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Thanks to all the attendees for another great Annual Meeting. Stay tuned for notification of presentations and videos from the meeting.

Remote webcast: 2018 FaceBase Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, the FaceBase Consortium will hold their Annual Meeting at the Tutor Center, University of Southern California and you can watch it from your office. The meeting will be webcast and you can find the broadcast and schedule below.

We are also excited to announce the Dr. Andrew McMahon, Director of the Stem Cell Institute, will be giving a talk at 3:00pm Pacific on "New Developments in GUDMAP and Possible Collaborations".

  • Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific

Webcast in Real Time

While the meeting is happening, you can watch it at click this link to open in its own browser window for a larger view:

If you would like to submit a question for a presenter, click the link to open a dedicated Google Q&A doc where you can type in your question and make comments.

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During this day-long meeting, each FaceBase project will bring us up-to-date on the research goals they have achieved in the past year and their plans for the upcoming year.

Project talks: 15 min | Q&A: 10 min

 8:30 AM Introduction, Opening Remarks, NIDCR Program Updates (Yang Chai, USC and Steven Scholnick, NIH/NIDCR)
 9:00 AM FaceBase Hub Updates and Q&A (Carl Kesselman, USC)
10:00 AM Transcriptome Atlases of the Craniofacial Sutures (Ethylin Wang Jabs, Mt. Sinai)
10:30 AM RNA Dynamics in the Developing Mouse Face (Joan Hooper, UC Denver)
11:00 AM Break – 15 min
11:15 AM Rapid Identification and Validation of Human Craniofacial Development Genes (Richard Maas and Eric Liao, Harvard)
11:45 AM Ontology of Craniofacial Development and Malformation (Jim Brinkley, Univ Washington)
12:15 PM Catered Lunch – Half hour
12:45 PM Integrated Research of Functional Genomics and Craniofacial Morphogenesis (Yang Chai, USC)
 1:15 PM Human Genomics Analysis Interface for Facebase 2 (Mary Marazita, Univ Pittsburgh)
 1:45 PM Genomic and Transgenic Resources for Craniofacial Enhancer Studies (Axel Visel, Berkeley)
 2:15 PM Epigenetic Landscapes and Regulatory Divergence of Human Craniofacial Traits (Licia Selleri, UCSF)
 2:45 PM Break – 15 min
 3:00 PM Talk: New Developments in GUDMAP and Possible Collaborations (Andrew McMahon, Stem Cell Institute, USC)
 4:00 PM Developing 3D Craniofacial Morphometry Data and Tools to Transform Dysmorphology (Richard Spritz, UC Denver)
 4:30 PM Anatomical Atlas and Transgenic Toolkit for Late Skull Formation in Zebrafish (Shannon Fisher, Boston University and Matthew Harris, Harvard)
 5:00 PM Meeting adjourns