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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 Anne Spang University of Basel Basel Update soon..
3 Annie Pardo Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico Update soon..
4 Apurva Sarin Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Bangalore, India Update soon..
5 Ashok Venkitaraman University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Update soon..
6 Bernd Pulverer The EMBO Journal Heidelberg, Germany Update soon..
7 Bungo Akiyoshi University of Oxford Oxford, UK Update soon..
8 Carien M. Niessen University of Cologne Germany Update soon..
9 Cheng-Wen Wu National Yang-Ming University Taipei, Taiwan Gene and Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Injury: in vivo reprogramming of alveolar epithelial cells
10 Cynthia Jensen University of Auckland Auckland, New Zealand Update soon..
11 Daniel Kaganovich Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences Jerusalem, Israel Stress Granules mediate metabolic adaptation by directing local remodeling of cellular architecture and resources
12 Daniel St Johnston The Gurdon Institute Cambridge, UK Alternative modes of epithelial cell polarity
13 Deirdre Coombe School of Biomedical Sciences Perth, Western Australia Dermal fibroblast extracellular matrix directs keratinocyte differentiation
14 Don W. Cleveland Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research California, USA Centromeres, chromothripsis and tumorigenesis
Gene silencing therapy for neurodegenerative disease
15 E. Premkumar Reddy Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York New York, USA Understanding Ras signaling and targeting the undruggable cancer target
16 Gerald P. Schatten Magee-Womens Research Institute Pittsburg Centriole dynamics during human development
17 Giulia Rancati Institute of Medical Biology Immunos, Singapore Mechanisms of adaptive evolution in eukaryotic cells
18 Ian C Eperon Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Leicester, UK RNA splicing: control by proteins and RNA G-quadruplexes
19 Inder Verma Salk Institute for Biological Studies California, USA Update soon..
20 Indumathi Mariappan L.V. Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad, India The making of miniature eyes: Organogenesis in vitro
21 James Spudich Stanford University School of Medicine California, USA Update soon..
22 Jennifer A. Lippincott-Schwartz NIH-NICHD Maryland, USA Update soon..
23 Jonathan Pines University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Maintaining genomic stability in mitosis
24 Kanta Subbarao WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza Victoria, Australia Transport and packaging of influenza viral RNA
25 Kasturi Haldar Galvin Life Science Center Notre Dame, France Update soon..
26 Keshav K. Singh UAB School of public Health KAUL, USA Numtogenesis as a mechanism of development of cancer
27 Krishnaraj Rajalingam JGU, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany Regulation of cell shape, migration and differentiation by Ubiquitination
28 L.S. Shashidhara Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India Update soon..
29 Lalita Ramakrishnan University of Washington WA, USA Update soon..
30 Li-Kun-Phng RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology Hyogo, Japan Differential roles of actin cytoskeleton in blood vessel formation
31 Luis F. Jiménez-García Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico Probing cell structure by atomic force microscopy.
32 Mónica Bettencourt Dias University College London London, United Kingdom Update soon..
33 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
34 M. Selman National Institute of Respiratory Diseases Mexico City, Mexico Dysregulation of developmental pathways in age-driven pulmonary fibrosis
35 Madan Rao National Centre for Biological Sciences Bangalore, India Physical principles governing active organization on the cell surface
36 Mahak Sharma Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali India Sleeping with the enemy: Salmonella to promotes its intravacuolar replication targets lysosomal tethering machinery
37 Maithreyi Narasimha Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai,India Update soon..
38 Maneesha Inamdar Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bangalore, India Update soon..
39 Martin A Schwartz Yale Cardiovascular Research Center CT, USA Mechanical forces in vascular health and disease
40 Martin Chalfie Columbia University New York, USA GFP: Lighting Up Life
41 Melissa Little Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Victoria, Australia Re-building a kidney
42 Michael Sheetz National University of Singapore Singapore Update soon..
43 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.
44 Mo Lamkanfi VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research Belgium Update soon..
45 Morihisa Fujita School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University Jiangsu, China Structural remodelling of GPI-anchors, its roles and regulations
46 Mukund Thattai National Centre for Biological Sciences Bengaluru, India Update soon..
47 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
48 Patricia Salinas University College London London, UK Molecular mechanisms of synapse degeneration and recovery: implications for Alzheimer's disease
49 Patrik Kobina Arthur University of Ghana Ghana New antimycobacterial compounds from fungal sources
50 Paul Matsudaira National University of Singapore Singapore Update soon..
51 Peter Currie Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute Clayton In vivo cell biology of muscle stem cell dynamics during regeneration
52 Peter Walter Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California San Francisco, USA Update soon..
53 Pierre Gonczy EPFL SV ISREC UPGON Lausanne, Switzerland Mechanisms of centriole assembly
54 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
55 Pura Muñoz-Cánoves ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University Spain Update soon..
56 Rashna Bhandari Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics, Hyderabad India Protein pyrophosphorylation by inositol pyrophosphates
57 Ravi Iyengar Systems Biology Center New York New York, USA Update soon..
58 Rob P Coppes University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands Glandular organoids for the regeneration of radiation damaged tissues
59 Robert Goldman Feinberg School of Medicine - Northwestern University Chicago, USA The structure and function of intermediate filaments
60 Roop Mallik Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai, India A Cellular and Molecular Mechanism for Controlling Triglyceride Secretion from the Liver
61 Sandhya Visveswaraiah Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India Cyclic GMP in the gut: from bacterial toxins to congenital human disease
62 Sandra Schmid UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas Regulation of Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis
63 Satyajit Mayor National Centre for Biological Sciences Bangalore, India Update soon..
64 Sriram Subramaniam Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH USA Atomic resolution cryo-EM
65 Stefano Bertuzzi American Society for Microbiology Washington, USA Update soon..
66 Suresh Subramani University of California San Diego CA, USA Update soon..
67 Tamotsu Yoshimori Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine Osaka, Japan Autophagy: Its Membrane Dynamics and Implications in Diseases
68 Taroh Kinoshita Osaka University Osaka, Japan The biosynthesis of GPI anchors and human diseases
69 Terry Lechler Duke University Medical Center Durham Functions for Non-centrosomal microtubule networks in differentiated cells.
70 Thirumala Devi Kanneganti Jude Children's Research Hospital USA Regulation of inflammasome activation and cell death
71 Thomas Lecuit Institut de Biologie du Developpement de Marseille Marseille, France Biomechanics of tissue morphogenesis
72 Tomas Kirchhausen Harvard Medical School Boston, USA Cellular Imaging from Molecules to Organisms
73 Utpal Banerjee Broad Stem Cell Research Center CA, USA Update soon..
74 V. Nagaraja Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India Update soon..
75 Vinothkumar K.R. TIFR-National Centre for Biological Sciences Bangalore, India Realising the full potential of electron cryomicroscopy
76 Vivek Malhotra CRG Centre for Genome Regulation Barcelona, Spain TANGO1: from collagen secretion to a potential therapy for fibrosis.
77 Wah Chiu Stanford University CA, USA Understanding Biological Processes with Cryo-Electron Tomography
78 William Earnshaw Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology Scotland, UK New insights into mitotic chromosome formation and architecture
79 Yoshihiro Yoneda Osaka University Japan Autophagy; the intracellular degradation system fighting against diseases and aging