Location & dates Virtual 3 - 6 Jun 2020
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed
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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.


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Programme

Invited speaker talks and short talks will be made available about one week prior to the conference.

Questions to speakers can be sent either during the live Q&A sessions or via E-mail beforehand.

Access to the digital poster gallery will be given about one week prior to the conference. Poster presenters are encouraged to schedule live discussion time.

Links to Zoom for the Meet the Speakers and Meet the Editors sessions will be shared in Slack.

More information will be sent to registered participants about one week prior the conference.

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Day 1 - Wednesday 03 June 2020
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04:00-04:45
10:00-10:45
16:00-16:45

Virtual Morning Q&A Session 1  - Structural determinants of microtubule formation

Chairs: Anna Akhmanova, Christian Poüs, Robert Cross

Carolyn Moores - Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Benoît Gigant - I2BC, French National Centre for Scientific Research, France

Jawdat Al-Bassam - University of California, Davis, USA

Krishna Kishore Mahalingan - National Institutes of Health, USA

04:45-05:15 10:45-11:15 16:45-17:15 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Morning Q&A Session  1 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
05:15-06:00 11:15-12:00 17:15-18:00

Virtual Morning Q&A Session 2 - Building cilia and centrioles

Chairs: 
Guangshuo Ou, Martin Loose, Susana Godinho

Jordan Raff - University of Oxford, UK
Paul Guichard - University of Geneva, Switzerland
Xueliang Zhu - Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, China
Girish Ram Mali - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Sónia Gomes Pereira - Intituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

06:00-06:30 12:00-12:30 18:00-18:30

Meet the Speakers of Virtual Morning Q&A Session 2 in individual Zoom breakout rooms

06:30-07:00 12:30-13:00 18:30-19:00

Meet the Editors - Inês Cristo and Petra Gross from Journal of Cell Science, UK (please check slack channel for zoom details)

06:30-07:00 12:30-13:00 18:30-19:00

Meet the Editor - Paulina Strzyz and Katherine Wrighton from Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, UK (in Zoom)

06:30-07:00 12:30-13:00 18:30-19:00

Meet the Editor - Anna Akhmanova from eLife, The Netherlands (please check slack channel for zoom details)

14:00 

Topic based break out room

"Kinetochore-microtubule dynamics"

Hosts: Ryoma Ohi and Sarah Kearns

(please check slack channel for zoom details)

15:30-16:00

Topic based break out room

"Science and society in high-tech era: hopes and challenges"

Host: Marta Gawor

(please check slack channel for zoom details)

16:15-16:45

Topic based break out room

"Non-centrosomal MTOCs in epithelial and muscle cells"

Host: Boris Shneyer

(please check slack channel for zoom details)

06:30-11:00 12:30-17:00 18:30-23:00

Possibility to view digital poster session

11:00-11:45 17:00-17:45 23:00-23:45

Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 1 - Structural determinants of microtubule formation

Chairs: Carsten Janke, Susanne Bechstedt, Loren Hough

Carolyn Moores - Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Benoît Gigant - I2BC, French National Centre for Scientific Research, France

Jawdat Al-Bassam - University of California, Davis, USA
Krishna Kishore Mahalingan - NIH, USA

Rui Zhang - Washington University in St. Louis, USA

11:45-12:15 17:45-18:15 23:45-00:15

Meet the Speakers of Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 1 in individual Zoom breakout rooms

12:15-13:00 18:15-19:00 00:15-01:00

Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 2 - Building cilia and centriole

Chairs: Kristen Verhey, Jonathon Howard, Ioannis Vakonakis

Jordan Raff - University of Oxford, UK
Paul Guichard - University of Geneva, Switzerland
Xueliang Zhu - Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, China
Girish Ram Mali - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Sónia Gomes Pereira - Intituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

13:00-13:30 19:00-19:30 01:00-01:30 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 2 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
13:30-14:00 19:30-20:00 01:30-02:00 Meet the Editor - Melina H. Casadio from Journal of Cell Biology, US (please check slack channel for zoom details)
Day 2 - Thursday 04 June 2020
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04:00-04:30 10:00-10:30 16:00-16:30

Virtual Keynote Morning Q&A Session

Chairs: Carsten Janke, Guangshuo Ou

Thomas Surrey - Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain

04:30-05:00 10:30-11:00 16:30-17:00

Meet the Keynote Speaker in individual Zoom breakout room

05:00-05:45 11:00-11:45 17:00-17:45

Virtual Morning Q&A Session 3 - Control of microtubule dynamics

Chairs: Carsten Janke, Stefan Diez, Anne Straube

Sabine Petry - 
Princeton University, USA
Zhaosheng Kong - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
William Hancock The Pennsylvania State University, USA
José-Fernando Díaz - Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas, Spain
Etsuko Muto 
- RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan

05:45-06:15 11:45-12:15 17:45-18:15

Meet the Speakers of Virtual Morning Q&A Session 3 in individual Zoom breakout rooms

06:15-06:45 12:15-12:45 18:15-18:45

Meet the Editor - Stella Hurtley from Science, UK (please check slack channel for zoom details)

06:15-06:45 12:15-12:45 18:15-18:45

Meet the Editor - Christina Rosenthal from Nature Communications Biology, UK and Christine Mieck from Nature Communications, Germany (please check slack channel for zoom details)

16:00-16:30

Topic based break out room

"Career opportunities in scientific outreach" 

Host: Sahana Shankar

(please check slack channel for zoom details)

16:15-16:45

Topic based break out room

"Work-life balance in Science" 

Hosts: Jijumon A.S. and Mariya Genova, Institut Curie, France (please check slack channel for zoom details)

(please check slack channel for zoom details)

06:15-11:00 12:15-17:00 18:15-23:00

Possibility to continue digital poster session

11:00-11:30 17:00-17:30 23:00-23:30

Virtual Landmark Q&A Session discussion

Chairs: Anna Akhmanova, Kristen Verhey

Volodya Gelfand
- Northwestern University, USA

11:30-12:00 17:30-18:00 23:30-00:00

Meet the Landmark Speaker in individual Zoom breakout room

12:00-12:45 18:00-18:45 00:00-00:45

Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 3 -Control of microtubule dynamics

Chairs: Anna Akhmanova, Jeff Moore, Richard Mcintosh

Sabine Petry - Princeton University, USA
Zhaosheng Kong - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
William Hancock - The Pennsylvania State University, USA
José-Fernando Díaz - Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas, Spain
Etsuko Muto 
- RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan

12:45-13:15 18:45-19:15 00:45-01:15

Meet the Speakers of Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 3 in individual zoom breakout rooms

13:15-13:45 19:15-19:45 01:15-01:45

Virtual Keynote Afternoon Q&A Session

Chairs: Kristen Verhey, Anna Akhmanova

Thomas Surrey - Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain

13:45-14:15 19:45-20:15 01:45-02:15 Meet the Keynote Speaker in individual Zoom breakout room
Day 3 - Friday 05 June 2020
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04:00-04:45 10:00-10:45 16:00-16:45

Virtual Morning Q&A Session 4 - Cilia formation and function

Chairs: Guangshuo Ou, Philippe Bastin, Friedrich Frischknecht 

Nathalie Spassky - École Normale Supérieure, France
Karl F. Lechtreck - University of Georgia, USA
Maureen Barr - Rutgers University, USA 
Sudarshan Gadadhar - Institut Curie, France

Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan - University of California, San Francisco / Stanford University, USA

04:45-05:15 10:45-11:15 16:45-17:15 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Morning Q&A Session 4 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
05:15-06:00 11:15-12:00 17:15-18:00

Virtual Morning Q&A Session 5 - Microtubules in cell division

Chairs: Guangshuo Ou, Isabelle Vernos, Jan Brugues

Asako Sugimoto - Tohoku University, Japan
Sophie Dumont - University of California, San Francisco, USA
Thomas Müller-Reichert - TU Dresden, Germany

Lara Krüger - Institut Curie, France

Geng-Yuan Chen - University of Pennsylvania, USA

06:00-06:30

12:00-12:30 18:00-18:30 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Morning Q&A Session 5 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
06:30-11:00 12:30-17:00 18:30-23:00 Possibility to continue digital poster session
06:30-07:00 12:30-13:00 18:30-19:00 Meet the Editor - Ieva Gailite from The EMBO Journal, Germany (in Zoom)
06:30-07:00 12:30-13:00 18:30-19:00 Meet the Editor - Deborah Taylor from Current Biology, UK (in Zoom)
06:30-07:00 12:30-13:00 18:30-19:00 Meet the Editor - Paulina Strzyz from Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, UK (in Zoom)
11:00-12:00 17:00-18:00 23:00-00:00

Special Lecture Panel Discussion

Chair: Carsten Janke

Janet Iwasa - University of Utah, USA
Renaud Chabrier - Institut Curie, France
Agnieszka Kawska - IlluScientia, France

Beata Mierzwa - University of California, San Diego, USA

Francois Nedelec - University of Cambridge, UK
Thomas Müller-Reichert - TU Dresden, Germany
Antonina Roll-Mecak - National Institutes of Health, USA

12:00-12:30 18:00-18:30 00:00-00:30 Meet the Panelists in individual Zoom breakout rooms
12:30-13:15 18:30-19:15 00:30-01:15

Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 4 - Cilia formation and function

Chairs: Kristen Verhey, Meredith Betterton, Steve Caplan

Nathalie Spassky - École Normale Supérieure, France
Karl F. Lechtreck - University of Georgia, USA
Maureen Barr - Rutgers University, USA 
Sudarshan Gadadhar - Institut Curie, France

Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan - University of California, San Francisco / Stanford University, USA

13:15:13:45 19:15-19:45 01:15-01:45 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 4 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
13:45-14:30 19:45-20:30 01:45-02:30

Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 5 - Microtubules in cell division

Chairs: Carsten Janke, Takashi Akera, Emmanuel Derivery

Asako Sugimoto - Tohoku University, Japan
Sophie Dumont - University of California, San Francisco, USA
Thomas Müller-Reichert - TU Dresden, Germany

Lara Krüger - Institut Curie, France

Geng-Yuan Chen - University of Pennsylvania, USA

14:30-15:00 20:30-21:00 02:30-03:00 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 5 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
21:15-21:45

Topic based break out room 

"Microtubules, actin, and beer in vitro" 

Hosts: Ondrej Kucera

(please check slack channel for zoom details)

21:15-21:45

Topic based break out room

"Novel ideas about MT - MAPs interactions in health and disease

Hosts: Yuyu Song

(please check slack channel for zoom details)

Day 4 - Saturday 06 June 2020
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04:00-04:45 10:00-10:45 16:00-16:45

Virtual Morning Q&A Session 6 -  Cytoskeletal cross-talk and spatial organization

Chairs: Anna Akhmanova, Béatrice Benoit, Isabel Palacios

Zeynep Ökten - Technical University Munich, Germany
Marie-Hélène Verlhac - Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Collège de France, France

Nicolas Minc - Institut Jacques Monod, France

Hugo Damstra - Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Maja Matis - Universtiy of Münster, Germany

04:45-05:15 10:45-11:15 16:45-17:15 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Morning Q&A Session 6 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
05:15-06:00 11:15-12:00 17:15-18:00

Virtual Morning Q&A Session 7 - Microtubules in differentiated cells

Chairs: Guangshuo Ou, Yu Fengwei, Natalia Sanchez Soriano 

Melissa Rolls - The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Katja Röper - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Francisco Sánchez - Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascuhlar Research, Spain

Shaul Yogev - Yale Universtity, USA
Hongyan Wang
- Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

06:00-06:30 12:00-12:30 18:00-18:30 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Morning Q&A Session 7 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
06:30-07:15 12:30-13:15 18:30-19:15

Session 8 Q&A Part 1 - Emerging Topics 

Chairs: Carsten Janke, Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan, Francois Nedelec

Camille Cuveillier - Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Amadeus Xu - Francis Crick Institute, UK

Eliott Flaum - Stanford University, USA

Aurnab Ghose - Indian Institute of Science Education and Reseach (IISER), India

Paulomi Sanghavi -Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

Session chairs:

Carsten Janke

Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan

Francois Nedelec 

07:15-07:45 13:15-13:45 19:15-19:45 Meet the speakers of Virtual Session 8.1 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
07:45-8:30 13:45-14:30 19:45-20:30

Session 8 Q&A Part 2  - Emerging Topics

Session chairs: Anna Akhmanova , Arne Gennerich, Antonina Roll-Mecak

Radhika Subramanian - Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Oliver Thorn-Seshold - Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München, Germany

Laura Meissner - Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Mihaela Jagric - Ruder Boškovic Institute, Croatia

08:30-09:00 14:30-15:00 20:30-21:00 Meet the speakers of Virtual Session 8.2 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
16:00-16:30

Topic based break out room 

"Microtubules and trafficking" 

Hosts: Funso Ogunmolu and Kyle Quinney

(please check slack channel for zoom details)

16:00-16:30

Topic based break out room 

"Career Guidance. What to look expect in the post-Covid era?" 

Hosts: Gadadhar Sudarshan

(please check slack channel for zoom details)

09:00-11:00 15:00-17:00 21:00-23:00 Possibility to continue digital poster session
11:00-11:45 17:00-17:45 23:00-23:45

Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 6 - Cytoskeletal cross-talk and spatial organization

Chairs: Kristen Verhey, Holly Goodson, Natalia Bulgakova

Zeynep Ökten - Technical University Munich, Germany
Marie-Hélène Verlhac - CIRB, Collège de France, France
Nicolas Minc - Institut Jacques Monod, France

Hugo Damstra - Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Maja Matis- WWU Münster, Germany 

11:45-12:15 17:45-18:15 23:45-00:15 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 6 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
12:15-13:00 18:15-19:00 00:15-01:00

Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 7 - Microtubules in differentiated cells

Chairs: Kristen Verhey, Francesca Bartolini, Vincent Gache

Melissa Rolls - The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Katja Röper - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Francisco Sánchez - Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascuhlar Research, Spain

Shaul Yogev - Yale Universtity, USA

13:00-13:30 19:00-19:30 01:00-01:30 Meet the Speakers of Virtual Afternoon Q&A Session 7 in individual Zoom breakout rooms
13:30-13:45 19:30-19:45  01:30-01:45 Closing Remarks