2003 Neural Crest Conference
edwards at uoneuro.uoregon.edu
Wed May 14 11:36:53 EST 2003
You are invited to attend:
The Neural Crest:
New Perspectives on Lineage and Morphogenesis
A Conference to Honor the Retirement of
Dr. James A. Weston, University of Oregon
WHEN: June 25-27, 2003
WHERE: Timberline Lodge, on Mt. Hood near Portland, OR
Organizers: Charles B. Kimmel & Judith S. Eisen (University of
Oregon) and Carol Erickson (UC Davis)
REGISTER ON-LINE AT
Wednesday, June 25
7:00 p.m. Keynote address: Andrew Lumsden (King's College
London) "Segmentation of the Cranial Neural Crest -- What Does it
Mean, If Anything, and Are American Chick Embryos Really Different
from English Ones?"
8:30 p.m. Mixer and Poster Session I
Thursday, June 26
AM Plenary Session I: SPECIFICATION AND PATTERNING OF
Chair: Jim Weston (University of Oregon)
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.=A0=A0Paul Trainor (Stowers Institute)
"Hox Genes, Neural Crest Cells and the Origins of Craniofacial
9:30 -10:00 a.m. Tom Schilling (UC Irvine)
"Skeletogenic Neural Crest in Zebrafish and Its Interactions with
Endoderm and Cranial Mesoderm"
10:30 -11:00 a.m. Paul Kulesa (CalTech)
"Intravital Imaging of Neural Crest Cells and Neural Progenitors"
11:00 -11:30 a.m. Paul Sharpe (King's College London, Dental
"Requirements for Neural Crest-Derived Cells to Form Craniofacial
PM Plenary Session II: LINEAGE SPECIFICATION AND
DIVERSIFICATION OF THE NEURAL CREST
Chair: Chaya Kalcheim (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.=A0=A0Roberto Mayor (University of Chile)
"Multiple Steps in the Induction of the Neural Crest"
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. David Raible (University of Washington)
"Cell Fate Specification in Zebrafish Neural Crest"
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Judith Eisen (University of Oregon)
"Notch Signaling and Neural Crest Fate in Embryonic Zebrafish"
3:30 p.m. Coffee
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Yoshio Wakamatsu (Tohoku University, Japan)
"Multiple Signal Inputs for Proper Neural Crest Formation"
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Carol Erickson (UC Davis)
"How Did the Chicken Get its Stripes: Molecular Control of Melanoblast
Specification and Morphogenesis"
5:00 p.m. Poster Session II
7:30 p.m. Banquet
Friday, June 27
AM Plenary Session III: THE NEURAL CREST EPITHELIAL-
Chair: Jean-Paul Thiery (Curie Institute, Paris)
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.=A0=A0Benjamin Geiger (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
"Probing the Environment: the Molecular Dynamics of Cell Adhesion"
9:30 -10:00 a.m. Angela Nieto (Cajal Institute, Spain)
"The Snail Gene Family at the Origin of the Neural Crest"
10:00 -10:30 a.m. Berni Wehrle-Haller (Centre medical Universitaire,
Geneva) "Cross-talk Between Growth Factors and Integrins Regulate
Directed Migration of Melanocytes onto the Lateral Neural Crest
10:30 a.m. Coffee
11:00 -11:30 a.m. Ken Yamada (National Institutes of Health)
"Cell-matrix Interactions in Adhesion, Migration, and Signaling"
11:30 a.m. Endnote address: James A. Weston (University of
"Spatial Heterogeneity in the Neural Folds"
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