Simon Chan Celebration Symposium
Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center, UC Davis
January 19, 2023
Simon Chan (1974-2012) was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He completed his Ph.D. with Elizabeth Blackburn at UCSF and his postdoc with Steve Jacobsen at UCLA. He joined the Plant Biology Department at UC Davis in 2006 where he started his work on epigenetic regulation of plant centromeres. With postdoc Ravi Maruthachalam, he discovered that modification of CENH3 can lead to chromosome elimination opening a fertile field of research in plant haploid induction.
The symposium will be broadcast on line via Zoom.
The symposium will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center on the UC Davis campus.
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|Time||Speaker||Title or preliminary topic|
|9:00 AM||Mark Winey, Dean, CBS, UCD||Welcome|
|9:10 AM||Ravi, IISER TVM, INDIA||Memento|
|9:20 AM||Ravi, IISER TVM, INDIA||The story behind the serendipitous discovery of CENH3-mediated haploid induction|
|9:50 AM||Raphael Mercier, MPI Köln||Recombination|
|10:20 AM||Ian Henderson, U of Cambridge||The Arabidopsis pancentromere|
|11:20 AM||Anne Britt, UCD||Haploid-inducing mutations in CENH3|
|11:50 AM||Mohan Marimuthu, UCD||CENH3-dependent epigenetic states affect hybrid compatibility|
|1:45 PM||Tim Kelliher, Syngenta||Broadening CENH3 applications: wheat doubled haploids, HI-Edit, and one-step CMS|
|2:15 PM||Isabelle Henry, UCD||CenH3-based genome elimination in hexaploid camelina: strength in numbers|
|2:30 PM||Benny Ordonez, UCD||Minichromosomes from haploid induction|
|2:45 PM||Imtiyaz Khanday, UCD||Synthetic apomixis: are clonal seeds coming to the farmer’s field?|
|3:20 PM||Kelly Dawe, U of Georgia||Centromeric manipulations in maize|
|3:50 PM||Steve Jacobsen, UCLA||Regulation of gene expression by DNA methylation|
|4:20 PM||Short mementos and closing remark|