Location & dates Virtual 13 - 15 Jul 2020 Register Now
Deadlines Registration - 2 Jul 2020 Abstract - 7 Jun 2020

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.

Preliminary Programme

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The virtual conference includes all talks live-streamed with Q&A sessions after each talk.

Please note the below programme still subject to changes

Day 1 - Monday 13 July 2020
Time
(CEST)
Speaker

09:00 - 09:10

Opening remarks

09:10 - 10:55

Virtual Session 1 - Probing biology
Chair: Petra Dittrich

09:10 - 09:55

Keynote lecture:
De novo grown microtissues as disease models

Viola Vogel - ETH Zürich, Switzerland

09:55 - 10:10

Selected short talk

10:10 - 10:25

Selected short talk

10:25-10:55

Emulsions and double emulsions for screening applications
Petra Dittrich - ETH Zürich, Switzerland

10:55 - 11:55

Topic discussions

11:55 - 12:25

Break

12:25 - 14:25

Virtual Poster Session with discussion channel on slack

14:25 - 16:10

Virtual Session 1 (cont.) - Probing biology
Chair: Petra Dittrich

14:25 - 14:55

Towards 3D printing of functional cellular module
Petra Schwille - Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

14:55 - 15:10

Selected short talk

15:10 - 15:25

Selected short talk

15:25 - 15:55

Sample to answer testing at the Point of Care by centrifugal microfluidics
Roland Zengerle - Hahn-Schickard and University of Freiburg, Germany

15:55 - 16:10

Closing remarks day 1 and introduction to networking activities

16:00 - 16:25

Break

16:25 - 18:25

Networking opportunity

18:25

End of Day 1

Day 2 - Tuesday 14 July 2020
Time
(CEST)
Speaker
10:15 - 11:45

Virtual Session 2: Next-generation device design and emerging applications

10:15 - 10:45

Enhancing microfluidics for single-particle manipulation through localised electric fields
Carlotta Guiducci - EPFL, Switzerland

10:45 - 11:00

Selected short talk

11:00 - 11:15

Selected short talk

11:15 - 11:45 Christoph Merten - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany and EPFL, Switzerland
11:45 - 12:15 Break
12:15 - 14:15 Virtual Poster Session 2 with discussion channel on slack
14:15 - 17:30

Virtual Session 3: Disease diagnostics, analytical chemistry and chemical synthesis

14:15 - 15:00

Keynote lecture
Designing Life Chips for Biomedical Research and Clinical Applications
Nancy Allbritton - University of Washington, USA

15:00 - 15:15

Selected short talk

15:15 - 15:30

Selected short talk

15:30 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 16:15

Advanced 3D Printing for Microfluidics
Greg Nordin - Brigham Young University, USA

16:15 - 16:30 Selected short talk
16:30 - 17:00

Leveraging microfluidics for high-throughput, quantitative biochemistry and biophysics
Polly Fordyce - Stanford University, USA

17:00 - 17:15 Closing remarks day 2 and introduction to networking activities
17:15 - 18:00

Break

18:00 - 19:00

Networking opportunity

19:00 End of Day 2
Day 3 - Wednesday 15 July 2020
Time
(CEST)
Speaker
10:00 - 12:00

Virtual Session 4: Single-cell and single-molecule analyses

10:00 - 10:30 Electrophoretic fractionation of subcellular components of single cells for multi-omics analyses
Hirofumi Shintaku -RIKEN, Japan
10:30 - 10:45

Selected short talk

10:45 - 11:15

Angela R. Wu - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

11:15 - 11:30

Selected short talk

11:30 - 12:00

Selected short talk

12:00 - 12:30

Break

12:30 - 14:30

Virtual Poster Session 3 with discussion channel on slack

14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 17:00

Cont. Virtual Session 4: Single-cell and single-molecule analyses

15:00 - 15:45

Keynote lecture:
The Cell is a Bag of RNA
Stephen Quake - Stanford University, USA

15:45 - 16:00

Selected short talk

16:00 - 16:15

Selected short talk

16:15 - 16:45

Electrophoretic cytometry: Mapping proteoforms to tissue context
Amy E. Herr - University of California, Berkeley, USA

16:45 - 17:00

Closing remarks

17:00 - 17:30

Break

17:30 - 19:30

Networking opportunity

19:30

End of Day 3