A Symposium to Honor the Career of Alexander Tzagoloff

Purple banner: "A Symposium to Honor the Career of Alexander Tzagoloff: MITOCHONRIA AND BEYOND"
October 5, 2018 -
9:00am - 4:45pm
Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Columbia University

Casa Italiana (Google Map) Teatro Room, Second Level

8:30-9:00 AM Breakfast

9:00-9:10 AM Welcome - Liang Tong, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University

Morning Session: Mighty Mitochondria

Session Chair James Manley, Biological Sciences, Columbia University

9:10-9:50 AM   Keynote: Walter Neupert, Max Planck Institute, Martinsried
"Mitochondrial biogenesis: a three-dimensional challenge"
9:50-10:20 AM   Lisa Pon, Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University
"Filtering good from bad mitochondria during cell division: Implications for aging"
10:20-10:50 AM    Martin Ott, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University
"Molecular wiring of a mitochondrial translation feedback loop"
10:50-11:10 AM   Coffee break
11:10-11:40 AM   Catherine Clarke, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
"It has to be Q: Biosynthesis and function of CoQ in yeast and other eukaryotes"
11:40-12:10 AM    Salvatore diMauro, Neurology, Columbia University
"Mitochondrial diseases"

12:15-1:30 PM Lunch

Afternoon session: Mitochondria and Beyond

Session Chair Carol Prives, Biological Sciences, Columbia University

1:30-2:00 PM    Antonio Barrientos, Neurology, University of Miami
"Mitoribosome biogenesis from yeast to humans"
2:00-2:30 PM    Carol Dieckmann, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona
"Eyespot placement & assembly in Chlamydomonas"
2:30-3:00 PM    Gloria Coruzzi, Biology, New York University
"The 4th dimension of transcriptional networks: TIME"
3:00-3:30 PM    Alan Myers, Biochemisty & Biophysics, Iowa State University
"Genetic analysis of central metabolism in maize endosperm"
3:30-4:00 PM    Coffee break
4:00-4:45 PM    Keynote: Giuseppe Macino, Cellular Biotechnology, La Sapienza University of Rome
"Small RNA, big function: The story of the discovery of gene silencing"

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