Mikhail GROMOV (IHES)
Annick HAREL-BELLAN (CNRS-CEA/Univ. Paris-Sud & IHES)
Nadya MOROZOVA (CNRS-CEA & IHES)
Nava SEGEV (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago)
Nava Segev (UIC, USA), Chair
David Drubin (UC-Berkley, USA)
Bruno Goud (Currie, FR)
Nissim Hay (UIC, USA)
Goal: The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from different areas of biology to discuss with scientists from other disciplines the influence of the molecular biology revolution on current research in biology. Topics will range from investigating specific molecular players, through pathways, to omics and organisms.
• Molecular Machines
• Cellular Pathways and Mechanisms
• Intra-and Extra-Cellular Coordination and Communication
• Genomes and Cell Fate
• Disease and Aging
There will be four kinds of sessions: Plenary Talks, Discussions, Poster sessions and Workshops.
Plenary Talks: 45-minute talks will be given by invited speakers followed by a short discussion after each talk.
Panel Discussions: At the end of each day, a panel that includes speakers and mediators will discuss issues related to the topic.The audience will be encouraged to participate.
Poster Sessions: Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts for poster sessions that will take place every day during the lunch break. Some abstracts will be selected by the Scientific Committee for short presentations.
Workshops: Appropriate abstracts will be selected by the Scientific Committee for Workshops designed for exploring ideas in theoretical biology.
I. Molecular Machines
Resolving proteins structure and interactions to understand molecular machines
John Christodoulou (UCL, UK), Charlie Boone (UToronto, CA), Tom Kerppola (UMich, US), Mark Hochstrasser (Yale, US), Tomas Kirchhausen (Harvard, US)
II. Cellular Pathways and Mechanisms
Combining classical and molecular genetics to decipher cellular pathways and mechanisms
Vivek Malhotra (CRG, ES), Alberto Luini (IBP, IT), Bruno Goud (Curie, FR), David Drubin (Berkeley, US), Judith Klumperman (Utrecht, NL)
III. Intra-and Extra-Cellular Coordination and Communication
Pathway regulation and coordination and cell communication
Nava Segev (UIC, US), Keith Mostov (UCSF, US), Yves Barral (ETHZ, CH), Jingshi Shen (UColorado, US), Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil (Curie, FR)
IV. Genomes and Cell fate
Genome expression and manipulation
Uri Alon (Weizmann, IL), Romain Koszul (Pasteur, FR), Ben Lehner (EMBL-CRG, ES), Joel Bader (JHU, US), Miguel Seabra (FCM, PT)
V. Disease and aging
From sequencing genomes to cracking human disease and aging
Ruedi Aebershod (ETHZ, CH), Nahum Sonenberg (McGILL, CA), Dafna Bar Sagi (NYU, US), Michael Karin (UCSD, US), Tony Wyss-Coray (Stanford, US)