Chromosome Conference Galway 2016;Chromo 2016 Galway Ireland
EMBO Workshop: Chromosome segregation and aneuploidy
Chromosome segregation and its errors that result in aneuploidy are fundamental mechanisms affecting proliferating cells in all contexts, from stem cells to cancer, aging and development. Advances in understanding the mechanisms underlying chromosome segregation and its regulation are paralleling new insights into the biology and consequences of aneuploidy with important implications for both fundamental and applied research areas. The 10th in a line of outstanding meetings, “Chromosome Segregation and Aneuploidy”, joins multidisciplinary groups of biologists and clinical researchers for focused discussion at the interface between mechanisms and consequences in cell division. This EMBO Workshop will promote this discussion by assembling a small (~150) conference of group leaders, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students to discuss the state of the arts on the riverside campus of National University of Ireland, Galway.

Topics include:
  • Cell cycle regulation
  • Centromere and kinetochore function
  • Centrosome function
  • Mitotic spindle assembly
  • Cytokinesis and Abcission
  • Aneuploidy in cancer and development
  • Checkpoints
  • Therapeutics


    Kevin F. Sullivan    National University of Ireland, Galway
    Gary J. Gorbsky    Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
    Lisa Prendergast   Newcastle University Medical School, UK