Location & dates Virtual 3 - 5 Sep 2020
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed
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EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.


Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.


More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.

Programme

Registered participants for the virtual conference will receive final details, including links to virtual platforms, on Thursday 27 August. The link to the live stream will be sent on Wednesday 2 September.

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  • The virtual conference includes live-streamed invited speaker talks
    with live Q&A sessions after each talk (20 min talk plus 5 min Q&A).
  • All selected short talks (10 min each) will be pre-recorded
    with Q&A in individual zoom rooms (see programme).
  • All digital poster presenters are encouraged to upload a recorded flash talk (1-2 min)
    with their digital poster and to schedule a video call during poster session times.
  • Access to the recorded talks will be available for registered participants until 1 week after the start of the event.

The following times are used in the programme below:

  • Central European Summer Time (CEST): eg. Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris
  • Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): eg. New York, Quebec

To find out the equivalent time zone in your location, enter Berlin, the CEST programme time
and your city into the Time Zone Converter.

Day 1 - Thursday 3 September 2020
TimeSpeaker
13:30-13:40 (CEST)
07:30-07:40 (EDT)
Opening remarks by Kai Johnsson
13:40-15:25 (CEST)
07:40-09:25 (EDT)
Virtual Session 1
Chair: Claire Deo
13:40-14:05 (CEST)
07:40-08:05 (EDT)

Design and implementation of de novo biosynthetic cascades
Sabine L. Flitsch, The University of Manchester, UK
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

14:05-14:30 (CEST)
08:05-08:30 (EDT)

Harnessing the chemistry of plants
Sarah E. O'Connor, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

14:30-14:35 (CEST)
08:30-08:35 (EDT)

Break (to setup and switch to the next set of live talks)

14:35-15:00 (CEST)
08:35-09:00 (EDT)

Regulation of cGAS-STING immunity
Andrea Ablasser, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

15:00-15:25 (CEST)
09:00-09:25 (EDT)

Fluorescent peptide biosensors for probing protein kinases: Original tools for cancer diagnostics, therapeutics and drug discovery
May C. Morris, Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, University Montpellier, France
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

15:25-15:55 (CEST)
09:25-09:55 (EDT)

Meet the following short talk speakers in individual zoom rooms
(login details available on slack):

Dynamic equilibrium of the aurora A kinase activation loop revealed by single-molecule spectroscopy
Charlotte Dodson, University of Bath, UK

Proteome-wide mapping of covalently ligandable sites for novel antibiotics
Stephan Hacker, TU Munich, Germany

Doxorubicin-decorated attenuated Listeria monocytogenes (Dox-Lmat): a new chemo-immunotherapeutic “Smart Pill”
Irene Lepori, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italy

Micellar Brønsted acid-mediated synthesis of DNA-tagged heterocycles
Mateja Klika Skopic, TU Dortmund, Germany

The CDK inhibitor CR8 acts as a molecular glue degrader that depletes cyclin K
Zuzanna Kozicka, FMI for Biomedical Research, Switzerland

Inspiration from fluorination
William Pomerantz, University of Minnesota, USA

Avoid the trap: Targeting PARP1 beyond human malignancy
Yonghao Yu, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA

heliX - A next generation modular biosensor for interaction and conformation analysis (Sponsored)
Guido Uhlenbrock, Dynamic Biosensors, Germany

15:55-16:40 (CEST)
09:55-10:40 (EDT)
Virtual Poster Session 1 (odd numbers)
including live chats and recorded flash talks
16:40-18:20 (CEST)
10:40-12:20 (EDT)
Virtual Session 2
Chair: Maja Köhn
16:40-17:25 (CEST)
10:40-11:25 (EDT)
Keynote lecture:
Pseudo Natural Products – Chemical evolution of natural product structure
Herbert Waldmann, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM
17:25-17:30 (CEST)
11:25-11:30 (EDT)

Break (to setup and switch to the next set of live talks)

17:30-17:55 (CEST)
11:30-11:55 (EDT)

VIP tags: Observing proteins by fluorescence and electron microscopy
Kimberly Beatty, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

17:55-18:20 (CEST)
11:55-12:20 (EDT)
Chemical biology of celiac disease
Chaitan Khosla, Stanford University, USA
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM
18:20-18:50 (CEST)
12:20-12:50 (EDT)

Meet the speakers from Session 2 (H. Waldmann, K. Beatty, C. Khosla) and A. Ablasser
in individual zoom rooms

18:50-19:20 (CEST)
12:50-13:20 (EDT)

Meet the editors (M. Dey - Cell Chemical Biology, K. Johnsson - ACS Chemical Biology,
M. Köhn - Chemical Science, R. Ragg - ChemBioChem, C. Schultz - Chemical Science)
in individual zoom rooms

AND IN PARALLEL

Career fireside chat hosted by Rachel Coulthard-Graf, EMBL Heidelberg
Panelists (sharing their career advice with PhD/postdoc participants):
Sascha Hoogendoorn, University of Geneva
André Nadler, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell and Biology and Genetics

Digital posters and pre-recorded short talks (10 min each) as well as discussion channels
will be available for registered participants throughout the whole virtual conference.
Day 2 - Friday 4 September 2020
TimeSpeaker
12:40-13:10 (CEST)
06:40-07:10 (EDT)

Meet the editors (M. Bratovič - Nature Communications, J. Moore - Chemical Science,
J. Unsay - Chemistry - A European Journal, M. Vleugel - Nature Protocols)
in individual zoom rooms

13:10-13:40 (CEST)
07:10-07:40 (EDT)
Meet the speakers from Session 1 (S. Flitsch, S. O'Connor, M. Morris)
in individual zoom rooms
13:40-15:45 (CEST)
07:40-09:45 (EDT)
Virtual Session 3
Chair: Kai Johnsson
13:40-14:25 (CEST)
07:40-08:25 (EDT)

Keynote lecture:
Designing bio-inspired materials for ultrasensitive biosensing
and regenerative medicine
Molly Stevens, Imperial College London, UK

14:25-14:50 (CEST)
08:25-08:50 (EDT)

Translational antibody modifications
Gonçalo Bernardes, University of Cambridge, UK

14:50-14:55 (CEST)
08:50-08:55 (EDT)
Break (to setup and switch to the next set of live talks)
14:55-15:20 (CEST)
08:55-09:20 (EDT)

The second dimension of the genetic code
Thomas Carell, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

15:20-15:45 (CEST)
09:20-09:45 (EDT)
Synthetic genetics: Beyond DNA and RNA
Philipp Holliger, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM
15:45-16:15 (CEST)
09:45-10:15 (EDT)

Meet the following short talk speakers in individual zoom rooms
(login details available on slack):

Phospho-triester/triesterase based chemical-genetic tools for cell specific nascent proteome profiling and calcium imaging
Kesava Phaneendra Cherukuri, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Dissecting the sequence determinants for dephosphorylation by the catalytic subunits of phosphatases PP1 and PP2A
Bernhard Hoermann & Thomas Kokot, University of Freiburg, Germany

Phosphatidic acid phosphatase hops and scoots along the membrane phospholipid bilayer
Joanna Kwiatek, Rutgers University, USA

Optoproteomics enables subcellular proteomic mapping
Jung-Chi Liao, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Quantitative kinetic analysis of cellular signaling events in single cells
André Nadler, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

Environmentally sensitive color-shifting fluorophores for bioimaging
Lu Wang, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany

Lehmann Photosensitive tyrosine analogues unravel site-dependent phosphorylation in TrkA initiated MAPK:ERK signaling
Shixin Ye, INSERM, France

16:15-17:00 (CEST)
10:15-11:00 (EDT)
Virtual Poster Session 2 (even numbers)
including live chats and recorded flash talks
17:00-18:40 (CEST)
11:00-12:40 (EDT)
Virtual Session 4
Chair: Carsten Schultz
17:00-17:45 (CEST)
11:00-11:45 (EDT)
Keynote lecture:
Transition metal signaling and metalloallostery: Bioinorganic chemistry
beyond active sites
Christopher J. Chang, University of California, Berkeley, USA
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM
17:45-17:50 (CEST)
11:45-11:50 (EDT)
Break (to setup and switch to the next set of live talks)
17:50-18:15 (CEST)
11:50-12:15 (EDT)
Expanding the genetic code - Protein chemistry in living systems
Kathrin Lang, Technical University of Munich, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM
18:15-18:40 (CEST)
12:15-12:40 (EDT)
Ideal protein labeling in cells using genetic code expansion
Ryan A. Mehl, Oregon State University, USA
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM
18:40-19:10 (CEST)
12:40-13:10 (EDT)

Meet the speakers from Session 4 (C. Chang, K. Lang, R. Mehl) and M. Stevens
in individual zoom rooms

19:10-20:00 (CEST)
13:10-14:00 (EDT)

Virtual Bar Mixer (Meet in randomly mixed groups for 15 minutes -
repeated four times) - optional

Digital posters and pre-recorded short talks (10 min each) as well as discussion channels
will be available for registered participants throughout the whole virtual conference.
Day 3 - Saturday 5 September 2020
TimeSpeaker
13:10-13:40 (CEST)
07:10-07:40 (EDT)

Meet the speakers from Session 3 (G. Bernardes, T. Carell, P. Holliger)
in individual zoom rooms

13:40-15:25 (CEST)
07:40-09:25 (EDT)
Virtual Session 5
Chair: Kai Johnsson
13:40-14:05 (CEST)
07:40-08:05 (EDT)
Spontaneously blinking fluorophores for live-cell super-resolution imaging
Mako Kamiya, The University of Tokyo, Japan
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM
14:05-14:30 (CEST)
08:05-08:30 (EDT)
Hybrid fluorescent reporters for biological imaging
Claire Deo, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM
14:30-14:35 (CEST)
08:30-08:35 (EDT)
Break (to setup and switch to the next set of live talks)
14:35-15:00 (CEST)
08:35-09:00 (EDT)

A chemical toolbox for labeling, visualizing and manipulating biological function
Johannes Broichhagen, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

15:00-15:25 (CEST)
09:00-09:25 (EDT)
Going viral
Donald Hilvert, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
15:25-15:55 (CEST)
09:25-09:55 (EDT)

Meet the following short talk speakers in individual zoom rooms
(login details available in slack):

O-GlcNAcylation of small heat shock proteins enhances their anti-amyloid chaperone activity
Aaron John Balana, University of Southern California, USA

Turning nanobodies on and off
Helen Farrants, Janelia Research Campus, USA

In-situ rewiring of receptors and cellular logistics by light
Maria Florencia Sánchez, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Optogenetic engineering to dissect the molecular choreography of cell signaling
Guolin Ma, Texas A&M University, USA

Photochromic ligands for in vivo modulation of adrenergic neurotransmission
Davia Prischich, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Spain

Photoswitchable reagents for controlling the microtubule cytoskeleton
Oliver Thorn-Seshold, LMU Munich, Germany

Rational design of photochromic analogs of tricyclic drugs
Rosalba Sortino, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Spain

15:55-16:40 (CEST)
09:55-10:40 (EDT)
Virtual Poster Session 3 (all numbers)
including live chats and recorded flash talks
16:40-17:30 (CEST)
10:40-11:30 (EDT)
Virtual Session 6
Chair: Claire Deo
16:40-17:05 (CEST)
10:40-11:05 (EDT)

Fixing carbon dioxide fixation: Drop-by-drop towards a synthetic chloroplast
Tobias J. Erb, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

17:05-17:30 (CEST)
11:05-11:30 (EDT)

Converting interactions into actions
Nicolas Winssinger, University of Geneva, Switzerland

17:30-17:40 (CEST)
11:30-11:40 (EDT)

Closing remarks by Maja Köhn

17:40-18:10 (CEST)
11:40-12:10 (EDT)

Meet the speakers from Sessions 5 and 6 in individual zoom rooms
(C. Deo, J. Broichhagen, D. Hilvert, T. Erb, N. Winssinger)

  Digital posters and pre-recorded short talks (10 min each) as well as discussion channels
will be available for registered participants until 11 September.