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DBC Symposium

26th Annual University of Minnesota Developmental Biology Symposium 

RNA Rules: Developmental Regulation by RNA

Monday, October 2, 2017 | Coffman Memorial Union | Minneapolis Campus

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Registration is now closed.


Submit poster titles by September 15, 2017
Prizes for the best posters from students and postdocs!



Maria Barna
Developmental Biology & Genetics
Stanford University

Novel Modes of Cellular Communication: From Specialized Ribosomes to Signaling Filopodia

Douglas Black
Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles, California

Mechanisms and Programs of Posttranscriptional Gene Regulation in Neurons 

Anne Ephrussi
Developmental Biology Unit
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Heidelberg, Germany

Assembly and Transport of Oskar RNPs in the Drosophila Oocyte

Antonio Giraldez
Genetics Department
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Uncovering Novel Regulatory Codes in Development 

Eric Miska
Department of Genetics
Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

RNA and Epigenetics: New Insights from C. elegans and Rift Lake Cichlids

Craig Pikaard
Departments of Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Mechanisms of Selective Gene Silencing in Plants

Organizers: Karen Echeverri, Aaron Goldstrohm, David Greenstein, Yasu Kawakami (chair), Ann Rougvie, and David Zarkower


Conference banquet to follow at the Weisman Museum featuring after-dinner speaker:

Howard Lipshitz
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada ​

Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Drosophila