Invited Speakers

Prof. DRUBIN, David G.

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Associate Director of CSC
- Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Editor-in-Chief, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC)

Lecture Title: Harnessing Actin Dynamics for Endocytic Trafficking
Technical Lecture Title: Stem cells: The new "model Organism" for Cell and Molecular Biology

Prof. BASSHAM, Diane

Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology
Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (Gdcb)
Iowa State University, USA

Lecture Title: Regulation of Autophagy by Stress and Hormone Signaling Pathways
Technical Lecture Title: Biochemical and Microscopic Methods for Assessing and Quantifying Autophagy

Prof. BEZANILLA, Magdalena

Department of Biological Sciences
Dartmouth College, USA
- Reviewing Editor, Cell Biology
- Reviewing Editor, Plant Cell

Lecture Title: Cytoskeletal Crosstalk Impacts Cell Shape and Development
Technical Lecture Title: Imaging and Molecular Genetic Manipulations in a Simple Plant Model System

Prof BLATT, Michael

Regius Professor of Botany and Head of Plant Sciences
Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
University of Glasgow, UK
- Editor-in-Chief, Plant Physiology

Lecture Title: Governing Growth – A Century-old Problem
Technical Lecture Title: Single-Cell Methods at the Interface of Traffic and Transport

Prof. FLETCHER, Daniel A.

Purnendu Chatterjee Chair in Engineering Biological Systems
Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
- Chief Technologist of the Blum Center for Developing Economies
- White House Fellow in the Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Lecture Title: Exploring Biology with Mobile Phone Microscopes
Technical Lecture Title: Mechanics of Membrane Interfaces: Organizing Communication Between Cells

Prof. KAKSONEN, Marko

Department of Biochemistry
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Lecture Title: Unraveling the Molecular Mechanisms of Endocytosis in Yeast
Technical Lecture Title: Imaging Endocytosis with High Spatial and Temporal Resolution