Agenda

Agenda


Conference Organizer:
Gaganpreet Sidhu, PhD
Research Director, Meiogenix Inc.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Please note that this tentative schedule is subject to change. Each speaker will present their talk live. The presentations' recordings will be accessible to registered attendees after the sessions, contingent upon speakers who have granted permission.

Day 1

Time (Eastern)Event
9:00 am—9:10 am
FASEB and Organizer Welcome
9:10 am—9:40 am

Breaking and Chewing DNA: Meiotic Break Formation and Processing
Scott Keeney, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

9:40 am—10:10 am

The Regulatory Mechanism of the Meiosis-specific Recombinase DMC1 Degradation
Yingxiang Wang, PhD, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

10:10 am—10:40 am

Recent Progress in Genome Engineering: From Tools to Applications
Holger Puchta, PhD, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

10:40 am—11:10 am

Versatile Plant Genome Engineering with CRISPR-Combo Systems
Yiping Qi, PhD, University of Maryland, College, Park, MD

11:10 am—11:30 am

Break

11:30 am—12:00 pm

Instability and Recombination of a Circular Minichromosome In Arabidopsis
Luca Comai, PhD, University of California, Davis, CA

12:00 pm—12:30 pm

Sex and Strain Differences in Mouse Meiotic Recombination
Tegan Horan, PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

12:30 pm—12:40 pm
Organizer Wrap-up, Day 1

 Day 2

Time (Eastern)Event
9:00 am—9:10 am
Organizer Recap of Day 1 and Kickoff
9:10 am –9:40 am

CRISPR-induced DNA Breaks: From Precise Repair to Catastrophic Chromosomal Rearrangements
Avraham Levy, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

9:40 am—10:10 am

The Development and Application of Precision Genome Editing Technologies
Kevin Zhao PhD, Qi Biodesign, Beijing, China

10:10 am—10:40 am

A Crossroads of CRISPR, Epigenetics, and DNA Repair in Plants
Feng Zhang, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

10:40 am—11:10 am

Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Meiotic Recombination in Maize
Meixia Zhao, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

11:10 am—11:30 am

Break

11:30 am—12:00 pm

Diffusion and Dewetting Underlie Crossover Patterning
Abby Dernburg, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, CA

12:00 pm—12:30 pm

A Mechanical Basis for Crossover Interference: Experimental Evidence
Nancy Kleckner, PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

12:30 pm—12:40 am
Organizer Closing Remarks