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ASBMB Symposium on Evolution and Core Processes in Gene Expression
Michigan State University hosted the 4th biennial ASBMB Symposium on Evolution and Core Processes in Gene Expression, featuring internationally recognized experts in evolutionary biology and gene regulation. Organized by David Arnosti in BMB, Shinhan Shiu in Plant Biology, Ingo Braasch in iBIO, as well as Stowers Institute investigator Julia Zeitlinger and Justin Fay from the University of Rochester, this meeting featured sessions that connected cutting-edge developments in evolution and development, transcriptional and translational regulation, and systems approaches to gene expression.
Systems represented included plants, microbes, and animals as diverse as blind Mexican cavefish, gar, and sea urchins. Over 120 attendees enjoyed the talks from speakers coming from diverse institutions including Stanford, Harvard, Duke, MIT, EMBL Heidelberg, U. Sevilla, U. Michigan, as well as colleagues from Michigan State University. A lively poster session was held in the light-filled atrium outside the meeting lecture hall. The meeting was capped by a banquet at the RE Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, celebrating the area’s rich heritage in the automobile industry.
Special thanks go to the ASBMB for publicizing and coordinating this event, especially to Laurie Reluzco and Roya Jegas who kept the coffee flowing and made every guest welcome.