2018 ASCB | EMBO Meeting Preliminary Program

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Saturday, December 8

8:00 am-5:30 pm 2018 Doorstep Meeting: Beyond Homeostasis: Stem Cells Under Stress
Note: This is not part of the 2018 ASCB | EMBO Meeting. Additional fee and separate registration required. Click here for more information.
8:30 am-5:45 pm Career Enhancement Programming
8:30 am-12:30 pm Saturday Special Interest Subgroups – Morning Sessions (Concurrent)
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1:30 pm-5:30 pm Saturday Special Interest Subgroups – Afternoon Sessions (Concurrent)
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3:45 pm-5:45 pm Judged Poster Session
The Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) in partnership with the Education Committee offer a judged poster session for all MAC travel grant awardees as well as undergraduate authors on abstracts.
6:00 pm Keynote Lecture
Sean J. Morrison, Director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern Medical Center
End of Keynote-10:00 pm Opening Night Reception
Light food will be served. Cash bar available.
8:00 pm-9:00 pm International Research and Training Exchange Fair (in conjunction with the Opening Night Reception)

Sunday, December 9

8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 1: Nuclear Organization
Ibrahim I. Cissé, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ana Pombo
, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology
Arjun Raj, University of Pennsylvania
8:15 am-6:30 pm Exhibitor Tech Talks in the Learning Center, Theaters 1 and 2.
8:30 am-2:45 am Career Enhancement Programming
9:30 am-4:00 pm Exhibits Open
9:30 am-11:00 am Morning Refreshment Break in the Learning Center
9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 2: Cell Migration
Anna Huttenlocher, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Michael Sixt, IST Austria
9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 3: Neuronal Cell Biology
Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania
J. Paul Taylor, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital/HHMI
10:00 am-12:00 pm Foundational Cell Biology Workshop
10:00 am-12:00 pm Lab Leadership
Participants are encouraged to attend all three of the sessions in the Lab Leadership series from 10 am-12 noon Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday because they are interrelated and build on each other.
11:00 am-12:00 pm ASCB E.E. Just Award Lecture
11:00 am-12:00 pm Microsymposia Sessions (Concurrent)
Six concurrent sessions with 6 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
12:00 pm-3:00 pm Dedicated Learning Center Hours and Poster Presentations
Odd Poster Board Numbers present from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Even Poster Board Numbers present from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Career Discussion and Mentoring Roundtables in Roundtable Central
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Minorities Affairs Committee Awards Reception (by invitation only)
1:30 pm-3:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break in the Learning Center
3:15 pm-4:00 pm ASCB Porter Lecture
Ruth Lehmann, Director, Skirball Institute, New York University School of Medicine
4:15 pm-6:50 pm Minisymposia and One Special Interest Subgroup (Concurrent)
10 talks each (12 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A)
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4:15 pm-6:50 pm Scientific Workshop

Monday, December 10

8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 4: Cytoskeletal Dynamics
Anna Akhmanova, Utrecht University
Andrew Carter, MRC Lab Molecular Biology
Bruce Goode, Brandeis University
8:15 am-6:30 pm Exhibitor Tech Talks in the Learning Center, Theaters 1 and 2.
8:30 am-2:45 am Career Enhancement Programming
9:30 am-4:00 pm Exhibits Open
9:30 am-11:00 am Morning Refreshment Break in the Learning Center
9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 5: Metabolism
Heather Christofk, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Robert Farese, Jr., Harvard School of Public Health
9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 6: Regeneration and Morphogenesis*
Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute
Magdelena Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge
10:00 am-12:00 pm Foundational Cell Biology Workshop
10:00 am-12:00 pm Lab Leadership
Participants are encouraged to attend all three of the sessions in the Lab Leadership series from 10 am-12 noon Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday because they are interrelated and build on each other.
11:00 am-12:00 pm Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education
11:00 am-12:00 pm Microsymposia Sessions (Concurrent)
Six concurrent sessions with 6 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
12:00 pm-3:00 pm Dedicated Learning Center Hours and Poster Presentations
Odd Poster Board Numbers present from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Even Poster Board Numbers present from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Career Discussion and Mentoring Roundtables in Roundtable Central
1:30 pm-3:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break in the Learning Center
3:15 pm-4:15 pm EMBO Gold Medal Ceremony and Lecture
4:30 pm-7:05 pm Minisymposia and One Special Interest Subgroup (Concurrent)
10 talks each (12 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A)
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4:30 pm-7:05 pm NCI Emerging Topic Symposium:  A New Nuclear-Nexus in Cancer Cell Biology
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4:30 pm-7:05 pm Scientific Workshop

 

Tuesday, December 11

8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 7: Organelle Communication
William Prinz, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
David M. Sabatini, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Third Speaker TBD
8:15 am-4:00 pm Exhibitor Tech Talks in the Learning Center, Theaters 1 and 2.
8:30 am-2:45 pm Career Enhancement Programming
9:30 am-4:00 pm Exhibits Open
9:30 am-11:30 am Morning Refreshment Break in the Learning Center
9:45 am-10:45 am Louis-Jeantet Prize Lectures
10:00 am-12:00 pm Lab Leadership
Participants are encouraged to attend all three of the sessions in the Lab Leadership series from 10 am-12 noon Sunday,  Monday, and Tuesday because they are interrelated and build on each other.
10:45 am-12:00 pm WICB Awards and Mentoring Theater
Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award
WICB Mid-Career Awardee
WICB Junior Awardee
11:00 am-12:00 pm Science Discussion Tables in Roundtable Central
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Microsymposia Sessions (Concurrent)
Six concurrent sessions with 6 talks each (7 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A). Click here for more information.
12:00 pm-3:00 pm Dedicated Learning Center Hours and Poster Presentations
Odd Poster Board Numbers present from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Even Poster Board Numbers present from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Science Discussion Tables in Roundtable Central
1:00 pm-1:45 pm Celldance
1:30 pm-3:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break in the Learning Center
3:15 pm-4:00 pm ASCB E.B. Wilson Medal Presentation and Lecture
4:15 pm-6:50 pm Minisymposia and One Special Interest Subgroup (Concurrent)
10 talks each (12 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A)
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4:40 pm-7:15 pm Scientific Workshop

*Heinz Herrmann was Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. A symposium in his honor was endowed at the ASCB in 1990. A founder of the ASCB, Professor Herrmann was well known for his pioneering approach to research in developmental biology, which has led to over 100 publications. He also wrote two books—Cell Biology and From Biology to Sociopolitics.

Wednesday, December 12

8:30 am-11:05 am Minisymposia (Concurrent)
10 talks each (12 minute talk with 3 minute Q&A)
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8:30 am-11:05 am Two Wednesday Special Interest Subgroups – (Concurrent)
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11:20 am-12:20 pm Symposium 8: Quality Control
Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Peter Walter, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI
12:20 pm Meeting Ends