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Day 1 - Sunday 27 May 2018
TimeSpeaker
14.00-15.55 Session 1 - Microtubule motors and complex motor assemblies 
Chair: TBD
14.00-14.10 Opening remarks
14.10-14.35

The 3.5Å cryo-EM structure of a fast dynein/dynactin complex
Andrew Carter - MRC LMB Cambridge, UK

14.35-15.00

Regulation of microtubule-based transport 
Samara Reck-Peterson - University of California, San Diego, USA

15.00-15.25

Microtubule motors in sensory neurons of C. elegans
Guangshuo Ou - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

15.25-15.40

Short Talk
To be selected

15.40-15.55

Short Talk
To be selected

15.55-16.25 Coffee Break
16.25-17.55 Session 2 - Centrioles and cilia 
Chair: TBD
16.25-16.50

Centriole birth and death
Monica Bettencourt-Dias - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

16.50-17.15

Intraflagellar transport is restricted to specific microtubule doublets
Philippe Bastin - Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

17.15-17.40

Active transport of signalling receptors across the ciliary diffusion barrier
Maxence Nachury - University of California, San Francisco, USA

17.40-17.55

Short Talk
To be selected

17.55-18.55

Speed dating session

18.55-20.30

Dinner in the EMBL canteen

20.30-23.00 Welcome reception with beer and wine and preview of all posters
Day 2 - Monday 28 May 2018
TimeSpeaker
09.00-10.00

Keynote lecture
Eva Nogales - HHMI, University of California, Berkeley, USA

A sharper view of microtubule structure and interactions

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-12.15

Session 3 - Microtubule diversity, dynamics and drugs 
Chair: TBD

10.30-10.55

Microtubule cryptography: the effects of tubulin diversity on polymer structure and dynamics
Antonina Roll-Mecak - NIH, Bethesda, USA

10.55-11.20

Mechanism and regulation in microtubule dynamics
Luke Rice - UT Southwestern, Dallas, USA

11.20-11.45

Tubulin domain structure and regulation of microtubule dynamics
Maria Kavallaris - Children’s Cancer Institute, Sydney, Australia

11.45-12.00

Short Talk
To be selected

12.00-12.15

Short Talk
To be selected

12.15-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.00

Session 4 - Emerging topics 
Chair: TBD

14.00-14.15

Short Talk
To be selected

14.15-14.30

Short Talk
To be selected

14.30-14.45

Short Talk
To be selected

14.45-15.00

Short Talk
To be selected

15.00-15.20

Poster flash talks (10 talks)

15.20-15.50

Coffee Break

15.50-18.30

Poster session 1 

18.30-19.55

Dinner in the EMBL Canteen

20.00-20.40

1st Landmark lecture:
Much ado about microtubules
Tony Hyman - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

20.45-22.30 Wine and beer session with the possibility to continue poster session
Day 3 - Tuesday 29 May 2018
TimeSpeaker
09.00-10.45 Session 5 - Microtubule nucleation 
Chair: TBD
09.00-09.25 Mechanisms of microtubule nucleation
Elmar Schiebel - ZMBH, University of Heidelberg, Germany
09.25-09.50

The relationship between microtubule birth and death
Gary Brouhard - McGill University, Montreal, Canada

09.50-10.15

Regulation of Golgi-derived microtubule nucleation
Irina Kaverina - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

10.15-10.30

Short Talk
To be selected

10.30-10.45

Short Talk
To be selected

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-12.30 Session 6 - Emerging topics 
Chair: TBD
11.15-11.30

Short Talk
To be selected

11.30-11.45

Short Talk
To be selected

11.45-12.00

Short Talk
To be selected

12.00-12.15

Short Talk
To be selected

12.15-12.30

Short Talk
To be selected

12.30-14.00

Lunch and Meet the speakers 

14.00-14.40

2nd Landmark lecture:
Kinesins at the crossroads of microtubule organization and assembly

Linda Wordeman - University of Washington, Seattle, USA

14.40-15.00

Poster flash talks (10 talks)

15.00-15.30

Coffee Break

15.30-18.30

Poster session 2

18.30-19.30

Round table : Research in emerging regions and countries
(Moderator: Gerlind Wallon, Luis Valente, Maria Leptin)

Christian Gonzalez Billault - Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Krishanu Ray - TIFR, Mumbai, India
Guangshuo Ou - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Maria Kavallaris - Children’s Cancer Institute, Sydney, Australia
Patricia Garcez - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

19.30-00.00 BBQ Dinner with follow-up party in the EMBL Canteen
Day 4 - Wednesday 30 May 2018
TimeSpeaker
09.30-11.15 Session 7 - Neuronal microtubules, motors and MAPs 
Chair: TBD
09.30-09.55

Sorting out polarized transport in neurons
Lukas Kapitein - University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

09.55-10.20

MAP6 proteins: keys actors of neuronal actin and microtubule organization
Annie Andrieux - Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences, Grenoble, France

10.20-10.45

Mechanism of synaptic activity-dependent feedback regulation of the axonal transport by Kinesin-2
Krishanu Ray - TIFR Mumbai, India

10.45-11.00

Short Talk
To be selected

11.00-11.15

Short Talk
To be selected

11.15-11.45 Coffee Break
11.45-13.20 Session 8 - Microtubules in cell division
Chair: TBD
11.45-12.10

Making a spindle without centrosomes in oocytes
Hiro Ohkura - The University of Edinburgh, UK

12.10-12.35

Kinetochores get a grip
Trisha Davis - University of Washington, Seattle, USA

12.35-12.50

Short Talk
To be selected

12.50-13.05

Short Talk
To be selected

13.05-13.20

Short Talk
To be selected

13.20-14.40

Lunch

14.40-14.55

Poster prizes

14.55-16.40

Session 9 - Microtubule mechanics and forces 
Chair: TBD

14.55-15.20

Microtubule-dependent positioning of the nucleus in the C. elegans embryo
Akatsuki Kimura - National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

15.20-15.45

Plant shapes impact microtubule behaviour
Olivier Hamant - ENS Lyon, France

15.45-16.10

Microtubule shaft dynamics
Manuel Thery - Hôpital St. Louis, Paris, France

16.10-16.25

Short Talk
To be selected

16.25-16.40 Short Talk
To be selected
16.40-16.50 Closing remarks