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Latest update: July 25, 2013
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Cap’Ciné Fribourg
15:00 - 17:00 Arrival - Registration
 
17:00 - 17:15 Welcome introduction (by organizers)
 
Opening lectures - Chairs: Benny Geiger and Brigitte Jockusch
17:15 - 18:00 • Giulio Gabbiani, Geneva, Switzerland
   The prehistory of the cytoskeleton
18:00 - 18:45 • John Condeelis, New York, USA - Keynote speaker
   Biophysics of tumor cell migration in vivo
 
19:00 - 19:45 Aperitif (“Gemelli” restaurant-terrasse)
 
19:45 Welcome dinner (“Gemelli” restaurant)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

University of Fribourg, Pérolles
Session I - Chairs: Christophe Ampe and Boris Hinz
The cytoskeleton in tissue repair I
09:00 - 09:30 • Elisabeth Ehler, London, UK
   Formin-g and maintaining heart cytoarchitecture
   - with a little help from the cytoskeleton
09:30 - 10:00 • Jess G. Snedeker, Zurich, Switzerland
   Cytoskeletal integration of matrix mechanics, topology, and chemistry
   - Implications for tendon to bone regeneration
10:00 - 10:15 • Sven Bogdan, Münster, Germany
   The Drosophila FHOD like formin Knittrig promotes stress fiber formation
   in vivo and regulates actin dynamics in macrophage immune response
10:15 - 10:30 • Su Fen Ang, Singapore
   Deciphering the role of Disheveled Associated Activator
   of Morphogenesis 1 (DAAM1) in the modulation of the cytoskeleton
 
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
 
11:00 - 11:30 • Birgit Lane, Singapore
   Keratin disorders and wound healing
11:30 - 12:00 • Angelika Noegel, Cologne, Germany
   The nuclear envelope and wound healing
12:00 - 12:15 • Henning Horn, Singapore
   LINC complex-mediated nuclear positioning is essential
   for auditory hair cell survival
12:15 - 12:30 • Wolfgang H. Ziegler, Hannover, Germany
   What is vinculin actually doing?
   Observations from different tissue-specific knockout models
 
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session II - Chairs: Michael Way and Bernard Wehrle-Haller
Signaling to the cytoskeleton
14:00 - 14:30 • Paul Janmey, Philadelphia, USA
   Mechanical control of cytoskeletal assembly:
   integrating signals from hyaluronan receptors and integrins
14:30 - 15:00 • Benny Geiger, Rehovot, Israel
   The mechanobiology of integrin adhesions
15:00 - 15:15 • Guido Serini, Torino, Italy
   The R-Ras⁄RIN2⁄Rab5 complex controls endothelial cell adhesion
   and morphogenesis via active integrin endocytosis and Rac signaling
15:15 - 15:30 • Oliver Rocks, Berlin, Germany
   Spatio-temporal control of Rho GTPase signaling by RhoGEFs⁄GAPs
15:30 - 16:00 • Pekka Lappalainen, Helsinki, Finland
   Generation of contractile stress fibers depends
   on tension-controlled actin filament assembly and disassembly
16:00 - 16:15 • Paolo Armando Gagliardi, Torino, Italy
   PDK1 regulates epithelial cell migration through MRCKα
16:15 - 16:30 • Isabel Van Audenhove, Ghent, Belgium
   Fine tuning fascin function in invadopodia formation
   using inhibitory and delocalizing nanobodies
 
16:30 - 18:00 Poster session I (odd numbers) - Wine and cheese
18:00 - 19:30 Poster session II (even numbers) - Wine and cheese
 
20:00 Dinner (“NH Hotel”)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

University of Fribourg, Pérolles
Session III - Chairs: Paul Janmey and Miklos Nyitrai
The cytoskeleton in tissue repair II
09:00 - 09:30 • Boris Hinz, Toronto, Canada
   The role of alpha smooth muscle actin
   in driving mesenchymal stem cells into a fibrotic fate
09:30 - 10:00 • Tammo Ostendorf, Aachen, Germany
   Growth factors as therapeutic targets in renal fibrosis
10:00 - 10:15 • Neha Gadhari, Bern, Switzerland
   Cell shape-dependent early responses of fibroblasts to cyclic strain
10:15 - 10:30 • Maria Reichenbach, Hamburg, Germany
   Stretch-induced cell orientation is decelerated by an acidic milieu
   causing actin modulation
 
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
 
11:00 - 11:30 • Michael Way, London, UK
   Cdc42 and the RhoGEF Intersectin-1 collaborate with Nck
   to promote N-WASP-dependent actin polymerisation
11:30 - 12:00 • Ari Helenius, Zurich, Switzerland
   Role of cytoskeleton in virus entry and uncoating
12:00 - 12:15 • N. Bishara Marzook, Sydney, Australia
   Visualising vaccinia virus-actin cytoskeleton interactions
   by a novel fluorescent gene-tagging method
12:15 - 12:30 • Olivier Pertz, Basel, Switzerland
   Growth factor induced polarized fibroblast migration
   requires a front-back mechanical insulation module
12:30 - 12:45 • Liuh Ling Goh, Singapore
   Syx, a newly identified player in RhoA-mediated convergent
   extension movements during gastrulation
 
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch
 
15:00 Free afternoon
Excursions
 - Gruyères, Broc: departures in front of “NH Hotel”
 - Fribourg: departure in front of the tourism office
 
19:00 Free evening
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

University of Fribourg, Pérolles
Session IV - Chairs: John Condeelis and Curzio Rüegg
The cytoskeleton in diseases I (cancer)
Supported by   Swiss Cancer League logo
 
09:00 - 09:30 • Peter Gunning, Sydney, Australia
   Tropomyosin is a regulator of signalling pathways
   and a suitable target for chemotherapy
09:30 - 10:00 • Maria Kavallaris, Randwick, Australia
   Microtubules in tumourigenesis and metastasis
10:00 - 10:15 • Matthew Stroud, San Diego, USA
   GAS2-like proteins mediate communication between microtubules
   and actin through their interaction with end-binding proteins
10:15 - 10:30 • Joo-Hee Sir, Cambridge, UK
   Vertebrate somatic cells without centrioles survive
   despite chromosome instability
 
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
 
11:00 - 11:30 • Bob van de Water, Leiden, The Netherlands
   Imaging-based RNAi screens to identify novel translational candidate
   metastasis genes
11:30 - 12:00 • Charles Streuli, Manchester, UK
   Integrins and cell fate decisions in epithelia
12:00 - 12:15 • François Fagotto, Montreal, Canada
   Tumor associated EpCAM controls adhesive and migratory properties
   of tissues by moderating actomyosin contractility
   via direct inhibition of PKC
12:15 - 12:30 • Florence Janody, Oeiras, Portugal
   Cross-talked between Src signalling activity and F-actin
   during tumoral transformation
 
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session V - Chairs: Peter Gunning and Sandra Citi
The cytoskeleton in diseases II
14:00 - 14:30 • Andrei Ivanov, Richmond, USA
   The actomyosin cytoskeleton: a master-regulator
   of epithelial junctions and EMT
14:30 - 15:00 • Harald Herrmann, Heidelberg, Germany
   The role of Lamin A disease mutations in nuclear envelope assembly
15:00 - 15:15 • Martin Baumgartner, Zurich, Switzerland
   Crosstalk between inflammatory cytokine signalling
   and actin cytoskeleton dynamics to promote invasive cell motility
15:15 - 15:30 • Aniko Keller-Pinter, Szeged, Hungary
   Syndecan-4 modulates cell polarity orchestrating the activity
   of Rho family of small GTPases through regulation of Tiam1
 
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
 
16:00 - 16:15 • Mohammed El-Mezgueldi, Leicester, UK
   Skeletal Muscle Myopathy Mutations in Tropomyosin Gene TPM3
   affect thin filament transitions between the inactive and active states
16:15 - 16:45 • Georges Grau, Sydney, Australia
   Microparticles as effectors in immunopathology,
   and their cytoskeletal dependency
16:45 - 17:00 • Mirjana Liovic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
   The effects of ionizing radiation on keratin 5 or 14 mutant
   keratinocytes
17:00 - 17:30 • Vic Small, Vienna, Austria
   Pushing cells and pathogens with actin
    Supported by Abercrombie Foundation
 
17:30 Closing remarks
 
19:30 Gala dinner - Social event (“Le Quai” restaurant)
Young investigators awards
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
  Departure