Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Venue: Biozentrum, University of Basel, Klingelbergstr. 50-70, CH-4056 Basel, Room 102

9:00-10.00: Registration

Session 1 (Chair Sebastian Arnold)

10:00-10.10: Welcome address (Aimée Zuniga)
10.10-10.50 Keynote lecture 1: Alexander Aulehla; EMBL Heidelberg. Self-organization of genetic oscillators during mouse embryo development.
10.50-11.10: Goncalo Vilais-Neto; IGBMC, Strasbourg. A novel protein complex involved in the control of retinoic acid signaling and embryonic symmetry. 
11.10-11.30: Bilal Sheikh; MPG, Freiburg. MOZ and BMI1 Play Opposing Roles in Body Segment Identity Specification by Regulating the Onset of Hox Gene Expression
11.30-12.00: Coffee Break & Poster session (selected from abstracts)

Session 2 (Chair: Julien Vermot)

12.00-12.20: Daniela Mayer; FMI, Basel. Zfp281 safeguards pluripotent cell fate transition.
12.20-12.40: Stefania Fedele; DBM, Basel. Long-term expansion of dopaminergic progenitors from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiation into dopaminergic neurons in-vitro.
12.40-13.00: Carole Haushalter; IGBMC, Strasbourg. Retinoid signaling and cortical neurogenesis
 13.00-14.00: Lunch break (sandwiches in the lobby) & Poster session (selected from abstracts)

Session 3 (Chair: Virginie Lecaudey)

14.00-14.20: Steven Zuryn; IGBMC, Strasbourg. Sequential Partitioning of Histone Methylation and Demethylation Activities Determines the Robustness of Natural Transdifferentiation
14.20-14.40: Marina Veil; Uni. Freiburg. Epigenetics in zebrafish at ZGA 
14.40-15.00: Denis Menshykau; D-BSSE (ETH-Zürich), Basel. Image-Based Modelling of Branching Morphogenesis
15.00-15.30: Coffee break & Poster session (selected from abstracts)

Session 4 (Georgios Pyrowolakis)

15.30-15.50: Anna Tsankova; Biozentrum, Basel. Myosin dynamics during asymmetric stem cell divisions 
15.50-16.10: Sobhika Agarwala; Uni. Freiburg. The formation of organs requires a precise coordination of cell proliferation, differentiation, cell shape changes and cell migration
16.10-16.50: Keynote lecture 2: Damian Brunner; IMLS, Zürich.The cytoskeleton and force generation during tissue closure and sealing.
16.50-17.00: Concluding remarks (Clemens Cabernard)
17.00-18.00: Apéro in the lobby