Scientific Symposium

Scientific Symposium

Program 30 - 31 May 2024

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May 30th (Thursday)

09:30 – 09:40Opening remarks by Max Planck Society Vice-President Asifa Akhtar
09:40 – 09:50Opening remarks by MPIMG Director Martin Vingron
Session 1 New foundations: the genome is not alone
Chair: Matthew Kraushar
09:50 – 10:00Introductory remarks
10:00 – 10:30Anthony Hyman, MPI-CBG:
Phase separation in cell biology and disease
10:30 – 11:00Cigall Kadoch, DFCI, Harvard Medical School, HHMI:
Structure and Function of Mammalian SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Complexes in Human Disease
11:00 – 11:40 Coffee Break
11:40 – 12:10
Alexander Marson, Gladstone-UCSF:
Decoding and Reprogramming Human T Cell Circuits with CRISPR
12:10 – 12:40Adam Antebi, MPI-BoA:
Molecular genetics of ageing
12.40 – 14.00 Lunch Break
Session 2 Mapping, mechanism, mashup
Chair: Helene Kretzmer
14:00 – 14:10Introductory remarks
14:10 – 14:40Adam Phillippy, NIH-NHGRI:
Uncovering structural variation in the dark regions of the human genome
14:40 – 15:10Petra Hajkova, MRC-LMS:
Epigenetic memory : erasure and long term maintenance
15:10 – 15:40Stefanie Grosswendt, BIH/BIMSB
Cell communication uncovered in single-cell-resolved microenvironments
15:40 – 16:20 Coffee break
Session 3 Engineering and perturbation: levels to the game
Chair: Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu
16:20 – 16:30Introductory remarks
16:30 – 17:30Farewell talk by Bernhard Herrmann:
The genetics of non-Mendelian Inheritance
17:30 – 18:00Samantha Morris, WashU:
New genomic technologies to deconstruct and control cell identity
18.00 Conference Dinner

May 31st (Friday)

Session 4 Genomic impact: bases in the clinic
Chair: Denes Hnisz
09:30 – 09:40Introductory remarks
09:40 – 10:10Christian Rommel, Bayer Pharmaceuticals:
Genomic impact: bases in the clinic, Introductory Remarks
10:10 – 10:40Susann Schweiger, LIR, IMB, Johannes Gutenberg Uni Mainz:
Reasons for a higher resilience of the female developing brain
10:40 – 11:10Malte Spielmann, UKSH-Kiel:
The genotype–phenotype challenge in the post-genomic era
11:10 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 12:15Alicia Martin, Harvard-MGH:
Genomics for the world: a comprehensive framework for genetic studies in diverse populations
12:15 – 12:45Georg Duda, BCRT:
Translating cell fate decisions into clinical applications for regenerative medicine approaches
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break
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