Schedule of Activities

Thursday, March 14

3:00 - 6:00 pm, Registration: Administration
6:00 - 7:00 pm, Dinner: Crocker
7:00 - 10:00 pm, Mixer: Kiln

Friday, March 15
7:30 - 8:30 am, Breakfast, Crocker
8:30 - 12:00 Noon, Session I, Chapel

Genomic Analysis : Mary Anne Nelson, Chair

8:35 - Bruce Birren, MIT, Whitehead Institute. "Genome sequencing for Neurospora crassa."
9:05 - Gertrud Mannhaupt, Heinrich-Heine-University. "The MIPS Neurospora crassa database-MNCDB."
9:30 - Chuck Staben, U. of Kentucky. "Gene finding and annotation for fungal genomes."
9:55 - Alan Radford, University of Leeds. "An on-line comprehensive gene list of Neurospora crassa."

10:10 - Break
10:35 - Don Natvig, U. of New Mexico. "The pdx-1 (snz-1/sno-1) region of the Neurospora genome."
10:50 - Jeremy R. Dettman, University of California at Berkeley. "Phylogentic species recognition in Neurospora."
11:15 - Nisha Sahay, QIAGEN Inc. "Gene expression analysis using oligo based microarrays."
11:40 - Craig Tomlinson, University of Cincinnati. "Microarrays for Neurospora crassa."

12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lunch, Crocker
Posters may be set up in Kiln beginning after lunch and will remain up throughout the meeting.

Friday 2:00 - 5:30 pm, Session II, Chapel

Signaling and Development : Dan Ebbole, Chair

2:05 - Jennifer Loros, Dartmouth Medical School. "The clock in Neurospora."
2:30 - Kwangwon Lee, Dartmouth Medical School. "Roles for WHITE COLLAR-1 in circadian and general photo perception in Neurospora crassa."
2:55 - Deborah Bell-Pederson, Texas A&M U. "Identification of novel components involved in controlling circadian rhythmicity using genetic and genomic approaches."
3:20 - Yi Liu, U. Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. "The clock kinases in the Neurospora circadian clock."

3:45 - Break
4:10 - Kathy Borkovich, U. of California, Riverside. "Life without heterotrimeric G alpha proteins."
4:35 - Carolyn Rasmussen, U. of California, Berkeley. "Hyphal fusion pathway of Neurospora crassa."
5:00 - David J. Jacobson, Stanford University. "Neurospora in western north America."
5:20 - Krishnapuram Rashmi, Osmania U. "Characterization of colbalt-sensitive mutant of Neurospora crassa."

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Dinner, Crocker
7:00 - 10:00 pm, Poster Session, Kiln

Saturday, March 16
7:30 - 8:30 am, Breakfast, Crocker
8:30 - 12:00 Noon, Session III, Chapel

Gene Regulation/Gene Silencing: Eric Selker, Chair

8:35 - Bob Metzenberg, Stanford U. "DNA unpaired in meiotic prophase triggers specific silencing of itself and its homologs."
9:00 - Patrick K.T. Shiu, Stanford U. "A quick and east way to determine gene function in meiosis using MSUD."
9:25 - Rodolfo Aramayo, Texas A&M U. "The presence of unpaired DNA is necessary but not sufficient to trigger meiotic silencing."
9:50 - Break

10:10 - Michael Freitag, U. of Oregon. "A DNA methyltransferase-like protein is essential for repeat induced point mutation in Neurospora crassa."
10:35 - Greg Kothe, U. of Oregon. "Methyl/RIP-DNA-binding proteins of Neurospora."
11:00- Hisashi Tamaru, U. Oregon. "Regulation of DNA methylation by a histone H3-K9 methyltransferase in Neurospora crassa."
11:25- David Catcheside, Flinders U. "New insights into recombination in Neurospora."
11:45- Edward G. Barry, U. of North Carolina. "Spore killer sensitive isolates become the killers in heterokaryons."

12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lunch, Crocker

Saturday, 2:00 - 5:30, Session IV, Chapel
Organelle Biogenesis/Metabolic Regulation: Gloria Turner, Chair

2:05 - Frank Nargang, U. of Alberta. "Function and assembly of the preprotein translocase of the outer mitochondrial membrane (the TOM complex)."
2:30 - Holger Prokisch, U. Munich. "Protein translocation into mitochondria: Purification and characterization of the inner membrane protein translocases of Neurospora crassa."
2:55 - Robert Brambl, U. of Minnesota. "Transcripts and transcript-binding proteins in mitochondria of Neurospora crassa."
3:15 - Arnaldo Videira, U. do Porto. "Complex I, sex and alternative NADH dehydrogenase in Neurospora mitochondria."

3:35 - Break
4:00 - Matt Sachs, Oregon Health and Science U. "Translational control by upstream open reading frames in mRNA."
4:25 - Dan Ebbole, Texas A&M U. "Sugar Sensing in Neurospora."
4:50 - John Paietta, Wright State U. "Regulation of sulfur metabolism in Neurospora crassa."
5:10 - S. R. Nozawa, U. of Porto. "RIP of pacC-1 affected both the glycosylation of secreted alkaline phosphatase and conidiation in Neurospora crassa."

6:00 - 7:00 pm SATUDAY EVENING BANQUET, Crocker

David Perkins, Presentation of the Beadle and Tatum award
Rowland Davis, Neurospora: the making of a model organism

7:00 - 10:00 pm, Poster Session, Kiln

Sunday, March 17

7:30 - 8:30am, Breakfast, Crocker

8:30 - 12:00, Session V, Chapel
Cell Biology and Morphogenesis: Barry Bowman, Chair

The Beadle and Tatum Award Lecture
8:30 - Mike Plamann, U. of Missouri, Kansas City. "Analysis of dynactin-membrane interaction in Neurospora."
9:10 - Louise Glass, U. of California, Berkeley. "Hyphal fusion and vegetative incompatibility."
9:35 - Qijun Xiang, U. of California in Berkeley. "The Identification of vib-1, a gene involved in vegetative incompatibility mediated by het-c Locus in Neurospora crassa."

10:00 - Break
10:25 - Greg Jedd, Rockefeller U. "Hex1 crystal structure reveals the mechanism of self-assembly and evolutionary origin of Hex1."
10:50 - Nick Read, U. of Edinburgh. "Measuring the calcium message in living hyphae of Neurospora expressing codon-optimised aequorin."
11:15 - Tony Griffiths, U. of British Columbia. "Morphological miscellany."
11:40 - Barry Bowman, U. of California, Santa Cruz. "Antibiotic drugs and the vacuolar ATPase."

12:00 Check out
12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lunch: Crocker

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