Location & dates Virtual 30 - 31 Mar 2020
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.

Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.

More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.


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Day 1 - Monday 30 March 2020

Time (EST)

Time (CET)Speaker
08:00-08:10 14:00-14:10 Opening remarks by Bas van Steensel
08:10-10:10 14:10-16:10

Virtual Session 1 chaired / moderated by Jan Ellenberg

08:10-08:40 14:10-14:40

Revealing fundamental aspects of human nucleolar biology, one NOR at a time
Brian McStay, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

08:40-09:10 14:40-15:10

Ovulation suppression prevents the increase in egg aneuploidy with maternal age
Kikuë Tachibana, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria

09:10-09:40 15:10-15:40

Genome Folding, Unfolding, and Refolding in the Mammalian Brain
Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, University of Pennsylvania, USA

09:40-10:10 15:40-16:10 Bridging microscopy and genomics with TSA-Seq to study nuclear genome organization
Andrew S. Belmont, University of Illinois, USA
10:10-11:00 16:10-17:00

Break and Virtual Poster Session 1 (all posters)
with discussion channel on 'Slack'

11:00-12:30 17:00-18:30

Virtual Session 2 chaired / moderated by Wendy Bickmore

11:00-12:00 17:00-18:00

Virtual Keynote: Form and function of extensively engineered yeast genomes
Jef D. Boeke, NYU Langone Health, USA

12:00-12:30 18:00-18:30

Control of chromosome surface properties during cell division
Sara Cuylen-Häring, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

12:30-13:30 18:30-19:30

Pre-recorded short talks (10 min each) available on demand
on EMBL`s mediasite with discussion channels on 'Slack'

Digital posters and pre-recorded short talks as well as discussion channels
will be available for registered participants throughout the whole virtual meeting.

Day 2 - Tuesday 31 March 2020
Time (EST)Time (CET)Speaker
07:10-08:10 13:10-14:10

Pre-recorded short talks (10 min each) available on demand
on EMBL`s mediasite with discussion channels on 'Slack'

08:10-10:10 14:10-16:10 Virtual Session 3 chaired / moderated by Christian Häring
08:10-08:40 14:10-14:40 Revealing dynamic control mechanisms of local chromatin structure
Beat Fierz, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
14:40-16:00 Technical Break
10:00-10:30 16:00-16:30 How local and higher-order chromosome structure shapes the meiotic recombination landscape
Scott N. Keeney, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
10:30-11:00 16:30-17:00

Architecture of meiotic chromosomes
Simone Köhler, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

11:00-11:30 17:00-17:30

Nonlinear control of transcription levels through enhancer-promoter interactions
Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland

11:30-11:45 17:30-17:45


11:45-13:15 17:45-19:15

Virtual Session 4 chaired / moderated by Susan Gasser

11:45-12:15 17:45-18:15 Diversity in transcription factor mobility in constrained domains of chromatin
Kenneth S. Zaret, University of Pennsylvania Perlman Shool of Medicine, USA
12:15-12:45 18:15-18:45

Loop extrusion with barriers as a genomic communication system
Leonid Mirny, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

12:45-13:15 18:45-19:15

Regulation of mitotic chromosome structure and function by histones
Hironori Funabiki, The Rockefeller University, USA

13:15-13:25 19:15-19:25

Closing remarks by Susan Gasser

Digital posters and pre-recorded short talks as well as discussion channels
will be available for registered participants throughout the whole virtual meeting.