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Reunion 2004Programme

Friday, 26 November 2004

14:00   Registration
16:00   Wine and cheese reception with EMBL staff
     
Session I - EMBL today  
17:00 - 17:15 Angus Lamond
Professor, University of Dundee, UK
Introduction by Session chair
17:15 - 18:00 Fotis C. Kafatos
Director-General, EMBL 
A decade at EMBL: a retrospective and a look forward
18:00 - 18:30 Matthias Wilmanns
Head of EMBL Hamburg 
EMBL Hamburg's perspective: an integrated centre for structural biology at PETRA-III
18:30 - 19:00   Coffee break
19:00 - 19:30 Nadia Rosenthal
Head of EMBL Monterotondo
From mouse to man: building models of human physiology and disease
19:30 - 20:00 Jan Ellenberg
Group Leader, Gene Expression and Cell Biology and Biophysics Programmes, EMBL Heidelberg 
Quantitative temporal and spatial analysis of nuclear structure in the cell cycle
20:00 - 20:15 Anne Ephrussi
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies 
EMBL International PhD Programme
20:30   Dinner in the Canteen

Saturday, 27 November 2004

Session II - Activities and aims of Alumni Association  
09:00 - 09:15 Giovanna Bergamini
Senior Scientist, Cellzome, Heidelberg and
Colin Dingwall
Assistant Director, GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow, UK
Introduction by Session chairs
09:15 - 09:45 Angus Lamond
Professor, University of Dundee, UK 
Review of Alumni Association activities
09:45 - 10:15 Sarah Sherwood
Associate Information Officer, Office of Information and Public Affairs, EMBL 
EMBL support of the Alumni Association
10:15 - 10:30   Coffee break
10:30 - 10:45 Johan Ledin
Postdoctoral Fellow, EMBL's Developmental Biology Programme
Recipient of the EMBL Alumni Association Fellowship for Swedish Researcher
10:45 - 11:15 Renata Stripecke
Assistant Professor, University of California at Los Angeles, USA 
Local Chapters
11:15 - 11:45 Heidi Noack
Endowment Officer, EMBL 
EMBL Endowment Fund
11:45 - 12:00   Discussion
12:00   Buffet lunch and poster session
14:00   Local Chapter meetings
 
Session III - Science and Society
Between stem cell research and preimplantation diagnostics: the status of the embryo in our societies
16:00 -16:15 Sabine Hentze
Medical Doctor, Heidelberg
Introduction by Session chair
16:15 -16:45 Halldór Stefánsson
Science and Society Officer, EMBL
Science and Society activities at EMBL
16:45 -17:30 Jackie Leach Scully
Bioethicist, Basel, Switzerland
Why do we care about the moral status of the embryo?
17:30 -17:45   Coffee break
17:45 -19:00 Jackie Leach Scully, Bioethicist, Basel, Switzerland
Dietmar Mieth, Prof. Moral Theology, Member of Bioethics-Commission of German Bishops' Conference, Chair of Scientific Council 'Mensch-Ethik-Wissenschaft', Berlin, Germany
Jeantine Lunshof, Department of Clinical Genetics and Human Genetics, Section Community Genetics, University of Amsterdam and the Center of Ethics and Philosophy, University Medical Center
Anthony Ho, Director of Hematology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Panel discussion
20:00   Dinner and dancing at the Scottish Ceilidh

Sunday, 28 November 2004

Session IV - EMBL Yesterday  
09:00 - 09:15 Noreen Murray
Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, UK
Introduction by Session chair
09:15 - 09:45 Konrad Müller
Secretary General, ELSO, Heidelberg  
The good old days
09:45 - 10:15 Riccardo Cortese
President and Scientific Director, IRBM, Pomezia (Rome), Italy 
From liver genes to genes to deliver
10:15 - 10:30   Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00 Annalisa Pastore
Group Leader, MRC, London, UK
Towards a structural understanding of neurodegenerative diseases
11:00 - 11:30 Angus Lamond
Professor, University of Dundee, UK 
Nuclear dynamics: the ins and outs of the nucleolar proteome
11:30 - 12:00 Lennart Philipson
Professor Emeritus, Karolinska Institute, Sweden 
EMBL from nursery school to adolescence
12:00 - 17:00   Excursion 
Lunch and a concert performed by EMBL musicians at the Palais Prinz Carl, Heidelberg
17:00   Departure