Seminar Colour Guide:              
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 20 May 2019, 15:00Add to calendarOptimization of Microtome-SBEM workflows to acquire large volume at ultrastructural levelChristel Genoud, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research | FMI · Facility for Advanced Imaging and Microscopy, SwitzerlandHost: Yannick SchwabSmall Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 20 May 2019, 16:00Add to calendarIncreasing the throughput of cryo-EM sample preparationAlex De Marco, Monash University, AustraliaHost: Mikhail SavitskiSmall Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:00Add to calendarExploring protein function at high resolution with DNA sequencingChristine Queitsch, University of Washington Genome Sciences, USAHost: Mikhail SavitskiSmall Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
External Faculty Speaker
Monday, 3 June 2019, 09:30Add to calendar3D genome reconfiguration in mammalian brain development and diseaseJennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, USAHost: Eileen FurlongSmall Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Science and Society
Thursday, 6 June 2019, 14:00Add to calendarThe Trouble with Einstein's TimeJimena Canales, University of Illinois-Urbana, USAHost: Halldór StefánssonLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: Einstein s famous claim that the distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion underpins most physicists current understanding of time. Yet in recent years, a growing number of contemporary physicists have opposed the need to write off our experience of emergent temporality from our understanding of the universe. The hole at the heart of physics (Scientific American, 2002) is usually traced back to how time is defined by the theory of relativity and the block universe . Can these debates be solved by science alone or are they inescapably philosophical, historical and cultural? My talk will explore the origins of this persistent quandary by focusing on the relation of physics to philosophy, and history and the humanities.
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Friday, 7 June 2019, 11:00Add to calendarGuts and Brains: molecules, mechanics and morphogenesisL. Mahadevan, Harvard University, USAHost: Takashi HiiragiLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Science and Society
Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 18:00Add to calendarDie Reise unserer Gene: Die genetische Geschichte unserer VorfahrenJohannes Krause, Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, GermanyHost: Halldór StefánssonAlte Aula of Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Grabengasse 1, Heidelberg
Abstract: Genetische Forschung erlebte im vergangenen Jahrzehnt eine wahre Revolution. Mit der Entwicklung hochmoderner DNA-Sequenziertechnologien ist es im Laufe von nur wenigen Jahren möglich geworden die Effizienz genomischer Untersuchungen um einen Faktor von 100 Millionen zu vervielfachen. Wir befinden uns daher in einem wahren Sequenzier-Zeitalter , in welchem bereits jetzt hunderttausende Genome von Menschen aus der ganzen Welt entschlüsselt worden sind und täglich tausende hinzukommen. Die Archäogentik erlaubt es diese Technologien auch auf unsere Vorfharen zu übertragen. So wurden in den letzten Jahren die Genome von tausenden Skeletten aus der ganzen Welt genetisch untersucht. Mit diesen Analysen sollen Antworten auf die großen Fragen der Menschheitsgeschichte gefunden werden: Woher kommt der Mensch und wie hat er sich entwickelt? Welche Rolle spielt die Umwelt in dieser Entwicklung, und was sind die besonderen Anpassungsleistungen unserer Spezies? Wie sahen die Menschen vor tausenden von Jahren aus? Welche Rolle spielen unsere Gene im Wechselspiel mit Krankheitserreger und deren Verbreitung? Welche genetisch bedingten Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede gibt es zwischen menschlichen Populationen? In diesem Vortrag wird das Potential solcher Studien am Beispiel Europas dargestellt.
External Faculty Speaker
Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 11:36Add to calendarTo be announcedDavid Drubin, University of California, Berkeley, USAHost: Jan EllenbergRoom 202, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
External Faculty Speaker
Thursday, 4 July 2019, 10:00Add to calendarDynein & Rea1 - The structure and mechanism of two unusual AAA+ machinesHelgo Schmidt, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), Strasbourg, FranceHost: Christian Häring Small Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Cell Biology
Science and Society
Thursday, 18 July 2019, 14:00Add to calendarUnpacking irreproducibility in science
(Joint EMBL Forum/Distinguished Visitor Lecture event)
John Ioannidis, Stanford University, USAHost: Nassos TypasLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: There is a perceived irreproducibility crisis in science, although there is no agreement on how recent or old the problem is, and there is very different perceptions about what reproducibility means. The lecture will discuss different definitions and aspects of reproducibility and will dissect the implications and consequences of irreproducibility. Many solutions to these problems have been proposed, but their level of documentation varies substantially across and between scientific fields. We will discuss different solutions that have been proposed to enhance the credibility and usefulness of research effort. Many of these solutions are already effective and have improved the performance of multiple scientific fields while others are more speculative and they require careful testing before their adoption. Emphasis will be made on basic biomedical sciences, although the challenges cover all scientific fields and comparative data will be presented across different disciplines.
Science and Society
Monday, 16 September 2019, 15:00Add to calendarHerding Scientists - A Problem or A Solution?Michelle Baddeley, University of South Australia, AustraliaHost: Halldór StefánssonLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Thursday, 26 September 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedWolfgang Baumeister, Max Planc INstitute of Biochemistry, GermanyHost: Julia Mahamid, Martin BeckLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Thursday, 24 October 2019, 15:00Add to calendarTo be announcedItai Yanai, New York University, School of Medicine, USAHost: Theodore AlexandrovLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedPascale Cossart, Pasteur Institute, FranceLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg