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Out of an abundance of caution regarding the pandemic of COVID-19, the organizers of the 2020 CILIATE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CONFERENCE have made the difficult decision to postpone the meeting, moving it to July 2021. The 2021 venue, speakers, and format are anticipated to remain the same, and the meeting will still occur in Lisboa, Portugal.

 

To maintain and develop interactions across the ciliate community during this difficult time the ciliate community is organizing a free,

"2020 JUNIOR INVESTIGATOR CILIATE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY MEETING"

to be held virtually from  July 20th-24th, 2020.

 

The goal of this international conference is to highlight the research of the many undergrads, grad students, and postdocs chipping away at the many facets of ciliate molecular biology.

We are also excited to announce that Dr. David Asai (Senior Director of Science Education at HHMI) will be giving the Keynote Lecture.

 

TO KNOW MORE CLICK HERE

 

Stay well!

2021 CILIATE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CONFERENCE
 

Lisboa, Portugal

July 2021

 

ABOUT

The main objective of this meeting is to bring together international established, junior and developing researchers that use different ciliate biological models to approach biological questions and applications. This meeting will provide a stimulating, diverse and multidisciplinary program, and a forum for open discussions of exciting advances and future directions. The meeting is designed to create a dynamic and interactive environment promoting exchange of new ideas, expertise, and the formation of collaborations.

 

Topics will cover both well-established and ground-breaking work, including programmed DNA rearrangements, non-coding RNAs, chromatin modifications/remodeling, epigenetic inheritance, and genome evolution, membrane biology and signaling, cilia/cytoskeleton dynamics and morphogenesis/development. Related disciplines being explored in increasing detail with molecular and genomic approaches, namely the biodiversity and ecology of ciliates, and their bacterial symbionts will also be included. Special attention will be given to biotech applications of ciliates, new tools, and their utilization in toxicology screening tests, by inviting researchers who develop new technologies within academia or in the biotech industry. To draw students into scientific careers and showcase ciliates as extraordinary biological models, a session dedicated to using ciliates in undergraduate research and classroom laboratories will take place.

ORGANIZERS

 

Helena Soares

Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Centro de Química Estrutural, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

Lisboa, Portugal

mhsoares@fc.ul.pt or helena.soares@estesl.ipl.pt

 

Sean Taverna

Departments of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences,

Oncology and Medicine Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

staverna@jhmi.edu

CO-ORGANIZERS

Mariusz Nowacki

Institute of Cell Biology,

University of Bern, Bern, Switzweland

mariusz.nowacki@izb.unibe.ch

 

Rebecca Zufall

Department of Biology and Biochemistry

University of Houston

Houston, Texas, USA

rzufall@uh.edu

 

Local Organizers

 

Bruno Carmona

Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Centro de Química Estrutural, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

Lisboa, Portugal

bfcarmona@fc.ul.pt or bruno.carmona@estesl.ipl.pt

 

Sofia Nolasco

Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

CIISA-Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Sanidade Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa

Lisboa, Portugal

sbnarciso@estesl.ipl.pt

INVITED SPEAKERS

 

Institute of Cell Biology, Switzerland

I2BC, France

St. Olaf College, United States of America

Institut Jacques Monod, France

Duisburg Essen, Germany

Kaiserslautern University, Germany

University of Geneva, Switzerland

NICT, Japan

Columbia University, United States of America

DIMNP, France

University of Camerino, Italy

University of Pisa, Italy

University of Freiburg, Germany

Wuppertal University, Germany

Max Planck Institute, Germany

Columbia University, United States of America

I2BC, France

University of Arkansas, United States of America

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, United States of America

University of Chicago, United States of America

Universty of California Davis, United States of America

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland

Claremont McKenna College, United States of America

HIT Center, United States of America

University of Houston, United States of America

Program

 

DAY 1

16:00 -18:00

Registration 

18:00-18:30

Organizers

Opening Remarks

18:30-19:30

Mónica Bettencourt-Dias (Portugal)

Keynote Lecture

19:30

Welcome Reception

 

DAY 2

09:00-09:05

Chair: Sabine Filker (Germany)

Session 1: Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

09:05-09:30

Estienne Swart (Germany)

Invited Speaker

09:30-10:45

Selected Talks from Abstracts

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:20

Chair: Kazufumi Mochizuki (France)

Session 2: Programed DNA Rearrangements

11:20-11:45

Mireille Betermier (France)

Invited Speaker

11:45-13:00

Selected Talks from Abstracts

13:00-14:15

Lunch

14:15-14:45

Turbo Talks selected from Abstracts (6X5 min)

14:45-16:45

Poster Session I

16:45-17:15

Coffee break

17:15-17:20

Chair: Sandra Duharcourt (France)

Session 3: Chromatin and Chromosome Biology

17:20-17:45

Sean Taverna (USA)

Invited Speaker

17:45-18:15

Martin Simon (Germany)

Invited Speaker

18:15-19:00

Selected Talks from Abstracts

DAY 3

 

09:00-09:05

Chair: Laura Landweber (USA)

Session 4: Regulatory RNAs

09:05-09:30

Sam Sternberg (USA)

Invited Speaker

09:30-10:00

Sarah Allen (Switzerland)

Invited Speaker

10:00-10:45

Selected Talk from Abstracts

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:20

Chair: Aaron Turkewitz (USA)

Session 5: Membrane Biology and Signaling

11:20-11:45

Masaaki Iwamoto (Japan)

Invited Speaker

11:45-12:15

Maryse Lebrun (France)

Invited Speaker

13:00-14:15

Lunch

14:15-14:45

Turbo Talks selected from Abstracts (6X5 min)

14:45-16:45

Poster Session II

16:45-17:15

Coffee break

17:15-17:20

Chair: Cristina Miceli (Italy)

Session 6: Cilia and Cytoskeleton Dynamics: from morphogenesis to development I

17:20-17:45

Mark Winey (USA)

Invited Speaker

17:45-18:15

Dorota Wloga (Poland)

Invited Speaker

18:15-19:00

Selected Talks from Abstracts

DAY 4

 

09:00-09:05

Chair: Anne-Marie Tassin (France)

Session 7: Cilia and Cytoskeleton Dynamics: from morphogenesis to development II

09:05-09:30

Eric Cole (USA)

Invited Speaker

09:30-10:00

Virginie Hamel (Switzerland)

Invited Speaker

10:00-10:45

Selected Talk from Abstracts

10:45-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-11:20

Chair: Rebecca Zufall (USA)

Session 8: Evolution, Ecology, and Symbiosis

11:20-11:45

Giulio Petroni (Italy)

Invited Speaker

11:45-12:15

Martina Schrallhammer (Germany)

Invited Speaker

12:15-12:45

Micah Dunthorn (Germany)

Invited Speaker

12:45-13:15

Selected Talks from Abstracts

13:15-14:15

Lunch

14:15

Free Afternoon

Conference  Dinner

DAY 5

09:00-09:05

Chair: Hen Zhu (USA)

Session 9: From Technology to Ciliates Biotechnology

09:05-09:30

Alan Tackett (USA)

Invited Speaker

09:30-10:45

Selected Talks from Abstracts

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:20

Chair: Emily Wiley (USA)

Session 10: Ciliates in the Classroom and Undergraduate Research

11:20-12:30

Selected Talks from Abstracts

12:30-13:00

Meeting Discussion and Concluding Remarks

 
 

RegISTRATION

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the pandemic of COVID-19, the organizers of the 2020 CILIATE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CONFERENCE have made the difficult decision to postpone the meeting, moving it to July 2021. The 2021 venue, speakers, and format are anticipated to remain the same, and the meeting will still occur in Lisboa, Portugal.

 

​We are currently investigating ways to maintain and develop interactions across the ciliate community during this difficult time.

 

Stay well!

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the pandemic of COVID-19, the organizers of the 2020 CILIATE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CONFERENCE have made the difficult decision to postpone the meeting, moving it to July 2021. The 2021 venue, speakers, and format are anticipated to remain the same, and the meeting will still occur in Lisboa, Portugal.

 

​We are currently investigating ways to maintain and develop interactions across the ciliate community during this difficult time.

 

Stay well!

 
 

CONTACT

 
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VENUE

Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa-Auditorium

Lisbon, Portugal

 

ACCOMMODATION

Lisbon is a city with plenty of offer in terms of accommodation.

The Conference Organization has managed to ​establish a partnership with some hotels in the venue area. All the reservations should be directly with the hotels using the forms supplied bellow

         (400m from venue)

 

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