17th-19th November 2011

Programme

The 13th International EMBL PhD Symposium will be spread over three days that will include many exciting talks from established scientists, as well as short talks from young researchers, poster sessions, and a panel discussion. During these three days, there will be many opportunities for participants to interact with our distinguished speakers as well as with each other, since meals and breaks as well as drink sessions will be included in the programme.

The symposium will comprise a series of short talks (one in each session) which allow you, participants, to give a talk alongside our speakers. The symposium will also include a series of poster sessions where you can present and discuss your research. Selection for short talks and posters will be based on the abstract that we ask you to submit upon registration.

Agenda

Thursday 17th November 2011
Welcome Session
08:00Registration
09:00Opening Address Iain Mattaj EMBL
09:30Complexity, Systems Biology and Emerging Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities Leroy Hood Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle
10:15Coffee Break
Regulatory Cycles Session
11:00Systems-Level Feedbacks in Cell Cycle ControlsBela NovakBiochemistry Dept., University of Oxford
12:00Single Molecule Studies of Transcription Marcus Jahnel
12:20Lunch
13:00Poster Session
14:20Single Cells from the Segmentation Clock are Competent and Responsive Oscillators in vitro Alexis Webb
14:45Gene transcription: from molecular movies to regulatory systems Patrick CramerGene Center Munich, Universität München
15:45Coffee Break
16:30Divide and Conquer - Synthetic Biology of Cell Division Petra SchwilleBiotechnologisches Zentrum TU Dresden
17:30Design Principles of Cell Cycle Switches Chao TangUCSF and Peking University
18:30Poster Session
19:30Dinner
20:30ATC Rooftop Lounge Get-together
Friday 18th November 2011
Cell Cycle, Growth and Cancer Session
09:00Ubiquitin-dependent Processes that Regulate Cell Cycle ProgressionMatthias PeterInstitute of Biochemistry, ETH, Zürich
10:00On the Correlation between the Timing of the Embryonic Cell Cycle and the Temperature Niche of an Organism Maria Begasse
10:40Coffee Break
11:30Molecular basis of Feedback Control at the Kinetochore-Microtubule Interface Andrea MusacchioMPI of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
12:30Lunch
13:15Poster Session
14:15Studying Stem Cells during Cancer Initiation and Growth Cedric BlanpainIRIBHM, Université Libre de Bruxelles
15:15Epigenomics - Impact for Translational Sciences Jonathan MoggsNIBR Novartis Pharma AG
15:45Coffee Break
16:30Cell Cycle, CDKs and Cancer Mariano BarbacidCNIO, Madrid
17:30Poster and Drinks Session
19:00Dinner
20:00Panel Discussion - Work Ethics
Saturday 19th November 2011
Circadian Rhythms Session
09:30Circadian Regulation of Signalling in Arabidopsis Alex WebbDept. Plant Science, University of Cambridge
10:30A Global Circadian Repressor Controls Anti-Phasic Expression of Metabolic Genes in Neurospora Gencer Sancar
10:50Transgenic Approaches to Analyse and Manipulate Circadian Pacemaking in the Suprachiasmatic NucleusNicola Smyllie
11:10Modelling Kinetic Relationships between Circadian Transcription and Cytosolic mRNA Accumulation from Pre-mRNA and mRNA Measurements Laura Symul
11:30Coffee Break
12:00The Circadian clock - fromtranscriptional feedback loops to chronotypesHanspeter HerzelITB, Charite and Humboldt University Berlin
13:00Lunch and Poster Session
14:30 Melanopsin: a non-visual photopigment in the human retina Howard CooperStem-cell and Brain Research Institute, Lyon
15:30Time Concepts in Melanesia as Examples for the Universality of Human Cognitions Wulf SchiefenhövelMPI for Ornithology, Andechs
16:30Coffee Break
17:00Differential functions of CRY1 and CRY2 in Mammalian Clock: Genetic and Biochemical Dissection Sanjoy Khan
17:20Phase-Specificity of Transcriptional Regulation of the Circadian Rhythm in Mouse Fibroblasts Julia Cajan
Closing Session
17:40Cell Cycle Entrainment by the Circadian Clock: Dynamics of Two Coupled Cellular Rhythms Albert GoldbeterFaculty of Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles
18:40Closing AddressHelke HillebrandEMBL
19:00Closing Remarks / Prize GivingSymposium Organisers
19:30Dinner
21:00Party

Confirmed Speakers:

Mariano Barbacid

Mariano Barbacid

Dr. Barbacid is the Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas in Madrid. Amongst other key discoveries, his work led to the isolation of the first human oncogene, H-Ras. >>>


Cedric Blanpain

Cedric Blanpain

Dr. Blanpain is a group leader at the Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His research focuses on stem cells in cancer, development and tissue homeostasis. >>>


Howard Cooper

Howard Cooper

Dr. Cooper is a Director of Research at the Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute in Lyon. His research focuses on the neurobiology of circadian rhythms and sleep. >>>


Patrick Cramer

Patrick Cramer

Dr. Cramer is a Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Gene Center at the University of Munich, where his research group investigate gene regulation and RNA polymerases using a combination of structural biology and functional genomics. >>>


Albert Goldbeter

Albert Goldbeter

Dr. Goldbeter is an expert and pioneer in modeling the molecular regulatory mechanisms of biological rhythms. His research group at the Université Libre de Bruxelles focuses on modeling such dynamic biological systems. >>>


Hanspeter Herzel

Hanspeter Herzel

Dr. Herzel is a Professor of Theoretical Biology at the Institute for Theoretical Biology of the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, where his research groups focuses on modeling various aspects of circadian clocks and systems biology questions. >>>


Leroy Hood

Leroy Hood

Amongst many other titles, Dr. Hood is the President of the Institute for Systems Biology (Seattle) where his research group focuses on gene families, gene regulatory networks, and the development and function of the immune system. >>>


Andrea Musacchio

Andrea Musacchio

Dr. Musacchio specialises in the study of the molecular basis of chromosome segregation. He has recently been appointed as Director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund. >>>


Béla Novák

Béla Novák

Dr. Novák is an expert in the dynamics of molecular regulatory networks. His research group at the University of Oxford uses mathematical models to bridge the gap between cell physiology and regulatory networks. >>>


Matthias Peter

Matthias Peter

Dr. Peter is Chair of the Institute of Biochemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, where his research group works on regulation of cell growth and division by selective degradation mechanisms. >>>


Wulf Schiefenhövel

Wulf Schiefenhövel

Dr. Schiefenhövel is a Professor and Leader of the Human Ethology Group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology in Andechs, where he works in the fields of ethnomedicine, anthropology and human ethology. >>>


Petra Schwille

Petra Schwille

Dr. Schwille is a Professor and Group Leader at the Biotechnologisches Zentrum der TU Dresden, where her team studies the biophysics of cells and membranes, with a particular focus on membrane proteins. >>>


Chao Tang

Chao Tang

Dr. Tang holds different leading positions at the University of California in San Francisco as well as the Center for Theoretical Biology, Peking University. His research focuses on quantitative studies of biological systems. His team uses an interdisciplinary approach to tackle complex disease and design new therapeutic strategies. >>>


Alex Webb

Alex Webb

Dr. Webb is a senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge, where his research group specialises in the study of circadian signal transduction in plants, using a variety of molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology approaches. >>>


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