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3rd EMBO Conference on Meiosis

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 7:37:00 AM

EMBO Conference: 'Meiosis'

Conference - Dresden, Germany

The EMBO Conference on Meiosis, the third in a series of EMBO-funded conferences, aims at bringing together leading experts in meiosis research, conveying up-to-date data and concepts, and promoting intense discussions to contribute moving this field ahead. The conference will cover the entire process of meiosis from meiotic entry through both meiotic divisions to the formation of haploid gametes. The two meiotic divisions fundamentally differ: meiosis II is similar – although not identical – to mitotic division, and meiosis I is unique. Meiosis I features specific chromosome structures like the synaptonemal complex and chromosome processes such as programmed DNA double-strand breaks, interhomolog pairing and recombination, telomere bouquet formation, obligate chiasmata, mono-orientation of kinetochores, and specific checkpoints not present in any other cell type or cell division. Meiocytes also harbor unique genome defense mechanisms that reduce the spreading and activation of "genome parasites" that threaten the fidelity of homologous recombination and genome haploidization. These features and processes need to be specifically regulated and controlled, and the conference will focus on the molecular basis of these mechanisms.

Organization: EMBO


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EMBO Conference: 'Meiosis'

Sat, Sep 14, 2013 - Thu, Sep 19, 2013

Hotel Radisson Blu, Radebeul-Dresden

Nizzastrasse 13, 01445 Radebeul, Germany

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