Annual Symposium SPP1782 / Köln

Epithelial intercellular junctions as dynamic hubs to integrate forces, signals and cell behavior

07.03.2019

08:30 - 10:30      Talks P1-P4 (PhD students/postdocs); Chair: Rudolf Merkel

08:30 - 09:00      P1 (Rocío López-Posadas)

                               Rocío López-Posadas: The role of Piezo-mediated mechanosensations in intestinal homeostasis

09:00 - 09:30      P2 (Carien Niessen)

                               Matthias Rübsam: Polarity proteins coordinate junctional dynamics

09:30 - 10:00      P3 (Sandra Iden)

Martim Gomez: Coupling intercellular adhesion, polarity and mechanical signals at epidermal junctions

10:00 - 10:30      P4 (Kai Breuhahn)

                               Kai Breuhahn: Connecting intercellular cell junctions with Hippo/YAP pathway activity in hepatocytes and liver tumor cells             

10:30 - 11:00      Coffee break                     

11:00 - 13:00      Talks P5-P8 (PhD students/postdocs); Chair: Rudolf Merkel                                       

11:00 - 11:30      P5 (Rudolf Leube)          

                               Marcin Moch: Pivotal role of desmosomes for keratin network morphogenesis

11:30 - 12:00      P6 (Thomas Magin)

                              Fanny Büchau: Keratin-dependent regulation of desmosome composition and actin organization

12:00 - 12:30      P7 (Carsten Grashoff)

                               Anna-Lena Cost: Investigating the Mechanical Loading of Desmosomes

12:30 - 13:00      P8 (Hans-Joachim Schnittler)

                              Hans-Joachim Schnittler: Sub-cellular control of adherens junctions

13:00 - 14:00      Lunch                                                                                                                  

14:00 - 15:30      Talks P9-P11 (PhD students/postdocs); Chair: Kai Breuhahn                                      

14:00 - 14:30      P9 (Jörg Grosshans)      

                               Jörg Grosshans: Mechano-transduction and coordinated dynamics in epithelial cells in the amnioserosa of Drosophila

14:30 - 15:00      P10 (Alba Diz-Muñoz)

                               Martin Bergert: Deciphering the role of mechanics for epithelia trans-differentiation

15:00 - 15:30      P11 (Christian Dahmann)

                               Christian Dahmann: Molecular and cellular mechanisms guiding cell sorting in epithelia

16:00 - 17:00      Guest speaker: Alpha Yap                                                                                                                               

17:30 - 19:00      Talks P12-P14 (PhD students/postdocs); Chair: Kai Breuhahn                                    

17:30 - 18:00      P12 (Bernd Hoffmann)

                                Rudolf Merkel: Mechanosensation and Response of Epidermal Systems

18:00 - 18:30      P13 (Andreas Janshoff)

                               Mark Skamrahl: Force transmission in epithelia - the impact of next neighbors

18:30 - 19:00      P14 (Aránzazu del Campo)

                              Mitchell Han: Biomimetic microenvironments to study mechanotransduction at intercellular junctions

19:00 - 22:00      Dinner

08.03.2019

09:00 - 10:00      Talks P15-P17 (PhD students/postdocs); Chair: Arancha del Campo        

09:00 - 09:30      P15 (Nicolas Schlegel/Jens Waschke)

                               Nicolas Schlegel/Jens Waschke: Role of Dsg2-dependent adhesion and signaling in Crohn's disease

09:30 - 10:00      P16 (Frauke Graeter)

                               Fan Jin: Molecular mechanisms of E-Cadherin mediated mechano-sensing: insights from computer simulations

10:00 - 10:30      P17 (Suzanne Eaton)

                               Romina Piscitello: Viscoelastic properties of the junctional network of wing epithelial cells

10:30 - 11:00      Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00      Talks P18-P19 (PhD students/postdocs); Chair: Arancha del Campo

11:00 - 11:30      P18 (Ann-Kathrin Classen)

                               Ann-Kathrin Classen: Epithelial cell shape transitions in a growing, expanding organ

11:30 - 12:00      P19 (Michael Krahn/Thomas Weide)

                              Simona Lüttgenau: New functions of the adaptor protein Pals1 in signal transduction and cell migration

12:00 - 13:00      Lunch                                                                                  

13:00 - 15:00      Talks P20-P21 (PhD students/postdocs); Chair: Nicolas Schlegel                                                           

13:00 - 13:30      P20  (Andreas Wodarz)

                               Andreas Wodarz: Coordination of cell polarity and morphogenesis in Drosophila

13:30 - 14:00      P21 (Virginie Lecaudey)

                               Virginie Lecaudey: Role of the Ajuba-Zyxin family proteins during morphogenesis in zebrafish

14:00 -  15:00    Discussion on interaction formats (young scientist meeting, workshops, lab exchange,…), homepage, long-term perspective of SPP, next meeting

15.15                     Departure

Venue:

University of Cologne

CMMC Research Center (Building 66)
Robert-Koch-Str. 21
50931 Cologne
Germany

Location: Köln

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