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This meeting took place in 2001



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Bacterial Chromosomes (C2)


Organizer(s) Susan Gottesman, Nancy Kleckner and John R. Roth
February 7—13, 2001
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel • Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 6, 2000
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 7, 2000

Sponsored in part by the Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Bacterial chromosomes carry information that dictates their structure, folding, replication, segregation to daughter cells and integrated regulation of gene expression. The functions of the bacterial chromosome have both universal and unique aspects which are likely to be accomplished by many processes that are common to all organisms. The existence of well-developed genetic systems, sophisticated molecular methods and new genome sequences make bacteria an advantageous setting for approaching fundamental questions of chromosome structure and behavior. This meeting covers all aspects of bacterial chromosome behavior with emphasis on areas of recent rapid progress and comparisons among different organisms. Diverse subject areas have been juxtaposed in our schedule in hopes of revealing unexpected interrelationships and new approaches to the study of chromosome function.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

14:00—19:00
Registration

Promenade
18:15—19:15
Welcome

Promenade
19:15—19:30
Orientation

Mesa Ballroom
19:30—21:30
Keynote Address
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Mesa Ballroom
Andrew Wright, Tufts University Medical School, USA
Replication and Separation of Bacterial Chromosomes

Nicholas R. Cozzarelli, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Mechanisms of Chromosome Unlinking and Partitioning


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa/ Pinon Grill
08:00—11:00
Mutation and Transposition
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Mesa A - B
* Ariane C. Toussaint, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Gregory D. Van Duyne, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Structural Model for the Cre-loxP Site-Specific Recombination Pathway

Kiyoshi Mizuuchi, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, USA
Single Active Site Catalysis of the Multiple Transpositional Recombination Steps, and Target Site Selection by MuB ATPase in Mu Transposition

Tania A. Baker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Replicative vs. Nonreplicative Transposition by Bacteriophage Mu

Nigel D. F. Grindley, Yale University, USA
A New Model for the Synaptic Complex Formed by gammadelta Resolvase

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C
16:30—18:30
POSTER SESSION 1: Mutation, Transposition, Repair/Regulatory Networks and RNA-Mediated Control

Mesa C
17:30—18:30
Social Hour

Promenade
20:00—21:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
20:00—22:00
RNA-Mediated Control
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Mesa A - B
* Sidney R. Kushner, University of Georgia, USA

Susan Gottesman, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Integrating Environmental Signals via Small RNA Regulators

Kenn Gerdes, Newcastle University, UK
Translational Control by RNA Folding and Antisense RNA

Robert Weisberg, National Institutes of Health, USA
Antiterminator RNAs


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa/ Pinon Grill
08:00—11:00
Segregation of Chromosomes and Cell Division
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Mesa A - B
* Nancy E. Kleckner, Harvard University, USA

Piet De Boer, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA
Min Protein Dynamics and Positioning of the Division Apparatus in E. coli

Sota Hiraga, Kyoto University, Japan
Chromosome Partitioning in Escherichia coli

Jeff Errington, , UK
Characterization of a Bacterial Centromere and a Protein Involved in Localizing it Within the Cell

Michael E. O'Donnell, Rockefeller University, USA
Clamp Loading Mechanisms

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C
16:30—18:30
POSTER SESSION 2: Replication, Initiation and Termination/Cell Division

Mesa C
17:30—18:30
Social Hour

Promenade
20:00—21:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
20:00—22:00
Cycles: Replication Initiation and Coordination
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Mesa A - B
* Barbara E. Funnell, University of Toronto, Canada

Elliott Crooke, Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
Membrane-DnaA Protein Interactions in the Replication of the E. coli Chromosome

Stuart J. Austin, Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, USA
The Role of SeqA and the Muk Protein in the Segregation of the E.coli Chromosome

Nancy E. Kleckner, Harvard University, USA
Coordinating Replication Initiation, Termination and Cell Division: Is the Bacterial Cell Cycle Really so Different from the Eukaryotic Cell Cycle?


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa/ Pinon Grill
08:00—11:00
Complex Bacterial Behaviors
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Mesa A - B
* Susan Gottesman, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA

Carl H. Johnson, Vanderbilt University, USA
As Time Glows By: Circadian Clocks in Bacteria

David Dubnau, Public Health Research Institute of New York, USA
Binding and Transport of Transforming DNA

Hank Steven Seifert, Northwestern University Medical School, USA
High Frequency Recombination Into and Within the Chromosome of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C
16:30—18:30
POSTER SESSION 3: Chromosome Folding, Packing, and Segregation/Complex Bacterial Behaviors

Mesa C
17:30—18:30
Social Hour

Promenade
20:00—21:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
20:00—22:00
Replication Termination
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Mesa A - B
* Rafael Daniel Camerini-Otero, National Institutes of Health, USA

David J. Sherratt, University of Oxford, UK
XerCD Recombination and Chromosome Segregation

Jean-Michel Louarn, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Chromosome Polarization in E. coli. Its Involvement in the Activity of the Resolution Site dif and in Other Nucleoid Processings

John R. Roth, University of California, Davis, USA
Behavior of Permissive and Non-Permissive Intervals Suggest that Recombination Requires Long-Range Replication


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa/ Pinon Grill
08:00—11:00
Interactions Between Recombination and Replication
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Mesa A - B
* Steven J. Sandler, University of Massachusetts, USA

Kenneth J. Marians, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Modeling Replication Fork Restart in vitro

Bénédicte Michel, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Processing of Arrested Replication Forks in Escherichia coli

Hiroshi Nakai, Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
Phage Mu Transposition: Mechanisms for Linking Recombination to DNA Replication

Michael M. Cox, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
The RecFOR Proteins and Repair of Replication Forks

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C
16:30—18:30
POSTER SESSION 4: Recombination and Interactions Between Recombination and Replication/Evolution, Genomics and Diversity

Mesa C
17:30—18:30
Social Hour

Promenade
20:00—21:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
20:00—22:00
Folding and Packing of Chromosomes
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Mesa A - B
* Reid C. Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

James C. Wang, Harvard University, USA
Silencing of Bacterial Genes by Cellular Patches of DNA Binding Proteins

N. Patrick Higgins, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Dynamics of Chromosome Organization

Janet C. Lindow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: The Role of Bacillus Subtilis SMC in Chromosome Compaction


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa/ Pinon Grill
08:00—11:00
Regulatory Networks
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Mesa A - B
* Marjan van der Woude, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Gisela T. Storz, National Institutes of Health, USA
Regulation of the E. coli Responses to Oxidative Stress

James A. Imlay, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Molecular Explanations for the Toxicity of Oxygen

Richard L. Gourse, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Strength and Regulation Without Transcription Factors: Lessons from Bacterial rRNA Promoters

Jeffrey W. Roberts, Cornell University, USA
Control of Transcription Elongation

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
16:00—18:00
Evolution, Genomics and Diversity
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Mesa A - B
* John R. Roth, University of California, Davis, USA

Stephen C. Kowalczykowski, University of California, Davis, USA
Comparative Analysis of Recombination Functions

Jeffrey G. Lawrence, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Predicting Rates of Horizontal Transfer with Genetic Headroom

Rasmus Bugge Jensen, LEO Pharma A/S, Denmark
Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Chromosome Replication and Segregation During the Caulobacter crescentus Cell Cycle

16:00—17:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Promenade
20:00—22:00
Banquet

Mesa Ballroom
21:00—00:00
Entertainment

Mesa Ballroom

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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