YEAST 2017

28th International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology (ICYGMB)

August 27 – September 1, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic

Preliminary Programme

DAY 1 Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

14.30 – 18.00
Registration
18.00 – 18.30
Opening Ceremony
18.30 – 19.30
Opening lecture
Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japan), 2016 Nobel Prize laureate – “Molecular mechanism and physiological roles of autophagy“
19.30 – 21.00
Welcome Cocktail

DAY 2 Monday, Aug 28, 2017

08.30 – 10.15
Symposium
Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Graham Pavitt (UK) – “New insights into translational control by eIF2B”
  • Olivier Namy (France) – “Translation fidelity: how stop codons can be read by tRNA?”
  • Jason Brickner (USA) – “The nuclear pore complex facilitates interchromosomal clustering and epigenetic transcriptional regulation”
  • Speaker will be selected from abstracts
10.15 – 10.45
Coffee break
10.45 – 12.30
Symposium
RNA processing and regulation
  • Lydia Vasiljeva (UK) – “Investigating regulatory mechanisms involved in transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of gene expression”
  • Katja Straesser (Germany) – “Formation of Nuclear mRNPs (messenger ribonucleoprotein particles)”
  • Grzegorz Kudla (UK) The EMBO Young Investigator Lecture“Fitness landscape of yeast U3 snoRNA”
  • Speaker will be selected from abstracts
12.30 – 13.15
Keynote lecture
Alan G. Hinnebusch (USA) - “Molecular mechanisms of scanning and start codon recognition in translation initiation”
13.15 – 14.30
Lunch
14.30 – 16.30
Poster sessions
16.30 – 17.00
Coffee break
17.00 – 19.00
Parallel workshops
  • Yeast population, comparative and evolutionary genomics – chair – Joseph Schacherer (France)
  • Modern yeast biotechnology – chair – Diethard Mattanovich (Austria)
  • Controlling gene expression – chair – Katja Straesser (Germany)

DAY 3 Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017

08.30 – 10.30
Symposium
Metabolism and stress response
  • Johan Thevelein (Belgium) – “Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate activation of Ras and nutrient transceptor - eIF2B/eIF2 interaction as novel mechanisms in yeast nutrient signalling”
  • Zdena Palkova (CZ) – “Metabolic differentiation: Role in ageing and long-term survival of yeast colonies”
  • Marcus Ralser (UK) – “From its origins to the functional metabolic network of S. cerevisiae“
  • Speaker will be selected from abstracts
10.30 – 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00
Symposium
Organelle dynamics
  • Roger Schneiter (Switzerland) – “Lipid droplets and the ER membrane – a mysterious connection”
  • Chris Stefan (UK) – “ER-PM Junctions: Principals of PI Kinase Signalling & Membrane Organization”
  • Maria Bohnert (Israel) – “Never walk alone – contact sites between lipid droplets and other organelles”
  • Speaker will be selected from abstracts
13.00 – 14.30
Lunch
14.30 – 16.30
Poster sessions
16.30 – 17.00
Coffee break
17.00 – 19.00
Parallel workshops
  • Metabolism and organelles – chair – Patricia Kane (USA)
  • New tools in yeast research – chair – Charles Boone (Canada)
  • Cell cycle, cytoskeleton and morphogenesis – chair – Kathryn Ayscough (UK)

DAY 4 Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

08.30 – 10.30
Symposium
Cellular strategies of protein quality control
  • Franz-Ulrich Hartl (Germany) The EMBO Keynote Lecture”Yeast as a model to understand fundamental mechanisms of protein quality control“
  • Judith Frydman (USA) – ”Proteostasis function and dysfunction: the delicate art of maintaining a healthy proteome“
  • Yves Barral (Switzerland) – “Protein aggregation during ageing: damage or adaptation“
  • Speaker will be selected from abstracts
10.30 – 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30
Symposium
Cell cycle and cell fate
  • Michael Breitenbach (Austria) – “The Saccharomyces cerevisiae NADPH oxidase, YNO1, and its role in regulating the actin cytoskeleton”
  • Elmar Schiebel (Germany) – “The yeast microtubule organising centre, the spindle pole body”
  • Andreas S. Reichert (Germany) – “Regulation of mitophagy by (de-)ubiquitylation”
  • Speaker will be selected from abstracts
12.30 – 13.15
Keynote lecture
Reed B. Wickner (USA) – “Yeast Prions: Template mechanisms and Anti-prion Systems”
Lunchbox
Free afternoon
19.00 – 20.00
Concert of classical music

DAY 5 Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

08.30 – 10.30
Symposium
New biotechnologies
  • Charles Abbas (USA) – “The Development of Syntheomyces cerevisiae as the New Frontier in Applied Genomics”
  • Jens Nielsen (Sweden) – “Systems Metabolic Engineering of Yeast”
  • Eckhard Boles (Germany) – “Improving the efficiency of metabolic pathways in yeast”
  • Speaker will be selected from abstracts
10.30 – 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00
Symposium
DNA replication, mutation and repair
  • Lorraine S. Symington (UK) – “Mechanism and regulation of DNA end resection”
  • Dana Branzei (Italy) – “DNA dynamics during replication fork stabilisation and restart”
  • Sue Jinks-Robertson (USA) – “Molecular outcomes of double-strand break repair”
  • John Diffley (UK) – “Reconstituting chromosome replication”
13.00 – 14.30
Lunch
14.00 – 16.00
SGD workshop
Discovery tools at the Saccharomyces Genome Database
14.30 – 16.30
Poster sessions
16.30 – 17.00
Coffee break
17.00 – 19.00
Parallel workshops
  • Proteostasis, ageing and disease models – chair – Yury Chernoff (USA)
  • Stress signalling and protein trafficking – chair – Bruno Andre (Belgium)
  • Systems biology and bioinformatics – chair – Steve Oliver (UK)
20.00 – 23.00
Conference dinner

DAY 6 Friday, Sep 1, 2017

09.00 – 10.20
Symposium
Pathogens and host interaction
  • James Konopka (USA) – “Plasma membrane subdomains promote stress resistance and virulence of Candida albicans”
  • Manuel Santos (Portugal) – “The statistical proteome of Candida albicans”
  • Speaker will be selected from abstracts
10.20 – 10.50
Coffee break
10.50 – 12.10
Symposium
Yeast sociobiology, sensing and signalling
  • Per Ljungdahl (Sweden) – “Extracellular amino acid-induced SPS-sensor signalling in the context of intracellular metabolic regulation”
  • Claudio de Virgilio (Switzerland) – “Regulation of TORC1 by amino acids: a central role for Rag GTPases within the EGO complex”
  • Jean-Marie François (France) – title to be announced
12.15 – 13.00
Closing Lecture
Terrance G. Cooper (USA) – “From Rags to Riches and Back – Nitrogen-Responsive Regulation in S. cerevisiae
13.00 – 13.30
Closing ceremony
Lunchbox

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YEAST 2017
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