PhD student retreat

Phd students retreat

Program Young Investigor Retreat of the SPP 1782
21.03. and 22.03.2017 in Würzburg
Zentrum Operative Medizin (ZOM)
Seminarraum 2/3; EG
Oberdürrbacher Straße 6
97080 Würzburg
Wednesday, 21.03.2017
Part I: Presentation of data from the projects
10:00-10:15h Welcome
10.15-10:30h Desmoplakin bears tension when exposed to mechanical stress
Anna-Lena Cost; Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Martinsried
10:30-10:45h Investigating Desmoplakin Disease Mutants with Force-Probe
Molecular Dynamics
Csaba Daday; Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
10:45-11:00h Coupling of polarity and mechanical signals at epidermal junctions
Martim Gomes; Iden Lab, CECAD
11:00-11:15h The role of desmosomal components in the intestine
Annika Groß; Medizinische Klinik III, Uniklinik Aachen
11:15-11:30h Role of JAM Family Adhesion Molecules in Epithelial Cells
Christian Hartmann
ZMBE Münster- Institut für med. Biochemie, AG Prof. Ebnet
11:45- 12:00 p120ctn is a mechanotransducer to promote E-Cadherin turnover and tissue viscoelasticity
Iyer K. Ventakesan, MPI-CBG
12:00- 12:15h Cell defect and layer integrity studies in Keratinocytes
Susanne Karsch
Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Universität Göttingen
12:15-12:30h Organ and Single Cell Morphological Analysis in the Zebrafish Lateral Line System".
David Kleinhans; Goethe Universität Frankfurt
12:40- 12:45h Open Discussion
12:45-14:00h Lunch Break
Part II: Presentation and discussion of techniques and collaborations
14:00-15:30 Hot topic AFM
14:00- 14:15 Atomic force microscopy- principle and basic steps of realization
Susanne Karsch
14:15- 14:30h What can we really measure with Atomic force microscopy?
Dave Ahrens
14:30- 15:15 Open Discussion on technical questions and collaborations
15:15- 15:30 Coffee break
15:30- 17:00h Hot topic cell imaging and microscopy
15:30- 15:45h Basic steps in live fluorescence microsopy
Marcin Moch
15:45- 16:00h Approaches for processing and analysing image data in the life
David Kleinhans
16:00- 17:00 Open Discussion on technical questions and collaborations
18:30 Uhr Get together and Dinner
Vinothek Tiepolo
Innerer Graben 22
97070 Würzburg
Thursday; 22.03.2018
Part III: Presentation of data from the projects
09:30-9:45h Desmosome dependent keratin dynamics and organization
Marcin Moch; Institute of Molecular and Cellular Anatomy, University
Hospital RWTH Aachen
09:45-10:00h Regulation of plakophilin 3 by EGF signaling;
Karin Rietscher; MLU Halle-Wittenberg
10:00- 10:15h Dsg2 regulates intestinal epithelial cell adhesion and barrier function
via EGFR
Hanna Ungewiß; Uni München
10:15-10:30h Coordination of surfaces of two different tissues through E-Cadherin
spot junctions
Vanessa Weichselberger, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
10:30-10:45h Mechano-dependent control of cell behavior in Drosophila embryo
Prachi Richa, Institute for Developmental Biochmestry, Universität
10:45-11:00h Semi-automated analysis of epithelial spheroid polarity in 3D culture
Birga Sötje; Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
11:00-11:15h Coffee break
Part IV: Presentation and discussion of techniques and collaborations
11:15-12:30 Hot topic 3D-cultures and organoid cultures
11:15- 11:30 How to generate intestinal organoids
Annika Groß
11:30- 11:45h Basic steps in 3D-Cell Culture
Christian Hartmann
11:45- 12:30 Open Discussion on technical questions and collaborations, final
discussion; Lunch/Snack
General information:
The meeting is open to all SPP members and associated groups and aims to provide a
discussion point for data and especially to intensify collaborations and elucidation of common
principles. The meeting is especially for the Ph-D students and the young scientists and is
thought offer a platform for discussion of their recent data.
Venue of the meeting:
The meeting of SPP1782 will take place from March 21st to 22nd at the Zentrum für Operative
Medizin (ZOM), Oberdürrbacherstraße 6, 97080 Würzburg.
Just next to the ZOM there is a big parking space which will allow easy parking. I will try to
get cheaper exit tickets for those who will come by car.
The venue can also be reached from the city with a 30-35min walk or by Tram 1 and 5
(Direction Grombühl/Universitätskliniken; exit Robert Koch Straße Universitätsklinikum
Bereich B; the way to ZOM will be signed out)
The accomodation must be booked by yourself. Below you find three suggestions for hotels
in Würzburg, there are of course numerous others located in the city. The G-Hotel is the
nearest to the ZOM which can be easily reached in a 15-min walk. The other hotels are
located more in the in the center of the city and therefore in a 25-40 min walk to the ZOM.
G-Hotel Schweinfurter Straße 3; 97080 Würzburg; Tel. +49 931 35962 – 0; E-Mail:
B&B Hotel Würzburg, Veitshöchheimer Straße 18; 97080 Würzburg; Tel.: +49 (0) 931 /
25095-0; E-Mail:
Novotel Würzburg; Eichstrasse 2; 97070 Würzburg; Tel (+49)931/30540; E-Mail:

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