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100 years Genetics in Groningen

Celebration of 100 years Genetics in Groningen

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019

Location: Bernoulliborg, room 5161.0151

Tine Tammes
Tine Tammes

On 20 September 1919, Jantine (Tine) Tammes was appointed extraordinary professor of variability and inheritance. She was the first person in The Netherlands to occupy a chair in genetics, and only the second female professor.

Tammes conducted genetic research into botany with flax, an important crop at the time in Groningen.

Huis de Wolf in Haren
Huis de Wolf in Haren

Since then, Groningen has had and still has a thriving genetics community.

We will celebrate 100 years of genetics research and education in Groningen with a one-day symposium at the Zernike Campus, illustrating past, present and future endeavors in genetics.


10:00 - 10:30 Welcome, registration, coffee & tea

10:30 - 10:35 Oscar Kuipers: Welcome

10:35 - 11:05 Jan Kok:100 years Genetics in Groningen

11:05 - 11:35 Cisca Wijmenga: The long road to individual genomes

11:35 - 12:05 Leo Beukeboom: Bewildering diversity of insect sex determination

12:05 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 Ana Solopova: Monod revisited: Bet-hedging during diauxic shift

14:00 - 14:30 Lude Franke: Using genetics to identify and validate drug targets

14:30 - 15:00 Bregje Wertheim: Evolution of gene networks in ecological interactions

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee & tea

15:30 - 16:00 Danny Incarnato: Unveiling RNA function: Dissecting its structure in vivo

16:00 - 16:30 Sasha Zhernakova: Host genetics and gut microbiome

16:30 - 17:30 Drinks & Snacks

Biologisch Centrum Haren
Biologisch Centrum Haren
Linnaeusborg, Zernike Campus Groningen
Linnaeusborg, Zernike Campus Groningen

Please register before November 15

* Registration is free of charge, but mandatory, in order to arrange catering properly, to avoid wastage.

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