A semi-weekly journal club with an emphasis on the increasing importance of chromatin research for understanding chromosomal processes, development and disease.
Contact: Steve Henikoff or Toshio Tsukiyama | Group Website
Basic Sciences Division
Additional information on meeting schedules and locations can be viewed at each group's website.
Developmental Biology Group
The Group consists of the faculty members of the Center for Developmental Biology at the University of Washington, and the faculty members of the Developmental Biology Program at the FHCRC. The DBG was formed in 1999 to promote the discipline of Developmental Biology at both institutions.
Contact: Cecilia Moens | Group Website | (206) 667-5697
Fly Club is the regular gathering of all Seattle area researchers working on or interested in research related to the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Each meeting consists of research reports from 2 or 3 different labs and some general scientific chat time.
Contact: Celeste Berg | Group Website
The purpose of the group is to share work in progress between retrovirus and related labs, and to give feedback on ongoing projects. Each postdoc and graduate student in the participating labs presents their work once a year.
Contact: Michael Emerman | Group Website | (206) 667-6466
Seattle Mitosis Group
The Seattle area mitosis group consists of 5 labs (Asbury, Biggins, Davis, Shimamura, and Wordeman), who are all interested in fundamental questions regarding the process of mitosis. There is a diverse array of organisms and approaches taken. All aspects of the structure, regulation and mechanics of mitosis are studied.
Contact: Sue Biggins | Group Website | (206) 667-5766
Structural Biology Group
The structural biology group at FHCRC consists of several laboratories focused on the use of cromolecular crystallography (Stoddard, Strong and Ferre-D'Amare) to determine the three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules. These laboratories are complemented by two groups that are focused on computational structure prediction and design (Bradley), and studies of protein and enzymes as drug targets for new chemotherapy agents (Simon in Clinical Biology). A significant focus of the structural biology group is the exploitation of structural information to engineer macromolecules for therapeutic applications, including gene correction, vaccine development, and drug discovery.
Contact: Barry Stoddard | Group Website | (206) 667-4031