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Monthly Meetings

Come out and hear about the latest results from local labs, and participate in discussions of new approaches and ideas in developmental biology.

Next meeting: November 19, 2008

Unless otherwise noted, meetings will be held in
Room 6, Tanz building
at 4:30 P.M.

As always pizza and light refreshments are provided.

2008 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Sept Oct Nov Dec
2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Sept Oct Nov Dec
2006 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Sept Oct Nov Dec
2005 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Sept Oct Nov Dec
2004 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Sept Oct Nov Dec
2003 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Sept Oct Nov Dec
2002 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Sept Oct Nov Dec
2001 Jan Feb Apr May June July Sept Oct Nov Dec
2000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
1999 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Sept Oct Nov Dec
1998 Oct Nov Dec

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Andrew Spence

TBA

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ian Scott

Questions at the heart of heart development, and what the fish can tell us

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Meet and Mingle Social

Stone Lobby, MSB

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dorothea Godt, Helen McNeill and Ulrich Tepass

Evolution and functional diversity of cadherins

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Janet Rossant
Stem cells and the early embryo

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Joseph Culotti and Peter Roy
UNC-40/DCC: Old dog/New tricks

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Phillip Karpowicz and Derek van der Kooy
Asymmetric cell division and differentiation from stem cells

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Gabrielle Boulianne, Jane McGlade and Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker
Notch: Part II

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Elise Heon, Helen McNeill and Mei Zhen
Developing tubes and cysts

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Norman Rosenblum and Julie Brill
Cilia - morphogenesis and role in development

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ellen Larson and Joel Atallah
Is evolutionary developmental biology becoming revolutionary developmental biology?

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Janet Rossant, Cynthia Guidos, and Sean Egan
Kicking it Up a Notch

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 [Cancelled]

Julie Brill, C.C. Huie and Norm Rosenblum
Cilia and Flagella - Emerging Roles of signal transduction and development.

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Wednesday,March 21st, 2007

Sue Varmuza, Julie Brill and Dorothea Godt
Totipotency of the germline - illusion or reality?

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Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Howard Lipshitz, Henry Krause, and Craig Smibert
LipKrauBert: Mechanistic Learnings of Posttranscriptional Regulation for Make Benefit Glorious Development of Organism

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Andrew Spence and Cheryl Johnson
Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
RNA and epigenetic inheritance.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Andars Nagy, Sophia George, Sue Quaggin, Lacovos Michael, Karen Sison, Vera Eremina, Hoonki Sung
Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor: Life's double-edged sword.

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Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
Ulrich Tepass, Tony Harris, Helen McNeill, Ashley Bruce, and Rudi Winklbauer
Department of Zoology
Epithelial Morphogenesis

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
Derek van der Kooy
Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Stem Cell Self-Renewal

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
Joe Culotti, Mei Zhan, Rob McInnes
Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Novel mechanisms regulation neuronal polarity and axon guidance

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Wednesday,March 16, 2005
Vince Tropepe
Dept. of Zoology
Zebrafish Brain Development and Adult Neurogenesis
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Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Sean Egan
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
The Notch System in Mammary Development and Breast
Cancer
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Peter McCourt and Siobhan Brady
Dept. of Botany
Hormone signaling in Arabidopsis, sowing the seeds of change
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Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Maurice Ringuette and Nathalie Martinek
Dept. of Zoology
Is SPARC an extracellular matrix chaperone? It's role in basal lamina assembly and stability.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Rudi Winklbauer
Dept. of Zoology
The mechanical side of gastrulation: who cares?
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Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Benjamin Alman
Dept. of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
Wingless Wounding: Beta-Catenin in Bone and Skin repair
Top of page


Cancelled will rescheduled to the fall Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Jane McGlade
Dept. of Medical Biophysics
Title TBA
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Cancelled will rescheduled to the fall Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Presentations organized by Grad Students
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Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker
Dept. of Immunology
From stem cells to T cells, what does it take to
make a T cell?
Top of page


Wednesday, February 18, 2004
C.C. Hui
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Dissecting Hedgehog Signaling
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Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Andrew Spence
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
The Gli of Sex: Signalling and Sexual Development in C. elegans
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Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Howard Lipshitz
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Morphogenesis on the Fly
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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Thomas Berleth
Dept. of Botany
Polarity and Patterning in Arabidopsis
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Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Derek van der Kooy
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics

Where brains come from
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Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Dorothea Godt
Department of Zoology
Soma-Germline Interactions: Avoiding a Traffic Jam
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Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Is stem cell plasticity real?
a discussion led by
Freda Miller, Cindy Morshead, Nancy Dengler, and Andras Nagy
Top of page


Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Corrinne Lobe
Molecular and Cell Biology Division, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Centre
Dept. of Medical Biophysics
Cre-conditional transgene expression in mice

Corrinne Lobe Introduction
Presentations by members of Dr. Lobe’s lab:
Thaddeus Allen - Groucho transgenic mice: All of the mouse, all of the time
Iris Fung - TEL-AML1 in hematopoiesis and leukemia: Some of the mouse, all of the time
Ju Liu - Notch in angiogenesis: Some of the mouse, some of the time
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Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Peter Roy
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
A Functional Genomic Approach Towards Understanding Guided Cell Migrations in C. elegans
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Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Developmental Screens in Model Organisms: Which is best?
a discussion led by T. Berleth, S. Cordes & M. Zhen
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Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Benoit Bruneau and lab
Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Putting the heart together: a short tale of short tails
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Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Rudi Winklbauer, Tina Nagel, and Hiro Ninomiya
Dept. of Zoology
The Analysis of Xenopus Gastrulation
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002
What does Pax6 tell us, if anything, about evolution and/or development?
a discussion led by
Ellie Larsen
Dept. of Zoology
4:00 P.M.
Room 103, Fitzgerald Bldg.
Top of page


Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Peter McCourt and lab
Dept. of Botany
Why don't we make like a plant and leaf?
4:00 P.M.
Room 103 Fitzgerald Bldg.
Top of page


Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Joe Culotti and lab
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Errant axons, misguided mesoderm, and muddled morphogenesis
Top of page


Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Joe Culotti and lab
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Postponed because of scheduling conflict
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Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Craig Smibert and lab
Dept. of Biochemistry
Translational regulation during early development in Drosophila
Top of page


Thursday, April 18, 2002
Developmental Biology Program Retreat
The Old Mill
21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
Top of page


Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Rod McInnes and lab
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Making the retina: transcriptional control of interneuron development and maintenance
Top of page


Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Topic: TBA


Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Mei Zhen, Ed Yeh, and Ed Liao
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Synapse formation in C. elegans
Top of page


Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Cancelled
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Wednesday, December 19, 2001
Sean Egan and Ching Ching Leow
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute and
Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Notch signalling and mammary gland development
Top of page


Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Dan Riggs
Dept. of Botany, University of Toronto at Scarborough
Factors influencing plant architecture
Top of page


Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Sue Varmuza and Chris Hrabchak
Dept. of Zoology
Back to the beginning - making gametes, Part 1
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Sue Varmuza and Chris Hrabchak
Dept of Zoology
Back to the beginning - making gametes, Part 1
(Postponed due to illness)
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Henry Krause and Peter McCourt
Is there more than one way to skin a cat (or trim a weed)?
A discussion about molecules that control fundamental developmental processes and the differences within and between plant and animal kingdoms with respect to these molecules
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001
Nancy Dengler and Julie Kang
Dept of Botany
Vascular development in plants
or, There's more out there than VEGF: if it's not true in plants, what kind of a general principle is it?"
Top of page


Wednesday, May 16, 2001
Discussion: what has genomics taught us about development, Part 2
Moderators: Howard Lipshitz, Derek van der Kooy
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001
Discussion: what has genomics taught us so far about development, Part 1
with brief presentations by Mike Tyers, Andrew Spence, Tim Westwood, Janet Rossant
Moderators: Howard Lipshitz, Derek van der Kooy
Top of page


Thursday, June 29, 2000
Developmental Biology Program Retreat
The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto


Wednesday, May 17, 2000
What does a developmental biologist really want?
A discussion of what it takes to understand development.
Top of page


Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Ulrich Tepass
Dept of Zoology
will lead a discussion session on
The Embryology of Blood
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Wednesday, March 22, 2000
Henry Krause and Andrew Simmonds
Banting and Best Dept. of Medical Research and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics

The role of intracellular transcript localization in intercellular signaling
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Wednesday, February 16, 2000
Jeb Gaudet and Dave Lum (Spence lab)
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Nematode sex: unexpected and evolving liaisons
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Wednesday, January 26, 2000
Derek Van der Kooy and lab
Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Everything you wanted to know about neural stem cells
(and perhaps more than you wanted to know)
Top of page


Wednesday, December 15, 1999
Discussion session coordinated by
Rod McInnes
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Applications of Genomics to Developmental Biology
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Wednesday, November 17, 1999
C.C. Hui
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Gli2 and friends in mouse development
Top of page


Monday, June 28, 1999 Developmental Biology Program Retreat
The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto

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Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Ellie Larsen
Dept. of Zoology
Evolutionary developmental biology: do we care?
Top of page


Wednesday, April 21, 1999
Gabrielle Boulianne
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, and
Dept of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Carving a Notch for presenilin in Alzheimer's disease and cell signalling
Top of page


Wednesday, March 17, 1999
Thomas Berleth
Dept. of Botany

Cell polarity and phytohormonal signals in plant development
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Wednesday, February 17, 1999
Jay Cross
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, and
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Placenta potpourri
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Wednesday, January 20, 1999
Norman Rosenblum
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute

Control of Renal Branching Morphogenesis
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Wednesday, December 16, 1998
Dorothea Godt
Dept. of Zoology
Germline-soma interactions in germ cell migration and gonad development
Top of page


Wednesday, November 18, 1998
Joe Culotti
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute,
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Axon guidance and other functions of semaphorins in C. elegans
Top of page


Wednesday, October 21, 1998
Liliana Attisano
Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Visit the Attisano lab home page
TGFb Signalling
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