Preliminary Programme

Thursday, 21 September

12:00-14:00

Registration and posters set-up

14:00-14:15

Welcome and Opening of the Congress

Awarding of the Luca Daveggio prize

14:15-15:15

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Paolo Pinton

Tullio Pozzan (Padua, Italy)
Investigating live cells in action: Roger Tsien’s heritage

15:15-16:45

Session 1: Tissue regeneration and engineering

Chair: Antonio Musarò

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte (La Jolla, CA, USA)
Stem cells and organ generation: in vitro and in vivo approaches

Michele De Luca (Modena, Italy)
Combined ex vivo cell and gene therapy for Epidermolysis Bullosa

Nicola Elvassore (Padua, Italy)
High-Efficiency cellular reprogramming and differentiation in engineered micro-environment

16:45-17:15

Coffee break

17:15-18:15

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Carmine Settembre

Beth Levine (Dallas, TX, USA)
Mechanisms of mitophagy

18:15-19:00

Flash poster presentations

19:00-21:00

Poster session A and buffet dinner

Friday, 22 September

9:00-10:30

Session 2: Quantitative gene regulation at high resolution

Chair: Diego Di Bernardo

Stirling Churchman (Boston, MA, USA)
Gene expression regulation at high resolution

Davide Cacchiarelli (Naples, Italy)
Integrative genomic approaches for the study of cell fate decisions

Massimiliano Pagani (Milan, Italy)
Interrogating human intratumoral CD4 T cells

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:00

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Irene Bozzoni

Nikolaus Rajewsky (Berlin, Germany)

12:00-13:30

Session 3: RNA in health and disease

Chair: Giulia Piaggio

Jeroen Pasterkamp (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Non-coding RNAs in neural circuit development and disease

Irene Bozzoni (Rome, Italy)
The RNA world: from coding to non coding RNAs and back

Davide Gabellini (Milan, Italy)
Epigenetic regulation of the FSHD muscular dystrophy locus

13:30-14:30

Lunch break

15:00-18:30

Parallel Sessions

 

1. From stress response to tissue development and regeneration

Chairs: Alessandra Montecucco, Luciano Conti

7 selected oral presentations & coffee break

 

2. Signalling, membrane trafficking and organelle biogenesis

Chairs: Eelco Van Anken, Paola De Filippi

7 selected oral presentations & coffee break

18:30-20:30

Poster session B and buffet dinner

Saturday, 23 September

9:00-10:00

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Letizia Lanzetti

Angela Nieto (Alicante, Spain)
Cell plasticity in development and cancer

10:00-12:00

Session 4: Cell migration and EMT in cell homeostasis, inflammation and cancer

Chair: Ruggero Pardi

Ronen Alon (Rehovot, Israel)
Cytoskeletal barriers for leukocyte transmigration across inflamed endothelial cells

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

Gerhard Christofori (Basel, Switzerland)
EMT, a hallmark or tumor progression, metastasis and drug resistance?

Giorgio Scita (Milan, Italy)
Endocytic control of collective motility and mechanics

12:00-13:00

Keynote Lecture

Chair: Eelco van Anken

Peter Walter (San Francisco, CA, USA)
The unfolded protein response and beyond

13:00-14:30

Lunch break

15:00-16:30

Session 5: Signalling and trafficking

Chair: Monica Fabbri

Tomas Kirchhausen (Boston, MA, USA)
Organelle biogenesis through new visualization methodologies

Sara Sigismund (Milan, Italy)
ER-PM contact sites control EGFR endocytosis and signaling

Alberto Luini (Naples, Italy)
Auto-regulatory mechanisms of the membrane transport apparatus: relevant signaling and transcriptional circuits

16:30-17:00

Coffee break

17:00-18:00

"Guido Tarone" Keynote Lecture

Chair: Antonella De Matteis

David Sabatini (Cambridge, MA, USA)
Regulation of growth by the mTOR pathway

18:30-19:30

ABCD Assembly

20:30

Social dinner