

12.00-12.30     Molecular mechanisms for making tubes: anisotropies and

cytoskeletal crosstalk

Dr Katja Röper, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

12.30-13.00     Connecting the actomyosin cytoskeleton planar polarity with

cell and tissue behaviours

Dr Bénédicte Sanson, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

13.00-14.30     Lunch and posters

14.30-15.00     The Drosophila germ line as a model for tissue integrity and

cytoplasmic self-organisation

Dr Isabel Palacios, Department of Zoology

15.00-15.30     Cell competition by mechanical insults among epithelial cells

Dr Eugenia Piddini, Gurdon Institute

15.30-16.00     Mobile signals control vascular development in Arabidopsis

Professor Yrjö Helariutta, Sainsbury Laboratory

16.00-16.45     Tea

16.45-17.15     Genomic imprinting as a developmental switch to control gene

dosage

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith, Department of Genetics

17.15-17.45     Pluripotency in the early mammalian embryo

Dr Jennifer Nichols, Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

17.45-19.00     Reception and poster session

 

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