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Program

12:00 - 15:00

Registration

15:30 - 16:00

Conference opening

16:00 - 17:00

Keynote speaker - Richard McIntosh

 
How spindles from different organisms support the tension at metaphase kinetochores

17:00 - 17:30

Coffee break

17:30 - 19:30

Session 1 - Tubulin Regulation and the Tubulin Code

17:30 - 18:10 Early vertebrate evolution coincides with regulatory diversification of VASH-mediated tubulin detyrosination
  Krzysztof Rogowski
18:10 - 18:30 Microtubule doublet assembly in vitro
  Ilia Zhernov
18:30 - 18:50 CLASP mediates microtubule repair by promoting tubulin incorporation into damaged microtubule lattice
  Dipti Rai
18:50 - 19:30 The tubulin code: how cells build specificity into their microtubule networks
  Antonina Roll-Mecak

19:30 - 22:00

Poster session with tapas

22:00

End of day 1

09:30 - 12:10

Session 2 - Architecture of the Spindle

9:00 - 9:40 A twist in the tale of the mitotic spindle
  Iva Tolić
9:40 - 10:00 Kinesin-6 regulates cell-size-dependent spindle elongation velocity in fission yeast
  Lara Krüger
10:00 - 10:20 Ase1 Crosslinking Prevents Complete Depolymerization of Overlapping Microtubules
  Jochen Krattenmacher
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:30 Cryo-EM visualization of tubulin structure and interactions within the microtubule
  Eva Nogales
11:30 - 11:50 Elongator complex controls microtubule dynamics at the central spindle
  Vicente Jose Planelles-Herrero
11:50 - 12:10 Sperm-specific meiotic chromosome segregation in C. elegans
  Gunar Fabig

12:10 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Panel discussion 1 - Gender balance in Science

15:00 - 17:50

Session 3 - Centrosomes and Minus-ends

15:00 - 15:40 Regulation of microtubule dynamics: seeing proteins and drugs in action
  Anna Akhmanova
15:40 - 16:00 How is the centriole duplication site defined?
  Imène Bouhlel
16:00 - 16:20 Regulation of γ-TuRC-mediated microtubule nucleation studied by TIRF microscopy
  Tanja Consolati
16:20 - 16:50 Coffee Break
16:50 - 17:10 The augmin complex is essential for development of the mouse brain
  Ricardo Viais
17:10 - 17:50 The interplay between the centriole and the surrounding material in centrosome assembly and maintenance
  Mónica Bettencourt Dias

18:00 - 19:00

Panel discussion 2 - Scientific publishing and communication

19:00

End of day 2

09:00 - 11:00

Session 4 - Cutting-edge Techniques in Spindle Studies

9:00 - 9:40 The spindle is a composite of two permeating polar gels.
  Jan Brugues
9:40 - 10:00 Integrated 3D tomography and computational modeling to study forces in metaphase spindles
  Stefanie Redemann
10:00 - 10:20 Dynein contractility shapes the metaphase spindle through a barreling instability
  David Oriola
10:20 - 11:00 The kinesin-14, Ncd, drives a right-handed, helical motion of antiparallel microtubules around each other
  Stefan Diez

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:30

Session 5 - Kinetochores and Microtubule Capture Dynamics

11:30 - 12:10 A molecular mechanism controlling acentrosomal spindle formation and cancer-specific vulnerability to centrosome removal
  Arshad Desai
12:10 - 12:30 SUMO-mediated regulation of central spindle protein dynamics during meiotic chromosome segregation
  Federico Pelisch
12:30 - 12:50 Kinetochore Dynein Orients Chromosomes for Segregation
  Bram Prevo
12:50 - 13:30 Mechanisms of kinetochore–microtubule error correction
  Tomo Tanaka

13:30 - 14:00

Farewell - Poster and talk prizes