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Call for Nominations

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Wed Jun 2 22:05:01 EST 1999


The next Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology (YGM) meeting will be
held at the University of Washington, Seattle from July 25-30, 2000.
The organization of the meeting is divided into six areas of expertise
shown below.  Each subcommittee consists of three members, with a
rotating chair.  People serve three times, the final time as chair of
the subcommittee.  The major responsibility of each subcommittee is
determining the platform session speakers, usually in March/April
prior to the meeting.  All the subcommittee work is done via email and
conference calls and only the chairs of the subcommittees attend the
meeting to finalize the program.  All committee members are expected
to attend the YGM meeting, and the entire group meets during the YGM
to discuss global issues concerning meeting venue, changes in program
format, etc.

You can send in your nominations for subcommittee members by filling
in a form at:

 http://genome-www.stanford.edu/Saccharomyces/yeast2000/ygm-nomination.html

The following lists the areas of expertise and the current
subcommittee members as well as the number of vacancies.

Cell Biology: Mike Yaffe (chair), Mark Hochstrasser, Robin Wright
* Organelle Biogenesis
* Protein localization & turnover
* Cytoskeleton & structural components
* Signal transduction

Cell growth & development: Reg Storms (chair) (2 vacancies)
* Cell division cycle
* Mating physiology
* Sporulation & meiosis
* Growth control

Chromosomes and genomics: Judy Berman, Dave Kaback (1 vacancy)
* Replication
* Telomeres, centromeres
* Genome organization & evolution
* Chromosome behavior

Genetic alterations: Michael Lichten (chair), Jim Haber, Jef Boeke
* Mutagenesis & repair
* Recombination
* Retrotransposition

Gene expression: Lorraine Pillus (chair), Anita Hopper, Joanne Tornow
* Transcription
* RNA processing
* Translation
* chromatin remodeling

Metabolism: Beth DiDomenico (2 vacancies)
* Environmental sensing
* Metabolic regulation
* Ion and small molecule transport





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