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This meeting took place in 2004



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Bacterial Chromosomes (B4)


Organizer(s) Susan Gottesman, Nancy E. Kleckner and John R. Roth
February 7—12, 2004
Eldorado Hotel & Spa • Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 7, 2003
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 8, 2003

Sponsored in part by the Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to: - Promote understanding of current research on bacterial chromosome replication, recombination, partition and expression. - Make use of genomic sequence and expression information to develop an integrated view of how chromosome information is decoded under different conditions. - Incorporate detailed information on the mechanism of genome replication, recombination and transposition with physiological and regulatory data from in vivo studies. - Interpret data from methods for direct visualization of chromosome behavior in living cells, as well as in depth genetic analysis to understand chromosome segregation. - Develop an understanding of how replication and chromosome repair are integrated. - Integrate newly available structural information with in vivo and in vitro studies of function. - Develop an understanding of how chromosome segregation is linked to replication and cell division signals to allow accurate chromosome partition. - Uncover novel interrelationships among chromosomal functions and new approaches to study of the bacterial chromosome as a result of the justaposition of diverse topics. - Understand both the highly conserved and highly diverse approaches taken by different bacteria to achieve proper chromosome maintenance, evolution and expression.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

15:00—19:00
Registration

Zia Concourse
18:15—19:15
Refreshments

Sunset Room
19:15—19:30
Orientation

Anasazi South
19:30—21:30
Keynote Session
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Anasazi South
Sota Hiraga, Kyoto University, Japan
Bacterial Chromosome Dynamics

James C. Wang, Harvard University, USA
Roles of Topoisomerases


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi North
08:00—11:30
Bacterial Replication and Cell Cycle
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Anasazi South
* Barbara E. Funnell, University of Toronto, Canada

Andrew Wright, Tufts University Medical School, USA
Dynamic Behavior of Replication Factories during the Cell Cycle in E.coli

Patrick H. Viollier, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Coordination of Chromosome Replication and Cell Cycle

Alan D. Grossman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Identification of a Conjugative Transposon in Bacillus subtilis

David B. Bates, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Chromosome and Replisome Dynamics in E. coli

Remus T. Dame, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Short Talk: Novel Insights into the Architectural Properties of E. coli HU

Peter L. Graumann, University of Marburg, Germany
Short Talk: Actin-Like Proteins MreB and Mbl from Bacillus subtilis are Required for Bipolar Positioning of Replication Origins

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Zia Concourse
11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Sunset Room
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sunset Room
16:30—16:45
Coffee & Snacks Available

Zia Concourse
16:45—19:00
Cell Division
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Anasazi South
* Jeff Errington, , UK

Richard M. Losick, Harvard University, USA
Anchoring Chromosomes to the Cell Poles

Jonathan R. Beckwith, Harvard University Medical School, USA
The Assembly Pathway for E. coli Cell Division Proteins

Piet De Boer, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA
The Min System and Septum Localization in E. coli

Tsutomu Katayama, Kyushu University, Japan
DNA Replication-Dependent Feedback Against DnaA Initiator Activity in E. coli

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Eldorado Court/Sunset Room
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sunset Room

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi North
08:00—11:30
Recombination and Repair
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Anasazi South
* Rafael Daniel Camerini-Otero, National Institutes of Health, USA

John R. Roth, University of California, Davis, USA

Takehiko Nohmi, National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
SOS-Inducible DNA Polymerases and their Roles in Genome Instability

Wei Yang, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, USA
DNA Mismatch Repair: From Structure to Mechanism

Robert G. Lloyd, University of Nottingham, UK
Beyond Repairing Stalled Forks: Other Repair Roles for Recombination

Jeffrey W. Roberts, Cornell University, USA
Short Talk: Common Mechanisms in Enzymatic and Intrinsic Termination

Francois Cornet, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Short Talk: Roles of the FtsK Protein and DNA Polarization in Segregation of the E. coli Chromosome

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Zia Concourse
11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Sunset Room
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sunset Room
16:30—16:45
Coffee & Snacks Available

Zia Concourse
16:45—19:00
Bacterial Regulation and Communication
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Anasazi South
* Susan Gottesman, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA

Rasika M. Harshey, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Swarming Motility: A Moving Target

Susan S. Golden, University of California, San Diego, USA
Signal Transduction Into and Out of the Cyanobacterial Circadian Clock

Gisela T. Storz, National Institutes of Health, USA
Diverse Roles of Noncoding RNAs

Donald L. Court, National Institutes of Health, USA
Recombineering: In vivo Genetic Engineering by Homologous Recombination – Technology and Biology

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Eldorado Court/Sunset Room
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sunset Room

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi North
08:00—11:30
Genome Duplication and Integrity
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Anasazi South
* Mick G. Chandler, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Leise Riber, Roskilde University, Denmark
Short Talk: Limiting DNA Replication in E. coli to Once and Only Once Per Cell Cycle

Bénédicte Michel, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Differential Outcomes and Processing of Stalled Forks

Susan T. Lovett, Brandeis University, USA
The Bacterial Response to Replication Fork Stress

David R. F. Leach, University of Edinburgh, UK
Mechanisms and Consequences of SbcCD Action on Misfolded DNA and DNA Ends

Kenneth J. Marians, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Linkage of Chromosome Segregation to DNA Replication and Cellular Infrastructure

David J. Sherratt, University of Oxford, UK
Chromosome Segregation

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Zia Concourse
11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Sunset Room
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sunset Room
16:30—16:45
Coffee & Snacks Available

Zia Concourse
16:45—19:00
Transposition
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Anasazi South
* Reid C. Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Nigel D. F. Grindley, Yale University, USA
Caught in the Act: A Snapshot of the Synaptic Complex of Resolvase with Two Cleaved Crossover Sites

Kiyoshi Mizuuchi, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, USA
The Dynamics of the Protein-DNA Complex Assembly and Disassembly in Phage Mu Transposition

Nancy L. Craig, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Tn7 Transposition

Liz Harry, University of Sydney, Australia
Short Talk: Mobility of the Replication Factory in Bacillus subtilis: Implications for Positioning the Division Site

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Eldorado Court/Sunset Room
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Sunset Room

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Anasazi North
08:00—11:00
Chromosome Dynamics
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Anasazi South
* Conrad L. Woldringh, Swammerdam Institute for Life Science, Netherlands

Anca M. Segall, San Diego State University, USA
Structure of the Bacterial Chromosome in vivo

Arkady B. Khodursky, University of Minnesota, USA
Suggestions of Periodic Transcriptional Activity in the Escherichia coli Chromosome

Nicholas R. Cozzarelli, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Chromosome Organization and Segregation

Frédéric D. Boccard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Short Talk: E. coli Chromosome Conformation and Dynamics Revealed by a Genetic Trap

Valentin V. Rybenkov, University of Oklahoma, USA
Short Talk: DNA Reshaping by Bacterial Condensin MukBEF and its SMC Subunit MukB

Hironori Niki, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Short Talk: A Cis-Acting Site for Bipolar Positioning of oriC is a 25 bp Sequence Proximal to oriC on the E. coli Chromosome

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Zia Concourse
16:30—16:45
Coffee & Snacks Available

Zia Concourse
16:45—19:00
Evolution and Genomics
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Anasazi South
* Ariane C. Toussaint, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Rosemary J. Redfield, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sex and Society

Jonathan A. Eisen, University of California, Davis, USA
Phylogenomic Analysis of DNA Repair and Recombination Processes

Jeffrey G. Lawrence, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Gene Flow in Bacteria and Bacteriophages: The Akaryotic Metagenome

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Eldorado Court/Sunset Room
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Eldorado Court/Sunset Room

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

 
Departure


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