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, September 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (US)

Matthew Good, University of Pennsylvania
Nascent Transcriptomics Reveals Hierarchical Zygotic Gene Expression During Genome Activation

Liyun Miao, Yale University
Postdoc, Laboratory of Antonio Giraldez
The landscape of pioneer factor activity reveals the mechanisms of chromatin reprogramming and genome activation

Julien Pontis, EPFL
Postdoc, Laboratory of Didier Trono
Primate-specific cis- and trans-regulators shape transcriptional networks during human development

Ferenc Mueller, University of Birmingham (UK)
Transcription control mechanisms during the minor wave of genome activation

Upcoming Sessions

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
Andi 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
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 Lab]
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