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Armenian society of biological psychiatry
Armenian association for molecular
and cellular biology and immunology
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YSSch - 2018
"MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BASES OF HOST-MICROBES INTERACTIONS-2018"

YOUNG SCIENTISTS' SCHOOL PROGRAM:


P R O G R A M

September, 2018


Day 1 - September 10, Monday

09:00-10:00

Registration

10:00-10:30

Opening Ceremony

10:30-11:30

Primer on stem cell models for bench research - Prof. Diane Barber, USA

11:30-12:00

Cofee break

12:00-13:00

New views on the cell biology of stem cells

13:00-13:30

Cofee break

13:30-15:30

Papers discussion
a. Mulas et al., NODAL and formative pluripotency. Stem cell reports 2017.
b. Acampora et al., Functional antagonism between OTX2 and NANOG specifies a spectrum of heterogeneous identities in embryonic stem cells. Stem cell reports 2017.

Day 2 - Septemtber 11, Tuesday

10:00-11:00

Bacterial morphogenesis - Dr. Haig Eskandarian, Switzerland

11:00-11:30

Cofee break

11:30-12:30

Bacterial morphogenesis – continuation

12:30-13:00

Cofee break

13:00-15:00

Papers discussion
a. Wu & Errington. Use of asymmetric cell division and spoIIIE mutants to probe chromosome orientation and organization in Bacillus subtilis. Mol Micro. 1998.
b. Frandsen, Barak, Karmazyn-Campelli, Stragier. Transient gene asymmetry during sporulation and establishment of cell specificity in Bacillus subtilis.Genes & Dev. 1999.
Primary Paper
c. Higgins & Dworkin. Recent progress in Bacillus subtilis sporulation. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 2012.

Day 3 - September 12, Wednesday

11:00-12:00

Human Genetics and the Concept of Disease – Prof. Eberhard Passarge

12:00-12:30

Cofee break

12:30-14:30

Papers discussion
a. Gonen et al. Sex reversal following deletion of a single distal enhancer of Sox9. Science 2018.
b. Sumantra Chatterjee et al., Enhancer variants synergistically drive dysfunction of a gene regulatory network in Hirschsprung disease. Cell 2016.

14:30-15:00

Cofee break

15:00-16:00

Papers discussion

Day 4 - September 13, Thursday

10:00-11:00

Open discussion with participants

11:00-11:30

Closing remarks