NEUROSPORA 2006

 

 

 

The Neurospora 2006 Conference will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California (near Monterey, California) from the afternoon of March 30 to noon, April 2, 2006 (Thursday-Sunday). The meeting will consist of five plenary sessions, a workshop and a poster session.

 

SCHEDULE

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DAY MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING

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Thursday Arrival Dinner

March 30 Registration Mixer

 

Friday Breakfast Lunch Dinner

March 31 Plenary Session I Workshop Plenary Session II

 

Saturday Breakfast Lunch Banquet

April 1 Plenary Session III Plenary Session IV Poster Session

 

Sunday Breakfast Lunch

April 2 Plenary Session V Departure

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NEUROSPORA POLICY COMMITTEE

 

Dr. Deborah Bell-Pedersen Dr. Tony Griffiths

Department of Biology Department of Botany

Texas A&M University University of British Columbia

College Station, TX 77845 Vancouver, B.C.

Phone: 979-847-9237 Phone: 604-822-5629

FAX: 979-845-2891 FAX: 604-822-9179

Email: dpedersen@mail.bio.tamu.edu agriff@interchange.ubc.edu

 

Dr. Nora Plesofsky Dr. Oded Yarden

Plant Biology Sciences Center Dept. of Plant Pathology & Microbiology

University of Minnesota The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

St. Paul, MN 55108 Rehovot 7600, ISRAEL

Phone: 612-624-5375 Phone: 972-8-948-9298

FAX: 612-625-1738 FAX: 972-8-946-8785

Email: nora@biosci.cbs.umn.edu Email: oded.uarden@huji.ac.il

 

 

NEUROSPORA 2006 TREASURER

 

Dr. Richard L. Weiss

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569

Phone: 310-825-3621

FAX: 310-206-5213

E-mail: weiss@chem.ucla.edu


 

PLENARY AND POSTER SESSIONS

 

Nora Plesofsky and Oded Yarden will co-chair the Scientific Program Committee of the Neurospora 2006 Conference. Approximately 80% of the research talks will be by invited speakers. All abstracts will be submitted electronically at the Fungal Genetics Stock Center web site. Each participant will submit their abstract as either an invited talk, a poster presentation, or as a poster presentation with a request to be considered for a short talk. The number of time slots available for additional speakers will be limited, and not all requests for time to speak in a plenary session can be granted. Nora and Oded will make the final decision on granting requests to speak in a plenary session. All participants, requesting time to speak, will be contacted and informed of the status of their request. For further information, contact a Policy Committee member.

 

 

REGISTRATION AND HOUSING

(see enclosed form)

Deadline: January 15, 2006

 

 

 

FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ACCESS THE
FUNGAL GENETICS STOCK CENTER WEB SITE

 

www.fgsc.net

 

Deadline: January 15, 2006

 

AD HOC SESSIONS

 

Time is available in the early afternoons for ad hoc meetings. Those wishing to convene such informal sessions should contact one of the scientific organizers.

 

 

DAVID PERKINS AWARD

 

A fund has been established in honor of our colleague, Dr. David Perkins, to support students attending the Neurospora and Fungal Genetics Conferences. Nominations for the Perkins Award are requested for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists that utilize Neurospora as an experimental system. Nominations should include a 200 word description of the individual痴 contributions from the candidate's research advisor, as well as reprints or preprints of recent work using Neurospora. Nomination letter and reprints should be submitted by January 15, 2006 to:

 

Dr. Tony Griffiths

Chair, Neurospora Policy Committee

Department of Botany

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC CANADA V6T 1Z4


ASILOMAR CONFERENCE CENTER

 

Asilomar Conference Center is located on 105 acres of forest, dune and beach at the tip of California's historic Monterey Peninsula. Overlooking the Pacific, living and meeting accommodations are set among Monterey pines and cypresses. As a "Natural Area," Asilomar retains many of the original flora and fauna of the peninsula. The tide pools of Asilomar State Beach are just a pleasant stroll across the dunes. The famous "17 Mile Drive," beginning half a mile from Asilomar, winds through the Del Monte Forest to Carmel-by-the-Sea. In Monterey, Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf provide excellent shopping, sightseeing and dining. Nearby Carmel is famed for its shopping, art and craft galleries. Group tours of the Peninsula, the Del Monte Forest and historic Monterey may be arranged through the Asilomar Conference Center. The weather is brisk (40 - 60F) with a possibility of rain. Bring warm clothing and a raincoat.

 

Transportation

Monterey is the closest commercial airport to Asilomar. Taxis cost approximately $20.00 to Asilomar (about 20 minutes). The closest major airports are, in order of convenience, San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland.

 

Accommodations

All rooms have private baths. There are very few singles available. Requests for single rooms will be honored in the order received. Rates vary with accommodation. All rates include meals, beginning with Thursday dinner and concluding with Sunday lunch. No refunds are available for missed meals. Rates for children are as follows: Infants under 3 years of age may stay in any room with no charge. Children from 3-17 years old are charged the special rate of $240 for four days, provided there is triple or quadruple occupancy, or double occupancy with one adult in certain rooms. Otherwise, they pay regular rates. There are no camping facilities at Asilomar, and sleeping bags are not permitted in the rooms. No pets are allowed on the grounds. We strongly encourage all participants to stay at Asilomar. For individuals staying off the grounds, meals are available at a special rate. There is a $40 facilities fee for those staying off site.

 

Check-in

Check-in begins 3:00 PM Thursday at the Administration Building. Check-out is noon Sunday. For those wishing to arrive early, some rooms may be available at Asilomar and can be reserved by contacting Asilomar at the number listed below no more than 30 days prior to the meeting.

 

Telephone and Mail

There are no phones in rooms. The address and phone number for messages is:

 

c/o Neurospora 2006

Asilomar Conference Center

P.O. Box 537

Pacific Grove, California 93950

Phone: (408) 372-8016

FAX: (408) 372-7227

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT

 

Dr. Richard L. Weiss

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569

Phone: (310) 825-3621

FAX: (310) 206-5213

Email: weiss@chem.ucla.edu

 

 

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