Cornell University - "Meiosis in Quarantine" Weekly Webinar

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Thank you for registering for this individual webinar date. Your registration will be carried over to all dates. If there are any dates that you are not able to attend please email James Bender at You will be receiving a confirmation email in the near future. FOR PANELISTS: You will be receiving an email that grants you panelist access to the webinar as well as the ability to join the "practice session" 30 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. You are also invited to join the "Virtual Meiosis" Slack channel. The invitation link is:

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Cornell University - "Meiosis in Quarantine" Weekly Webinar


By James Bender

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Thursday, April 2, 2020 · 7am PDT



About this event

Introducing the “Meiosis in Quarantine” webinar series, which is currently scheduled through until July 30th. There will be 4 speakers per session, with 15 minutes per talk and 10 minutes for questions and answers. We are going in the order originally devised on the GRC schedule, and we are asking the original Session Chairs if they would continue to chair specific sessions throughout this series.

In addition to speakers from GRC schedule, we have teamed up with Maria Bravo Nunez and Katie Billmyre, the GRS chairs, to figure out a schedule in which trainees can speak. Faculty speakers can opt to select someone from their lab to speak in their place so that there is a good mix of trainees and faculty speakers. The current schedule is below, but is subject to change. We are also considering adding more dates.

This event is being hosted by Cornell University and organized by Dr. Paula Cohen, Katie Billmyre, Maria Bravo Nunez, and James Bender

We have scheduled THURSDAYS at 7am PDT10 am EDT3pm BST4pm European time, 10 pm China Standard Time, and 11 pm JST

April 2

Physical properties and organization of the synaptonemal complex

  • Chair: Scott Hawley (Stowers Institute)

  • Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

  • Katie Billmyre (Scott Hawley's Lab, Stowers Institute)

  • Michael Lichten (NIH)

  • Marina Martinez-Garcia (Monica Colaiacovo's Lab, Harvard Medical School)

April 9

Conservation and diversity of meiotic events across evolution: implications for human meiotic errors - PART 1

  • Chair: Maria Bravo Nunez (Stowers Institute)

  • Sarah Zanders (Stowers Institute)

  • Karen Schindler (Rutgers University)

  • Yumi Kim (Johns Hopkins)

  • Harmit Malik (Trainee-invited speaker, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center)

April 16

Conservation and diversity of meiotic events across evolution: implications for human meiotic errors - PART 2

  • Chair: Sharon Bickel (Dartmouth College)

  • Maria Bravo Nunez (Sarah Zanders' Lab, Stowers Institute)

  • Jessica Fellmeth (Kim McKim's Lab, Rutgers University)

  • Callie Swanepoel (Jake Mueller's Lab, University of Michigan)

  • Eva Hoffmann (University of Copenhagen)

April 23 - NO MEETING (TAGC2020 meeting)

April 30

DSB processing and pathway choice - PART 1

  • Chair: Jim Haber (Brandeis University)

  • Francesca Cole (MD Anderson)

  • Liangran Zhang (Shandong University)

  • Deidre Reitz (Doug Bishop's Lab, U. Chicago; currently in Heyer Lab, UC Davis)

  • Diana Libuda (University of Oregon)

May 7

Chromosome dynamics, cohesion, and pairing

  • Chair: Denise Zickler (Universite Paris Sud)

  • Zhouliang Yu (Abby Dernburg's Lab, UC Berkeley)

  • Lisa Kursel (Ofer Rog's Lab, Univeristy of Utah)

  • Adele Marston (or lab member) (University of Edinburgh)

  • Arp Schnittger (University of Hamburg)

May 14

DSB processing and pathway choice - PART 2

  • Chair: Michael Lichten (NIH) and Katie Billmyre (Stowers Institute)

  • Greg Copenhaver (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • Jim Haber (Brandeis University)

  • Trainee-invited distinguished speaker: Denise Zickler (25 mins.) (Universite Paris Sud)

May 21

Chromosome behavior, spindle assembly, and checkpoint control

  • Chair: John Schimenti (Cornell University)

  • Sadie Wignall (University of Chicago)

  • Gerben Vader (Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Dortmund)

  • Gisela Cairo (Soni Lacefield's Lab, Indiana University)

  • Needhi Bhalla (UC Santa Cruz)

May 28

Placement and induction of double strand breaks (DSBs)

  • Chair: Peter Schlogelhofer (Max Perutz Labs)

  • Corinne Grey (Institut de Genetique Humaine, CNRS)

  • Matt Neale (University of Sussex)

  • Agnieszka Lukaszewicz (Maria Jasin's Lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

  • Franz Klein (Max Perutz Labs, University of Vienna)

June 4

Crossover designation, maturation and homeostasis

  • Chair: Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

  • Raphael Mercier (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research)

  • Anne Villeneuve (Stanford University)

  • Ian Henderson (University of Cambridge)

  • Nancy Kleckner (Harvard University)

June 11

Mixed bag 1

  • Chair: Jeff Sekelsky (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

  • Yukiko Imai (Noriyoshi Sakai's Lab, National Institute of Genetics, Japan)

  • Iva Tolic (Ruder Boskovic Institute)

  • Jeffrey Vedanayagam (Eric Lai's Lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

  • Sean Burgess (UC Davis)

June 18

Chromatin organization, gene expression, and epigenetic control of meiosis

  • Chair: James Turner (Francis Crick Institute)

  • Kevin Brick (NIH)

  • Elcin Unal (UC Berkeley)

  • Kevin Corbett (UC San Diego)

  • Luke Berchowitz (Columbia University)

June 25

Mixed bag 2

  • Chair: Christine Mezard (INRAE-AgroParis Tech)

  • Aurora Ruiz-Herrera (Universitat Autonoma Barcelona)

  • Franziska Bower (Arp Schnittger's Lab, University of Hamburg)

  • Alice Naftaly (Michael White's Lab, University of Georgia)

July 2

Post-transitional modifications as essential regulators of meiotic progression

  • Chair: Nancy Hollingsworth (SUNY Stony Brook)

  • Gloria Brar (UC Berkeley)

  • Val Borner (Cleveland State University)

  • Christine Rourke (Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert's Lab, University of Delaware)

  • Neil Hunter (UC Davis)

July 9

Crossover regulation

  • Chair: Eric Alani (Cornell University)

  • Piotr Ziolkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)

  • Petr Cejka (ETH Zurich)

  • Lisette Payero (Eric Alani's Lab, Cornell University)

  • Valerie Borde (Institut Curie Paris)

July 16

New and emerging technologies

  • Chair: Monica Colaiacovo (Harvard Medical School)

  • Rachel Wang (Academia Sinica)

  • Joao Matos (ETH Zurich)

  • Steve Henikoff (Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center)

July 23

Mixed bag 3

  • Chair: Joanne Engebrecht (UC Davis)

  • Kirsten Bomblies (ETH Zurich)

  • Luz Lopez Ruiz (Mett Neale's Lab, University of Sussex)

  • Jennifer Fung (UC San Francisco)

  • Takashi Akero (NIH)

July 30

All things oocytes, plus more!

  • Chair: Paula Cohen (Cornell University)

  • Melina Schuh (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Gottingen)

  • Alex Bortvin (Carnegie Institute)

  • Zak Swartz (Iain Cheeseman's Lab, MIT)


MiQ is sponsored by the Cornell University Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Many thanks go to James Bender, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, for organizing this webinar series.

*Schedule subject to change. Additional dates pending. Updates will be provided as needed.

About the organizer

Organized by
James Bender

Conference and Academic Program Coordinator Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine Biomedical Sciences Department