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Seminar given by an external postdoc
Thursday, 21 February 2019, 14:30Add to calendarTargeting principles of dosage compensation in DrosophilaRaffaella Villa, LMU Munich, Peter Becker lab, GermanyHost: Janosch HennigSmall Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Tags: Biocomputing, Structural Biology
Company Representative
Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 14:00Add to calendarMagnetic Levitation for Single Cell AnalysisAndreja Jovic, R&D Levitas Bio, USAHost: Malte PaulsenRoom 202, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: Some of you may have already seen the great movies from Lars Steinmetz using a strong magnetic field coupled with microfluidics to separate cells based on intrinsic, differential magnetism. This was applied to work in Stanford and we will now have a Levitasbio LeviCell instrument with us at EMBL to explore different applications. Andreja Jovic will give a presentation about the technology, current applications and hopefully start a lively discussion about what EMBL scientist might like to try with the test-instrument. Please come and join us for an interesting presentation and some coffee and cookies thereafter.
Discover how magnetic levitation technology can provide a simpler, gentler, and more efficient method of cellular and particle analysis and separation.
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 11:00Add to calendarExploring embryonic patterning with colonies of human embryonic stem cellsEric Siggia, The Rockefeller University, USAHost: Pierre NeveuLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: The embryo evolved to make a fetus and thus multiple modes of regulation conspire to ensure a robust outcome. This makes the task of quantifying the pathways defining the mammalian embryo particularly difficult. Embryonic stem cells (ESC) give rise to all cells of the body proper. We have shown several years ago, how merely confining human ESC to two dimensional patterns, causes the cells to recapitulate the spatial patterning seen in the mouse embryo at the onset of gastrulation. We have dissected the cascade of secreted factors and the location of receptors driven by apical-basal polarity responsible for the patterns. A prediction for how morphogens are targeted in the mouse was recently confirmed by another group. Our assay can be extended to three dimensions and the model epiblast shown to spontaneously break symmetry and form a primitive streak. A second layer of extraembryonic like cells adds additional realism and new interactions. Synthetic systems allow one to peal back the layers of regulation that make embryonic development so robust. They are easy to manipulate and suggest targeted experiments to pursue in-vivo.
Science and Society
Thursday, 28 March 2019, 15:00Add to calendarHow Beauty Leads Physics AstraySabine Hossenfelder, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, GermanyHost: Halldór StefánssonLarge Operon, EMBL Heidelberg
Abstract: To develop fundamentally new laws of nature, theoretical physicists often rely on arguments from beauty. Simplicity and naturalness in particular have been strongly influential guides in the foundations of physics ever since the development of the standard model of particle physics. In this lecture I argue that arguments from beauty have led the field into a dead end and discuss what can be done about it.
Science and Society
Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 18:00Add to calendarWhat if getting old didn t mean getting ill?Linda Partridge, Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing at University College London and founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, Germany, United KingdomHost: Halldór StefánssonPrint Media Academy
Abstract: What if getting old didn t mean getting ill?
Although we're living longer in most parts of the world, advancing age has been revealed as the major risk factor for serious diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia.
Increasing interest is therefore turning to the potential for intervening in the ageing process itself to prevent multiple age-related diseases simultaneously. Ageing does indeed turn out to be a malleable process and, surprisingly, to have much in common between humans and laboratory animals.
Recent discoveries have revealed that existing drugs can be repurposed to combat ageing, and that it may well be possible to keep us healthier for longer as we age.
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
EMBL Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Friday, 7 June 2019, 11:00Add to calendarTo be announcedL. 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
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
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
Monday, 21 October 2019, 11:00Add 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