Wednesday, June 14th
16.30 Welcome Introduction
Session 1.- Meiosis onset and Recombination (Chair: Ruth McCole)
17:00 Attila Tóth (IS 1): Controlling DNA Breaks in Mammalian Meiosis.
17.45 José Ayté: U2AF65Prp2 promotes intron definition by stabilizing U1 snRNP at the 5’splice site.
18:05 Daniel Fernández: Small-RNAseq reveals miRNAs differentially expressed in female and male primordial germ and somatic cells in meiotic onset of the mouse embryo.
18:25 Coffee Break
18:55 David Álvarez-Melo: Regulation of Double Strand Break (DSB) formation via the axial element protein Hop1.
19:15 Miguel Pachón: Revisiting the aminopeptidase MPA1: Looking for new alleles to infer its function in chiasma formation.
19:35 Ana Martínez–Marchal: Study of the role of CHK2 in mammalian oogenesis.
19:55 Elena de la Casa: Study of genetic background and diet effects on meiotic crossover frequency.
20:15 Sponsor 1 seminar.
Thursday, June 15th
Session 2.- Regulation of Recombination (Chair: Alberto Pendás)
09:00 Denise Zickler (IS 2): Interplay between Synaptonemal Complex and Spindle Pole Body components.
09:45 Divyashree Coimbatore: A forward genetic screen to identify factors that control meiotic recombination in Arabidopsis thaliana.
10:05 Jesús Page: Mid pachytene marks the transition from a meiotic to a somatic-like DNA damage response during mouse meiosis.
10:25 Tatiana García-Muse: DNA damage Phosphorylation within the Synaptonemal Complex.
10:45 Coffee Break + Poster Session
11:50 Esther Herruzo: Identification of Pch2 localization determinants and its role in the pachytene checkpoint.
12:10 Sara González: Role of the H2A.Z histone variant in the pachytene checkpoint.
Session 3.- Chromosome Structure and Dynamics (Chair: Attila Tóth)
12:30 Inés Berenguer: Inner Centromere Network in mouse meiosis: the interplay between SGO2 and CPC recruitment pathways.
12:50 Marina Martínez-García: Breakage or movement? New insights into meiotic interlock resolution.
13:10 Alfonso Fernández-Álvarez: Telomeric regulation of Nuclear Envelope Disassembly in Meiosis.
13:30 Group photo
15:15–18:00 Visit to Castillo Manzanares el Real
18:30 Nadia Fernández: What is the meiotic role of the Arabidopsis nucleoporin SUPPRESSOR OF AUXIN RESISTANCE1 (SAR1)? Finding out answers.
18:50 María Prusicki: Live Imaging of Meiosis in Arabidopsis thaliana.
19:10 Andrea Enguita Marruedo: Live cell imaging of mouse spermatogenesis and oogenesis.
19:30 Filipa B. Martins: Cdc14b prevents metaphase entry upon activation of the pachytene checkpoint in spermatocytes.
19:50 Tomás Naranjo: Behavior of individual rye chromosome pairs in a wheat background in early meiosis.
20:10 Sponsor 2 seminar.
Friday, June 16th
Session 4.- Evolution of Meiosis (Chair: Denise Zickler)
09:00 Ruth B. McCole (IS 3): Ultraconserved elements: a 300 million year old mystery.
09:45 Mireia Solé: Is there a pattern of chromosome territoriality along mice spermatogenesis?.
10:05 Covadonga Vara: Exploring chromatin dynamics during mouse spermatogenesis.
10:25 Pablo Parra: Changes in meiotic recombination during the diploidisation process in Arabidopsis thaliana.
10:45 Javier Isoler: Cellular and molecular characterization of meiotic and gametogenic progression in ex vivo culture of prepuberal mouse testis.
11:05 Coffee Break- Poster Session
11:50 Fernando Gómez–Aldecoa: Meiotic behaviour of rye B-chromosome derivatives.
12:10 Ana Gil: Meiotic behaviour of neo-XY sex chromosomes in the African pigmy mouse Mus minutoides.
12:30 Natalia Felipe-Medina: Functional analysis of two ultraconserved sequences with potential function in mouse gametogenesis.
13:00 Business Meeting + Closing Remarks
13:30 MeioNet meeting