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G&D and Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis Spring Retreat

2015 Joint Spring Retreat
April 13-15, 2015
Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center
Navasota, TX


About the Retreat


 The Genes and Development Program (G&D) and Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis Program (EMC) will hold their second joint spring retreat April 13-15, 2015 at Camp Allen in the Texas Piney Woods near Navasota, Texas. Students, postdocs and faculty in all G&D and EMC program labs, the research staff of the Genetics Department and all other G&D labs, and first year students doing a rotation in G&D and EMC labs are invited to participate.

The joint retreat offers trainees an outstanding opportunity to learn about the science being conducted in EMC and G&D Program labs, to foster new collaborations, to develop scientific presentation skills, and to meet and get to know each other, the faculty and other researchers in a relaxed setting.

With the goal of facilitating scientific exchange and interactions among members of all participating labs, the 2015 retreat will feature trainee and faculty research talks, two poster sessions, keynote addresses by Daniel Durocher, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto and Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, and David Brown, Ph.D., Director, Discovery and in vivo Research at Mirna Therapeutics, breakout sessions on career development topics, and social time. All trainee research posters and platform talks will be judged for awards.

The retreat begins at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015 and ends at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15th.  A preliminary schedule is posted here. A detailed schedule will be posted prior to the retreat. Free charter bus transportation will be provided for attendees who do not wish to drive. Seats are limited so early registration is encouraged. Free parking is available at Camp Allen.


Please register, submit your abstract and view the poster guidelines via the links below. Houston attendees who are not in the Departments of Genetics, Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Experimental Radiation Oncology and Molecular & Cellular Oncology, excluding G&D students, are asked to provide an account number to cover their meeting fee when registering.

Retreat Registration:  Deadline is February 16, 2015
Abstract Submission:  Deadline is March 2, 2015
Poster Guidelines

Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate in this important and fun scientific retreat. If you have any questions about the retreat or your registration, please contact Elisabeth Lindheim at (Houston) or Becky Brooks at (Smithville)

Photos from the 2014 G&D and EMC Joint Spring Retreat


2015 Retreat Documents

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