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When: Friday, September 17, 2021, 9.00 to 17.30
Where: Biozentrum, Maurice E. Müller Saal, Spitalstrasse 41, Basel

Registration mandatory: Weblink 
The event will be a hybrid event with the possibility to attend onsite as well as online on zoom. Onsite attendance is restricted to a reduced number of people and a valid Covid-Certificate will be required.

Registration deadline: September 3, 2021

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09.00 Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Alex Schier, Director Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
09.10 – 10.40    Session I: Opening the black box – deriving functional mechanism from protein structure
Chair: Prof. Dr. Timm Maier, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
From Academia to Industry
Dr. Sandra Jacob, Executive Director, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
Transport mechanisms in the TMEM16 family of ion channels and lipid scramblases
Prof. Dr. Raimund Dutzler, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland
10.40 – 11.10 Coffee Break
11.10 – 12.40 Session II: Ménage a deux – two global signaling systems converging
Chair: Prof. Dr. Urs Jenal, Biozentrum, University of Basel,Switzerland
One ring to rule them all: C-di-GMP signaling in bacterial biofilm formation
Prof. Dr. Holger Sondermann, Center for Structural Systems Biology, Hamburg, Germany
Tandem phosphoryl transfers in signaling: how coiled-coil engines steer the action
Dr. Alejandro Buschiazzo, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo,Uruguay
12.40 – 13.40  Lunch
13.40 – 15.10 Session III: About bacterial toxins and their human counterparts
Chair: Prof. Dr. Christoph Dehio, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Adjusting endoplasmic reticulum proteostasis by reversible AMPylation of the chaperone BiP
Prof. Dr. David Ron, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Learning about Rab GTPase mechanisms from bacteria *
Prof. Dr. Roger S. Goody, Emeritus Director, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany
15.10 – 15.40 Coffee Break
15.40 – 16.25 Session IV: Outer membrane proteins
Chair: Prof. Dr. Timm Maier, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Structural insight into TonB-dependent transport across the outer membrane *
Dr. Susan Buchanan, NIDDK NIH Bethesda, Maryland (US)
16.30 – 16.45 Laudatio
Prof. Dr. Christoph Dehio, Prof. Dr. Urs Jenal and Prof. Dr. Timm Maier, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
16.45 – 17.30 Farewell Lecture: All about structure?
Prof. Dr. Tilman Schirmer, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
17.30 Apéro

 * virtual talk