Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Pharmazentrum, Lecture Hall 1, Klingelbergstrasse 50, CH-4056 Basel

8:45 – 09:00 Welcome: Prof. Joachim Seelig, Biozentrum

Session 1 (Chair: Morgane Callon)
9:00 – 09:45 Prof. Mario Halic, LMU Munich, Germany
Small RNA‐mediated heterochromatin formation in fission yeast
09:50 – 10:10 Fabian Gruss (Group T. Maier)
The structural basis of autotransporter translocation by TamA
10:10 – 10:30 Matthias Kaiser (Group E. van Nimwegen)
The Use of Microfluidic Devices to Understand How Transcriptional Responses to External Stimuli Evolve in Natural Isolates of Escherichia coli
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break and poster session

Session 2 (Chair: Mario Metzler)
11:00 – 11:45 Prof. Michael Levine, UC Berkeley, USA
Precision and Dynamics of Gene Regulation in the Drosophila Embryo
11:50 – 12:10 Christian Arquint (Group E. Nigg)
Function and Regulation of human STIL ‐ a Centrosomal Protein
Implicated in Autosomal Recessive Primary Microcephaly
12:10 – 12:30 Christoph Kasper/Simon Ittig (Group C. Arrieumerlou/G. Cornelis)
A bacteria‐based protein translocation tool
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and poster session

Session 3 (Chair: Alexander Harms)
14:00 – 14:45 Prof. Werner Arber, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
From the roots of molecular genetics to the concepts of molecular
14:50 – 15:10 Alberto Reinders (Group U. Jenal)
How to couple enzymatic activity to transcriptional regulation
15:10 – 15:30 Kathrin Pieles (Group C. Dehio)
Manipulation of host cell signaling by bacterial FIC proteins
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break and poster session

Session 4 (Chair: Vahap Aydogan)
16:00 – 16:45 Prof. Kai Simons, Max‐Planck‐Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
The raft concept: membrane subcompartmentalization driven by phase
16:50 – 17:10 Ying Ying Lee (Group P. Scheiffele)
BMP signaling in structural plasticity of cerebellar mossy fibers
17:10 – 17:30 Vanja Vukojevic (Group H. Reichert/ A. Papassotiropoulos)
Epigenetic modification of the glucocorticoid receptor gene is linked to
traumatic memory and PTSD risk in genocide survivors
17:30 – 18:00 Closing remarks: Prof. Christoph Handschin, Biozentrum
18:00 – 19:00 Apéro and poster session
19:30 Dinner (Invited Guests)