Chairman: Prof. Evan Miller, Dr Javier Montenegro
09:00 – 09:25 Registration
09:25 – 09:30 Welcome
 09:30 – 11:00  6 students talks (10’ plus 5’ questions)
 11:00 – 11:30  Coffee break
 11:30 – 13:00  6 students talks
 13:00 – 14:15  Lunch
 14:15 – 15:00 Q&A session about Career paths in academia with two chairmen and early arriving plenary speakers
 15:00 – 16:00 Coffee break, poster hanging and transition to the beginning of the main meeting in the same building.
16:00 – 16:15 Introductory remarks by NCCR directors
16:15 – 17:30 Contact sites between organelles in the control of lipid transport and membrane identity
Prof. Pietro de Camilli, Prof. of Neuroscience and Professor of Cell Biology, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Chair, Department of Neuroscience – Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience and Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR), Yale University, USA
17:30 – 18:30 Keynote lecture
Therapeutic function through synthesis-informed design: HIV eradication, cancer immunotherapy and new drug /mRNA/DNA delivery systems
Prof. Paul Wender, Prof. of Chemistry, Stanford University, USA
18:30 – Poster session
Wine & Cheese


8:30 – 9:3o Molecular systems engineering with DNA
Prof. Hendrik Dietz, Professor for Biophysics, Physics Department, Technische Universität München, Germany
9:30 – 10:30 Giant vesicles: the ultimate toy system for assessing membrane mechanics, wetting and reshaping
Prof. Rumiana Dimova, Professor in Biophysics, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 Electrophysiology, unplugged: Fluorescent Indicators to probe membrane voltage
Prof. Evan Miller, Ass. Prof. of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, Berkeley University, USA
12:00 – 13:00 Protein Glycosylation – Pathways and Processes
Prof. Barbara Imperiali, Professor in Chemistry and Professor in Biology, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch + Poster session
14:30 – 15:30 Catching in the Act: Active, Dynamic, and Adaptive Behaviors of Membrane Interfaces Far From Equilibrium
Prof. Atul N. Parikh, Prof. in Biomedical engineering, UC Davies, USA
15:30 – 16:30 Cytosolic delivery of biomacromolecules
Prof. Shiroh Futaki, Prof. of Chemistry, Division of Biochemistry, Biofunctional Design-Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 18:15 Keynote lecture
Chemical Biology on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor
Prof. Dennis Dougherty, Prof. of Chemistry, Caltech, USA
18:15 – Poster session
Beer & cheese



8:30 – 9:30 Talk title: TBA
Prof. Nikta Fakhri, Assistant Professor of Physics, MIT, USA
9:30 – 10:30 Synthetic Cellular Microenvironments with optoregulated functions
Prof Arànzazu del Campo, Head of the Program Division “Dynamic Biomaterials”, INM – Leibniz-Institut for new materials & Saarland University, Germany
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:40 Polarized trafficking during asymmetric cell division
Dr. Emmanuel Derivery, Group leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
11:40 – 12:20 Suparmolecular Peptides for cell delivery and cytoskeleton mimics
Dr. Javier Montenegro, Group leader at Santiago de Compostela University, Spain
12:20 – 14:30 Lunch + Poster session
14:30 – 15:30


Reprogramming the Genetic Code
Prof. Jason Chin, Prof. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at the University of Cambridge – Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB) – Head of the Centre for Chemical & Synthetic Biology (CCSB) – Cambridge, UK
15:30 – 16:30 Keynote lecture
New chemical approaches to dissect dynamic cellular processes
Prof. Tarun Kapoor, Prof. in Chemical Biology, The Rockefeller University, USA
16:30 – Concluding remarks by NCCR directors