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1st PSB Blue Symposium

IBS Seminar Room, Grenoble Friday 27 June 2014 Registration closed

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 1st PSB Blue Symposium, which will be held in Grenoble the 27th of June, at IBS Seminar Room.

The philosophy of this symposium derives from the EMBL Blue Seminar Series that PhD students and post-docs are given the opportunity to hosts excellent scientists. With the experiences of more than 10 successful seminars, we expand the seminar into a one-day symposium which in addition integrates the whole PSB.

This event will showcase the thriving local scientific community to great names in academic researcher, featuring internationally renowned keynote speakers below:

  • Prof. Dr. Chris Dobson, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Martin Jinek, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Yvonne Jones, University of Oxford
  • Prof. Dr. John Mattick, Garvan Institute
  • Prof Dr. Chris Tate, MRC

The Symposium will provide a platform for PhDs and Postdoc fellows to share their own research. Moreover, there will be a barbeque to facilitating the exchange of new ideas among attendees and give us the chance to network.

Please contact one of the members of the organising committee if you want to present a 15-minute talk.


Location: IBS Seminar Room, Grenoble

09:15 - 09:20


09:20 - 10:00

The human genome as the zip file extraordinaire
Prof. Dr. John Mattick, Garvan Institute, Sydney

10:00 - 10:40

Structural insights into the genome editing enzyme Cas9
Prof. Dr. Martin Jinek, University of Zurich

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:20

Identification of a new RNA-based epigenetic silencing mechanism in fission yeast
Leila Todeschini, Institut Albert Bonniot

11:20 - 11:40

Structure of the archaeal M. sedula VPS4
Christophe Caillat, UVHCI

11:40 - 12:20

Surface assemblies in cell guidance signaling systems
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Jones, University of Oxford

12:20 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:40

The amyloid phenomenon and its significance
Prof. Dr. Christopher Dobson, University of Cambridge

14:40 - 15:00

Hydration water dynamics of the tau protein in native and amyloid states
Yann Fichou, IBS

15:00 - 15:20

Structural and functional studies of the SMG1/SMG8/SMG9/UPF1 complex
Aurelien Deniaud, EMBL

15:20 - 15:40

Coffee break

15:40 - 16:00

Unveiling the roles of the Toxin-Antitoxin systems in D. radiodurans: the HEPN-MNT system
Susana Goncalves, ESRF

16:00 - 16:20

Transient states in Heme Peroxidases: a multidisciplinary approach
Cecilia Casadei, ILL

16:20 - 17:00

G protein-coupled receptors: structure, function and drug development
Prof. Dr. Chris Tate, MRC-LMB, Cambridge


Start of barbecue at ESRF chalet

Organising Committee

Qiyang Jiang, EMBL

Taiana Maia de Oliveira, EMBL

Meike Stelter, IBS

Christopher Swale, UVHCI

Zhaolin Yang, EMBL

Imre Berger, EMBL

Ramesh Pillai, EMBL