Program - Speakers

CIG symposium 2023 

Title: Emergence of Order Across Biological Scales 

Dates: June 8-9 2023 

Organizers: Maria Cristina Gambetta, David Gatfield


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Wednesday June 7, 2023

18:00-19:00    John Grace Lecture (open to the public)

                       Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Janelia Research Campus (USA)
                       "Emerging imaging technologies to study cell architecture, dynamics and function



Thursday June 8, 2023


09:30               Welcome 


Session 1 – Molecules
Chair: TBA


09:40-10:30     Maria Hondele, Univerisity of Basel (CH)
                        "DEAD-box ATPases are global regulators of phase-separated organelles and RNA flux"


10:30-11:20     David Ng, Max Planck Institute for Polymer research (DE)

                        "Controlling peptide assembly and function using cellular concepts"

11:20-12:10     Steven McKnight, University of Texas Southwestern (USA)
                        "How do protein domains of low sequence complexity work?"


12:10-13:30     Lunch and Poster session


Session 2 – Cells
Chair: TBA


13:30-14:15     Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Janelia Research Campus (USA)

                        "Membrane dynamics and organelle biogenesis-lipid pipelines and vesicular carriers"


14:20-15:10     Dora Tang, Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics (DE)


15:10-16:00     Ben Lehner, Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)
                        "Understanding biology and solving protein structures using deep mutagenesis"


16:00-16:15     Break


Session 3 – Short talks: the future of research on biological interactions
Chair: "TBA"


16:15-16:35 (20 min) Talk #1 from selected abstract:

16:35-16:55 (20 min) Talk #2 from selected abstract


16:55-17:15 (20 min) Talk #3 from selected abstract


17:15-17:35 (20 min) Talk #4 from selected abstract





Friday June 9, 2023


Session 4 – Tissues
Chair: TBA


09:30-10:20     Nicoletta Petridou, EMBL Heidelberg (DE)
                        "Spontaneous rigidification underlying the emergence of correct tissue patterning
                         and architecture"


10:20-11:10     Yanlan Mao, University College London (UK)


11:10-12:00     Zev Gartner, University of San Francisco (USA)

                        "Building and breaking the mammary gland to study development and disease"


12:00-13:10     Lunch & poster session


Session 4 – Populations & Ecosystems
Chair: TBA


13:10-14:00     Martin Ackermann, ETH Zurich (CH)

                        "Self-organization of multicellular microbial systems"


13:45-14:30     Steffen Rulands, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich (DE)

                        "Self-organisation across scales: from molecules to insect societies"


14:30-15:15     Bernard Degnan, University of Queensland (AU)

                        "Origin of animal complexity"


15:40-16:00     Concluding remarks

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