C. elegans Development, Cell Biology, and Gene Expression Meeting

Dear Members of the Worm Community,

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for:

C. elegans Development, Cell Biology, and Gene Expression Meeting, within the larger TAGC 2020 Meeting, April 22–26, 2020.

Conference website:    https://genetics-gsa.org/tagc-2020/   
Location:  Washington, DC, USA (Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center)
Abstract Submission Deadline*: December 5, 2019
Registration Deadline:  December 5, 2019
Early Discount:  December 5, 2019
Submit a Workshop Proposal: by November 1, 2019
Travel Award Deadline:  December 5, 2019

We will have C. elegans Community Scientific Sessions, and social events, with the opportunity to interact with 6 other Communities (Drosophila, Mammalian, PEQG, Xenopus, Yeast and Zebrafish).

* Abstracts will be considered for both the C. elegans Community Sessions, and for the Thematic Sessions, that include all 7 Communities.

~ 5 C. elegans Sessions, Invited Speakers, and Chairs ~

Development and Cell Biology

Invited Speaker: James Priess – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
Chair: Jessica Feldman – Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

New Technology and Resources in Development

Invited Speaker: Sander van den Heuvel – Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Chair: Jordan Ward – University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Genomics, Gene Regulation, and Systems Biology

Invited Speaker: Susan M. Gasser – Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basil, Switzerland
Chair: Florian Steiner – University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Neuronal Development

Invited Speaker: Oliver Hobert – Columbia University, New York, USA
Chair: Richard Poole – University College London, London, United Kingdom

Germ Line

Invited Speaker: Diane Shakes – College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
Chair: Diana Chu – San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Scientific Organizing Committee

Needhi Bhalla – U.C. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USAMichalis Barkoulas – Imperial College London, London, UK
Olivia Casanueva – Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK
Julie Claycomb – University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Luisa Cochella – Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
Brent Derry – The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Denis Dupuy – Inserm/University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Max Heiman – Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA
Diana Libuda – University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Matt Marcello – Pace University, New York, USA
Alicia Melendez – Queens College, City University of New York, New York, USA
Fumio Motegi – National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Sara Olson – Pomona College, Claremont, USA
Yonathan Tzur – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Natascia Ventura – Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany
Anne Wehmann – University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Itai Yanai – NYU School of Medicine, New York, USA

C. elegans workshops coordinator Coleen Murphy – Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

GSA representative on Allied Program Committee for TAGC2020 Piali Sengupta – Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

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We ask for your help spreading the word about this exciting and unique scientific conference.  We welcome your ideas to make it a well–attended, interactive event.

Help us encourage broad participation from all members of our Community.

Sincerely,

Your C. elegans Community Program Organizers

Martha and Mike

Mike Boxem – Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands   m.boxem@uu.nl
Martha Soto – Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA  sotomc@rutgers.edu