Wednesday 30.09.2020

14:00-14:30 Welcome

Session 1: Biology

14:30-15:30 Keynote: Molecular Mechanism of Cytokinesis
Prof. Thomas D. Pollard, Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, USA
15:30-16:00 Blastoids – Blastocyst-like Structures Generated Solely From Stem Cells
Dr. Nicolas Rivron, Austrian Academy of Sciences, IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
16:00-16:30 Q&A Session & Coffee Break
16:30-17:00 Dynamizing Nuclear Actin Filaments in Cell Division
Prof. Robert Grosse, Experimental and clinical pharmacology and toxicology, Freiburg University, Germany
17:00-17:30 Young Investigator Talk: Topic tba
17:30-18:00 Identifying Chromatin Regulators at Specific Genomic Loci
Prof. Sylvia Erhardt, Center for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg University, Germany
18:00-18:30 Q&A Session
18:30-19:00 Closing Remarks for the Day

Thursday 01.10.2020

Session 2: Biology

09:00-10:00 Keynote: The Vascular Barrier – What We Know and Why It’s Important
Prof. Lena Claesson-Welsh, Vascular Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden
10:00-10:30 Quantifying Material Properties of Living Matter and How These Relate to Biological Function
Prof. Lene B Oddershede, Optical Tweezers Group, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
10:30-11:00 Q&A Session & Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Repurposing Clathrin to Stabilize Microtubules in Mitosis – The How and Why
Dr. Alex Bird, Mechanistic cell biology, Max Planck Institute Dortmund, Germany
11:30-12:00 Young Investigator Talk: Topic tba
12:00-12:30 Tolerance to Aneuploidy
Prof. René Medema, Cell division and Cancer, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
12:30-13:00 Q&A Session
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Session 3: Biophysics

14:00-15:00 Keynote: Engineering 3D Cultures of Physiology and Disease – How Simple is Complex Enough?
Prof. Christopher Chen, Tissue Microfabrication Lab, Boston University & Harvard University, USA
15:00-15:30 Young Investigator Talk: Topic tba
15:30-16:00 Active Cell Deformation Through Actin Assembly, and How We May Infer Nucleus Deformation
Dr. Cécile Sykes, Institute Curie PSL Paris, Sorbonne University, France
16:00-17:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
17:00-17:30 Intravascular Tracking of Tumor Metastasis
Dr. Jacky Goetz, Lab for Tumor Biomechanics, INSERM Institut d’Hématologie et d’Immunologie Strasbourg, France
17:30-18:00 Deep Learning-Based Point-Scanning Super-Resolution Microscopy
Prof. Uri Manor, Biophotonics Core Facility, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
18:00-18:30 Q&A Session
18:30-19:00 Closing Remarks for the Day

Friday 02.10.2020

Session 4: Biochemistry

10:00-11:00 Keynote: Synthetic Protobiology – The Chemistry of Life-like Objects
Prof. Stephen Mann, Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Bristol, UK
11:00-11:30 Spatiotemporal Control Over Adhesions in Synthetic Cells Using Light
Prof. Seraphine Wegner, Institute for Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Münster University, Germany
11:30-12:00 Young Investigator Talk: Topic tba
12:00-12:30 Molecularly Engineered Nanobiomaterials to Understand and Control Biology
Dr. Helena Azevedo, School of Engineering and Materials Science and Institute of Bioengineering, Queen Mary University of London, UK
12:30-13:00 Q&A Session
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Session 5: Bioinformatics/Mathematics

14:00-14:30 Prediction and Design of Biological Sequences with Neural Machines
Prof. Debora Marks, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, USA
14:30-15:00 Modeling Cellular Response in Time and Space
Prof. Fabian Theis, Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
15:00-15:30 Suggestions From Mathematics for the Functioning of Flatworm Regeneration
Prof. Angela Stevens, Institute for Applied Mathematics: Analysis and Numerics, Münster University, Germany
15:30-16:00 Q&A Session
16:00-16:30 Final Closing Remarks