2002 Program

8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome
9:15 Keynote Address -Dr. Rudi Jaenisch, MIT

“Nuclear cloning, stem cells and genomic reprogramming”

10:00 Dr. Eric Overstrom, Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine

“The Utility of the Activated Egg in Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer: The Goat and Mouse Model”

10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Carol Brenner, University of New Orleans

“The Use of Non-Human Primate Model for Evidenced-Based ART; Science Before ART, 2002”

11:15 Jose Cibelli, Advanced Cell Technology

“Parthenogenesis and Stem Cells”

11:45 Carol Warner, Northeaster University

“Genetics and Imaging to Assess Preimplantation Embryo Health”

12:15 Lunch
2:00 Rafael Fissore, UMass at Amherst

“Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Ca2+ release, SpermManipulations and Research Implications”

2:30 Tom Ducibella, Tufts Medical School

“Calcium oscillation-mediated control of the onset of mammalian development: how does it work and how far-reaching are the consequences”

3:00 David Keefe, New England Medical Center and Brown University

“Telomeres and Egg Quality- Burning the Candle at Both Ends”

3:30 Coffee Break
3:45 Esmail Behboodi

“Somatic cell nuclear transfer and the production of recombinant proteins in the milk of large animals”

4:15 Lawrence Wangh, Brandeis University

“Quantitative Real-Time PCR forDetection of DNA and RNA in Embryos and Single Cells”

4:45 Concluding Remarks
5:00 Cocktail Hour
6:00 Dinner Speaker, Jim Robl, Hematech

“Production of Transcrhomosomic Calves Expressing Human Immunoglobin”