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EMBO Conference Series

Protein Synthesis and Translational Control

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Sunday 8 September - Thursday 12 September 2013 Registration closed
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Conference Programme

The 2013 programme (subject to changes)

 
Day 1 - Sunday 8 September
TimeSpeakerTitle
16:00 - 18:00 Registration  
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
19:00 - 19:15 Welcome  
19:15 - 20:00 Keynote History Lecture:
Nahum Sonenberg, 
McGill University
A historical perspective: translation initiation in eukaryotes in health and disease 
20:00 - 20:45 Keynote Lecture:
Nenad Ban, 
ETH Zurich
Structural Studies of Eukaryotic Ribosomes and Functional Insights 
20:45 - 22:45 Welcome reception & Meet the Speakers
ATC Foyer
 
 
Day 2 - Monday 9 September
TimeSpeakerTitle
09:00-12:30 Session 1: Regulation of initiation
Chair: Martin Bushell
09:00 - 09:30 Invited talk:
Martin Bushell,
MRC Toxicology Unit
microRNA mechanism: Are we there yet? 
09:30 - 10:30 Selected talks (4 á 15 min):
Martin Jennings, Rivka Dikstein, David Weinberg, Petra Van Damme
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 Selected talks (6 á 15 min):
Cornelis Calkhoven, Joanna Somers, Peter Todd, Philip Gould, Mikhail Shchepetilnikov, Eric Mills
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:30 Session 2: Elongation, Termination and Recycling
Chair: Tatyana Pestova
14:00 - 14:30 Invited talk:
Tatyana Pestova,
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Mechanisms of eukaryotic reinitiation 
14:30 - 16:00 Selected talks (6 á 15 min):
Natalia Demeshkina, Wolf Holtkamp, Christian Spahn, Thomas Dever, Agata Starosta, Karissa Sanbonmatsu
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30 Selected talks (4 á 15 min):
Poul Sorensen, Andrew Firth, Mathew Coleman, Joshua Dunn
17:30 - 18:00 Refreshments  
18:00 - 19:30 Dinner  
19:30 - 21:30 Poster Session I (No. 244 - 185) on Helix A
21:30 - 23:00

Wine & Cheese and Meet the Speakers
ATC Foyer

 
 
Day 3 - Tuesday 10 September
TimeSpeakerTitle
09:00-11:45 Session 3: Ribonucleoprotein Complexes
Chair: Jernej Ule
09:00-09:30 Invited talk: Translational control by Staufen 1 bound to double-stranded regions in mRNAs
Jernej Ule,
University College London
09:30-10:15 Selected talks (3 á 15 min):
Chris Kershaw, Alfredo Castello, Laurence Wurth
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:45 Selected talks (4 á 15 min):
Scott Kuersten, Seung Hwan Lee, Benedikt Beckmann, Paul Fox
11:45 - 16:30 Free time / Sightseeing downtown  
16:30 - 19:15 Session 4: Mechanistic insights into initiation
Chair: Nicola Gray
16:30 - 17:00 Invited talk: DAZL regulates both the translation initiation and deadenylation of germ cell mRNAs  
Nicola Gray,
University of Edinburgh
17:00 - 18:00 Selected talks (4 á 15 min):
Angelita Simonetti, Umesh Varshney, Alan Hinnebusch, Amedee de Georges
18:00 - 18:30 Coffee break
18:30 - 19:15 Selected talks (3 á 15 min):
Franck Martin, Virginie Marcel, Daniela Brina
19:15 - 20:30 Dinner
20:30 - 22:30 Poster Session II (No. 184 - 125) on Helix A
22:30 - 23:30 Wine & Cheese and Meet the Speakers
ATC Foyer
 
 
Day 4 - Wednesday 11 September
TimeSpeakerTitle
09:00 - 12:30 Session 5: The Ribosome
Chair: Roland Beckmann
 
09:00 - 09:30 Invited talk:
Roland Beckmann,
Gene Center Munich
Introduction + Structural basis of termination and co-translational translocation in eukaryotes 
09:30 - 10:30 Selected talks (4 á 15 min):
Christiane Schaffitzel, Sandro Pereira, Christian Blau, Neva Caliskan
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Selected talks (6 á 15 min):
Nicolas Garreau de Loubresse, Sergey Dmitriev, Scott Blanchard, Evelyn Sattlegger, Niels Fischer, Stefan Arenz
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Poster Session III (No. 124 - 66) on Helix B
16:00 - 18:15 Session 6: RNA Processing and Turnover
Chair: Oliver Mühlemann
16:00 - 16:30 Invited talk:
Oliver Mühlemann, 
University of Bern
Mechanistic aspects of NMD in human cells 
16:30 - 17:00 Selected talks (2 á 15 min):
Luísa Romão, Quentin Defenouillère
17:00 - 17:30 Coffee break  
17:30 - 18:15 Selected talks (3 á 15 min):
Elisa Izaurralde, Luke Yates, Karine Santos
18:15 - 19:15 Pre-Dinner Drinks & Meet the Speakers
ATC Foyer
19:15 - 01:00 Conference Dinner & Party
 
 
Day 5 - Thursday 12 September
TimeSpeakerTitle
09:15 - 12:00 Session 7: Non-coding RNA and Development
Chair: Antonio Giraldez
09:15 - 09:45 Invited talk:
Antonio Giraldez,
Yale University
Using Ribosome footprinting to understand translational regulation during vertebrate development 
09:45 - 10:30

Selected talks (3 á 15 min):

Michal Shapira, Yves Poirier, Pavel Ivanov

 
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00

Selected talks (4 á 15 min):

Marija Mihailovic, Partho Sarothi Ray, Laura Ranum, Mark Biggin

 
12:00 - 12:15 Closing Remarks  
12:15 Packed Lunch & Departure