Art in Cell Biology Travel Awards Satellite Meetings Social Events Workshops for students

Tentative Program


At the congress

  • Pre-Congress Sessions on Cell Biology education, Ethics, Career opportunities on 27th January, 2018 forenoon
  • 8 -9 Plenary Sessions with 32-36 invited talks
  • 20 Topical Sessions; 4-7 speakers in each session ( some invited, some selected from abstracts)
  • Special session commemorating the 30th anniversary of GPI anchors discovery.
  • Commemoration on 30 years of APOCB
  • Poster Sessions
  • Student presentations for awards (a) platform (b) poster
  • Scientist-Industry meet
  • Policy Session, panel discussion on: "International funding for basic research in biology"
  • Special interaction sessions : "Meet the scientist" for college students and teachers
  • Art in cell biology : Posters to be displayed on campus showcasing aesthetically appealing images of original work with a caption describing the findings
  • Exhibits/Sponsorship
  • Post-congress Satellite sessions


Talks at the congress

S.No Speaker Affiliation Title
1 Alpha Yap Institute for Molecular Bioscience St Lucia, Australia Cell-cell junctions, mechanotransduction, and epithelial homeostasis
2 Amal Amer Center for Microbial Interface Biology, Ohio State University Ohio, USA Update soon..
3 Anne Spang University of Basel Basel Update soon..
4 Apurva Sarin Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Bangalore, India Update soon..
5 Arnab Mukhopadhyay Molecular Aging Lab National Institute of Immunology New Delhi,India Understanding diet-gene interactions that regulate organismal longevity
6 Ashok Venkitaraman University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Update soon..
7 Bernd Pulverer The EMBO Journal Heidelberg, Germany Update soon..
8 Bungo Akiyoshi University of Oxford Oxford, UK Update soon..
9 Carien M. Niessen University of Cologne Germany Update soon..
10 Cheng-Wen Wu National Yang-Ming University Taipei, Taiwan Gene and Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Injury: in vivo reprogramming of alveolar epithelial cells
11 Cynthia Jensen University of Auckland Auckland, New Zealand Update soon..
12 Daniel Kaganovich Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences Jerusalem, Israel Stress Granules mediate metabolic adaptation by directing local remodeling of cellular architecture and resources
13 Daniel St Johnston The Gurdon Institute Cambridge, UK Alternative modes of epithelial cell polarity
14 Deirdre Coombe School of Biomedical Sciences Perth, Western Australia Dermal fibroblast extracellular matrix directs keratinocyte differentiation
15 Dmitry Klokov Radiobiology Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Canada Update soon..
16 Don W. Cleveland Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research California, USA Centromeres, chromothripsis and tumorigenesis
Gene silencing therapy for neurodegenerative disease
17 E. Premkumar Reddy Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York New York, USA Understanding Ras signaling and targeting the undruggable cancer target
18 Fumio Matsuzaki RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology Kobe, Japan Update soon..
19 G.V.Shivashankar National University of Singapore Singapore Update soon..
20 Gaia Pigino Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics Dresden, Germany Update soon..
21 Gerald P. Schatten Magee-Womens Research Institute Pittsburg Centriole dynamics during human development
22 Giulia Rancati Institute of Medical Biology Immunos, Singapore Mechanisms of adaptive evolution in eukaryotic cells
23 Heribert Hirt King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia Update soon..
24 Ian C Eperon Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Leicester, UK RNA splicing: control by proteins and RNA G-quadruplexes
25 Inder Verma Salk Institute for Biological Studies California, USA Update soon..
26 Indumathi Mariappan L.V. Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad, India The making of miniature eyes: Organogenesis in vitro
27 Jay Gopalakrishnan University of Cologne Cologne, Germany Update soon..
28 Jennifer A. Lippincott-Schwartz NIH-NICHD Maryland, USA Update soon..
29 Jonathan Pines University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Maintaining genomic stability in mitosis
30 Julian M Hibberd University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Update soon..
31 Justin Lee Dr. Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry Germany Update soon..
32 Kanta Subbarao WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza Victoria, Australia Transport and packaging of influenza viral RNA
33 Karsten Kruse Department of Theoretical Physics University of Geneva Geneva Update soon..
34 Kasturi Haldar Galvin Life Science Center Notre Dame, USA Update soon..
35 Keshav K. Singh UAB School of public Health KAUL, USA Numtogenesis as a mechanism of development of cancer
36 Krishnaraj Rajalingam JGU, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany Regulation of cell shape, migration and differentiation by Ubiquitination
37 L.S. Shashidhara Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India Update soon..
38 Lalita Ramakrishnan University of Washington WA, USA Update soon..
39 Li-Kun-Phng RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology Hyogo, Japan Differential roles of actin cytoskeleton in blood vessel formation
40 Linda Kenney The University of Illinois Chicago, USA Update soon..
41 Luis F. Jiménez-García Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico Probing cell structure by atomic force microscopy.
42 M. Haji Moniri Islamic Azad University Mashhad, Iran Lichen taxonomy in NE Iran, a young field in the country. So, our cellular knowledge in this topic is too poor. Therefore I would like to present progress and problems of different aspects of lichens in Iran
43 Madan Rao National Centre for Biological Sciences Bangalore, India Physical principles governing active organization on the cell surface
44 Mahak Sharma Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali India Taking control: Salmonella targets lysosomal tethering factor HOPS complex to promote its intravacuolar replication
45 Maithreyi Narasimha Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai,India Update soon..
46 Maneesha Inamdar Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bangalore, India Update soon..
47 Martin A Schwartz Yale Cardiovascular Research Center CT, USA Mechanical forces in vascular health and disease
48 Martin Chalfie Columbia University New York, USA GFP: Lighting Up Life
49 Melissa Little Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Victoria, Australia Re-building a kidney
50 Michael Sheetz National University of Singapore Singapore Update soon..
51 Mike Ferguson University of Dundee Dundee, UK The structures of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) membrane anchors and what they tell us about GPI-protein transport, processing and function.
52 Morihisa Fujita School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University Jiangsu, China Structural remodelling of GPI-anchors, its roles and regulations
53 Mukund Thattai National Centre for Biological Sciences Bengaluru, India Update soon..
54 Nobutaka Hirokawa University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine Tokyo, Japan The Molecular Motors, KIFs and Intracellular Transport: Regulation of Neuronal Functions, Development and Diseases
55 Patricia Salinas University College London London, UK Molecular mechanisms of synapse degeneration and recovery: implications for Alzheimer's disease
56 Patrick Kobina Arthur University of Ghana Ghana New antimycobacterial compounds from fungal sources
57 Paul Matsudaira National University of Singapore Singapore Update soon..
58 Peter Currie Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute Clayton In vivo cell biology of muscle stem cell dynamics during regeneration
59 Pierre Gonczy EPFL SV ISREC UPGON Lausanne, Switzerland Mechanisms of centriole assembly
60 Pritinder Kaur Curtin Health and Innovation Research Institute Perth, Australia Pericytes as microenvironmental regulators of the skin regenerative potential of human epidermal stem and progenitors
61 Pura Muñoz-Cánoves ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University Spain Update soon..
62 Raghu Kalluri MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas Texas, USA Update soon..
63 Rajesh Singh The MS University of Baroda India Update soon..
64 Rashna Bhandari Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics, Hyderabad India Protein pyrophosphorylation by inositol pyrophosphates
65 Ravi Iyengar Systems Biology Center New York New York, USA Update soon..
66 Rob P Coppes University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands Glandular organoids for the regeneration of radiation damaged tissues
67 Robert Goldman Feinberg School of Medicine - Northwestern University Chicago, USA The structure and function of intermediate filaments
68 Roop Mallik Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai, India A Cellular and Molecular Mechanism for Controlling Triglyceride Secretion from the Liver
69 Rubén G. Contreras Center for Research and Advanced Studies Mexico Update soon..
70 S Ganesh Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India Update soon..
71 Sandhya Visveswaraiah Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India Cyclic GMP in the gut: from bacterial toxins to congenital human disease
72 Sandra Schmid UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas Regulation of Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis
73 Sanjeev Galande Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India Update soon..
74 Sanjeev Khosla Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics Hyderabad, India Update soon..
75 Satyajit Mayor National Centre for Biological Sciences Bangalore, India Update soon..
76 Sigal Savaldi-Goldstein Israel Institute of Technology Israel Update soon..
77 Sivaram Mylavarapu NCR Biotech Science Cluster Faridabad, India Update soon..
78 Sriram Subramaniam Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH USA Atomic resolution cryo-EM
79 Stefano Bertuzzi American Society for Microbiology Washington, USA Update soon..
80 Sumantra Chattarji National Centre for Biological Science Bengaluru, India Update soon..
81 Suresh Subramani University of California San Diego CA, USA Update soon..
82 Tamotsu Yoshimori Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine Osaka, Japan Autophagy: Its Membrane Dynamics and Implications in Diseases
83 Taroh Kinoshita Osaka University Osaka, Japan The biosynthesis of GPI anchors and human diseases
84 Terry Lechler Duke University Medical Center Durham Functions for Non-centrosomal microtubule networks in differentiated cells.
85 Thirumala Devi Kanneganti Jude Children's Research Hospital USA Regulation of inflammasome activation and cell death
86 Thomas Lecuit Institut de Biologie du Developpement de Marseille Marseille, France Biomechanics of tissue morphogenesis
87 Thomas Pucadyil Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India Update soon..
88 Tomas Kirchhausen Harvard Medical School Boston, USA Cellular Imaging from Molecules to Organisms
89 Utpal Banerjee Broad Stem Cell Research Center CA, USA Update soon..
90 V. Nagaraja Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India Update soon..
91 Vinothkumar K.R. TIFR-National Centre for Biological Sciences Bangalore, India Realising the full potential of electron cryomicroscopy
92 Vivek Malhotra CRG Centre for Genome Regulation Barcelona, Spain TANGO1: from collagen secretion to a potential therapy for fibrosis.
93 Wah Chiu Stanford University CA, USA Understanding Biological Processes with Cryo-Electron Tomography
94 William Earnshaw Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology Scotland, UK New insights into mitotic chromosome formation and architecture
95 Wolfgang Baumeister Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry Martinsried, Germany Update soon..
96 Yoshihiro Yoneda National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition Japan Biological significance and roles of importin alpha as a multifunctional protein