The Students and Postdocs Meiosis Workshop

11 - 12 September 2018 - Montpellier, France




Bernard de Massy

Institut de Génétique Humaine

141 rue de la Cardonille 
34396 Montpellier cedex 5 - France

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Meiosis underlies the process of sexual reproduction, genetic inheritance and genome evolution.

Such fascinating and interconnected processes develop in the germ line when cells differentiate and generate haploid gametes through the meiotic divisions. The molecular and cellular processes that allow the proper transmission of the genetic information from one generation to the other are complex and several are unique to meiotic cells in particular the steps allowing the diploid to haploid transition. These steps involve specific regulations of the meiotic divisions and of chromosome segregation. The meiotic cell has a specialized program to connect homologous chromosomes, to organize the sister chromatids and centromeres and to proceed through the cell cycle. As these processes are at the basis of sexual reproduction, they are evolutionary conserved and approaches in many different model organisms have shown that several key proteins involved are conserved. 

In this workshop, we will provide a unique opportunity to researchers working on various model organisms to exchange their ideas and research projects. The meeting will specifically provide the opportunity to students and postdocs to communicate their results and discuss with leaders in the field. The major advances in the field will also be provided by four keynote speakers. All the other talks will be from students and postdocs.


  • Abstract submission: July 15th, 2018 extended to August 1st, 2018
  • Registration: August 1st, 2018

Selected abstracts will be communicated August 10th, 2018.

Keynote speakers:

  • Raphael Mercier 
    (INRA, Versailles)
  • Simon Myers 
    (University of Oxford)
  • Matthew Neale 
    (University of Sussex, Brighton)
  • Katja Wassman 
    (UPMC, Paris)


Bernard de Massy


Marie Hélène Verlhac
Mathilde Biot
Cecilia Oliver