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IMBA Symposium “Frontiers in molecular, cellular, and organismal biology”

November 30th - December 1st 2017

IMBA/GMI lecture hall


November 30th, 2017; 9:00 - 12:00

9:00am Manuel Juette
Cornell University/Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Illuminating the biophysical mechanisms of protein synthesis and its inhibitors with single-molecule imaging

9:30am Joerg Braun
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
Single-molecule analysis of human spliceosome assembly: Kinetic synergy across introns and exons 

10:00am Simone Koehler
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Architecture of the synaptonemal complex in C. elegans meiosis

Coffee break

11:00am Huaiying Zhang
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Optogenetic control of phase transition in biology and disease

11:30am Shamba Saha
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
A competition mechanism positions liquid-like organelle in cells

December 1st, 2017; 9:00 – 12:00

9:00am Rosa C. Paolicelli
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Synaptic pruning by microglia in the healthy and in the diseased brain

9:30am Gernot Wolf
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
Fighting the aliens within: Megabase-scale genetic deletions of mouse-specific epigenetic repressors lead to reactivation of dormant genomic parasites

10:00am Tugce Aktas
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany
DHX9 suppresses RNA processing defects originating from the Alu invasion of the human genome

Coffee break

11:00am Alejandro Burga
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Dissecting phenotypic variation at the individual, population and species level

11:30am Stephan Hamperl
Stanford University, USA
Genomic and epigenomic consequences of transcription-replication conflicts