2016 The Skirball Institute's 17th Annual Symposium

"Germ Cells and Beyond; Probing Development and Immortality"

             *   A Symposium in Honor of Ruth Lehmann  *

Myriad cell types arise from the single-celled embryo and take on a variety of forms and functions during development and in adult life. Unlike all other cells of our body, germ cells contribute their genetic material and organelles to subsequent generations. Therefore, germ cells are considered ‘immortal’.

This year’s Symposium is being held in honor of Dr. Ruth Lehmann, the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor and Chair of the Department Cell Biology and Director of the Skirball Institute. Dr. Lehmann has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms of germ cell specification, migration, and maintenance. The Symposium features presentations by preeminent researchers studying chromosome dynamics, early development, germ cell differentiation, aging, RNA biology, and mitochondria. 

Friday, September 16, 2016
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Schwartz Lecture Hall E
NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Ave., New York, NY

The 2016 Skirball Symposium is open to the public. Registration is not required.

Speaker Lineup:    

  • Angelika B. Amon - MIT, HHMI
  • Kathryn V. Anderson - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Anne Ephrussi - European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg
  • Cynthia Kenyon - Calico (California Life Company)
  • Maria Leptin - European Molecular Biology Organization
  • Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard - Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
  • David C. Page - Whitehead Institute, MIT, HHMI
  • Gertrud (Trudi) M. Schüpbach, Princeton University
  • Geraldine Seydoux - Johns Hopkins University, HHMI
  • Eric F. Wieschaus - Princeton University, HHMI

                    * Full Program Will Follow Shortly* 

The 2016 Skirball Institute 17th Annual Symposium is organized by Steven J. Burden, E. Jane Albert Hubbard, Agnel Sfeir, and Matthias Stadtfeld

Direct all inquiries to Laura E. Rivera 212-263-3289