Mini Symposium/ Resgistration 2012

The Mini-Symposium will last one day (Wednesday 11th January 2012) and it will be open to all Chilean and Latin American developmental biologists, previous registration.
It will start with a lecture by Eric Wesichaus in the morning. Lunch will be provided. The final

program will be posted here soon.

Registration: Please send an e-mail to [email protected], with your name and affiliation, indicating “Quintay-Symposium” in the subject of the e-mail

Deadline for registration: 12th December 2011

Fees: free


Biology Symposium-Quintay 2012
11th January 2012, CIMARQ-Quintay-Chile

7s I’m.

10.30-10.50 Registration
10.50-11.00: Welcome address. R. Mayor


11.00-11.50: Plenary Lecture: Eric Wieschaus (U. Princeton, USA)
The Mechanics of Cell Shape Change during Drosophila Gastrulation
11.50-12.15: Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado (HHMI,

Stowers Institute, USA)
Stem Cells and Regeneration in the Planarian Schmidtea mediterranea

12.15-12.40: Juan Larraín (P. Universidad Catolica, Chile)
Spinal cord regeneration in Xenopus
12.40-14.00: Lunch
14.00-14.25: Miguel Allende (U. Chile)
Characterization of the regeneration process in the zebrafish mechanosensory system
14.25-14.50 Kathleen Whitlock (U. Valparaiso, Chile)
Environmental effects on gene expression and cell migration during early development
14.50-15.15: John Ewer (U. Valparaiso, Chile)
Genetic analysis of Drosophila behaviour
15.15-15.40: Claudia Linker (King’s College London, UK)
Role of Notch signalling in Neural Crest migration
15.40-16.10 Coffee break
16.10-16.35: Miguel Concha (U. Chile)
16.35-17.00: Roberto Mayor (UCL, UK)
Can individual mesenchymal cells migrate as a collective?
17.00-17.50: Plenary lecture: John Gurdon (Gurdon Institute, UK)
Nuclear reprogramming by eggs and oocytes, and the