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2017 ASCB | EMBO Meeting Program

Preliminary Program

Updated March 15, 2017. Subject to change.

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Saturday, December 2

8:00 am-5:30 pm 2017 Doorstep Meeting: Cell Biology of Degeneration and Repair in the Nervous System
Note: This is not part of the 2017 ASCB | EMBO Meeting. Additional fee and separate registration required. Click here for more information.
8:30 am-5:45 pm Non-Scientific Programming Related to the Scientific Enterprise
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8:30 am-12:30 pm Saturday Special Interest Subgroups – Morning Sessions (Concurrent)
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1:30 pm-5:30 pm Saturday Special Interest Subgroups – Afternoon Sessions (Concurrent)
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6:00 pm Opening Session featuring the Fred Kavli Keynote Lecture
Cori Bargmann, The Rockefeller University and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
End of Keynote-10:00 pm Opening Night Reception
Light food will be served. Cash bar available.

Sunday, December 3

8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 1: Structure of the Cell
Wolfgang Baumeister, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
Gia Voeltz, University of Colorado-Boulder
8:00 am-4:00 pm Non-Scientific Programming Related to the Scientific Enterprise
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9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 2: Metabolism
Michael Hall, 
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Helen H. Hobbs, UT Southwestern Medical Center/HHMI
11:00 am-12:10 pm
Microsymposia Sessions in the Learning Center (Exhibit Hall)
Two concurrent sessions with 7 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
12:00 pm-3:00 pm Dedicated Learning Center Hours and Poster Presentations
Odd Poster Board Numbers present from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Even Poster Board Numbers present from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
12:25 pm-1:35 pm Microsymposia Sessions in the Learning Center
Two concurrent sessions with 7 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
1:50 pm-3:00 pm Microsymposia Sessions in the Learning Center
Two concurrent sessions with 7 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
3:15 pm-4:00 pm ASCB Porter Lecture
Scott D. Emr, Weill Institute for Cell & Molecular Biology, Cornell University
4:15 pm-6:50 pm Minisymposia (Concurrent)
10 talks each (12 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A)
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4:15 pm-6:50 pm Modern Mass Spectrometry: How to Use MS for Quantitative and Functional Exploration of Proteins and Metabolites
Organizers: Josephine Bunch, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK; and Sara Zanivan, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK
More information coming soon.

Monday, December 4

8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 3: Cell Biology of Neurons (Heinz Herrmann Symposium*)
Lukas Kapitein, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Kang Shen, Stanford University/HHMI
Christopher Walsh, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School/HHMI
8:00 am-4:00 pm Non-Scientific Programming Related to the Scientific Enterprise
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9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 4: Cell Interactions
Valentina Greco, Yale University School of Medicine
Gillian Griffiths, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
11:00 am-12:10 pm
Microsymposia Sessions in the Learning Center (Exhibit Hall)
Two concurrent sessions with 7 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
12:00 pm-3:00 pm Dedicated Learning Center Hours and Poster Presentations
Odd Poster Board Numbers present from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Even Poster Board Numbers present from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
12:25 pm-1:35 pm Microsymposia Sessions in the Learning Center
Two concurrent sessions with 7 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
1:50 pm-3:00 pm Microsymposia Sessions in the Learning Center
Two concurrent sessions with 7 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
3:15 pm-4:00 pm EMBO Gold Medal Ceremony and Lecture
Medalist: Maya Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
4:15 pm-6:50 pm Minisymposia (Concurrent)
10 talks each (12 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A)
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4:15 pm-6:50 pm Scientific Workshop
More information coming soon.

*Heinz Herrmann was Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. A symposium in his honor was endowed at the ASCB in 1990. A founder of the ASCB, Professor Herrmann was well known for his pioneering approach to research in developmental biology, which has led to over 100 publications. He also wrote two books—Cell Biology and From Biology to Sociopolitics.

Tuesday, December 5

8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 5: DNA/RNA Biology
Angelika Amon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carlos Bustamante, University of California, Berkeley
Job Dekker,
 University of Massachusetts Medical School/HHMI  
8:00 am-4:00 pm Non-Scientific Programming Related to the Scientific Enterprise
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9:45 am-10:45 am Louis-Jeantet Prize Lectures
Silvia Arber, Biozentrum, University of Basel and Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
Caetano Reis e Sousa, Francis Crick Institute
Click here for more information about the prize winners.
11:00 am-12:10 pm
Microsymposia Sessions in the Learning Center (Exhibit Hall)
Two concurrent sessions with 7 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
12:00 pm-3:00 pm Dedicated Learning Center Hours and Poster Presentations
Odd Poster Board Numbers present from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Even Poster Board Numbers present from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
12:25 pm-1:35 pm Microsymposia Sessions in the Learning Center
Two concurrent sessions with 7 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
1:50 pm-3:00 pm Microsymposia Sessions in the Learning Center
Two concurrent sessions with 7 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
3:15 pm-4:30 pm ASCB E.B. Wilson Medal Presentation and Lecture
More information coming soon.
4:40 pm-7:15 pm Minisymposia (Concurrent)
10 talks each (12 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A)
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4:40 pm-7:15 pm Scientific Workshop
Probing the Spatiotemporal Limits: New Imaging Methods and Molecular Tools and Their Applications in Cell Biology
Organizers: Joerg Bewersdorf, Yale University School of Medicine; and Chandra Tucker, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
More information coming soon.

Wednesday, December 6

8:30 am-11:05 am Minisymposia (Concurrent)
10 talks each (12 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A)
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11:20 am-12:20 pm Symposium 6: Quality Control
Tom Rapoport, Harvard Medical School/HHMI
Brenda Schulman, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/HHMI
12:20 pm Meeting Ends