EMBO | EMBL Symposium on Actin in Action: From Molecules to Cellular Functions 2016

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  • The Euro­pean Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­ogy Lab­o­ra­tory (EMBL) is organ­is­ing a Sym­po­sium on Actin in Action: From Mol­e­cules to Cel­lu­lar Func­tions on Sep­tem­ber 710, 2016 on Hei­del­berg, Ger­many and kindly asks you to participate.

    This meet­ing will bring together researchers from dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties inter­ested in actin-​related processes and is designed to cover actin organ­i­sa­tion broadly, from the mol­e­c­u­lar scale to the whole organism.

    The meet­ing will specif­i­cally focus on new tech­nolo­gies that enable inte­gra­tion of actin biol­ogy at dif­fer­ent scales, such as advanced imag­ing in in vitro and in vivo sys­tems, and those com­bin­ing mol­e­c­u­lar biol­ogy with com­pu­ta­tional and bio­phys­i­cal approaches. The goal is to cre­ate for the first time the oppor­tu­nity for a multi-​scale under­stand­ing of actin biol­ogy, inte­grat­ing actin bio­chem­istry, physics and cell biol­ogy from the level of a sin­gle actin fil­a­ment to cell and tis­sue scales.

    Topics

    • Mol­e­c­u­lar mech­a­nisms of actin fil­a­ment nucleation
    • In vitro recon­sti­tuted systems
    • Actin and cell motility
    • The actin cortex
    • Actin in cell division
    • Actin’s func­tions in cell and tis­sue mechanics
    • The role of actin in nuclear struc­ture and function
    • Evo­lu­tion of the actin cytoskeleton

    Why attend?

    His­tor­i­cally, actin research at dif­fer­ent lev­els of bio­log­i­cal organ­i­sa­tion has devel­oped into sep­a­rate fields such as in vitro actin bio­chem­istry, bio­physics and cell biol­ogy. Bio­chemists, cell biol­o­gists and physi­cists work­ing in these dif­fer­ent areas typ­i­cally pub­lish in dif­fer­ent jour­nals and attend dif­fer­ent conferences.

    How­ever, we see a trend, enabled by new tech­nolo­gies, towards bridg­ing these fields, offer­ing for the first time the oppor­tu­nity for multi-​scale under­stand­ing of actin biol­ogy. This would allow us to directly explain how bio­chem­istry and bio­physics of sin­gle actin fil­a­ments and sin­gle mol­e­cules of motor pro­teins or cross-​linkers give rise to cell and tis­sue scale functions.

    Speakers

    Keynote Speaker

    • Thomas D. Pol­lard – Yale Uni­ver­sity, USA

    Con­firmed Speakers

    • Jake Baum – Impe­r­ial Col­lege Lon­don, UK
    • William Bement – Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Madi­son, USA
    • Mag­dalena Bezanilla – Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts Amherst, USA
    • Peter Biel­ing – Max Planck Insti­tute of Mol­e­c­u­lar Phys­i­ol­ogy, Germany
    • Lau­rent Blan­choin – iRTSV, CEA Greno­ble, France
    • Clif­ford Brang­wynne – Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity, USA
    • William Brieher – Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois, USA
    • Mar­garet Gardel – Uni­ver­sity of Chicago, USA
    • Ethan Gar­ner – Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, USA
    • Stephan Grill – MPI of Mol­e­c­u­lar Cell Biol­ogy and Genet­ics and TU Dres­den, Germany
    • Robert Grosse – Uni­ver­sity of Mar­burg, Germany
    • Kineret Keren – Tech­nion — Israel Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Israel
    • Gijsje Koen­derink – FOM Insti­tute AMOLF, The Netherlands
    • Jan Löwe – MRC Lab­o­ra­tory of Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­ogy, United Kingdom
    • Ed Munro – Uni­ver­sity of Chicago, USA
    • Brad Nolen – Uni­ver­sity of Ore­gon, USA
    • Matthieu Piel – Curie Insti­tute and CNRS, France
    • Guil­laume Romet-​Lemonne – Insti­tut Jacques Monod, France
    • Ulrich Schwarz – Uni­ver­sity of Hei­del­berg, Germany
    • Melina Schuh – MRC Lab­o­ra­tory of Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­ogy, UK
    • Michael Sixt – Insti­tute of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (IST), Austria
    • Brian Stramer – King’s Col­lege Lon­don, UK
    • Marie-​Emilie Ter­ret – Col­lège de France, France
    • Maria Var­ti­ainen – Insti­tute of Biotech­nol­ogy, Uni­ver­sity of Helsinki, Finland
    • Dani­jela Vign­je­vic – Insti­tut Curie and INSERM, France
    • Orion Weiner – Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia San Fran­cisco, USA

    Fellowships

    EMBL Advanced Train­ing Cen­tre Cor­po­rate Part­ner­ship Pro­gramme Reg­is­tra­tion Fee Waivers and EMBO Travel Grants are avail­able for young researchers for the EMBO|EMBL Sym­posia Series.

    • Reg­is­tra­tion Fee Waiver: The sum that you have paid to attend the meet­ing will be reimbursed

    • Travel Grant: Up to €500 for par­tic­i­pants arriv­ing from the eli­gi­ble coun­tries listed below

    Pri­or­ity is be given to par­tic­i­pants work­ing in labs in: Croa­tia, Czech Repub­lic, Esto­nia, Greece, Hun­gary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Por­tu­gal, Slo­va­kia, Slove­nia, Spain, Tai­wan and Turkey.

    Travel grants may also be pro­vided to par­tic­i­pants work­ing in labs in: Africa, Asia (exclud­ing Japan, Sin­ga­pore, and Korea), South and Cen­tral Amer­ica, Alba­nia, Arme­nia, Azer­bai­jan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herze­gov­ina, Bul­garia, Cyprus, Geor­gia, Kaza­khstan, Kosovo, Kyr­gyzs­tan, Latvia, Lithua­nia, Mace­do­nia, Moldova, Mon­tene­gro, Roma­nia, Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion, Ser­bia and Ukraine.

    The sci­en­tific organ­is­ers will select the recip­i­ents of all fel­low­ships dur­ing the abstract selec­tion process.

    For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about fel­low­ships please refer to the FAQ page.

    Organisers

    Sci­en­tific Organisers

    • Dyche Mullins – Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cisco, USA
    • Buzz Baum – Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Lon­don, UK
    • Cecile Sykes – Insti­tut Curie, France
    • Jan Faix – Han­nover Med­ical School, Germany
    • François Nédélec – EMBL Hei­del­berg, Germany
    • Péter Lénárt – EMBL Hei­del­berg, Germany

    Con­fer­ence Organiser

    • Car­olina Gar­cia Sabate – EMBL Hei­del­berg, Germany
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