Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 21 - 22 Nov 2017
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Programme

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Day 1 - Tuesday 21 November 2017
TimeSpeaker
12.00 - 13.00 Arrival and registration 
13.00 - 13.30

Welcome address and introduction
Edda Klipp - Humboldt-University Berlin, RTG 1772
Jacqueline Mermoud - Philipps-University Marburg,TRR 81
Antje Ostareck-Lederer - University Hospital RWTH Aachen, SPP 1935

13.30 - 18.30

Keynote Session - Networking Analyses Workshop
Chair: Jacqueline Mermoud

13.30 - 14.30

Keynote lecture

Sex in Science
Saher Ahmed - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

The Sex in Science (SiS) Programme on the Wellcome Genome Campus (WGC) was established in 2011. The key objectives are to catalyse cultural change, develop partnerships, communicate activities and champion our women in science and technology work at a national and international level. The talk will give practical examples of initiatives that have taken place to address gender inequality at the highest levels.

14.30

Group photo

14.30 - 15.00

Coffee Break

15.00 - 15.15

DFG - Promoting Equal Opportunity
Dorette Breitkreuz - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)

15.15 - 15.25

Counselling of young scientists at the DHV
Sven Hendricks - German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)

15.25 - 15.35

Networking via AcademiaNet
Jana Zaumseil - Heidelberg University and AcademiaNet Club Heidelberg

15.35 - 15.45

EMBL - Promoting Equality and Diversity
Eileen Furlong - EMBL Heidelberg

15.45 - 17.00

Round table discussion - Career development
Chair: Renata Stripecke

Dorette Breitkreuz - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)
Sven Hendricks - German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)
Jana Zaumseil - Heidelberg University and AcademiaNet Club Heidelberg
Frank Lyko - German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ Heidelberg)
Joe Lewis - EMBL Heidelberg
Thomas Hoefer - German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ Heidelberg)
Eileen Furlong - EMBL Heidelberg

17.00 - 17.20

Coffee Break

17.20 - 18.20 Parallel Softskill Sessions or Coffee Break

Succeeding on the path to professorship
Sven Hendricks - German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)

Mitigating the effects of a career break 
Saher Ahmed - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

18.20 - 18.30

Coffee Break

18.30 - 19.30

Speed-Networking with speakers and participants
The  Speed Networking session is opened to all attendees of the conference and will not only provide you with the platform to enhance your skills at effective networking, but will also allow you to meet the speakers, get feedback on research and career in the academia and establish contacts.

19.30 - 20.30

Dinner at the EMBL Canteen

20.30 - 22.00 After dinner drinks in the ATC Rooftop Lounge
Day 2 - Wednesday 22 November 2017
TimeSpeaker
8.30 - 8.45 Welcome address
Judith Zaugg - EMBL Heidelberg
8.45 - 10.15 Session 1 - Chromatin Dynamics
Chair: Frank Lyko
8.45 - 9.15

Epigenetic regulation by histone acetylation
Asifa Akhtar - MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, CRC 992

9.15 - 9.45

Chromatin, remodelers and non-coding transcription in yeast
Michaela Smolle - University of Munich, CRC 1064

9.45 - 10.15

Modulation of translation by queuosine and m5C in tRNAs
Ann Ehrenhofer-Murray - Humboldt University Berlin, CRC 740

10.15 - 10.55 Coffee Break
10.55 - 12.25 Session 2 - Regulation of gene expression at the mRNA level
Chair: Joe Lewis
10.55 - 11.25

Identification and characterization of RNA-binding proteins in macrophages
Antje Ostareck-Lederer - University Hospital RWTH Aachen, SPP 1935

11.25 - 11.55

Systemic iron homeostasis: the tissue matters
Martina Muckenthaler - Heidelberg University, CRC 1036

11.55 - 12.25

High-throughput screening for splicing regulatory elements
Katharina Zarnack - Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, FOR 2333

12.25 - 13.30

Lunch at the ATC Foyer

13.30 - 15.30 Session 3 - Systems Biology
Chair: Thomas Hoefer
13.30 - 14.00

How Does Complexity Arise from  Molecular Interactions?
Simone Reber - Humboldt University Berlin, IRI Life Sciences, IRTG 2290

14.00 - 14.30

Precision of yeast cell cycle regulation - timing and noise of transcripts in single cells
Edda Klipp - Humboldt University Berlin, RTG 1772

14.30 - 15.00

The systemic and concerted signalling response of different liver cell types during pro-inflammatory stimulation
Ursula Kummer – Heidelberg University, CRC 1101

15.00 - 15.30

How may future drugs in diabetes & cancer look like: the impact of technology transfer
Kristin Breitschopf – Sanofi Group

15.30 - 15.45 Summing up and Farewell