Location & dates Virtual 16 - 19 Nov 2020
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

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 Monday 09 November. The link to the live stream will be sent on Friday 13 November.

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  • The virtual conference includes live-streamed invited speakers with Q&A sessions after each talk. All talks will be live-streamed with Q&A sessions after each talk. 
  • Information on the live stream and access to the discussion platform and digital posters will be provided shortly before the start of the event.
  • Digital posters and pre-recorded e-short talks from Agnieška Brazovskaja, Ibrahim Taskiran and Chengzhe Tian will be available for registered participants throughout the virtual conference. E-short talk presenters will attend the dedicated panel discussion and will be available for discussion during the dedicated ‘Meet the Speaker’ sessions. 
  • Access to the recorded talks will be available for 2 weeks after the start of the event.
  • Live music concert by Lazy Fur available for all the registered participants.

The following times are used in the programme below:

  • Central European Time (CET): eg. Berlin, Amsterdam Paris
  • Eastern Standard Time (EST): eg. New York, Quebec

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

Day 1 - Monday 16 November 2020
TimeSpeaker
13:00-13:10 (CET)
07:00-07:10 (EST)

Opening remarks by Prisca Liberali & Mikhail Savitski 

Virtual Thematic Session - QUANTITATIVE GENOMICS
13:10-15:10 (CET)
07:10-09:10 (EST)

Sub-session 1
Chair: Arnaud Krebs - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

13:10-13:20 (CET)
07:10-07:20 (EST)

Introduction by Session Chair

13:20-13:45 (CET)
07:20-07:45 (EST)

Transcriptionally dependent spatial organization of a multi-enhancer locus 
Thomas Gregor - Princeton University, USA

13:45-14:05 (CET)
07:45-08:08 (EST)

Eukaryotic-wide reconstruction of RNA-binding protein specificities 
Alexander Sasse - University of Toronto, Canada
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

14:05-14:30 (CET)
08:05-08:30 (EST)

Investigating gene expression regulation using quantitative interaction proteomics technology
Michiel Vermeulen - Radboud University, The Netherlands
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

14:30-14:40 (CET)
08:30-08:40 (EST)

Short Break

14:40-15:10 (CET)
08:40-09:10 (EST)

Panel Discussion with Arnaud Krebs (moderator), Thomas Gregor, Alexander Sasse, Michiel Vermeulen and Ibrahim Taskiran
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

15:10-15:40 (CET)
09:10-09:40 (EST)

Meet the speakers in individual Zoom breakout rooms (Thomas Gregor, Michiel Vermeulen, Alexander Sasse & Ibrahim Taskiran)

15:40-16:10 (CET)
09:40-10:10 (EST)

Break

Virtual Thematic Session - QUANTITATIVE IMAGING

16:10-18:35 (CET)
10:10-12:35 (EST)

Sub-session 1
Chair: Prisca Liberali - Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland 

16:10-16:20 (CET)
10:10-10:20 (EST)

Introdution by Session Chair

16:20-16:45 (CET)
10:20-10:45 (EST)
Advancing molecular imaging with DNA probes
Peng Yin - Harvard University, USA

16:45-17:10 (CET)
10:45-11:10 (EST)

Phenotypic landscape of intestinal organoid regeneration 
Prisca Liberali - Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

17:10-17:30 (CET)
11:10-11:30 (EST)
Large-scale phenotypic profiling of yeast subcellular compartments using high-content screening at single-cell resolution 
Mojca Mattiazzi Usaj - The Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM 
17:30-17:55 (CET)
11:30-11:55 (EST)

Emergent cellular ecosystems in melanoma revealed by single cell analysis 
Arjun Raj - University of Pennsylvania, USA
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM 

17:55-18:05 (CET)
11:55-12:05 (EST)
Short Break
18:05-18:35 (CET)
12:05-12:35 (EST)
Panel Discussion with Prisca Liberali (moderator), Peng Yin, Mojca Mattiazzi Usaj, Arjun Raj and Chengzhe Tian
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM 
18:35-19:05 (CET)
12:35-13:05 (EST)
Meet the speakers in individual Zoom breakout rooms (Peng Yin, Prisca Liberali, Arjun Raj, Mojca Mattiazzi Usaj & Chengzhe Tian)
19:05-19:25 (CET)
13:05-13:25 (EST)
Special Lecture by Arjun Raj
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM 
19:25-19:35 (CET)
13:25-13:35 (EST)
Short break
19:35-20:35 (CET)
13:35-14:35 (EST)

Optional Virtual Speed Networking: 1:1 (visit Slack for more details)

End of day 1 - Continued access to digital posters, networking and discussion platforms

Day 2 - Tuesday 17 November 2020
TimeSpeaker
Virtual Thematic Session - QUANTITATIVE IMAGING
13:10-15:35 (CET)
07:10-09:35 (EST)

Sub-session 2
Chair: Prisca Liberali - Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland 

13:10-13:20 (CET)
07:10-07:20 (EST)

Introduction by Session Chair

13:20-13:45 (CET)
07:20-07:45 (EST)

Spatiotemporal dissection of the human proteome
Emma Lundberg - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

13:45-14:05 (CET)
07:45-08:05 (EST)

Non-redundant multimodal signaling enables accurate contextual responses in single mammalian cells
Bernhard Kramer - University of Zurich, Switzerland
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

14:05-14:30 (CET)
08:05-08:30 (EST)

Our first choices: decoding signals during developmental transitions
Silvia Santos - The Francis Crick Institute, UK

14:30-14:55 (CET)
08:30-08:55 (EST)

Mitochondrial genome maintenance is linked to fission at the single organelle level
Suliana Manley - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

14:55-15:05 (CET)
08:55-09:05 (EST)
Short break
15:05-15:35 (CET)
09:05-09:35 (EST)

Panel Discussion with Prisca Liberali (moderator), Emma Lundberg, Bernhard Kramer, Silvia Santos and Suliana Manley 
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

15:35-16:05 (CET)
09:35-10:05 (EST)

Meet the speakers in individual Zoom breakout rooms (Emma Lundberg, Bernhard Kramer, Silvia Santos, and Suliana Manley)

16:05-16:35 (CET)
10:05-10:35 (EST)

Break

Virtual Thematic Session - QUANTITATIVE PROTEOMICS

16:35-19:00 (CET)
10:35-13:00 (EST)

Sub-session 1
Chair: Mikhail Savitski - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

16:35-16:45 (CET)
10:35-10:45 (EST)

Introduction by Session Chair

16:45-17:10 (CET)
10:45-11:10 (EST)

Proteome activity landscapes of tumor cell lines determine drug responses
Bernhard Küster - Technical University of Munich, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

17:10-17:30 (CET)
11:10-11:30 (EST)

Small molecule-induced polymerization triggers degradation of BCL6 
Mikolaj Slabicki - Harvard University, USA
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

17:30-17:55 (CET)
11:30-11:55 (EST)

Spatial proteomics reveals the complexity of RNA protein interactions
Kathryn Lilley - University of Cambridge, UK
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

17:55-18:20 (CET)
11:55-12:20 (EST)

Ribosomes in gene regulation: controlling the diversity of proteins made in specific cells, tissues, & organisms
Maria Barna - Stanford University, USA
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

18:20-18:30 (CET)
12:20-12:30 (EST)

Short break

18:30-19:00 (CET)
12:30-13:00 (EST)

Panel Discussion with Mikhail Savitski (moderator), Bernhard Küster, Mikolaj Slabicki, Kathryn Lilley and Maria Barna
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

19:00-19:30 (CET)
13:00-13:30 (EST)

Meet the speakers in individual Zoom breakout rooms (Bernhard Küster, Mikolaj Slabicki, Kathryn Lilley and Maria Barna)

19:30-20:30 (CET)
13:30-14:30 (EST)

Virtual Poster Session 1

End of day 2 - Continued access to digital posters, networking and discussion platforms

Day 3 - Wednesday 18 November 2020
TimeSpeaker
Virtual Thematic Session - QUANTITATIVE GENOMICS
13:10-15:10 (CET)
07:10-09:10 (EST)
Sub-session 2
Chair: Arnaud Krebs - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
13:10-13:20 (CET)
07:10-07:20 (EST)

Introduction by Session Chair

13:20-13:45 (CET)
07:20-07:45 (EST)

Decoding evolution and development : from gene-regulatory structure to function
Justin Crocker - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

13:45-14:05 (CET)
07:45-08:05 (EST)

Towards a systematic map of the functional role of protein phosphorylation 
Cristina Viéitez - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM 

14:05-14:30 (CET)
08:05-08:30 (EST)

A chronic lymphocytic leukemia-protective non-coding variant mediates variable chromatin module formation through long-range transcription factor nucleation
Bart Deplancke - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

14:30-14:40 (CET)
08:30-08:40 (EST)

Short Break

14:40-15:10 (CET)
08:40-09:10 (EST)
Panel Discussion with Arnaud Krebs (moderator), Justin Crocker, Cristina Viéitez and Bart Deplancke
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

15:10-15:40 (CET)
09:10-09:40 (EST)
Meet the speakers in individual Zoom breakout rooms (Justin Crocker, Cristina Viéitez and Bart Deplancke)
15:40-16:10 (CET)
09:40-10:10 (EST)

Break

Virtual Thematic Session - SINGLE CELL GENOMICS

16:10-18:10 (CET)
10:10-12:10 (EST)

Sub-Session 1
Chair: Dana Pe'er - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA 

16:10-16:20 (CET)
10:10-10:20 (EST)

Introduction by Session Chair

16:20-16:45 (CET)
10:20-10:45 (EST)

The cellular evolution of spermatogenesis across mammals
Henrik Kaessmann - Heidelberg University, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

16:45-17:05 (CET)
10:45-11:05 (EST)

The X chromosome – a balancing act of two alleles 
Antonio Lentini - Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

17:05-17:30 (CET)
11:05-11:30 (EST)

Single cell RNA sequencing with split pool barcoding
Georg Seelig - University of Washington, USA 
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

17:30-17:40 (CET)
11:30-11:40 (EST)

Short Break

17:40-18:10 (CET)
11:40-12:10 (EST)

Panel Discussion with Dana Pe'er (moderator), Henrik Kaessmann, Antonio Lentini and Georg Seelig
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

18:10-18:40 (CET)
12:10-12:40 (EST)

Meet the speakers in individual Zoom breakout rooms (Henrik Kaessmann, Antonio Lentini and Georg Seelig)

18:40-18:50 (CET)
12:40-12:50 (EST)

Short break

18:50-19:20 (CET)
12:50-13:20 (EST)

Live Living Room Concert by Lazy Fur (details available in Slack)

19:20-20:20 (CET)
13:20-14:20 (EST)

Virtual Poster Session 2

End of day 3 - Continued access to digital posters, networking and discussion platforms

Day 4 - Thursday 19 November 2020
TimeSpeaker
Virtual Thematic Session - QUANTITATIVE PROTEOMICS
13:10-15:10 (CET)
07:10-09:10 (EST)

Sub-session 2
Chair: Mikhail Savitski - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

13:10-13:20 (CET)
07:10-07:20 (EST)

Introduction by Session Chair

13:20-13:45 (CET)
07:20-07:45 (EST)

How unique is our plasma proteome? Answers from quantiative native MS
Albert Heck - Utrecht University, The Netherlands
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

13:45-14:05 (CET)
07:45-08:05 (EST)

Widespread and conserved substitution of paralog proteins during neurogenesis 
Domenico Di Fraia - Leibniz-Institute on Aging, Germany
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

14:05-14:30 (CET)
08:05-08:30 (EST)

Exploring the global scope and function of lysine acetylation
Chuna Ram Choudhary - University of Copenhagen, Denmark

14:30-14:40 (CET)
08:30-08:40 (EST)

Short Break

14:40-15:10 (CET)
08:40-09:10 (EST)

Panel Discussion with Mikhail Savitski (moderator), Albert Heck, Domenico Di Fraia and Chuna Ram Choudhary
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM 

15:10-15:40 (CET)
09:10-09:40 (EST)
Meet the speakers in individual Zoom breakout rooms (Albert Heck, Domenico Di Fraia and Chuna Ram Choudhary)
15:40-16:10 (CET)
09:40-10:10 (EST)

Break

Virtual Thematic Session - SINGLE CELL GENOMICS

16:10-18:10 (CET)
10:10-12:10 (EST)

Sub-session 2
Chair: Dana Pe'er - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA 

16:10-16:20 (CET)
10:10-10:20 (EST)

Introduction by Session Chair

16:20-16:45 (CET)
10:20-10:45 (EST)

Cellular plasticity in development and cancer
Dana Pe'er - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

16:45-17:05 (CET)
10:45-11:05 (EST)

KCML: a machine-learning framework for inference of multi-scale gene functions from genetic perturbation screens
Heba Sailem - University of Oxford, United Kingdom
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

17:05-17:30 (CET)
11:05-11:30 (EST)

Integrative, Multiomic, Single-Cell Dissection of Mixed-Phenotype Acute Leukemia   
William James Greenleaf - Stanford University, USA

17:30-17:40 (CET)
11:30-11:40 (EST)

Short Break

17:40-18:10 (CET)
11:40-12:10 (EST)

Panel Discussion with Dana Pe'er (moderator), Heba Sailem, William James Greenleaf and Agnieška Brazovskaja
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER LIVE STREAM

18:10-18:20 (CET)
12:10-12:20 (EST)

Closing remarks by Dana Pe'er & Arnaud Krebs

18:20-18:50 (CET)
12:20-12:50 (EST)
Meet the speakers in individual Zoom breakout rooms (Dana Pe'er, William James Greenleaf, Heba Sailem & Agnieška Brazovskaja)

End of Conference