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Programme

FINAL PROGRAMME

Sunday, 24 May

18:00

Registration and “Welcome cocktail” at the meeting place “Palazzo Steri” (University of Palermo)

20:30

Free dinner (not included in the package)

Monday, 25 May

9:00-10:00

Registration, welcome and opening of the meeting

 

Chair: Davide Corona

10:00-10:30

Kent Golic

Dicentric chromosome breakage and repair

10:40-11:10

Travis Karg

Mechanisms of acentric chromosome segregation

11:10-11:40

Coffee break

11:40-12:10

Brandt Warecki

Aurora B mediated localized delays in nuclear envelope formation facilitates inclusion of late segregating chromosome fragments

12:20-12:50

Ting Wu

Single-molecule super-resolution in situ imaging of chromosomal DNA in Drosophila with a sidebar on haplotype visualization

13:00-14:45

Lunch

 

Chair: Kent Golic

14:45-15:15

Irene Chiolo

Right place, right time: novel role of nuclear periphery in heterochromatin repair

15:25-15:55

Pamela Geyer

Non-canonical activation of the DNA damage pathway reduces germline stem cell survival in Drosophila

16:05-16:35

William Sullivan

Why is heterochromatin so closely associated with the centromere?

16:45-17:00

Coffee break

17:00-19:30

Guided tour of Palermo

19:45

Dinner on "caiccho" a typical sicilian boat

Tuesday, 26 May

 

Chair: Gary Karpen

9:30-10:00

Abby Dernburg

H3K9 methylation shapes the meiotic recombination landscape in C. elegans

10:10-10:40

Gunter Reuter

Chromatin organization at synaptonemal complexes and crossover control in Drosophila

10:50-11:10

Coffee break

11:10-11:40

Eduardo Gorab

Further data on the occurrence of triple-helical DNA in Drosophila Heterochromatin

11:50-12:20

Keith Maggert

Probing heterochromatin stability - sequence and function

12:30-14:30

Lunch

 

Chair: Maurizio Gatti

14:30-15:00

Tatiana Kolesnikova

Chromatin states and replication patterns in polytene chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster

15:10-15:40

Patrizio Dimitri

The BCNT proteins: a long-neglected class of multifaceted proteins

15:50-16:20

Davide Corona

trans-activation: a new epigenetic phenomenon underlying transcriptional memory

16:30-16:50

Coffee break

16:50-19:30

Poster session

19:30

Free time and free dinner (not included in the package)

Wednesday, 27 May

 

Chair: Gunter Reuter

9:00-9:30

François Karch

Structure/Function dissection of the Fab-7 boundary within the context of the bithorax complex

9:40-10:10

Luca Lo Piccolo

Modulation of ω-speckle structure by ISWI chromatin remodeler: new insights into neurogenesis of Drosophila melanogaster

10:20-10:35

Coffee break

10:40-11:10

Zheng Zhou

Structural study of an internal dual-chaperone system for SWR1-mediated histone H2A.Z replacement

11:20-11:40

Martin Muller

Regulatory architecture of the apterous locus

11:50-12:20

Wolfgang Miller

Low-titer symbionts of Drosophila that matter: new lessons from Wolbachia

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00

Round Trip by bus to Segesta, Marsala, Torre di Nubia. Dinner in the museum of salt

Thursday, 28 May

 

Chair: Pamela Geyer

10:00-10:30

James Birchler

Dosage compensation in Drosophila: shifting chromatin states to achieve effective genomic balance

10:40-11:10

Victoria Meller

Identification of X chromatin by long and short noncoding RNA

11:20-11:40

Coffee break

11:40-12:10

Jan Larsson

Repeated elements, heterochromatin and chromosome-specific targeting in Drosophila

12:20-12:50

Maria Kim

roX2 RNA decorates Y-chromosome loops in Drosophila spermatocytes

13:00-15:00

Lunch

 

Chair: Maria Pia Bozzetti

15:00-15:30

Gary Karpen

Can phase separation principles account for the formation and function of the heterochromatin domain?

15:40-16:10

Bernardo Carvalho

PacBio sequencing to resolve difficult genomic regions: The Mst77Y genes on the Drosophila melanogaster Y chromosome

16:20-16:50

Marie Fablet

A population look at the piRNA pathway in Drosophila

17:00-17:20

Coffee break

17:20-17:50

Yikang Rong

MTV, a telomeric ssDNA-binding complex, protects Drosophila telomeres and recruits retrotransposons to chromosome ends

18:00-18:30

Maurizio Gatti

pendolino (peo) a gene required for protection of Drosophila heterochromatic telomeres

18:40

Free time and free dinner (not included in the package)

Friday, 29 May

 

Chair: Ting Wu

9:30-10:00

Alexei Aravin

The interplay between chromatin and piRNA

10:10-10:40

Katalin Fejes Tóth

Small RNAs guide establishment of repressive chromatin marks on transposons in the Drosophila germline

10:50-11:10

Coffee break

11:10-11:40

Haifan Lin

Uniting major constituents of the genome: the role of piRNAs in the germline

11:50-12:20

Maria Pia Bozzetti

Searching for members of the piRNA-mediated transposon silencing in the gonads looking at the modifiers of the crystal-Stellate regulation

12:30-13:00

Gustavo Kuhn

Drosophila DINE-TR1 is abundant in heterochromatin, participates in piRNA biogenesis and is a recurrent source for satellite DNA emergence

13:10-15:00

Lunch

 

Chair: Ting Wu

15:10-15:40

Amanda Larracuente

Intragenomic conflict and satellite DNA evolution in Drosophila

15:50-16:20

Sergio Pimpinelli

Transposons jumping into the Canalization and Assimilation concepts

19:30

Departure by bus to Mondello: Sunset and Farewell Banquet

Saturday, 30 May

9:30-10:30

Closure of the conference

10:30

Coffee break

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#HC2015

Deadlines

  • Abstract submission:
    15 May 2015
  • Registrations & Payments with early bird discount:
    15 May 2015

Organisers

Davide Corona
University of Palermo

Sergio Pimpinelli
Sapienza University of Rome

Organising Secretariat

Gubbio Servizi S.r.l. Email

 

Gubbio Servizi