Conference programme

17th Interdisciplinary Graduate School Meeting, Münster/Germany

Wednesday 25.10.2023

Thursday 26.10.2023

Friday 27.10.2023

Conference Abstract Book

Wednesday 25.10.2023 (Online)

9:00-9:10 Welcome Talk

9:10-10:50 Development and Cell Biology Part I

9:10-9:50 Impact of lamin-A/C on cancer progression in vivo
Katharina Wolf, Radboud University Medical Center, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
9:50-10:30 A question of dynamics
Barbara di Ventura, The BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
10:30-10:50 Q&A and Coffee Break

10:50-12:50 Vascular Biology

10:50-11:30 Guiding Mechanotransduction in Blood Vessels
Ellie Tzima, Radcliffe Department of Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 
11:30-12:10 Skeletal stem/progenitor cells: interactions within the bone vascular microenvironment and beyond
Christa Maes, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
12:10-12:50 Leukocyte breaching of blood vessel walls: Insights into the role of pericytes
Tamara Girbl, Rudolf Virchow Center for Integrative and Translational Bioimaging, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

12:50-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:50 Developmental & Cell Biology Part II

14:00-14:40 Membrane repair mechanisms and membrane integrity
Jesper Nylandsted, Cancer and Inflammation Research Unit, Danish Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
14:40-15:20 Cellular roadmaps: Control of cell architecture by dynamic microtubules
Anna Akhmanova, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Biophysics, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
15:20-15:50 Q&A and Coffee Break

15:50-17:50 Immunology & Virology

15:50-16:30 Unraveling the Molecular Architecture of the Intestinal Barrier: Insights from Spatial Transcriptomics
Eduardo Villablanca, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
16:30-17:10 Circadian control of enteric virus infection
Julie Pfeiffer, Microbiology department, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
17:10-17:50 Culturing Hepatitis E Virus– recent advances for basic science and drug discovery
Eike Steinmann, Department of Molecular & Medical Virology, University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Thursday 26.10.2023 (In person)

8:00-8:50 Registration

8:50-9:00 Welcome Talk

9:00-9:20 Young investigator talk: Double-modified AdoMet analogues for selective targeting of methyltransferases
Mehmet  Erguven, Institute of Biochemistry, WWU Münster, Germany
9:20-9:40 Young investigator talk:Two-way Dispatched function in Sonic Hedgehog shedding and transfer to high-density lipoproteins
Janna Puschmann, University Hospital Münster, Germany 
9:40-10:00 Young investigator talk: Unexpected function of the antioxidative xCT system/Slc7a11 in systemic sclerosis
Jessica Tiemann, University Hospital Münster/ Department of Dermatology, Germany
10:00-10:30 Poster Flash Talks
10:30-10:50 Q&A and Coffee Break

10:50-12:00 Non-academic Session

10:50-12:00 Career Seminar
Aishwarya Sundaram, Nature Communications editor, Berlin, Germany

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break and Poster Session

13:30-16:30 Systems Biology

13:30-14:10 Mitotic rewiring on evolutionary timescales
Gautam Dey, Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
14:10-14:50 Cellular regulation in context – Integration of mathematical modeling in time and space with dedicated experiments on different scales
Edda Klipp, Institute of Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
14:50-15:30 The EGFR/RPTPg sensory morphogenic system: a loop onto itself
Philippe Bastiaens, Systemic Cell Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany
15:30-16:10 From molecules to life: building living systems from scratch
Dora Tang, Department of Life Sciences, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
16:10-16:30 Q&A and Coffee Break 

16:30-17:50  Biophysics Part I

Liquid–liquid phase separation? Ask the water!
Martina Havenith-Newen, Center of Molecular Spectroscopy and Simulation of Solvent Controlled Processes, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
17:10-17:50 Modulation of the Slo potassium channel by small molecules and auxiliary proteins
Dr. Tobias Raisch, Structural Biochemistry of Membrane Proteins, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

 18:00 onwards  Social Event: Get together & Pub Quiz

Friday 27.10.2023 (In person)

9:45-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:10 Welcome Talk

10:10-14:40 Neuroscience

10:10-10:50 Interactions of Tau protein condensates
Susanne Wegmann, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Berlin, Germany
10:50-11:30 Programming cell fate and age for neuronal disease modeling and repair
Oliver Brüstle, Institut für Rekonstruktive Neurobiologie, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

KEYNOTE: Synaptic vesicles – key organelles in synaptic transmission
Reinhard Jahn, Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences,
University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

12:30-14:00 Poster Sessions and Lunch Break

14:00-14:40 Single-cell delineation of lineage and genetic identity in the mouse brain
Christian Mayer, Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence, LMU Munich, Martinsried, Munich, Germany

14:40-16:00 Biophysics Part II

14:40-15:20 Cytoskeletal fibres as building blocks for life
Franziska Lautenschläger, Center for Biophysics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
15:20-16:00 Cellular cartography: mapping cytoskeletal organization and intracellular transport in neurons
Lukas Kapitein, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Biophysics, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

16:00-16:30 Poster Awards & Closing Ceremony