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50 Years of Molecular Life Sciences with FEBS Letters - Preliminary Programme
Thursday, 24 May            
9:15  Welcome address  - Laszlo Fesus and Felix Wieland
Session 1: Autophagy  Chair: Ivan Dikic
9:30    Noboru Mizushima - The exponential growth of autophagy research from yeast to mammals
10:15  Dieter Wolf
10:50  Coffee break
Session 2: Cell Signaling  Chair: Thomas Holstein
11:10   Yosef Yarden - Feedback regulation of signal transduction and relevance to cancer therapy
11:45   Joan Massagué - TGF-β signalling in development, immunity and cancer
12:20   Shuh Narumiya
13:00   Lunch break
Session 3: Women in Science
14:00   Laura Norton - Working towards gender equality in science
Session 4: Microbiology    Chair: Peer Bork
14:45   Annalisa Pastore -  Towards understanding iron sulfur cluster biogenesis
15:15   Rob Knight  - The dynamic human microbiome
15:45   Renee Tsolis
16:15   Coffee break
Session 5: Cell adhesion  Chair: Irmi Sinning
16:30   Johannes Bos
17:00   Gerhard Dahl - Multiple façades of the ATP release channel Panx1
Friday, 25 May
Session 1:  Gene Manipulation and Stem Cells  Chair: Anthony Ho
9:00    Catherine Robin 
9:30    Masaru Okabe - Production of the first “green mice” and serendipitous findings obtained from gene-manipulated animals
10:00   Michael Rudnicki
10:30   Coffee break
Session 2: Metabolism   Chair: Michael Boutros
10:50   Barry Halliwell - Adventures with ergothioneine
11: 20  Johan Auwerx
11:50   Hans Westerhoff
12:20   Lunch break
Session 3: Membrane Dynamics
13:30   Maya Schuldiner - You take the high road and I take the low road - the many ways to target proteins to the secretory pathway
14:00    Alexander Ruban - Dynamic membrane landscapes of light harvesting complex II
Session 4: Structural Biology   Chair: Blanche Schwappach
14:30   Roland Beckmann
15:00   David Stuart
15:30   Manajit Hayer-Hartl - Biogenesis of Rubisco, the most abundant protein in nature
16:00   Coffee break
Session 4: Neuroscience  Chair: Ulrike Müller
16:15   Michel Goedert
16:45   Gregory Petsko -Studies in a model Organism to a New Gene Therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
17:15   James Rothman - Recent studies of the mechanism of Neurotransmitter release

18:00      FEBS Letters 50th Anniversary Party

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