Scientific Programme

Please note that this programme is provisional and subject to change. You can download a copy of the draft programme in full here.

       
       
       

Friday 22 September 2017

11:00 - 19:00


Conference registration desk opens

11:00 – 13:15

WS1:

Immunity and Hematopoeisis

Bruno Lemaitre

(EPF Lausanne)

 Rebecca Clark

(Durham University)

WS2:

Cell competition

Eugenia Piddini

(Gurdon Institute)

Laura Johnston

(Columbia Unviersity)

11:00 – 11:15

WS1 – 1. Takayuki Kuraishi (Kanazawa University)
Sterile induction of humoral innate immune response in Drosophila larvae

WS2 -1

11:15 – 11:30

WS1 – 2. Samuel Liegeois (University of Strasbourg)
Revisiting the social life of bacteria in vivo: deciphering mechanisms of P.aeruginosa evasion of Drosophila Tep4-mediated opsonisation

WS2 - 2

11:30 – 11:45

WS1 – 3. Laura Vesala (University of Tampere)
Foxo modulates the hemocyte response to parasitoid wasps in drosophila larvae

WS2 – 3

11:45 – 12:00

WS1 – 4. Hannah Roddie (University of Sheffield)
Regulation of hemocyte behavious through contact with apoptotic cells during embryonic development

WS2 – 4

12:00 – 12:15

WS1 – 5. Toshio Shibata (Kyushu University)
Protection against exotoxins secreted by gut-invading bacteria through transglutaminase-catalyzed cross-linking of peritrophic matrix proteins

WS2 – 5

12:15 – 12:30

WS1-6. Petros Ligoxygakis (Oxford)
NF-kB immunity in the brain determines fly lifespan in healthy ageing and agerelated neurodegeneration

WS2 – 6

12:30 – 12:45

WS1-7. Tomas Dolezal (Universtiy of South Bohemia)
Molecular mechanisms connecting activation of immune cells with metabolic changes at systemic level

WS2 – 7

12:45 – 13:00

WS1-8. Estee Kurant (University of Haifa)
Molecular mechanisms regulating development of phagocytic ability in embryonic macrophages

WS2 – 8

13:00 – 13:15

WS1-9. Michele Crozatier (Toulouse University)
A ubiquitin-proteasome pathway controls Drosophila hematopoiesis

WS2 - 9

13:20 - 14:30

 


Lunch

14:30 – 17:00

WS3:

Gut & microbiota:

Julia Cordero

(University of Glasgow)

Irene Miguel-Aliaga

(Imperial College London)

WS4:

Mitochondria

Joe Bateman

(King’s College London)

Alex Whitworth

(MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge)

14:30 – 14:45

WS3 – 1

WS4 – 1

14:45 – 15:00

WS3 -2

WS4 – 2

15:00 – 15:15

WS3 – 3

WS4 – 3

15:15 – 15:30

WS3 – 4

WS4 – 4

15:30 – 15;45

WS3 – 5

WS4 – 5

15:45 – 16:00

WS3 – 6

WS4 – 6

16:00 – 16:15

WS3 – 7

WS4 - 7

16:15 – 16:30

WS3 – 8

WS4 - 8

16:30 – 16:45

WS3 - 9

WS4 - 9

17:00 - 17:15


Opening Remarks

17:15-18:05

 

Plenary 1: The EMBO Keynote Lecture
Ruth Lehmann (NYU School of Medicine, United States)

18:05 - 18:55

Plenary 2: Neuron-glia signalling mechanisms
Marc Freeman (University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States)

19:00 - 21:00

Welcome Reception