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Frontiers in Reproductive Biology and Regulation of Fertility
Organizer(s): Sudhansu K. Dey, Martin M. Matzuk and Kelle H. Moley
Date: February 01 - 06, 2009
Location: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
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Summary of Meeting:
Sexual reproduction is a complex and highly regulated process essential for successful propagation and diversification of genetic complements, beginning with germ cell development and completing with birth of live young. For successful reproduction, a plethora of events including gametogenesis, ovulation, fertilization, implantation, and placentation requires precise regulation; the success of each go-ahead event is dependent on the accomplishment of the preceding event. Research on these events and their coordination has been translated into clinical practice, particularly for enhancing successes in fertility clinics, controlling gynecological diseases and developing contraceptives. This meeting is designed to bring together a diverse group of leaders, established and rising in the field, who study the complex regulation of reproduction and related developmental processes. The speakers and participants will comprise a group that uses a variety of model systems to better understand the processes relevant to human and animal reproduction and fertility regulation.
Scholarship Deadline: October 1 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 1 2008
Abstract Deadline: October 30 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 1 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Burroughs Wellcome FundEMD Serono, Inc.Lalor Foundation
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
Cell PressSociety for the Study of Reproduction
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Grant No. 1R13ES017382-01
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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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Program

Sunday, February 01 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Promenade


Sunday, February 01 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Refreshments
Room: Promenade


Sunday, February 01 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Keynote Address
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 2
* Kelle Moley, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Sunday, February 01 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Keynote Address
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 2
Janet Rossant, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Stem Cells and Early Lineage Development

Monday, February 02 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa


Monday, February 02 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Meiosis, Germ Cell Renewal and Differentiation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 4
David C. Page, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
A Combination of Germ-Cell-Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Governs Meiotic Initiation in Mouse Embryos


Monday, February 02 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Meiosis, Germ Cell Renewal and Differentiation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 4
Yumiko Saga, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Nanos2 Promotes Sexual Differentiation of Male Germ Cells

Monday, February 02 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Meiosis, Germ Cell Renewal and Differentiation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 4
* Tim Schedl, Washington University, USA
Systematic Identification of MPK-1 ERK Substrates Functioning in C. elegans Germ Cell Development

Monday, February 02 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Meiosis, Germ Cell Renewal and Differentiation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 4
Satoshi Tsukamoto, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan
Role of Autophagy during Early Embryogenesis in Mice

Monday, February 02 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Monday, February 02 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch


Monday, February 02 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Mesa C


Monday, February 02 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Mesa C


Monday, February 02 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Promenade


Monday, February 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Female Reproductive Tract Morphogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 5
* David C. Page, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA

Monday, February 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Female Reproductive Tract Morphogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 5
Richard R. Behringer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Development of the Female Reproductive Tract

Monday, February 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Female Reproductive Tract Morphogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 5
Thomas Edward Spencer, University of Missouri, USA
Postnatal Uterine Morphogenesis: Strategies and Insights from Domestic Animals

Monday, February 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Female Reproductive Tract Morphogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 5
Francesco J. DeMayo, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Developmental Pathways Regulating Uterine Function

Monday, February 02 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Female Reproductive Tract Morphogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 5
Shinichi Miyagawa, Kumamoto University, Japan
Short Talk: Identification of Genetic Cascade for External Genital
Development


Monday, February 02 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Mesa C


Monday, February 02 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Mesa C


Tuesday, February 03 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa


Tuesday, February 03 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Poster Setup
Room: Mesa C


Tuesday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Testicular Biology and Fertilization
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 6
* Michael D. Griswold, Washington State University, USA

Tuesday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Testicular Biology and Fertilization
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 6
Kate Loveland, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Activin Signaling in the Testis: Key Target Genes and Physiological Outcomes

Tuesday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Testicular Biology and Fertilization
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 6
Michael D. Griswold, Washington State University, USA
Retinoic Acid and the Cycle of the Seminiferous Epithelium

Tuesday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Testicular Biology and Fertilization
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 6
Erika Matunis, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Stem Cell Niches and Testicular Development

Tuesday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Testicular Biology and Fertilization
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 6
Jurrien Dean, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, USA
Evolving Paradigms of Sperm-Egg Recognition in Mouse Fertilization

Tuesday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Testicular Biology and Fertilization
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 6
Yeun Hee Kim, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Short Talk: Production of Donor-Derived Sperm after Spermatogonial Stem Cell Transplantation in the Dog

Tuesday, February 03 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Tuesday, February 03 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Lunch
Room: Mesa C


Tuesday, February 03 | 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Mesa C


Tuesday, February 03 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Mesa C


Tuesday, February 03 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Promenade


Tuesday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Ovarian Biology and Oogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 6
* Martin M. Matzuk, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Tuesday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Ovarian Biology and Oogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 6
John J. Eppig, The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Signaling Pathways Mediating Oocyte Control of Cumulus Cell Metabolism

Tuesday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Ovarian Biology and Oogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 6
Stephanie A. Pangas, Baylor College of Medicne, USA
Signaling through SMAD Proteins in the Ovary

Tuesday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Ovarian Biology and Oogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 6
Richard L. Stouffer, Oregon National Primate Research Center, USA
Molecular Analyses of Periovulatory Events in the Primate Follicle: From Microarray Assays to in Vivo Manipulation

Tuesday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Ovarian Biology and Oogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 6
Ankur K. Nagaraja, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: MicroRNAs in the Mammalian Ovary and Ovarian Cancer

Tuesday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Ovarian Biology and Oogenesis
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 6
Agnieszka Jedrusik, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, UK
Short Talk: Role of Cdx2 in Cell Fate Determination

Tuesday, February 03 | 7:15PM - 7:15PM
On Own for Dinner


Wednesday, February 04 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa


Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Preimplantation Biology
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 5
* Kelle Moley, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Energy Metabolism in Preimplantation Embryos

Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Preimplantation Biology
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 5
Magdalena D. Zernicka-Goetz, Caltech and University of Cambridge, UK
Origins of Pluripotent ICM and Trophectoderm and Molecular Mechanisms behind their Specification

Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Preimplantation Biology
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 5
Mellissa Mann, Children's Health Research Institute, Canada
Susceptibility of Genomic Imprinting to Assisted Reproductive Technology

Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Preimplantation Biology
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 5
Toshihiko Fujimori, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan
Analysis of Cell Behaviors during Preimplantation Mouse Development

Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Preimplantation Biology
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 5
Mylene W. M. Yao, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: The Dynamic Gene Regulatory Network and Reprogramming in the Early Embryo

Wednesday, February 04 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Wednesday, February 04 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch


Wednesday, February 04 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Promenade


Wednesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Endocrine Disruptors, Environment and Epigenetics
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 6
* Selva G. Nataraja, Mitobridge, USA

Wednesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Endocrine Disruptors, Environment and Epigenetics
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 6
Patricia Hunt, Washington State University, USA
Estrogens and the Oocyte: Can Environmental Factors Influence Female Reproductive Potential?

Wednesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Endocrine Disruptors, Environment and Epigenetics
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 6
Carmen J. Williams, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
Short Talk: Neonatal Genistein Exposure Disrupts Adult Female Reproductive Tract Support of Preimplantation Embryo Development and Implantation

Wednesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Endocrine Disruptors, Environment and Epigenetics
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 6
Michael K. Skinner, Washington State University, USA
Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions of Endocrine Disruptors on Reproduction and Disease: The Ghosts in Your Genes

Wednesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Endocrine Disruptors, Environment and Epigenetics
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 6
Shannon M. Hawkins, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: The Role of MicroRNAs in Uterine Dysfunction

Wednesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Endocrine Disruptors, Environment and Epigenetics
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 6
Jihoon Kim, KAIST, South Korea
Short Talk: DNA Methylation Status of Imprinted Genes during Human Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation

Wednesday, February 04 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Mesa C


Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Workshop: Genetics and Epigenetics of Reproduction
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 6
* Wendy P. Robinson, University of British Columbia, Canada
Epigenetic Profiling in the Human Placenta using the Illumina GoldenGate Methylation Panel

Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Workshop: Genetics and Epigenetics of Reproduction
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 6
Joan K. Riley, Washington University, USA
Inhibition of GAPDH Leads to the Inactivation of S6K1 and Decreased Survival via Elevated ROS Production

Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Workshop: Genetics and Epigenetics of Reproduction
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 6
Mana M. Parast, University of California, San Diego, USA
Hypoxia Inhibits PPARgamma-Induced Labyrinthine Differentiation of Mouse Trophoblast Stem Cells

Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Workshop: Genetics and Epigenetics of Reproduction
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 6
Zhilin Liu, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Genes in Sterol and Lipid Biosynthetic Pathways are Targets of FSH and FOXO1 Regulation in Granulosa Cells: Evidence from Cells Expressing Mutant Forms of FOXO1

Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Workshop: Genetics and Epigenetics of Reproduction
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 6
Rebecca Marie Harris, Northwestern University, USA
Identification of Novel Genes Required for Spermatogenesis through Genome-Wide Mutagenesis with N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea

Wednesday, February 04 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Workshop: Genetics and Epigenetics of Reproduction
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 6
Masahito Ikawa, Osaka University, Japan
ER Chaperones and Sperm Fertility

Thursday, February 05 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa


Thursday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Pathways Governing Conceptus-Endometrial Dialogue
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 6
* Sudhansu K. Dey, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Thursday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Pathways Governing Conceptus-Endometrial Dialogue
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 6
John P. Lydon, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Importance of Steroid Receptor Coregulator-2 in Female Reproductive Biology: Insights from Experimental Mouse Genetics

Thursday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Pathways Governing Conceptus-Endometrial Dialogue
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 6
Haibin Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Lipid Signaling in Embryo-Uterine Crosstalk

Thursday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Pathways Governing Conceptus-Endometrial Dialogue
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 6
Carlos Simon, Fundacion IVI, Spain
Pathways Governing Human Endometrial Receptivity

Thursday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Pathways Governing Conceptus-Endometrial Dialogue
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 6
Bruce Murphy, University of Montreal, Canada
The Enigma of Embryonic Diapause

Thursday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Pathways Governing Conceptus-Endometrial Dialogue
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 6
Yasushi Hirota, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: Uterine Deletion of p53 Confers Compromised Decidualization and Induces Preterm Labor

Thursday, February 05 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Thursday, February 05 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch


Thursday, February 05 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Promenade


Thursday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Biology of Placentation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 6
* Bruce Murphy, University of Montreal, Canada

Thursday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Biology of Placentation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 6
Susan J. Fisher, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Formation of an Immunotolerant Uterine Niche for Human Placental Cytotrophoblasts

Thursday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Biology of Placentation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 6
Vikki M. Abrahams, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
The Role of Pattern Recognition Receptors in Trophoblast Function

Thursday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Biology of Placentation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 6
Miguel Constância, University of Cambridge, UK
Genomic Imprinting, Fetal Growth and the Allocation of Maternal Resources

Thursday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Biology of Placentation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 6
Manyu Li, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA
Short Talk: Adrenomedullin Signaling at the Maternal-Fetal Interface

Thursday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Biology of Placentation
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 6
Nathan M. Hunkapiller, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Notch Expression and Function during Placental Vascular Remodeling

Thursday, February 05 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Mesa C


Thursday, February 05 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Mesa C


Thursday, February 05 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Mesa C


Friday, February 06 | 10:22AM - 10:22AM
Departure


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