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.

       
       
       

Monday 25 September 2017

09:00 – 10:15

S10: Signalling I

Clore Lecture Theatre – Huxley Building

Hilary Ashe

(University of Manchester, UK)

David Strutt

(University of Sheffield, UK)

S11: RNA biology I
Lecture Theatre 308 – Huxley Building

Ilan Davis

(University of Oxford, UK)

Henry Krause

(University of Toronto, UK)

S12: Physiology & metabolism I
Great Hall – Sherfield Building

Susumu Hirabayashi

(Imperial College London, UK)

Mike O'Connor

(University of Minnesota, USA)

09:00 – 09:15

O091: SG Wilcockson (University of Manchester, UK)
Stem Cell-Niche Interactions in the Drosophila Ovarian Germline

O101: H Krause (University of Toronto, Canada)
Genome-wide analysis of lncRNA expression patterns

O111: N Arquier (IBV France)
Neuronal Control of Systemic Insulin Sensitivity by Adiponectin Signaling

 

09:15 – 09:30

O092: O Shimmi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Dynamic 3D tissue architecture directs BMP morphogen signaling during Drosophila wing morphogenesis

O102: K Casier (UPMC, France)
Environmentally-induced epigenetic conversion of a piRNA cluster

O112: F Bonnay (IMBA, Austria)
Tumor metabolic adaptation in a Drosophila brain tumor model

09:30 – 09:45

O093: D Garcia-Morales (CABD, Spain)
Translating a static signaling source into a dynamic patterning process: Hh signaling in the differentiation of Drosophila ocellus.  

O103: C Meignin (Universitat de Strasbourg, France)
RACK1: ribosomal protein involved in viral and selective mRNA translation

O113: Z Carvalho-Santos (Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal)
Sugar appetite is controlled by the metabolic program of germline cells

09:45 – 10:00

O094: A Veraksa (University of Massachusetts, USA)
β-arrestin Kurtz controls epithelial morphogenesis via downregulation of the Fog-Mist signaling pathway

O104: HR Shcherbata (Max Plack Institute for biophysical chemistry, Germany)
EMBO Young Investigator Lecture: Stress-dependent miRNA-based regulation of Rbfox1/A2bp1 promotes RNP granule formation and cell survival

O114: T Fernando (Francis Crick Institute, UK)
Metabolic analysis of critical weight

10:00 – 10:15

O095: J Bacigalupo (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
Studies of the light-transduction signaling cascade in excised inside-out patches from the photosensitive membrane of Drosophila melanogaster photoreceptors

O105: DG Dimitrova (University Pierre and Marie Curie, France)
RNA methyltransferase mutant links tRNA fragments to small non-coding RNAs  

O115: D Martin (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain)
Local Juvenile Hormone activity regulates gut homeostasis and tumor growth in adult Drosophila

10:15-10.45

Coffee
Queens Tower Room & Senior Common Room – Sherfield Building

10:45 - 12:00

S10: Signalling II
Clore Lecture Theatre – Huxley Building

Hilary Ashe

(University of Manchester, UK)

David Strutt

(University of Sheffield, UK)

S11: RNA biology II

Lecture Theatre 308 – Huxley Building

Ilan Davis

(University of Oxford, UK)

Henry Krause

(University of Toronto, Canada)

S12: Physiology & metabolism II

Great Hall – Sherfield Building

Susumu Hirabayashi

(Imperial College London, UK)

Mike O'Connor

(University of Minnesota, USA)

10:45 – 11:00

O096: D Strutt (University of Sheffield, UK)
Dissecting core planar polarity pathway function using acute loss- and gain-of-function tools

O106: I Davis (University of Oxford, UK)
The role of post-transcriptional regulation in Drosophila neurogenesis

O116: V Hattori (Kyoto University, Japan)
Systemic signaling for distinct adaptive responses to nutrient balances between generalist and specialist species

11:00 – 11:15

O097: A Cammarata-Mouchtouris (Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, France)
A set of immune-induced negative regulators orchestrate Drosophila Toll pathway shutdown

 

O107: V Hilgers (Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg , Germany)
Ultra-long 3' UTRs in the nervous system: Mechanism and function

O117: V Hietakangas (University of Helsinki, Finland)
ERK7 controls tissue growth and lipid homeostasis to maintain starvation resistance in vivo

11:15 – 11:30

O098: M Trylinski (Institut Pasteur, France)
Intra-lineage fate decisions involve activation of Notch receptors basal to the midbody in Drosophila sensory organ precursor cells

O108: SF Newbury (University of Sussex, UK)
Novel roles for ribonucleases in growth and development.

O118: E Ramond (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Regulation of Drosophila hemocyte number and sessility by an adipokine

11:30 – 11:45

O099: K Bellec (Institut de génétique et développement de Rennes, France)
The Rab-GEF Mss4 controls Rab8 and regulates the polarized trafficking of the Notch interactor Sanpodo in Drosophila 

O109: M Soller (University of Birmingham, UK)
m6A mRNA methylation regulates alternative splicing in Drosophila sex determination

O119: S Redhai (Imperial College London, UK)
An intestinal zinc sensor couples nutrient availability with developmental timing

11:45 – 12:00

O100: JV Beira (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Integrating signalling inputs with chromatin regulators to direct tissue regeneration or tumorigenesis

O110: ZD Durdevic (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany)
Maternally transmitted transposon RNAs cause genome instability in progeny Drosophila embryos

O120: N Perrimon (Harvard Medical School, USA)
Downregulation of mTOR requires an amino-acid

12:10 – 13:00

Plenary 7: Biology of bed-time: understanding circadian rhythms and sleep
Great Hall – Sherfield Building
Amita Sehgal (University of Pennsylvania, US)

13:00- 13:10

Closing remarks
Great Hall – Sherfield Building

13:10

End of conference