Program FMI 40th Anniversary Symposium

Monday, September 20, 2010

» Tuesday

8:30 Welcome by Susan M. Gasser and Patrick Matthias

Neuronal circuitry and behavior

Chairs: Thomas Oertner & Filippo Rijli
8:35 Sex battles in the brain: Parental influences on the adult and developing mouse brain
Catherine Dulac, Harvard University, USA
Assembling neuronal circuits for movement
Silvia Arber, FMI & University of Basel, Switzerland
Sharpening memories through circuit remodeling
Pico Caroni, FMI, Switzerland
Genetic reactivation of cone photoreceptors restores visual responses in retinitis pigmentosa
Volker Busskamp, FMI, Switzerland
Coffee break
10:45 Wired for sex: Neural circuits for innate and learned courtship behavior in Drosophila
Barry Dickson, IMP, Austria
Defining the neuronal circuitry of fear
Andreas Lüthi, FMI, Switzerland
Edmond H. Fischer Prize
12.00   Poster session
Lunch break

Signaling and cancer

Chairs: Mohamed Bentires-Alj & Nicolas Thomä
14:00   Of mTORC1 signaling and affinitor resistance
George Thomas, University of Cincinnati, USA
Protein phosphorylation in cancer and the DNA damage response
Tony Hunter, Salk Institute, USA
Protein kinases: from discovery to functions
Brian A. Hemmings, FMI, Switzerland
Targeting receptor tyrosine kinases in breast cancer
Nancy Hynes, FMI, Switzerland
Coffee break
16:15 Identification of KIAA1018/FAN1 and its role in interstrand cross-link repair
Josef Jiricny, University of Zurich, Switzerland
The importance of cancer stroma in tumor progression
Ruth Chiquet-Ehrismann, FMI, Switzerland
The discovery and application of cancer therapeutics in the genomic era
William Sellers, NIBR, USA

Plenary Lecture

Chair: Rainer Friedrich
Molecular and circuit mechanisms for hippocampal memory
Susumu Tonegawa, MIT, USA
19:30 Symposium Dinner

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

» Monday

Epigenetics and stem cells

Chairs: Rafal Ciosk & Marc Bühler
8:30 Cell cycle control of chromosome segregation
Erich Nigg, Biozentrum University of Basel, Switzerland
Resetting the lineage clock-how does reprogramming work?
Amanda Fisher, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, UK
Epigenome reprogramming during cellular differentation
Dirk Schübeler, FMI, Switzerland
Transgenerational epigenetic control of early mouse development
Antoine Peters, FMI, Switzerland
Coffee break
10:45 A nuclear cause of muscular dystrophy: lessons from worms
Susan M. Gasser, FMI, Switzerland
News from the invasive cancer front
Gerhard Christofori, University of Basel, Switzerland
Max M. Burger Prize
12.00   Poster session
Lunch break

Small RNAs and plant genetics

Chairs: Helge Grosshans & Patrick Matthias
14:00   Do plants have a memory?
Barbara Hohn, FMI, Switzerland
Regulation of microRNA function and metabolism in mammalian cells
Witek Filipowicz, FMI, Switzerland
Antisense RNA and transcriptional gene silencing in budding yeast
Françoise Stutz, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Signaling within the mammalian circadian timing system
Ueli Schibler, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Coffee break
16:15 Embryonic lethality of Tdg-deficient mice reveals a function of TDG in the maintenance of epigenetic stability
Daniel Cortázar, University of Basel, Switzerland
The FLS2 receptor: a flag for plant science at FMI
Thomas Boller, University of Basel, Switzerland
The inflammosomes: Good danger sensors turn bad
Jürg Tschopp, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Biovalley Poster Awards
18:00 End of program

Organizing Committee

Patrick Matthias
Marc Bühler
Filippo Rijli
Isabella Bogdal, Administration
Sandra Ziegler Handschin, Communications

The FMI Anniversary Symopsium is part of the Basel Life Sciences Week 2010.
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