Center to host developmental biology symposium Dec. 10

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Center to host developmental biology symposium Dec. 10

Annual half-day meeting promotes networking, research sharing among local scientists in the field

Nov. 30, 2011
Dr. Jihong Bai

Dr. Jihong Bai, Basic Sciences Division, will be among the presenters at the annual developmental biology symposium.

Photo by Linsey Battan

The 13th Seattle Developmental Biology Winter Symposium will take place Saturday, Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Pelton Auditorium. Hosted annually by the Hutchinson Center, the event brings local developmental biologists together to share recent discoveries in the field.

The half-day symposium will start with bagels, coffee and networking opportunities and feature the following presentations:

  • 9-10 a.m.—Keynote address, "Breaking Symmetry in the C. Elegans embryo," Dr. Geraldine Seydoux, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; professor, Center for Cell Dynamics, Johns Hopkins Medical School
  • 10-11 a.m.—Coffee break and poster session, B1-072/076
  • 11-11:30 a.m.—"How Plants Sense the Seasons: Transcriptional Regulation of CONSTANS in Photoperiodic Flowering," Dr. Takato Imaizumi, assistant professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington
  • 11:30 a.m.-noon—"Regulating Competence in the Retina: The Role of bHLH Transcription Factors," Dr. Joe Brzezinski, Reh Lab, Department of Biological Structure, UWNoon-12:30 p.m. "The Metalloproteinase Inhibitor RECK is Essential for Zebrafish Sensory Neuron Development," Andrew Prendergast, Raible Lab, Department of Biological Structure, UW
  • 12:30-1 p.m.—"HBL-I Patterns Synaptic Remodeling in C. Elegans," Dr. Jihong Bai, Basic Sciences Division, Hutchinson Center

Funds from Gene Tools, LLC; Aquaneering Inc; ZEISS; Clontech; GENEWIZ; and Bartels and Stout Inc. help support the event.

Registration is not required. For more information, contact Dr. Cecilia Moens,

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