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
- 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
Housing check-in and registration will begin late afternoon on Friday, October 8th
Sessions will run all day Saturday, October 9th and a half day Sunday October 10th.
More details will be posted as they become available.
On-campus double occupancy dormitory-style housing may be reserved for an additional fee TBA. Friday and Saturday nights only. 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. Includes a continental breakfast buffet. Contact the hotel and ask for the Polyploidy Conference rate – 207-288-5823. The rate expires September 1, 2021.