Preliminary Programme

The CSSB Opening Symposium will explore new frontiers in structural systems biology with a particular focus on host – pathogen interactions. The symposium will take place from 13-15 November 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The preliminary programme for the symposium can be found below.

Day 1: November 13, 2017
11:30 - Life Science Opportunities on the Bahrenfeld Campus: An open session

 

Welcome Address / Key Note Lecture
Time: Speakers:
13:10 Welcome Address
Kay Grünewald
13:15 CSSB in a nutshell
Matthias Wilmanns
13:25 Welcome Address
Joachim Herz Stiftung

 

Session 1A: “Integrating and merging structural with complementary data across multiple scales and dimensions”
Time: Speakers:
13:30 Session Introduction
Chair: Jan Kosinski, Co-Chair: Matthias Preller
13:40 Integration of cellular functions by membrane transporters
Giulio Superti-Furga - CEMM, Austria
14:10 Modelling the interactions of bacterial Phosphatidylinositol-Specific Phospholipases C with host membranes
Natalie Reuter - University of Bergen, Norway

 

14:40 Science Slam for posters
15:40 Coffee Break

 

Session 2A: “The A and O in mechanisms of infections - probing interactions from the atom to organism scale;
Time: Speakers:
16:10 Session Introduction
Chair: Thomas Marlovits
16:20 Viewing the type III protein secretion injectisome at all resolutions scales
Jorge Galan - Yale University, USA
16:50 The Lassa virus glycoprotein: It takes a village
Erica Ollmann-Saphire - The Scripps Research Institute, USA

 

17:20 CSSB Building Tour
18:30 Poster Session One - Networking Buffet

 

Day 2: November 14, 2017
Session 3A: “Taming increasingly larger and more complex beasts for understanding functions”
Time: Speakers:
9:00 Session Introduction
Chair: Michael Kolbe, Co-Chair: Dietmar Manstein
9:10 Structural and Molecular Biology of Type IV Secretion Systems
Gabriel Waksman - University College London, United Kingdom
9:40 Structures and dynamics of macromolecular motors revealed by electron cryomicroscopy and optical nanophotometry
Keiichi Namba - Osaka University, Japan

 

10:10 Different Perspective
Speaker tba
10:40 Coffee Break

 

Session 4A: “Extending the toolbox: Emerging technological advances and their combinations”
Time: Speakers:
11:10 Session Introduction
Chair: Kay Grünewald, Co-chair: Matthias Wilmanns
11:20 CryoEM: Challenges and Opportunities
Bridget Carragher - New York Structural Biology Center, USA
11:50 Macromolecular structure determination using X-ray FELs
Henry Chapman - DESY/Universität Hamburg, Germany

 

12:20 Meet the speakers lunch break

 

Session 1B: “Integrating and merging structural with complementary data across multiple scales and dimensions”
Time: Speakers:
14:00 High-resolution, integrative modelling of biomolecular complexes from fuzzy data
Alexandre Bonvin - Utrecht University, Netherlands
14:30 Abstract Speaker 1
14:50 Abstract Speaker 2

 

15:10 Coffee Break

 

Session 2B: “The A and O in mechanisms of infections - probing interactions from the atom to organism scale”
Time: Speakers:
15:40 Marylyn Addo - University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
16:10 Understanding mycobacterial virulence, from A-canthamoeba to Z-ebrafish
Wilbert Bitter - VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
16:40 A genome-wide screen reveals genes with key roles in pre-erythrocytic development of the malaria parasite Plasmodium
Volker Heussler - Universität Bern, Switzerland
17:10 Abstract Speaker 1
17:30 Abstract Speaker 2

 

17:50 Poster Session 2
19:30 Coach transfers to dinner location
20:00 Conference Dinner (location tba)

 

Day 3: November 15, 2017
Session 3B: “Taming increasingly larger and more complex beasts for understanding functions”
Time: Speakers:
8:30 Structure of the hexagonal surface layer on Caulobacter crescentus cells
Jan Löwe - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
9:00 Insights into RNA-driven virus assembly
Sarah Butcher - University of Helsinki, Finland
9:30 Abstract Speaker 1
9:50 Abstract Speaker 2

 

10:10 Poster Prize Award Ceremony
10:30 Coffee Break

 

Session 4B: “Extending the toolbox: Emerging technological advances and their combinations”
Time: Speakers:
11:00 Structural systems biology by cross-linking/mass spectrometry - emerging prospects
Juri Rappsilber - Technische Universität Berlin, Germany and University of Edinburgh, Scotland
11:30 Decoding Molecular Plasticity in the Dark Proteome
Edward Lemke - EMBL, Germany
12:00 Abstract Speaker 1
12:20 Abstract Speaker 2

 

12:40 Panel Discussion
13:40 Closing Remarks
13:45 Lunch and Finish