Dear Colleagues,

Apparently, the mail I sent yesterday to the list 
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was refused by the server. I send it again within this message. To 
answer questions asked by some of you, everyone is welcome to attend 
both meetings (Paramecium meeting and Janine's symposium), even if 
(s)he does not work on Paramecium. I am just in the early phase of 
organization so I have not all details. I can just say that there will 
be registration fees including meals and rooms but I will know the 
exact amount only around early october. According to the amount of 
money we obtain from the CNRS and possible sponsors, we may reimburse 
part of the expanses, especially for young researchers, students and 

Although it may be early, it would be very helpful for me to organize 
the meeting if you tell me already if you think you would attend it.

Thanks a lot

PS. Dourdan is 1h train south-west from Paris


Dear Colleagues,

        Our European Consortium (Groupement de Recherche Europeen ‘Paramecium 
Genomics’) has an internal meeting every two years. Owing to the 
ongoing Paramecium genome project, we would like to extend the next 
meeting into an open ‘International Paramecium Genomics Meeting’. This 
is thus the first announcement to alert you if you want to attend this 


3 & 4 MAY 2006


Practical organization and registration procedure will be given in a 
second announcement in early October.

In addition, we would like to combine this meeting with a symposium 
dedicated to Janine Beisson in which her major concerns will be 
addressed, structural heredity, epigenetics, nucleating centers and 


5 MAY 2006


Jean Cohen
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PS. Sorry for those of you receiving this mail several times, I send it 
to several lists that may overlap


Paramecium Genomics Meeting

May 3-4, 2006
Dourdan France

Preliminary program

Patrick Wincker (Centre National de Séquençage, Genoscope, Evry 
France) : Paramecium macronuclear genome sequencing

Olivier Jaillon (Centre National de Séquençage, Genoscope, Evry 
France) : Paramecium macronuclear genome annotation

Laura Landweber (Princeton University, New Jersey, USA) : The Oxytricha 
trifallax genome project

Laurent Duret (Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France) : Analysis of 
excision polymorphism in the macronucleus of Paramecium tetraurelia

Eric Meyer (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France) : 
Homology-dependent maternal effects and RNA interference in Paramecium

Mireille Bétermier (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France) : Precise 
excision of Paramecium IESs : the problem of making ends meet

Linda Sperling (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 
Gif-sur-Yvette, France) : ParameciumDB, an internet resource

James D. Forney (Indiana University, Purdue, Indiana, USA) : Proteins 
and pathways required for developmentally regulated DNA elimination in 

Judith van Houten (University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA) : 
Molecular approaches to Chemosensory signal transduction in Paramecium

Helmut Plattner (University of Konstanz, Germany) : Paramecium as a 
model system for multiple calcium-based dynamic processes: what we 
learned and still expect from molecular biology

Pascale Williams (Université Paris 11, Orsay, France) : Paramecium 
tubulins, evolution or revolution ?

Janine BEISSON (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 
Gif-sur-Yvette, France) :  Centrins and  Centrin-binding proteins in 
Paramecium : from genes to assembly of cytoskeletal structures
Janine Beisson

May 5, 2006
Gif-sur-Yvette France

Invited Speakers

Sven Saupe (Université de Bordeaux, France)
Roland Pérasso (Université Paris 11, Orsay, France)
Eric Meyer (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)
Michel Wright (Toulouse, France)
Jean-Pierre Mignot (Aubière, France)
Maria Jerka-Dziadosz (Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland)
Joseph Frankel (University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA)
Keith Gull (University of Oxford, Great Britain)

Jean Cohen
Centre de Génétique Moléculaire
CNRS, Avenue de la Terrasse
91198 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France

Tel +33 (0)169824373
Fax +33(0)169823150
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