Programme

14:30 – 15:15 Registration
15:15 – 15:30 Prof. Robbie Loewith, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology, UNIGE, Switzerland & NCCR Chemical Biology Director
Welcome and introduction
Chair Prof. Howard Riezman, Dept. of Biochemistry, UNIGE, Switzerland
15:30 – 16:30 Prof. Sarah O’Connor, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Biology, Germany
Keynote lecture: Harnessing the chemistry of plants
Chair Prof. Andrea Ablasser, GHI-SV, EPFL, Switzerland
16:30 – 17:15 Prof.  Stefan Kubicek, Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Targeting metabolic enzymes in the cell’s nucleus
17:30 – 19:00 Poster session (group A) | Apéro

 

8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Welcome coffee
Chair Prof.  Robbie Loewith, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology, UNIGE, Switzerland
9:00 – 9:45 Prof. Paola Picotti, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Proteomes in 3D: Structural barcodes to probe protein functional alterations
9:45 – 10:30 Dr. Ulrich Schopfer, Novartis, Switzerland
Biology at atomic resolution – Chemical Biology meets drug discovery
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
Chair Prof. Charlotte Aumeier, Dept. of Biochemistry, UNIGE, Switzerland
11:00 – 11:45 Prof. Gijsje Koenderink, TU Delft, Netherlands
(re)Constructing the active molecular behaviour of cells
11:45 – 12:30 Prof. Tomas Kirchhausen, Harvard Medical School, USA
Revealing biology with deep learning and frontier microscopy
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch + Poster session (group A)
Chair Prof. Pablo Rivera Fuentes, Dept. of Chemistry, UZH, Switzerland
14:00 – 14:45 Prof. Hagan Bayley, University of Oxford, UK
The remarkable science of nanopores: from gene sequencing to organ repair
14:45 – 15:30 Prof. Prisca Liberali, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Design principles of tissue organization
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
Chair Emerging scientists’ session
Prof. Robbie Loewith, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology, UNIGE, Switzerland
16:00 – 16:30 Dr. Rita Mateus, MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
Form leading to function at the subcellular scale
16:30 – 17:00 Dr. Adai Colom, Biofisika Institute, Spain
Membrane remodeling and mechanical properties over the immunological synapse and viral infection
17:00 – 17:30 Junior researchers’ presentation session
TBA
17:30 – 17:45 Stand-up comedy time with Shannon Granger, La Manufacture, Lausanne
TBA
17:45 Poster session (group B) | Reception

 

8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Welcome coffee
Chair Prof. Aurélien Roux – Dept. of Biochemistry, UNIGE, Switzerland
9:00 – 9:45 Prof. Sara Sigismund, University of Milan & Instituto Europeo di Oncologia, Italy
Contact sites between PM, ER and mitochondria: connecting EGFR signaling to cell metabolism
9:45 – 10:30 Prof. Suzanne Pfeffer, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Rab GTPase phosphorylation and the molecular basis of inherited Parkinson’s disease
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
Chair Prof. Christian Heinis, ISIC, EPFL, Switzerland
11:00 – 11:45 Prof. Christina Woo, Harvard University, USA
Chemical biology studies of the thalidomide binding domain of cereblon
11:45 – 12:30 Prof. Jim Wells, University of California, San Francisco, USA
TBA
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch + Poster session (group B)
Chair Prof. Howard Riezman, Dpt of Biochemistry, UNIGE, Switzerland
14:00 – 15:00 Prof. Kai Johnsson, MPI for Medicinal Research, Germany
Keynote EMBO lecture: Fluorescent and bioluminescent probes for imaging and diagnostics
15:00 – 15:30 Best poster awards announcement
15:30 – 15:45 Dr Yves Auberson, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research | Swiss Chemical Society
Announcement
15:45 – 16:00 Prof. Robbie Loewith, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology, UNIGE, NCCR Director
Prof. Christian Heinis, ISIC, EPFL, NCCR Chemical Biology co-Director
Concluding remarks

 

Organizers

Partners