Michael Ashburner Memorial Symposium

6 November, 2023

Churchill College, Storey's Way Cambridge CB3 0DS and online


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General Information

To celebrate Michael’s memory and legacy, family, friends and colleagues are invited to a memorial event which will be held on Monday 06 November 2023 at Churchill College, Cambridge.

There will be an afternoon symposium reflecting on Michael’s enormous contributions to science, followed by a drinks reception. Attendees are also invited to join for a College dinner afterwards.

The Symposium will also be live-streamed (details can be found using the registration link).


12:30-13:30 – Registration and Sandwich Lunch

13:30-14:00 – Welcomes from:

  • Genetics – Anne Ferguson-Smith
  • EMBL-EBI – Rolf Apweiler
  • Churchill – Ken Siddle

14:00-14:30 – Gerry Rubin, Janelia Farm Research Campus, The Fly Genome

14:30-14:50 – Steve Russell, Department of Genetics, Ecdysone & molecular genetics

14:50-15:10 – Ron Hill, University of Sydney, Structural Biology of Ecdsyone Receptors

15:10-15:30 – Suzanna Lewis, Gene Ontology

15:30-16:00 – Coffee

16:00-16:30 – Luis Teixeira, Católica Biomedical Research Centre & Instituto Gulbenkian, Wolbachia

16:30-17:00 – Graham Cameron, EMBL-EBI

17:00-17:30 – Thom Kaufman, Indiana University, FlyBase (Zoom)

17:30-18:00 – Comments from the floor and close

18:00-19:00 – Drinks Reception & display in the Archives Centre

19:30 – Dinner