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Sunday, September 23 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cell Competition

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Sergio Casas-Tintó

Cajal Institute
Sunday September 23, 2012 11:30 - 11:45 @ Rhodes 6    Troponin I loss yields to cell polarity loss, cell cycle arrest and cell competition Abstract: Troponin I (TnI) is an actin binding protein involved in muscle contraction but has a novel non-muscular function recently documented. The underlying mechanisms and relevance of this new role of TnI are under study. TnI is expressed in the preblastodermic embryo, prior to muscle... Read More →

Yasuyuki Fujita

Hokkaido University, Institute for Genetic Medicine
Sunday September 23, 2012 12:15 - 12:30 @ Rhodes 6    Interaction between normal and transformed epithelial cells in mammals Abstract: At the initial step of carcinogenesis, transformation occurs in a single cell within an epithelial sheet, and the transformed cells grow while being surrounded by normal epithelial cells. However, it was not clear what happens at the boundary between normal and transformed cells in mammals... Read More →

Laura Johnston

Columbia University Medical Center
Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00 - 11:30 @ Rhodes 6    Homeostatic Roles of Myc in organ growth: lessons from Drosophila Abstract: Metazoan tissues are complex assemblies of cell populations in which cells can differ in their ability to proliferate.  In growing epithelia such as the developing Drosophila wing, cells communicate information about their growth and metabolism in a process called cell competition, a homeostatic... Read More →
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Eduardo Moreno

Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern
Sunday September 23, 2012 12:30 - 13:00 @ Rhodes 6   Cellular fitness from Drosophila to mammals Abstract: I will describe the molecules and mechanisms through which animal cells reveal their fitness to the neighboring cells within tissues. The conserved roles of the "Flower Code" and Sparc in Drosophila and mammals will be discussed. Finally I will highlight the connections between the molecular determinants that reveal and... Read More →

Jean-Paul Vincent

Division of Developmental Neurobiology
Sunday September 23, 2012 11:45 - 12:15 @ Rhodes 6   Death, survival and Wingless signalling in developing wing imaginal discs of Drosophila Abstract: Epithelia have evolved several quality control mechanisms that lead to the elimination of defective or mis-specified cells. The widespread apoptosis that occurs following epithelial disruption provides an extreme example. I will describes our studies aimed at delineating the... Read More →

Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Rhodes 6

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