International Meeting

SPP International Meeting

Location: Leopoldina-Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaft Halle/Saale

Time: July 4-6, 2018


Wednesday July 4 2018

12:00 – 12:30

Registration

Lunch and Welcome reception

Session 1

Cell-cell contact / desmosomes / IF

Chair: Jens Waschke

12:30 – 13:00

Andrew Kowalczyk (Atlanta, USA)

Desmosomes as a novel lipid raft membrane domain: Implications for desmosomal disease

13:00 – 13:30

John E. Eriksson (Turku, Finland)

Vimentin integrates sensing and signal processing in wound healing

13:50 – 14:10

Mechthild Hatzfeld (SPP1782)  

Plakophilins as desmosomal signaling hubs controlling adhesion and proliferation

14:10 – 14:30

Thomas Magin (SPP1782)

Kelch proteins as caretakers of keratin homeostasis

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

Session 2            

Cell-cell contact / AJs-TJs / brush border

Chair Klaus Ebnet

15:00 – 15:30

Karl Matter (London)

Rho GTPase signalling in polarising epithelia

15:30 – 16:00

Ronen Zaidel-Bar (Tel Aviv, IS)

A role for non-junctional cadherins in regulating the actomyosin cytoskeleton

16:00 – 16:30

Peter Hordijk (Amsterdam)

The push and pull of endothelial integrity

16:30 – 17:00

Sandra Citi (Genf)

Mechano-regulation of ZO proteins conformation and signaling at tight junctions

17:00 – 19:00

Poster session

19:30 – 22h

Dinner for invited speakers + SPP group leaders

Free evening for other SPP members

Thursday,  July 5 2018

Session 3                                    

Organ / Skin / Disease                                                  Chair: Sandra Iden

09:00 – 09:30

Caterina Missero (Naples)

Mouse models for blistering skin disorders

09:30 – 10:00

David Kelsell (London)

iRhom2 and the keratinocyte stress response

10:00 – 10:30

Sabine Werner (Zürich)

Regulation of cell-cell adhesion in inflammatory skin disease

10:30 – 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:20

Terry Lechler (Köln/ Durham)

Desmosome Composition and Functions

11:20 – 11:40

Carien Niessen (SPP1782)

Intercellular junctions and mechanics in epithelial barrier formation and maintenance

11:40 – 14:30

Lunch + Poster session

Session 4                                    

Tissue mechanics / morphogenesis                                                Chair: Elisabeth Knust

14:30 – 15:00

Yohans Bellaïche (Paris)

Mitosis and morphogenesis in epithelial tissues

15:00 – 15:30

Katja Röper (Cambrigde)

Radially-polarised cell behaviours drive tube budding from an epithelium

15:30 – 16:00

Damian Brunner (Zürich)

Force generation and adhesion during tissue fusion

16:00 – 16:30

Michel Labouesse (Paris)

A ratchet based planar polarized junction lengthening process in morphogenesis

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee Break

Session 5                                    

Cell migration and mechanics                                                    Chair: Jörg Großhans

17:00 – 17:30

Mirjam Zegers (Nijmegen)

Cell-cell adhesion regulation by 3D cellular confinement

17:30 – 18:00

Roberto Mayor (London)

A novel (and unexpected) role of the gap junction proteins connexins on collective cell migration

18:00 – 18:30

Fernando Martin-Belmonte (Madrid)

A network of actomyosin regulators controls apical maturation in epithelia

18:30 – 18:50

Virginie Lecaudey (SPP1782)

Reciprocal interplay between Hippo signaling and cell mechanics during morphogenesis in zebrafish

19:00

Social event for all participants at Leopoldina

Piano recital by Sam Eriksson

Friday,   July 6 2018

Session 6                                    

Mechanical forces / cell patterns                                                     Chair: Rudolf Merkel

09:00 – 09:30

Rudolf Merkel (SPP1782)

Mechanical and molecular effects of large mechanical strain on junctions between keratinocytes

09:30 – 10:00

Matthias Rief (München)

Single molecule mechanics of proteins

10:00 – 10:30

Guillaume Charras (London)

The mechanics of epithelial monolayers

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break/light lunch

11:00 – 11:30

Sara Wickström (Helsinki)

Mechanical regulation of chromatin architecture

11:30 – 12:00

Timo Betz (Münster)

Learning from fluctuations: Active forces in cells and tissue

12:00

Conclusion of session and departure

 

Location: Halle/Saale

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