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About the Meeting

We are pleased to invite you to the Third Latin American Worm Meeting scheduled for March 15-19 of 2023 in Valparaíso, Chile.

The Latin American Worm Meeting brings scientists and friends together from all over the world. We aim at developing a strong new community of C. elegans researchers in our region, working together with global worm breeders. This is our third edition following two exciting and productive reunions in Uruguay (2017) and Argentina (2020).

The event will be held in Valparaiso, Chile, known as the ‘Jewel of the Pacific’. Valparaiso is notorious for its steep cable cars, colorful houses on the hills, and historic buildings. This picturesque coastal town is also home to La Sebastiana, the extravagant former residence of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.



Transgenerational inheritance
Small RNAs
Development biology
Systems Biology
Germline maintenance and meiosis
Neuro and innate immunity
Ecology and evolution
Cell Biology
Systems Toxicology
Computational models based on the worm

Keynote Speaker

Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University

Closing Lecture

David Gems, University College London

Confirmed speakers

Alejandro Aballay, Oregon Health & Science University
Erik Andersen, Northwestern University
Javier Apfeld, Northeastern University
Alec Barrett, Hammarlund lab, Yale University
Arantza Barrios, University College London
Christian Braendle, Institut de Biologie Valrose
Julian Ceron, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute
Daniel Colon-Ramos, Yale University
Luisa Cochella, Johns Hopkins University
Monica Colaiacovo, Harvard Medical School
Marie-Anne Félix, Université Paris
Eleni Gourgou, University of Michigan
Carolyn Phillips, University of Southern California
Benjamin Podbilewicz, Technion
Nathalie Pujol, Aix Marseille Université
Ann Rougvie, C. elegans Genetics Center
Cathy Savage, Queens College, CUNY
Alexis Weinreb, Hammarlund lab, Yale
Judith Yanowitz, University of Pittsburgh

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