THE CENTER FOR GENOME REGULATION
The CGR is a Chilean Center of Excellence funded by the FONDAP program of CONICYT. Our aim is to carry out leading research on genomes and evolution of molecular mechanisms of gene expression.
Av Blanco Encalada 2085.
Exploring Genomic Landscapes.
A Workshop in the Atacama Desert.
This workshop is intended to expose young Latin American scientists to cutting edge work done by colleagues around the world in the area of genomics and gene expression regulation. To provide a wide diversity of models and mechanisms, we have selected speakers working on animal, plant and microbial systems and have strived to balance this diversity in the sessions. We provide ample time for discussion of speakers with young investigators at poster sessions and during our field activity. For the latter event, we will travel to a site in the Atacama Desert where scientists of the CGR are carrying out a 10-year long project aimed at characterizing the genomes of desert plants, animals and soil microorganisms.
Isabel Bäurle. Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Shawn Burgess. NHGRI, Bethesda, USA
Víctor Corces. HHMI, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Beatriz Diez. Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Cristina Dorador, Universidad de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
Antonio Giraldez. Yale University, New Haven, USA
Maite Huarte. CIMA, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Manuel Irimia. CGR, Barcelona, Spain
Ryan Lister. University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Tomas Marques-Bonet. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Arnau Sebé-Pedrós. CGR, Barcelona, Spain
Marcela Sjöberg. P Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Joachim Wittbrodt. Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
14:30-15:00 Introductory Remarks by Miguel Allende and José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta
15:00-16:00 Inaugural conference. Victor Corces: Insulators and Chromatin organization
16:00-18:00 Coffee break and poster session 1 (odd numbers)
18:00-19:30 Session I.
Isabel Bäurle: Plant Epigenetics and Stress Adaptation
Shawn Burgess: Evolution of genome structure in teleosts
Cristina Dorador: Metagenomics of the high altitude salt pans
19:30 Welcome mixer and Dinner
9:00-10:30 Session II.
Maite Huarte: Role of long non-coding RNAs in disease
Manuel Irimia: Evolution of novel transcript variants in vertebrates
Marcela Sjoberg: Role of demethylating enzymes in cell differentiation
10:30-12:30 Coffee break and poster Session II (even numbers).
14:00-18:00 Field trip to CGR experimental station (social-scientific event)
18:30-19:30 Conference. Ryan Lister: Editing the epigenome in plants and animals
9:00-11:00 Session III.
Beatriz Diez: Metagenomics of marine systems
Tomás Marques-Bonet: Primate genome evolution
Antonio Giraldez: Post-transcriptional control during early embryogenesis
Arnau Sebé-Pedrós: Features of gene regulation in early metazoans
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Round of short talks selected from the poster presentations.
14:30-15:30 Closing conference. Joachim Wittbrodt: Addressing complex phenotypes through quantitative genetics and genomics.
16:00. Final comments and departure.