Chairman: Prof. Evan Miller, Dr Javier Montenegro
09:00 – 09:25 Registration
09:25 – 09:30 Welcome
 09:30 – 11:00 Talks by

Johannes Morstein, Dept of Chemistry, New York University
Dr Stéphanie Antunes, Dept of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich
Johann Nuck, Dept of Physical Chemistry, University of Geneva
Dr Victor García-López, Dept of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich
Dr Thomas Hannich, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Geneva
Valerio Sabatino, Dept of Chemistry, University of Basel

 11:00 – 11:30  Coffee break
 11:30 – 13:00 Talks by

Dr Yusuke Azuma, Dept of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich
Anja Stampfli, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel
Nadine Schmit, Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, EPFL
Karolína Straková, Dept of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva
Jonas Wilbs, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, EPFL
Hetty Manenschijn, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Geneva

 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.
15:00 – 16:00 Registration
16:00 – 16:15 Introductory remarks by NCCR directors
16:15 – 17:15 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
17:15 – 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 (group A)
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 (group A)
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 (group B)
Beer & cheese
8:30 – 9:30 Active Matters: Probing forces, fluctuations and self-organization in biological active matter
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 Supramolecular 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 (group B)
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 Concluding remarks by NCCR directors