Nordic EMBL Partnership Main Meeting Programme: 13 & 14 September 2018

The NCMM scientific committee has put together a programme that is designed to involve researchers of all levels from all of the nodes, and which aims to encourage all members of the Partnership to interact with one another.

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Partnership logo9th Nordic EMBL Partnership Meeting 2018: Main scientific meeting programme

Day One: Thursday 13 September 

8:30-9:00 Poster set up, coffee and tea (Lillesal/coffee point)

Opening session (Storesal)

9:00  Welcome: Hartmut Luecke, Acting Director, NCMM

9:05 – 10:30  Institute Updates 

  • Poul Nissen, DANDRITE
  • Bernt Eric Uhlin, MIMS
  • Mark Daly, FIMM
  • Hartmut Luecke, NCMM
  • Iain Mattaj, EMBL

10:30 – 11:00  Morning coffee break

11:00 – 11:45  Keynote talk: Mark Daly, FIMM, “Finnish opportunities in research and clinical genetics –a global perspective” Chair: Janna Saarela, Assistant Director, FIMM

11:50 – 12:50  Lunch

13.00   Group Photo

13:15 – 14:15  Introducing the Nordic EMBL Partnership’s newly appointed Group Leaders (Storesal)  Chair: Judith Staerk, Group Leader, NCMM 

  • Ellen Bushell, MIMS: “A systematic in vivo genetic analysis of parasite genes modulating pathogen-host interactions and pathology in malaria”
  • Emma Haapaniemi, NCMM: “CRISPR–Cas9 genome editing induces a p53-mediated DNA damage response”
  • Antti Latvala, FIMM: “Genetic Epidemiology of Substance Use and Mental Disorders”
  • Barbara Sixt, MIMS: “Illuminating the Hidden Power of Cell-Autonomous Immunity”
  • Jing Tang, FIMM:“Network pharmacology for precision medicine”
  • Eero Vuoksimaa, FIMM: “Future challenges in cognitive aging.”

14:15 – 14:30  Short break

14:30 – 16:00  Research from across the EMBL and Nordic EMBL Partnership (Storesal) Chair: Duda Kvitsiani, Group Leader, DANDRITE 

  • Justin Crocker, Group Leader, EMBL, “Nuclear microenvironments modulate transcription from low-affinity enhancers” 
  • Taru Tukiainen, Group Leader, FIMM, “Genomic approaches to decipher the extent and impacts of incomplete X chromosome inactivation” 
  • Kyung-Min Noh, Group Leader, EMBL, “Dynamics and function of histone variant H3.3 in embryonic stem cells and neurons”
  • Poul Henning Jensen, Group Leader, DANDRITE “Calcium dysregulations in Parkinson’s disease.” 

16:00 – 16:30  Afternoon coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 Research from across the EMBL and Nordic EMBL Partnership (Storesal) Chair:Felipe Cava, Group Leader, MIMS

  • Hartmut Luecke, Group Leader and Acting Director, NCMM, “Helicobacter pylori Acid Acclimation: The Evil Duo of a pH-Gated Urea Channel and a Cytoplasmic Urease” 
  • Stephen Cusack, Group Leader EMBL, “Structure, mechanism and drug targeting of the influenza virus transcription/replication machine”
  • William Hennah, Group Leader, FIMM, “Alternative Variables in the Study of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Finland” 
  • Cornelius Gross, Group Leader, EMBL, “Learning to hunt: the dynamic neural circuitry of predation.”

18:00 – 18:30: E-poster session (Møterom 1 & 2)**

18:30 – 19:45: Pre-dinner drinks at posters (Lillesal)

20:00  Dinner

Day Two: Friday 14 September

9:00 – 10:30 Research from across the EMBL and Nordic EMBL Partnership (Storesal) Chair: Nikolina Sekulic, Group Leader, NCMM 

  • Joseph Lyons, Postdoc, DANDRITE, “Structure of a yeast lipid flippases”
  • Jonas Ries, Group Leader, EMBL, “High-throughput superresolution microscopy of endocytosis – linking molecular architecture and mechanics of a protein machinery” 
  • Hiraku Takada, Postdoc, MIMS, “Bacillus subtilis ABCF resistance factor VmlR directly protects the ribosome from antibiotics tiamulin, streptogramin A and virginiamycin M” 
  • Eva Kowalinski, Group Leader, EMBL, “Structural and functional studies of the cytoplasmic RNA degrading exosome.” 

10:30 – 11:00  Coffee break 

11:00 – 11:45 Keynote talk: Oliver Billker,MIMS, “Unlocking the unknown biology of malaria parasites” (Storesal) Chair: Sun Nyunt Wai, Group Leader, MIMS 

11:45 – 13:00 Research from across the EMBL and Nordic EMBL Partnership (Storesal) Chair: Jing Tang, Group Leader, FIMM 

  • Emilio Bueno, Postdoc MIMS, “Anaerobic nitrate reduction divergently governs population expansion of the enteropathogen Vibrio cholerae” 
  • Orsolya Barabas, Group Leader EMBL, “Structural insights into jumping DNA: from antibiotic resistance spreading to genetic tools”
  • Judith Staerk, Group Leader NCMM, “Mitochondrial dynamics control human neuronal development by preventing aberrant DNA methylation.” 

13:00 Closing remarksfrom Hartmut Luecke, NCMM

13:05  Lunch and departure


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