Seminar Colour Guide:              
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 08:30 Add to calendar Crosstalk between membrane tension and signaling for cell migration Alba Diz-Munoz, University of California, San Francisco, CVRI & Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, USA Host: Jan Ellenberg
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 09:30 Add to calendar Looking at the telomere end protection problem with super-resolution microscopy Ylli Doksani, The Rockefeller University, New York, Laboratory for Cell Biology and Genetics, USA Host: Jan Ellenberg
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:30 Add to calendar Linking Metabolic and Cell Cycle Regulation Jennifer Ewald, Stanford University, Dept. of Biology, USA Host: Jan Ellenberg
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 13:00 Add to calendar 15th Public MMPU Research Day MMPU members and invited guest speakers, Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit Heidelberg Host: Matthias Hentze and Andreas Kulozik
ATC - Courtyard A+B, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: The MMPU hosts two annual public research days aimed at discussing the diseases studied in each research group with the wider scientific and medical communities. Invited international guest speakers working in related fields complete each research day. Tags: Molecular Medicine
External Faculty Speaker
Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 08:30 Add to calendar Towards nanodissection of tumor metastasis Jacky Goetz, Tumor Biomechanics, INSERM U1109, The Microenvironmental Niche in tumorigenesis and targeted therapy, Strasbourg, France Host: Jan Ellenberg
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 09:30 Add to calendar Next generation microscopes for high-speed 3D-imaging inside scattering tissue Robert Prevedel, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology and, Max F. Perutz Laboratories GmbH Vienna, Austria Host: Jan Ellenberg
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 10:30 Add to calendar Functional profiling of the ubiquitin-proteasome system of protein degradation Anton Khmelinskii, University of Heidelberg, Center for Molecular Biology, Germany Host: Jan Ellenberg
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 11:30 Add to calendar The mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA distribution and inheritance Christof Osman, University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, USA Host: Jan Ellenberg
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
Science and Society
Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 18:00 Add to calendar Computer-Gehirn Interface (in German) Niels Birbaumer, University of Tübingen, Germany Host: Halldór Stefánsson
Alte Aula of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Grabengasse 1, Heidelberg
Abstract: Der Vortrag befasst sich mit den Konsequenzen und Möglichkeiten sogenannter Gehirn-Maschine-Interfaces (BMI): Dabei werden die Hirnvorgänge, welche Gedanken und Vorstellungen zugrunde liegen, direkt vom Gehirn auf Computer, Prothesen oder Maschinen übertragen und für die Person oder das Tier sichtbar gemacht: z.B. denkt ein gelähmter Schlaganfallpatient an eine Handbewegung, seine Gedanken werden als Ströme auf eine Prothese an der Hand übertragen und bewegt die Hand mit der Hirnaktivität. Oder ein vollstängig gelähmter, eingeschlossener Mensch, z.B mit Amyotropher Lateralsklerose, der keinen Muskel mehr zur Kommunikation hat, kann direkt mit seinem Gehirn einem Computer Antworten auf Fragen geben und damit wieder mit der Welt in Kontakt treten. Wie das Gehirn seine eigene Steuerung erlernt wird an Beispielen, auch aus Tierversuchen, illustriert. Abgesehen von den offensichtlichen klinischen Nutzen bei Kranken ergeben sich daraus eine Reihe ethischer und sozialer Probleme, die angesprochen und zur Diskussion gestellt werden, z.B. auch die Anwendung dieser BMIs bei seelischen Störungen.
External Faculty Speaker
Thursday, 30 April 2015, 08:30 Add to calendar From stochastic single molecule behavior to functional modular units controlling cell polarization and motility Verena Ruprecht, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Klosterneuburg, Austria Host: Jan Ellenberg
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Thursday, 30 April 2015, 09:30 Add to calendar Global Analyses of Primary Cilia Biogenesis employing APEX-based Proximity Labeling David Mick, Stanford University, Stanford, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, USA Host: Jan Ellenberg
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Thursday, 30 April 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar Epigenetic switches underlying seasonal timing Caroline DEAN, John Innes Centre, Dept. of Cell & Developmental Biology, Norwich, UK, United Kingdom Host: Anne Ephrussi
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: We are investigating how prolonged cold promotes flowering in plants. Molecular and computational analysis has identified the role of a Polycomb-mediated epigenetic switch. The talk will describe our latest understanding of this switch, the role of antisense transcripts and how the mechanism has been modulated during adaptation to different climates.
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar Regulating chromosome-wide gene expression by nuclear positioning: dosage compensation in C. elegans Peter Meister, University of Bern, Institute of Cell Biology, Switzerland Host: Christian Haering
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 14:00 Add to calendar To be announced Laurence Garric, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands Host: Philip William Ingham
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Elly Tanaka, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany Host: Anne Ephrussi
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Seminar given by an external postdoc
Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 14:00 Add to calendar Probing the (Mis)-Regulation of Histone Methyltransferases using Designer Chromatin Manuel Mueller , Princeton University - Department of Chemistry, USA Host: Christoph Mueller
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Biocomputing, Structural Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 15:00 Add to calendar To be announced Kerwyn Huang, Stanford University, , Department of Bioengineering, USA Host: Francois Nedelec/Karin Sasaki
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 18 May 2015, 16:00 Add to calendar Surprises in RNA biology - a new role for an old coenzyme Andres Jäschke, University of Heidelberg, Germany Host: Carsten Schultz and Gerard Drewes
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 15:00 Add to calendar How to cope with always being wrong in systems biology? Michael Stumpf, Imperial College London, United Kingdom Host: Francois Nédélec/ Karin Sasaki
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Systems Biology, Cell Biology
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Monday, 15 June 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced James E. Ferrell, Stanford University, Dept. of Chemical and Systems Biology, USA Host: Francois Nedelec
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
Science and Society
Friday, 19 June 2015, 15:00 Add to calendar A crisis of trust? Setting guidelines for image processing in scientific journals Emma Frow, Arizona State University, USA Host: Halldór Stefánsson
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 22 June 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Jim Hughes, University of Oxford, United Kingdom Host: Francois Spitz
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Thursday, 25 June 2015, 11:30 Add to calendar From Down's syndrome to cancer: consequences of aneuploidy in human cells Zuzana Storchova, MPI for Biochemistry, Munich, Germany Host: Jan Korbel
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 29 June 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Fuchou Tang, Peking University, China Host: Takashi Hiiragi
Room 13-518 a + b, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Ilka Bischofs, Bioquant, University of Heidelberg, Germany Host: Kiran Patil
Room 202, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Adam Arkin, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Bioengineering, USA Host: Nassos Typas
ATC Auditorium, EMBL Heidelberg
Science and Society
Monday, 13 July 2015, 14:00 Add to calendar Decoding Race Catherine Bliss, University of California, San Francisco, USA Host: Halldór Stefánsson
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 27 July 2015, 16:00 Add to calendar Drug action in the context of the proteome Marcus Bantscheff, Cellzome, Germany Host: Carsten Schultz and Gerard Drewes
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 14 September 2015, 16:00 Add to calendar Living droplets - biomedical discovery at high throughput Christoph Merten, EMBL, Germany Host: Carsten Schultz and Gerard Drewes
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Thomas Pollard, Yale University, New Haven, Dept. of Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology, USA Host: Peter Lenart
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
Science and Society
Sunday, 20 September 2015, 14:00 Add to calendar EMBL Heidelberg Science & Society Symposium: What makes us human? Various speakers, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Collège de France, University of Notre Dame Host: Halldór Stefánsson
The Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: Humans are distinctly different from all the other animals, in ways both good and bad. But articulating what that difference consists of remains a complex and difficult task, tackled by biologists, anthropologists and brain scientists.

We are, presumably, the only known species with a mind set on unravelling who and what we are. Today, scientists are making use of genomics to realign H. Sapiens with respect to H. neanderthalensis, hominids and apes. But what are the assumptions that are built into these research projects? And what is the nature of the evolved cognitive faculties that allow people to relate and bond to one another in our species-specific way? Are some of our behavioral responses hardwired in neural networks as a result of our evolutionary history, or does the ultimate strength of the human species lie in its apparently unlimited neurological plasticity?

And while humans seem so fabulously well equipped to relate to one another and spin intricate webs of social relations, at the same time they tirelessly invent ways and means of destroying each other in warfare. Is such behaviour to be considered a part of our human nature? Globally speaking, what role do nature, culture and our social environment play in the crafting of humans?
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Christine Holt, University of Cambridge, Dept. of Developmental Neuroscience, United Kingdom Host: Jeroen Krijgsveld
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 16:00 Add to calendar To be announced Mary Beckerle, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, Host: Francois Nedelec
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Monday, 5 October 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Raymond E. Goldstein, University of Cambridge, Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Center for Mathematical Sciences, United Kingdom Host: Predocs
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Company Representative
Thursday, 8 October 2015, 15:00 Add to calendar To be announced Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft UK, United Kingdom Host: Francois Nedelec/Karin Sasaki
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 12 October 2015, 16:00 Add to calendar Controlling Biological Pathways with Photopharmacology Dirk Trauner, University of Munich, Germany Host: Carsten Schultz and Gerard Drewes
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Irving Weissman, Stanford University, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Standford Ludwig Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research and Medicine, USA Host: Lars Steinmetz
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Cynthia Wolberger, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dept. of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Baltimore, USA Host: Christoph Mueller
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Science and Society
Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 15:00 Add to calendar The Nazi Human Experiments and Post-War Legacies Paul Weindling, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom Host: Halldór Stefánsson
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Science and Society
Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 18:00 Add to calendar Tomorrow s Table: Organic farming, genetics and the future of food Pamela Ronald, Genome Center, University of California, USA Host: Halldór Stefánsson
Alte Aula of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Grabengasse 1, Heidelberg
Abstract: In their book, Tomorrow's Table, Pamela Ronald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, argue that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture--genetic engineering and organic farming--is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner. Ronald will describe the challenges that farmers face, as they try to feed the world without further destroying the environment.

The lecture is for technologists, entrepreneurs, consumers, farmers, and policy decision makers who want to make food choices or create policy and businesses that will support ecologically responsible farming practices. It is also for anyone who wants accurate information about organic farming, genetic engineering, and their potential impacts on human health and the environment.
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Herwig Baier, Max-Planck-Institute Martinsried, Dept. for Neurology, Germany Host: Francesca Peri
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Eirikur Steingrimsson, University of Iceland, Iceland Host: Anne Ephrussi
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Nicholas Proudfoot, University of Oxford, Dept. of Molecular Biology , School of Pathology, United Kingdom Host: Eileen Furlong
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 7 December 2015, 16:00 Add to calendar Precision tools to custom tailor proteins Edward Lemke, EMBL, Germany Host: Carsten Schultz and Gerard Drewes
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Thursday, 10 December 2015, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Marianne Bronner, California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology, Pasadena, USA Host: Detlev Arendt
Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:00 Add to calendar To be announced Ben Lehner, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain Host: Kiran Paril
Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg