ASCB CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Kathy King kathy at faseb.org
Tue Jul 11 15:37:01 EST 1995


     AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CELL BIOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING
     DECEMBER 9-13, 1995, WASHINGTON, DC
     WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER
     
     The 1995 ASCB Call for Abstracts is now available.
     Please contact the National Office to abtain your copy
     (Tel: 301-530-7153, Fax: 301-530-7139, E-mail:
     ascbinfo at ascb.faseb.org). Within the next two weeks the
     entire publication will be available on the ASCB gopher
     as well. Below is a listing of the 1995 Symposia and
     Minisymposia.

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     SYMPOSIA TITLES AND SPEAKERS
          
     SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
     Scientific Keynote Address
     Eric Kandel, Columbia University
       Genes, Synapses, and the Cell-Term Memory
     
     
     SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
     SYMPOSIUM I: THE CELL CYCLE AND CANCER
     Leland Hartwell, University of Washington (Chair)
       Cell cycle checkpoints
     Kim Nasmyth, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna
       Cyclin-dependent kinases and the cell cycle
     Carol Greider, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
       Telomerases in cell immortalization and cancer
     
     SYMPOSIUM II, THE HEINZ HERRMANN SYMPOSIUM: PATTERN
     FORMATION AND EVOLUTION
     Cynthia Kenyon, University of California, San Francisco
     (Chair)
       Pattern formation in C. elegans
     Sean Carroll, University of Wisconsin/HHMI
       Evolution and development of the insect body plan
     Cliff Tabin, Harvard Medical School
       Evolution and development of the vertebrate body plan
     
     
     MONDAY, DECEMBER 11
     SYMPOSIUM III: CELL ADHESION IN DIFFERENTIATION AND
     DISEASE
     Richard Hynes, MIT/HHMI
       Integrin and extracellular matrix function in
     development
     Mary Beckerle, University of Utah (Chair)
       Cell adhesion-dependent signalling
     Judah Folkman, Harvard Medical School
       Endogenous inhibitors of blood vessel growth
     
     SYMPOSIUM IV: THE EVOLUTION OF EUKARYOTIC SEX
     Lawrence Hurst, University of Cambridge
       Selfish genetic elements and their role in evolution:
       the evolution of sex and some of what that entails
     Ursula Goodenough, Washington University (Chair)
       Sex in simple eukaryotes
     Robin Lovell-Badge, Medical Research Council, London
       Sex determination in mammals: the role and evolution
       of the SRY gene on the Y chromosome
     
     
     TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
     SYMPOSIUM V: HOW MOLECULAR MOTORS WORK
     Ron Vale, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI
     (Chair)
       Mechanical and structural studies of the kinesin
       motor: are two heads better than one?
     Ivan Rayment, University of Wisconsin
       Structural basis of myosin motility
     Mary Porter, University of Minnesota
       Mutational analysis of dynein regulation
     
     SYMPOSIUM VI: NEURONAL CONNECTIONS: ESTABLISHMENT AND 
     PLASTICITY
     Marc Tessier-Lavigne, University of California, San
     Francisco/HHMI (Chair)
       Guidance of developing axons to their targets
     Story Landis, Case Western Reserve University School of
     Medicine,
       Interactions between pre- and postsynaptic cells in
       the initial establishment of synaptic junctions 
     Jeff Lichtman, Washington University School of Medicine
       Cellular basis of activity-dependent synaptic 
       rearrangements
     
     
     WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13
     SYMPOSIUM VII: MEMBRANE ASSEMBLY FROM THE NUCLEUS TO
     THE CELL SURFACE
     Randy Schekman, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI
     (Chair)
       Protein sorting during vesicle budding
     Douglass Forbes, University of California, San Diego
       Nuclear assembly and transport
     Richard Scheller, Stanford University/HHMI
       Mechanism and regulation of membrane fusion
     
     SYMPOSIUM VIII: UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLLING CELL
     BIOLOGY THROUGH SYNTHETIC MOLECULES
     Roger Tsien, University of California, San Diego/HHMI
     (Chair)
       Dissection of a nitric oxide signalling cascade using
       caged compounds
     Heidi Hamm, University of Illinois, Chicago
       Use of synthetic peptides to investigate sites and
       mechanism of G-protein action in signal transduction
     Stuart Schreiber, Harvard University/HHMI
       Chemical approach to understanding and controlling
       signal transduction

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     MINISYMPOSIA TOPICS AND CHAIRS

     Apoptosis
     Eileen White, Rutgers
     
     Applications of Green Fluorescent Protein to cell
     biology
     Martin Chalfie, Columbia University
     
     Cell adhesion and signalling
     Randall T. Moon, University of Washington
     
     Cell adhesion in development
     Dan Brower, University of Arizona
     
     Chaperones, protein folding, and posttranslational 
     processing
     Elizabeth Craig, University of Wisconsin
     
     Checkpoints and mitosis
     Steve Elledge, Baylor College of Medicine
     
     Chromatin structures, condensation, and transcription
     Jerry Workman, Penn State University
     
     Molecular motors and dynamics of cytoplasmic
     organization
     Julie Theriot, The Whitehead Institute
     
     Endocytosis and intracellular trafficking of lipids
     Richard Pagano, The Mayo Clinic
     
     Extracellular matrix in cell proliferation and
     differentiation
     E. Helene Sage, University of Washington
     
     Nuclear hormone receptors and cell signaling
     Bruce Spiegelman, Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute
     
     GTP-binding proteins and the signalling cascade
     John Pringle, University of North Carolina
     
     Interaction of the cytoskeleton with cell junctions
     Susan Craig, The Johns Hopkins University
     
     Gametes and fertilization
     Judith White, University of Virginia
     
     Localization of determinants in the embryo
     Robert Boswell, University of Colorado
     
     Molecular genetics of the cytoskeleton
     Alison Adams, University of Arizona
     
     Molecular structure approaches to the cytoskeleton
     Ken Downing, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories
     
     Nuclear import and export
     Pamela A. Silver, Harvard Medical School
     
     Pathways through the cell cycle
     William G. Dunphy, California Institute of Technology
     
     Protein targeting to organelles
     Ken Cline, University of Florida
     
     RNA trafficking and localization
     Robert Singer, University of Massachusetts
     
     Specification of cell fate
     Chris Doe, University of Illinois
     
     Tissue-specific gene expression
     Nadia Rosenthal, Massachusetts General Hospital
     
     Vesicle identity and addressing
     Susan Ferro-Novick, Yale University

     
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