Virtual Symposium: Genome Activation
Join us for a virtual symposium about Zygotic Genome Activation! The goal of the symposium is to provide researchers with a platform to share their latest work in the field of genome activation. This will help reinforce and build connections in our field, and our hope is that the virtual format will allow scientists from around the world to participate. The symposium will be free of charge. We will have one session every month, starting in September 2021. Each session will last 1.5 hours and will feature several short presentations from faculty and trainees.

Registration is required.

Zoom Registration Link

Next Session
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (US)

Mounia Lagha, Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier (IGMM)
Lighting up the central dogma during early Drosophila embryogenesis

Wei Xie, Tsinghua University
Epigenetic inheritance and reprogramming in early animal development

Chunxia Zhang, Harvard Medical School / Boston Children’s Hospital
Laboratory of Yi Zhang
Profiling and functional characterization of maternal mRNA translation in mouse maternal-to-zygotic transition

James McGehee, California Institute of Technology
Laboratory of Angela Stathopoulos
Optogenetic control of transcription factor dynamics

Symposium Schedule

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (US)
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (US)
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (US)
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (US)
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (US)
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (US)
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 08:00 am Eastern Standard Time [note: earlier time!]

Speaker List

Amanda Amodeo
Andrea Pauli
Christine Rushlow
Chunxia Zhang [Yi Zhang Lab]
Dafne Ibarra Morales [Nicola Iovino Lab]
Daria Onichtchouk
Ferenc Mueller
James McGehee [Angela Stathopoulos Lab]
Julien Pontis [Didier Trono Lab]
Kamila Delaney [Genevieve Almouzni Lab]
Kikue Tachibana
Kitt Paraiso [Ken Cho Lab]
Kiyomi Kaneshiro [Susan Strome Lab]
Liyun Miao [Antonio Giraldez Lab]
Matthew Good
Melissa Harrison
Mezmur Belew [Matthew Michael Lab]
Miler Lee
Mounia Lagha
Mustafa Mir
Nadine Vastenhouw
Patrick Murphy
Ser van der Burght [Julie Ahringer Lab]
Shelby Blythe
Wei Xie
Xiangxiu Wang [Yong Zhang Lab]
Xiaotong Wu [Anming Meng and Wei Xie Labs]
Yixuan Guo [Brad Cairns Lab]

Symposium Organizers

Antonio Giraldez | Giraldez Lab
HHMI Faculty Scholar
Chair and Professor of Genetics, Department of Genetics
Yale University School of Medicine

Melissa Harrison | Harrison Lab
Associate Professor, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Mina Kojima
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Antonio Giraldez

Marissa Gaskill
Ph.D. Student, Laboratory of Melissa Harrison