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2014 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens August 15
Conference Registration Opens October 6
Travel Award Application October 16
Abstract Submission Deadline October 27
Abstract Revision Deadline October 28
Early Meeting Registration November 13
Housing Reservation November 13
Platform/Poster Assignments Online December 15

Session Listing

 


Saturday, January 17   7:00 PM–8:00 PM
Merrill Hall

Keynote Lecture: Sandy Johnson, University of CA, San Francisco

The Logic and Evolution of Transcriptional Circuits

Introduction by Alexander Schier


Saturday, January 17   8:00 PM–9:00 PM
Merrill Hall

Plenary Session 1: Omics 1

Chair: Deborah Yelon


1- 8:00
Dissecting the transcriptional response to chromatin disturbance. Elisabeth M. Busch-Nentwich, John E. Collins, Zsofia Pusztai, Neha Wali, Ian Sealy, Catherine Scahill, Julie Borgel, Marek Tyl, Richard J. White, Christopher M. Dooley, Peter Clarke, Nicole Staudt, Samantha Carruthers, Isabel Brocal, Richard Clark, Amanda Hall, Richard Gibbons, Ross N. W. Kettleborough, Till Bartke, Derek L. Stemple.

2- 8:15
Single-cell transcriptomes in zebrafish. A. Schier, J. Farrell, R. Satija, D. Gennert, A. Regev.

3- 8:30
Genome-wide RNA tomography. Jeroen Bakkers, Emily Noël, Philipp Junker, Federico Tessadori, Alexander van Oudenaarden.

4- 8:45
Biotagging, a novel genetically encoded molecular toolkit to analyse the regulatory landscape of specific cell populations in zebrafish. Le Trinh, Tatiana Hochgreb-Hagele, Vanessa Chong, Daria Gavriouchkina, Upeka Senanayake, Scott Fraser, Tatjana Sauka-Spengler.


Sunday, January 18   8:30 AM–10:30 AM
Merrill Hall

Plenary Session 2: Omics 2/Genome Editing

Chair: Alexander Schier


5- 8:30
Histone level determines the timing of zygotic genome activation. Shai Joseph, Katja Steinberg-Bains, Mukesh Kumar, Andrej Shevchenko, Vasily Zaburdaev, Nadine Vastenhouw.

6- 8:45
Characterizing gene regulation during embryonic development using ribosome footprinting, interactome capture and clip-seq. Ariel Bazzini, Daniel Cifuentes, Timothy Johnstone, Charles Vejnar, Romain Christiano, Tobias Whalter, Antonio Giraldez.

7- 9:00
Epigenetic regulation of hematopoietic stem cell development by 5-hydroxymethylcytosine. Cheng Li, Yahui Lan, Todd Evans, Mary Goll.

8- 9:15
Zebrafish targeted mutagenesis using multiplex CRISPR/Cas9 and sperm genotyping by next generation sequencing. Ross N. W. Kettleborough, Isabel Brocal, Christopher M. Dooley, Richard J. White, Nicole Staudt, Amanda Hall, Elisabeth M. Busch-Nentwich, Derek L. Stemple.

9- 9:30
Advances in Gene Targeting in the Zebrafish. David Grunwald, Kazuyuki Hoshijima, Mick Jurynec.

10- 9:45
Clonal analysis of gene loss-of-function and tissue specific gene deletion in Zebrafish via CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Filippo Del Bene, Flavia De Santis, Vincenzo Di Donato, Jean-Paul Concordet.

11- 10:00
Deleterious mutations but not gene knockdowns induce genetic compensation. Andrea Rossi, Claudia Gerri, Zacharias Kontarakis, Hendrik Nolte, Soraya Hölper, Marcus Krüger, Didier Y.R. Stainier.

12- 10:15
Reverse genetic screening reveals poor correlation between Morpholino-induced and mutant phenotypes in zebrafish. Nathan Lawson.


Sunday, January 18   11:00 AM–12:00 NOON
Merrill Hall

Community Session: Mutants vs. Morphants

Chairs: Sharon Amacher and Deborah Yelon


Sunday, January 18   2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Mentoring Students and Postdocs

Room:Triton
Organizers:Lilianna Solnica-Krezel and Christoph Winkler


Sunday, January 18   2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Science Advocacy

Room:Merrill Hall
Organizers:Brant Weinstein and Leonard Zon


Sunday, January 18   2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Writing High-Impact Papers

Room:Scripps
Organizers:Alexander Schier and Didier Stainier


Sunday, January 18   3:45 PM–5:45 PM
Triton

Mesodermal Systems

Chairs: Jeroen Bakkers and Peter Currie


13- 3:45
Mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake regulates cardiac rhythmicity. H. Shimizu, J. Schredelseker, J. Huang, K. Lu, S. Naghdi, S. Franklin, H. Fiji, K. Wang, H. Zhu, C. Tian, B. Lin, H. Nakano, A. Stieg, J. Gimzewski, A. Nakano, J. Goldhaber, T. Vondriska, G. Hajnoczky, O. Kwon, J. Chen.

14- 4:00
An Early Requirement for nkx2.5 Ensures First and Second Heart Field Ventricular Identity and Cardiac Function into Adulthood. Vanessa George, Sophie Colombo, Kimara L. Targoff.

15- 4:15
Tmem2 regulates extracellular matrix organization during cardiac and skeletal muscle morphogenesis. Lucile Ryckebüsch, Lydia Hernandez, Deborah Yelon.

16- 4:30
Reck promotes endothelial VEGF responsiveness to enable intra-cerebral angiogenesis. Florian Ulrich, Jorge Carretero-Ortega, Belinda Sun, Javier Menéndez-González, Evelyn Veliz, Valerie Pershad, Daniel Castranova, Brigid Lo, Makoto Kamei, Andrew Prendergast, David Raible, Brant Weinstein, Jesús Torres-Vázquez.

17- 4:45
A genetic approach to understanding vascular mural cell development in zebrafish. Corey R. Arnold, Jae-Ryeon Ryu, Nicole M. Gruenig, Thomas R. Whitesell, Peter J. Spice, Sarah Childs.

18- 5:00
Origin, Specification and Plasticity of the Great Vessels of the Heart. H. Knaut, D. Nagelberg, J. Torres-Vazquez, K. Poss, J. Wang.

5:15 - Supershort Talks and Discussion.


Sunday, January 18   3:45 PM–5:45 PM
Merrill Hall

Neural Development, Disease, and Regeneration

Chairs: Christine Beattie and Katharine Lewis


19- 3:45
The zinc finger gene znf16-like controls the timing of oligodendrocyte differentiation. Harwin Sidik, William Talbot.

20- 4:00
The adhesion GPCR Gpr126 has distinct, domain-dependent functions in Schwann cells governed by interaction with Laminin-211. Sarah Petersen, Rong Luo, Ines Liebscher, Amit Mogha, Stefanie Giera, Monica Ghidinelli, M. Laura Feltri, Torsten Schoneberg, Xianhua Piao, Kelly Monk.

21- 4:15
Vascular Mural Cells Instruct Noradrenergic Differentiation of Sympathetic Neurons in Zebrafish Embryos. Stefania Nicoli.

22- 4:30
The Other Synapse: Electrical Synapse Formation and Function in a Simple Vertebrate Neural Circuit. Adam Miller, Alex Whitebirch, Arish Shah, Cecilia Moens.

23- 4:45
Non-nuclear RNA processing protein function(s) in neuronal maturation and neurodegeneration. Swapna Jinu-Thomas, Holger Bielen, Triona Fielding, Laura Andreae, Alejandro Pan-Vasquez, Corinne Houart.

24- 5:00
Regeneration of the adult zebrafish brain: the role of lineage conversion. Michael Brand, Avinash Chekuru, Viktoria Bosak, Stefan Hans.

5:15 - Supershort Talks and Discussion.


Sunday, January 18   3:45 PM–5:45 PM
Scripps

Cancer and Other Disease Models

Chairs: Elizabeth Patton and Richard White


25- 3:45
Anti-angiogenic effects of VEGF stimulation on endothelium deficient in phosphoinositide recycling. Amber Stratman, Constantinos Mikelis, Sofia Pezoa, Zhiyong Wang, Van Pham, Daniel Castranova, Andrew Davis, Tina Kilts, George Davis, J. Silvio Gutkind, Weijun Pan, Brant Weinstein.

26- 4:00
A Zebrafish Model of Myelodysplastic Syndrome Produced Through tet2 Genomic Editing. Thomas Look, Evisa Gjini, Marc Mansour, Jeffry Sanders, Shuning He, Yi Zhou, Leonard Zon, Keith Joung.

27- 4:15
Genome editing in zebrafish reveals unexpected late onset hemorrhage in factor X mutant zebrafish. Zhilian Hu, Michael Huarng, Deepak Reyon, Yang Liu, Keith Joung, Jordan Shavit.

28- 4:30
Melanoma Development and Regression Models in Zebrafish. S. Wojciechowska, Z. Zeng, N. Tracey, R. Crispin, EE Patton.

29- 4:45
A high-throughput in vivo metastasis screen using zebrafish. Richard White, Silja Heilmann, Kajan Ratnakumar, Erin Langdon, Emily Kansler, Isabella Kim, Elizabeth Perry, Leonard Zon, Joao Xavier.

30- 5:00
Zebrafish Model of Steroid-Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome Caused by EMP2 mutations. Xiaoyang Wan, Zhaohong Chen, Qing Hou, Heon Yung Gee, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Weibin Zhou.

5:15 - Supershort Talks and Discussion.


Monday, January 19   8:30 AM–10:30 AM
Merrill Hall

Plenary Session 3: Imaging

Chair: Corinne Houart


31- 8:30
Defining the origin of cancer using the zebrafish. Leonard Zon.

32- 8:45
Osmotic surveillance mediates rapid wound closure through nucleotide release. William Gault, Balazs Enyedi, Philipp Niethammer.

33- 9:00
Mapping single neuron morphology in vivo with confined primed conversion. Periklis Pantazis, William Dempsey, Lada Georgieva, Patrick Helbling, Thai Truong, Michel Haffner.

34- 9:15
Time-resolved imaging of lanthanide chelates. U. Cho, K. Kocherlakota, D. P. Riordan, P. B. Harbury, J. K. Chen.

35- 9:30
Direct Measurements Reveal Noise Attenuation Mechanisms in Retinoic Acid Signaling. Thomas Schilling, Julian Sosnik, Likun Zheng, Enrico Gratton, Qing Nie.

36- 9:45
Investigation of sensory-motor loops involved in motor control in the zebrafish spinal cord. Claire Wyart.

37- 10:00
Electrochemical signaling circuits in the developing cardiovascular system. AA. Werdich, M. Beerens, D. Edelberg, A. Haber, P. Sips, CA MacRae.

38- 10:15
The emergence of tissue-level mechanics from molecular- and cellular-level processes. Scott Holley, Dörthe Jülich, Patrick McMillen, Garrett Cobb, Elizabeth Rhoades, Simon Mochrie.


Monday, January 19   11:15 AM–12:00 NOON
Merrill Hall

Community Session 2: What should the Zebrafish Societies do?

Chairs: David Raible and David Traver


Monday, January 19   2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Zebrafish in Education

Room:Scripps
Organizers:Rachel Brewster and Steven Farber


Monday, January 19   2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Grant Writing

Room:Merrill Hall
Organizers:Bruce Appel and Thomas Schilling


Monday, January 19   3:45 PM–5:45 PM
Triton

Germ Cells and Early Embryogenesis

Chairs: Florence Marlow and Francisco Pelegri


39- 3:45
Wild sex in zebrafish. C. Wilson, S. High, B. McCluskey, A. Amores, Y. Yan, T. Titus, J. Anderson, P. Batzel, M. Carvan, M. Schartl, J. Postlethwait.

40- 4:00
Maternal regulators of germ cell specification and germ granule assembly. Meredyth M. Forbes*, Philip D. Campbell*, Amanda Heim, Sophie Rothhamel, Andreas Jenny, Florence L. Marlow.

41- 4:15
Maternal transmission of mRNAs and piRNAs. Rene Ketting, Elke Roovers, Holger Dill, Lucas Kaaij, Hsin-Yi Huang, Stefan Redl, Falk Butter.

42- 4:30
Zebrafish embryonic cell migration is regulated by a steroid, pregnenolone, which stabilizes microtubule and actin cytoskeleton by activating CLIP-170. Jui-Hsia Weng, Bon-chu Chung.

43- 4:45
Regulation of cholesterol biogenesis by the glucose-sensing transcription factor MondoA is required for zebrafish epiboly. Meltem Weger, Benjamin D. Weger, Masanari Takamiya, Johannes Stegmaier, Andrei Yu. Kobitski, Jonas Mertes, Nils Krone, Uwe Strähle, G. Ulrich Nienhaus, Ralf Mikut, Thomas Dickmeis.

44- 5:00
Coordinate regulation of translation by a conserved RNA sequence and structure module. Pooja Kumari, Yin Wang, Pavle Vrljicak, Karuna Sampath.

5:15 - Supershort Talks and Discussion.


Monday, January 19   3:45 PM–5:45 PM
Scripps

Neural Circuits and Behavior

Chairs: Stephen Wilson and Claire Wyatt


45- 3:45
Structural and functional mapping of zebrafish visual circuits with transsynaptic virus and calcium imaging. Yuchin Albert Pan, Clemens Riegler, Kevin Beier, Constance Cepko, Florian Engert, Alexander Schier.

46- 4:00
A genome wide screen identifies PAPP-AA mediated IGFR signaling and pyruvate carboxylase activity as novel regulators of habituation learning. Marc Wolman, Roshan Jain, Kurt Marsden, Hannah Bell, Julianne Skinner, Katharina Hayer, John Hogenesch, Michael Granato.

47- 4:15
Melatonin is required for the circadian regulation of sleep. David Prober, Avni Gandhi, Eric Mosser.

48- 4:30
Small molecule screening in zebrafish mutants of the autism risk gene cntnap2 identify estrogens as phenotypic suppressors. E. J. Hoffman, K. J. Turner, J. M. Fernandez, D. Cifuentes, S. W. Wilson, J. Rihel, M. W. State, A. J. Giraldez.

49- 4:45
Analyzing the transcriptome of zebrafish hair cells by TU-tagging. T. Erickson, T. Nicolson.

50- 5:00
Serotonin from descending axons promotes regeneration of motor neurons, but not serotonergic interneurons in the spinal cord of adult zebrafish. Catherina G. Becker, Antón Barreiro-Iglesias, Karolina S. Mysiak, Angela L. Scott, Michell M. Reimer, Thomas Becker.

5:15 - Supershort Talks and Discussion.


Monday, January 19   3:45 PM–5:45 PM
Merrill Hall

Stem Cells and Regeneration

Chairs: Neil Hukriede and Trista North


51- 3:45
Cell fate analyses reveal how Notch/Wnt signaling interactions control progenitor maintenance and differentiation during zebrafish sensory hair cell regeneration. A. Romero-Carvajal, L. Jiang, J. Navajas Acedo, A. Kozlowkaja-Gumbriene, T. Piotrowski.

52- 4:00
Posttranslational modifications regulate the stability, trafficking, and localization of Usher proteins. Bernardo Blanco-Sànchez, Aurelie Clemént, Monte Westerfield.

53- 4:15
Inflammatory signaling regulates embryonic hematopoietic stem and lymphoid progenitor cell formation. V. Esain, Y. Li, J. Xu, W. Kwan, I. Frost, A. Yzaquirre, X. Cai, M. Cortes, S. Orkin, N. Speck, T. E. North.

54- 4:30
Hematopoietic stem cell emergence is regulated by proinflammatory signaling. Raquel Espín-Palazón, David Stachura, Clyde Campbell, Diana García-Moreno, Natasha Del Cid, Jose Meseguer, Victoriano Mulero, David Traver.

55- 4:45
Elucidating the mechanisms of kidney regeneration and therapeutic augmentation. N. Hukriede, L. Brilli, S. Sanker, N. Skrypnyk, T. Chiba, M. de Caestecker.

56- 5:00
Muscle growth and regeneration in the zebrafish. David Gurevich, Ashley Siegel, Phong Nguyen, Jennifer Phan, Tom Hall, Heather Verkade, Peter Currie.

5:15 - Supershort Talks and Discussion.


Tuesday, January 20   8:30 AM–10:30 AM
Merrill Hall

Plenary Session 4: After the Embryo

Chair: Matthias Hammerschmidt


57- 8:30
The formation of the adult colour pattern of zebrafish. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard.

58- 8:45
Cellular interactions underlying adult pigment stripe implementation. D. Parichy, D. S. Eom.

59- 9:00
Epicardial Regeneration in Zebrafish. Jinhu Wang, Jingli Cao, Amy Dickson, Kenneth Poss.

60- 9:15
Target specificity during peripheral nerve regeneration. Jesse Issacman-Beck, Michael Granato.

61- 9:30
Genetic identification of prey detector neurons in zebrafish. Akira Muto, Koichi Kawakami.

62- 9:45
Oocyte polarization in zebrafish is coupled with the meiotic chromosomal bouquet configuration. Yaniv Elkouby, Allison Jamieson-Lucy, Mary Mullins.

63- 10:00
Hair cell regeneration in the lateral line system of adult zebrafish. Ivan Cruz, David Raible.

64- 10:15
Control of Social Aggression by the Habenula. Hitoshi Okamoto.


Tuesday, January 20   11:00 AM–12:00 NOON
Merrill Hall

Community Session 3: Zebrafish Community Initiatives

Chairs: Matthias Hammerschmidt and Derek Stemple


Tuesday, January 20   2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Running a Zebrafish Facility

Room:Triton
Organizers:Stefan Schulte-Merker and Zoltan Varga


Tuesday, January 20   2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Women in Science: Inviting Men and Women to Improve Female Representation in Research Leadership

Room:Merrill Hall
Organizers:Corinne Houart and Mary Mullins


Tuesday, January 20   2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Early Career Issues

Room:Scripps
Organizers:Rebecca Burdine and Mary Goll


Tuesday, January 20   3:45 PM–5:45 PM
Scripps

Endoderm and Metabolism

Chairs: Lingfei Luo and Kirsten Sadler


65- 3:45
Commensal bacteria secrete proteins that modulate epithelial proliferation and neutrophil influx in the zebrafish intestine. Allison Banse, Annah Rolig, Karen Guillemin.

66- 4:00
Cell Cycle Arrest, Apoptosis and Immune Surveillance as Mechanisms to Restrict and Remove Epigenetically Damaged Cells from Developing Embryos. Vinitha Jacob, Yelena Chernavskaya, Deborah Tokarz, Poh Seng Tan, Brandon Kent, Jeff Yoder, Yujin Hoshida, Kirsten Sadler.

67- 4:15
Metabolomic profiling identifies reprogramming of glutamine metabolism to enable Hippo-induced growth during liver development and tumorigenesis. Andrew Cox, Katie Hwang, Kimberley Evason, Kristin Brown, Giorgio Galli, Evan Lien, Fernando Camargo, John Asara, Yariv Houvras, Didier Stainier, Wolfram Goessling.

68- 4:30
A zebrafish screen identifies a PTPMT1 inhibitor that lowers glucose through phosphorylation of SDH. Anjali Nath, Justine Ryu, Youngnam Jin, Lee Roberts, Robert Gerszten, Joanna Yeh, Randall Peterson.

69- 4:45
Loss of Nol8 function results in developmental abnormalities via Tp53-dependent and independent pathways. Andrew Badrock, Joan Heath.

70- 5:00
The Zebrafish Genome Editing Toolkit for Precision Medicine. Alvin Ma, Melissa McNulty, Jarryd Campbell, Yi Chen, Patrick Blackburn, Tanya Poshusta, Weibin Liu, Xiaolei Xu, Stephen Ekker.

5:15 - Supershort Talks and Discussion.


Tuesday, January 20   3:45 PM–5:45 PM
Merrill Hall

Cell Biology and Cell Migration

Chairs: Carl-Philipp Heisenberg and Holger Knaut


71- 3:45
Regulation of cell proliferation by stat3 during early embryogenesis. Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Yinzi Liu.

72- 4:00
Notochord vacuoles play key roles in AP axis elongation and spine morphogenesis. Michel Bagnat.

73- 4:15
A novel regulator of cilia motility and planar cell polarity. Rebecca Burdine, Daniel T. Grimes, Nicholas F. M. Morante, Kimberley Jaffe, Jodi Schottenfeld-Roames, Tse-Shuen Ku, Brian J. Mitchell.

74- 4:30
Control of centrosome number but not position is important to ensure faithful proliferation in zebrafish neuroepithelia. Caren Norden, Paulina Strzyz, Edo Dzafic.

75- 4:45
Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) release – in vivo imaging studies. Sultan Alasmari, Andrew Badrock, Felix Ellett, Vahid Pazhakh, Graham Lieschke.

76- 5:00
Cortical contractility triggers a stochastic switch to fast amoeboid migration in 3D environments. Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Verena Ruprecht.

5:15 - Supershort Talks and Discussion.


Tuesday, January 20   3:45 PM–5:45 PM
Triton

Adult Structures

Chairs: Matthew Harris and David Parichy


77- 3:45
Formation of the adult zebrafish skull. Shannon Fisher.

78- 4:00
Large-scale Bone Regeneration by Cells Intermediate between Chondrocytes and Osteocytes. Gage Crump, Sandeep Paul, Simone Schindler, Francesca Mariani, Jay Lieberman, Alexandra de Millo Terrazzani, Sofia Bougioukli, Audrey Izuhara.

79- 4:15
Vitamin K reduces hypermineralization in zebrafish models of PXE and GACI. S. Schulte-Merker, E. Mackay, A. Apschner.

80- 4:30
Chemokine guided angiogenesis directs coronary vasculature formation. Michael Harrison, Jeroen Bussmann, Ying Huang, Arthela Osorio, Arndt Siekmann, Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien.

81- 4:45
Development and function of the zebrafish semicircular canal system. Sarah Baxendale, Esther C. Maier, Rachael Lawrence, Tanya T. Whitfield.

82- 5:00
A molecular rheostat regulating size: potassium channel activity integrates diverse signaling to instruct proportional growth. Jake Daane, Jennifer Lanni, Ina Rothenberg, Guiscard Seebohm, Charles Higdon, Stephen Johnson, Matthew Harris.

5:15 - Supershort Talks and Discussion.