Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 28 Jun - 3 Jul 2020
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Programme

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Day 1 - Sunday 28 June 2020
TimeSpeakerLocation

The advantages of Drosophila as a model organism

11:00 - 12:30

Arrival and check-in

IBIS Hotel

13:00 - 13:30

Welcome and introduction by organisers

Courtyard Rooms

13:30 - 14:00

Ice-breaking activity

Courtyard Rooms

14:00 - 15:30

Introduction: Unique tricks of fly genetics
Scott Hawley - Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA

Courtyard Rooms

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

15:45 - 16:00

Lab safety instructions

Courtyard Rooms

16:00 - 17:30

Discussion 1: Drosophila functional and evolutionary
genomics
Amanda Larracuente - University of Rochester, USA

Courtyard Rooms

17:30 - 18:00

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms
18:00 - 19:30

Practical 1: Drosophila Anatomy, Development and Modern Fly Genetics
Andreas Prokop - The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Training Lab B
19:30 - 21:00

Dinner

EMBL Canteen

Day 2 - Monday 29 June 2020
TimeSpeakerLocation

Discerning function through perturbation

09:00 - 09:10

Overview of the day

Courtyard Rooms

09:10 - 10:30

Tbc

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms
11:00 - 12:30

Discussion 2: RNAi and CRISPRi screens in Drosophila
Norbert Perrimon - Harvard Medical School, USA

Courtyard Rooms
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

EMBL Canteen

14:00 - 15:30

Practical 2: The power and potential pitfalls of CRISPR gene editing
Kate O’Connor-Giles - Brown University, USA

Training Lab B

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

16:00 - 18:00

Practical 3: How to design a CRISPR gene editing experiment in Drosophila
Kate O’Connor-Giles - Brown University, USA

Training Lab B

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner

EMBL Canteen

19:00 - 21:00

Flash talk session I

Courtyard Rooms

Day 3 - Tuesday 30 June 2020
TimeSpeakerLocation

Revealing new insights through live imaging

09:00 - 09:10

Overview of the day

Courtyard Rooms

09:10 - 10:30 Discussion 3: Advanced Imaging in Drosophila
Pavel Tomancak - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

Courtyard Rooms

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

11:00 - 12:30

Discussion 4: Live imaging of transcription
Mounia Lagha - Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier, France

Courtyard Rooms

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

Rooftop Lounge

14:00 - 15:30

Practical 4: Super-resolution imaging of transcription factor hubs in Drosophila
Justin Crocker - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Training Lab B

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

16:00 - 18:00

Practical 5: Live imaging of transcription
Mounia Lagha - Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier, France

Training Lab B

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner

EMBL Canteen

19:00 - 21:00

Flash talk session II

Courtyard Rooms

Day 4 - Wednesday 1 July 2020
TimeSpeakerLocation

New views from single cell genomics

09:00 - 09:10 Overview of the day

Courtyard Rooms

09:10 - 10:30

Discussion 5: Transcriptional Regulation in Drosophila
Robert Patrick Zinzen - Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

Courtyard Rooms

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

11:00 - 12:30

Discussion 6: Single Cell Genomics
Eileen Furlong - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Courtyard Rooms

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

EMBL Canteen

14:00 - 15:30

Practical 6: Preparing samples for scRNA-seq
Eileen Furlong - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Robert Patrick Zinzen - Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

Training Lab B

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

16:00 - 18:00

Practical 7: Analysis of scRNA-seq data
Eileen Furlong - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Robert Patrick Zinzen - Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

Computer Training Lab

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner

EMBL Canteen

19:00 - 21:00

Flash talk session III

Courtyard Rooms

Day 5 - Thursday 2 July 2020
TimeSpeakerLocation

Drosophila diversity & evolution

09:00 - 09:10

Overview of the day

Courtyard Rooms

09:10 - 10:30

Discussion 7: Drosophila diversity and evolution
Christian Schlötterer - University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

Courtyard Rooms

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

11:00 - 12:30

Discussion 8: Evolution of regulatory traits
Nicolas Gompel - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Courtyard Rooms

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

EMBL Canteen

14:00 - 15:30

Practical 8: Drosophila behavior analysis, comparison of wild flies versus lab strains
Nicolas Gompel - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Christian Schlötterer - University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

Training Lab B

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

16:00 - 17:30

Practical 9: Drosophila endosymbiosis: infection with Wolbachia
Luis Teixeira - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Training Lab B

from 18:00

Guided Tour of Heidelberg

Neckarmünzplatz

from 19:30

Dinner

Restaurant in downtown Heidelberg

Day 6 - Friday 3 July 2020
TimeSpeakerLocation

Organismal interactions

09:00 - 09:10

Overview of the day

Courtyard Rooms

09:10 - 10:30

Discussion 9: Host-microbiome interactions
Luis Teixeira - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Courtyard Rooms

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

11:00 - 12:30

Practical 10: Drosophila endosymbiosis: Analysis of Wolbachia infection
Luis Teixeira - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Training Lab B

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

EMBL Canteen

13:30 - 15:00

Wrap up of all practicals and final data analysis

Computer Training Lab
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

Outside Courtyard Rooms

15:30 - 16:00 Feedback round

Courtyard Rooms

16:30

Departure / Bus to main train station & Lufthansa Shuttle bus