Polyploidy is a conserved and frequently occurring phenomenon whose impact on organismal health and disease is poorly understood. This is the second symposium at MDI Biological Laboratory designed to bring together researchers studying polyploidy. This symposium will build on the 2018 event to bring together researchers working on a wide range of model organisms; plants, fruit flies, mice, yeast and others. Symposium topics will include cell cycle and growth regulation, cell fusion, genome instability, as well as disease models and tissue repair.
Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Heald, Ph.D., UC Berkley
We hope that you will join us for this unique opportunity to integrate multiple research perspectives and disciplines, identify new collaborative opportunities, and directions for the emerging areas of polyploid research.
The symposium will be held at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine during peak foliage season. The magnificent ocean-front campus is located five minutes from Acadia National Park. Mount Desert Island also offers stunning panoramic views, cycling and hiking paths, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming.
- Gustavo Leone, Ph.D.DirectorMUSC Hollings Cancer Center
- Laura Buttita, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Michigan
- Meleah Hickman, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmory University
- Michael Barker, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Arizone
- Rebecca Heald, Ph.D.Flora Lamson Hewlett Chair and Professor of Cell and Developmental BiologyUC Berkley
- Wallace Marshall, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorUniversity of California, San Francisco
Schedule draft based on the 2018 event
Friday, October 9th
4-7pm: Campus Housing Check-in
5-7pm: Drinks and Light Bites served
Saturday, October 10th
8:30am: Welcome (Organizers)
8-11am: Session I
1:30-3:00pm Poster session/ Reception (coffee & dessert)
3:30-5:00pm Session II
5:00-6:30pm- Lobster Banquet Dinner
7-8:30pm Session III
8:30pm- Open Poster viewing, dessert bar and drinks
Sunday, October 11th
8:30am: Opening Remarks (Organizers)
8:45- 10:00am: Session IV
10:00am- Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session V
On-campus double occupancy dormitory-style housing may be reserved for an additional fee. Friday and Saturday nights only, $240.00 total per person for the two nights. Single occupancy may be available but at a higher rate, inquire for options. Reservations are requested through the registration form on a first-come first-serve basis until all rooms are filled.
A group rate room block has been reserved at the Acadia Park Inn (Best Western). The hotel is 0.7 miles from campus. The double queen room rate of $189/night includes a continental breakfast buffet. Contact the hotel and ask for the Polyploidy Conference rate – 207-288-5823. The rate expires September 1, 2020.