2014 ASCB/IFCB Symposia

Symp 1: Self Organization and the Origin of Life

Sunday, December 7, 8:00 am
Chair: Anthony A. Hyman, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics
Speakers and Titles:

Self-organization: from cell biology to marine ecosystems.
Eric Karsenti
, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

A solid state conceptualization of information transfer from gene to message to protein.
Steven McKnight, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

In vitro reconstitution of protein gradients and oscillations as spatial cues for cell division.
Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Symp 2: Cells in Motion

Sunday, December 7, 9:45 am
Chair: Wallace Marshall, University of California, San Francisco
Speakers and Titles:

A physicist’s view of some filopodial features.
Patricia Bassereau, Institut Curie, Paris, France

Functional specificity of integrin-based adhesions in cell function is defined by actin nucleators.
Clare Waterman, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH

Symp 3: Cell Structure Across Scales

Monday, December 8, 8:00 am
Chair: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, ASCB President
Speakers and Titles:

Looking at tumor invasion and angiogenesis from a biomechanical, dynamical and correlative point of view.
Jacky G. Goetz, INSERM U1109, MN3T, Strasbourg, France

Structural studies into the mechanistic origin of microtubule dynamic instability.
Eva Nogales
, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI/LBNL

Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University

Symp 4: Machinery of the Cell

Monday, December 8, 9:45 am
Chair: Daniel P. Kiehart, Duke University
Speakers and Titles:

Kinesin superfamily molecular motors, KIFs and intracellular transport: from regulation of learning/memory and development to diseases.
Nobutaka Hirokawa, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Life at the cell’s edge.
Satyajit “Jitu” Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India

Symp 5: Life and Death in the Cell

Tuesday, December 9, 8:00 am
Chair: Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Speakers and Titles:

The lysosome as a control center for cellular clearance and energy metabolism.
Andrea Ballabio, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Naples, Italy, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Molecular dissection of autophagy in yeast.
Yoshinori Ohsumi
, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Damage control: how PINK1 and Parkin survey mitochondrial fidelity and respond with selective autophagy.
Richard Youle
, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH

Symp 6: Membrane Trafficking

Tuesday, December 9, 9:45 am
Chair: Ira Mellman, Genentech
Speakers and Titles:

Lipid dynamics in the regulation of membrane traffic and interactions.
Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine

Mechanisms of membrane shaping by proteins.
Michael Kozlov, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Symp 7: New Perspectives on the Nucleus

Wednesday, December 10, 11:15 am
Chair: Beatriz Fontoura, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Speakers and Titles:

The role of the LINC complex in the 53BP1-driven mobility and NHEJ of dysfunctional telomeres.
Titia de Lange, Rockefeller University

Cracking the nucleus: visualizing the higher order coding structures of DNA.
Clodagh O’Shea, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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